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Growlers Announce Partnership with Walmart & Sam’s Club, Fireworks & Flat Screen Fridays Too

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – Walmart & Sam’s Club have agreed to a founding partnership with Kalamazoo Growlers baseball. This partnership will provide fans and consumers with great experiences at the ballpark and new ways to combine shopping at Walmart & Sam’s Club with their love of Growlers baseball. Continue reading

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Northwoods League, Collegiate Baseball League Europe Announce Partnership

Northwoods League Logo wo Wordmark Collegiate Baseball League Europe LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League announced a unique partnership today with Collegiate Baseball League Europe. The main piece of this partnership will see six of the top European players that play in the CBLE during the 2014 season given the chance to play in the Northwoods League during the 2015 season. Continue reading

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Kingfish Are No Fielders

LakeCountyFieldersKenosha Kingfish LogoThe Lake County News-Sun looks back at the failed indy pro Lake County Fielders (Northern League/North American League) and compares the effort to bring baseball to the area with the new summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League).  You can ignore the so-called  “reporter” looking for Kevin Costner dirt and not the true facts about the Zion (IL) situation.  Read more here.

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College Teams to Christen Renovated Simmons Field

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The UW-Parkside baseball team will host the UW-Milwaukee Panthers on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:05 pm in the first collegiate game to be played at the newly renovated Simmons Field. Continue reading

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Wausau Ballpark Renovations Nearing Completion

Wisconsin Woodchucks Alternative Head LogoA completely new grandstand, retail store, luxury suites, larger seats and more bathrooms are among the improvements to Athletic Park that will be revealed May 30 on opening day of the summer collegiate Wisconsin Woodchucks (Northwoods League) baseball season in Wausau (WI).  Read more hereView construction photos here.

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‘Bambino’ Party Boat Arrives at Renovated Simmons Field

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – A 43 foot long by 13 foot wide fishing boat built in the early 1930s  and originally named the ‘Bambino’ was installed at historic Simmons Field this morning as part of the outfield wall and a new party venue. Continue reading

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Growlers Introduce Mascot

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadDuring an event last Friday at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, the first-year summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) introduced “Barlee,” the team’s new mascot.  View event photos here.

Barlee is introduced to the crowd, Kalamazoo Growlers Facebook photo

Barlee is introduced to the crowd, Kalamazoo Growlers Facebook photo

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Mallards Release 2014 Promo Schedule

Madison Mallards New LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards are excited to release their full promotional schedule for the 2014 season. The schedule is jam packed of amazing fireworks shows, unique bobblehead giveaways, hysterical entertainment acts, and big name celebrities. Continue reading

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Rafters to Add Unique Interactive, Accessible Seating Area to Witter Field

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League announced today plans to build an Interactive Accessible Seating Area at Witter Field, which will be ready for the 2014 season. The addition of this new venue is being made possible by the Northwoods League Foundation, which will provide funding for the project. Continue reading

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Kenosha Kingfish Introduce ‘King Elvis’ the Mascot

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – In front of a standing room crowd Festival Foods in Kenosha, the Kenosha Kingfish unveiled the new face of the team, its mascot, King Elvis the First. Clad in white nylon jumpsuit with sparkly gold trim, the six and a half foot tall, wobbly King Elvis is ready to meet and greet fans of all ages in Kenosha and surrounding communities. Elvis signed autographs, posed for photos Continue reading

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It’s Barley vs. Burp in Growlers’ #NameYourMascot Contest Final

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadAs we predicted, (it was kind of a no brainer), “Barley” and “Burp” will face off in the championship round of the summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers’ (Northwoods League) fan-driven #NameYourMascot contest.  Read more here.

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St. Cloud Rox Introduce New Mascot

St Cloud RoxPRESS RELEASE – The St. Cloud Rox Baseball Club unveiled their mascot at an event held tonight. In front of a standing room only crowd on the second floor of Brothers Bar & Grill, Chisel was introduced, wearing the number 71. Continue reading

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Growlers Announce Mascot Final Four

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadAfter reviewing over 1,000 suggestions for naming the team’s mascot, the summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) have narrowed the list to a Final Four.  Fans can now cast their votes to determine which of the finalists will advance to the final round.  Learn more and cast your vote here.  We’re expecting a Barley vs. Burp showdown.

Kalamzoo Growlers Mascot Final Four

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Mallards Announce New Fan Participation Program – The Fowliners

Madison Mallards New LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards have introduced a new fan participation program that will allow fans on the field to help with foul balls. The program has been named the Fowliners. Continue reading

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Rafters Hire New Broadcaster

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the hiring of their new radio voice, Jonas Nordman. Last summer, Nordman spent his time as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League where he broadcasted all of their regular season and postseason games. Nordman also handled all of the Oilmen’s social media and video Continue reading

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St. Cloud Rox to Introduce New Mascot

St Cloud RoxThe summer collegiate St. Cloud Rox (Northwoods League) have announced that they will unveil their new mascot on Thursday, March 20th at Brothers Bar & Grill in St. Cloud (MN).  The mascot unveiling event will start at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public.  There will be no charge for admission and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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Growlers to Salute Selfies

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are giving fans the opportunity to put their selfie skills to productive use with a Salute To Selfie Night during the 2014 season. Continue reading

