DeLoach Named Rawlings ‘Big Stick’ Award Winner
The Northwoods League is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award. This award is given to the player at each position who had the best batting average during the 2018 regular season.
Rawlings has been rewarding the top hitters in the Northwoods League since 2007 in addition to honoring the best fielders since 2002. To honor their achievement, the nine award winners will receive an engraved bat from Rawlings. The complete list of 2018 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award Winners is below.
|Position||Player||NWL Team||College||Batting Average|
|C||Shane McGuire||La Crosse||San Diego||.337|
|1B||Alex McGarry||Rochester||Oregon State||.318|
|2B||Augie Isaacson||Duluth||Friends University||.364|
|3B||Jordan Swiss||Battle Creek||Saginaw Valley State||.339|
|INF||Alex Erro||Fond du Lac||Northwestern||.348|
|OF||Tyler Reichenborn||Willmar||Iowa Western||.327|
|OF||Zach DeLoach||Wisconsin||Texas A&M||.323|
|OF||Jake Randa||Madison||NW Florida State||.318|
|DH||Mike Rothenberg||La Crosse||Duke||.326|
To be eligible a player would have needed to have enough plate appearances to qualify for a batting title. A player must have a minimum of 2.7 plate appearances per team game.
Zach DeLoach had a .323 batting average with 17 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 38 RBIs, and ten stolen bases through the 2018 season. He also had a .495 slugging percentage and a .409 on base percentage.