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C.O. Brown Stadium Getting Improvements

Battle Creek Bombers Secondary MarkPRESS RELEASE – CO Brown Stadium in Bailey Park, home of the Battle Creek Bombers, is set to receive new renovations this spring to precede the 2014 Bombers season. Continue reading

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Tbaytel Secures Naming Rights for Port Arthur Stadium

Thunder Bay Border Cats Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder Bay Border Cats organization is proud to announce that Tbaytel has obtained the exclusive field naming rights for Port Arthur Stadium. Starting with the 2014 baseball season, all home games will now be played at the newly named Tbaytel Park. Continue reading

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Inaugural Growlers Announce Name the Mascot Contest

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are handing over naming rights to the community once again, this time for the team’s official name of the new mascot. Continue reading

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Mallards Announce Winner of Alternate Jersey Design Contest

Madison Mallards New LogoPRESS RELEASE – For the past few weeks, the Madison Mallards have been working with Madison Area Middle School students in hopes to find an artistic design for the 2014 alternate jersey.   The Mallards received over 175 submissions from 14 different schools throughout the Madison area. Continue reading

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Kenosha Kingfish Get Love in New Visitors Guide

Kenosha Kingfish LogoThe Kenosha Area Visitors and Convention Bureau wasted no time marketing the Kenosha Kingfish, a new baseball franshise from the summer collegiate Northwoods League making renovated Simmons Field home starting the 2014 season.  The Kingfish appear on Page 5 and Page 14 of the Kenosha Area Visitors Guide.  View guide here.

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Express Hire New PA Announcer

Eau Claire Express 10th Anniversary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Eric Nielsen as the new public address announcer for the 2014 season. Nielsen replaces Paul Schommer, who had been the PA voice of the Express since the 2006 season. Continue reading

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Mallards Announce Social Media Contest for Alternate Jersey Design

Madison Mallards New LogoPRESS RELEASE –  The Madison Mallards were in search of a new alternate jersey for the 2014 season.  The club enlisted the help of local middle school students and the results were extraordinary. Continue reading

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The Future of the West Coast League

West Coast League LogoInterested in gaining more insight into the summer collegiate West Coast League?  WCL president Dennis Koho makes a few comments about league expansion and takes a bit of a Dick Radatz, Jr.-type shot at the summer collegiate Cape Cod League in a recent interview with Best Coast Baseball.  Read more here.

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Express Name New Radio Broadcaster

Eau Claire Express 10th Anniversary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Pete Knutson as the fifth radio broadcaster in team history. Knutson replaces Doug Raftery, who departed from the Express in November of 2013 after serving as Play-by-Play Announcer in 2012 and Director of Broadcasting and Media Sales in 2013. Knutson enters his first season in the Northwoods League but has a variety Continue reading

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Green Bay City Council Approves 2014 Joannes Stadium Improvements

Green Bay Bullfrogs Logo 2PRESS RELEASE – Tonight the Green Bay City Council approved the Green Bay Bullfrogs proposed improvements to Joannes Stadium for the 2014 season.  The Council unanimously approved the improvements the new owners proposed.  All projects will be funded entirely by the new ownership group of the Green Bay Bullfrogs and will not disrupt any games scheduled at the ballpark this spring. Continue reading

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Kalamazoo Growlers Announce Multiyear Partnership with Bell’s Brewery

Kalamazoo Growlers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are thrilled to announce a multiyear partnership agreement with Bell’s Brewery. Bell’s Brewery has agreed to become the official craft beer provider of the expansion Kalamazoo Growlers franchise. Continue reading

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Bullfrogs Propose 2014 Joannes Stadium Improvements

Green Bay Bullfrogs Logo 2PRESS RELEASE – At tonight’s meeting of the City of Green Bay Parks Committee, the Green Bay Bullfrogs proposed several improvements to Joannes Stadium that would be completed in time for the 2014 season. The proposed improvements were approved unanimously with a 3-0 vote and will now be considered at the February 4th City Council meeting. Continue reading

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Rafters Announce Addition and Promotion to Front Office Staff

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced today that Darren Besch has joined the front office as the team’s Director of Outside Ticket Sales. The team also announced that Jake Serwe, who has been with the team since 2012, has been named Inside Sales and Operations Manager. Continue reading

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Athletic Park Renovation Update

Wisconsin Woodchucks New Logo 2010PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Woodchucks are about halfway through a major renovation of Athletic Park. On the field Woodchucks are adding more seats behind home plate to provide a new fan experience. Continue reading

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MoonDogs Add to Front Office

Mankato MoonDogs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods league, are excited to announce a new addition to their front office. Brandon Grengs will serve as the Coordinator of Sales and Marketing for the MoonDogs for the 2014 season. Grengs will assist with the MoonDogs’ sales efforts as well as coordinate all marketing and community outreach initiatives for the team. Continue reading

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New Video Board on Deck for Loggers

LaCrosseLoggers LogoThe summer collegiate LaCrosse Loggers (Northwoods League) are getting a new Daktronics video board that is expected to be installed by April.  Here is a look at the current scoreboard that was erected when Copeland Park (“The Lumberyard”) was built for the Loggers in 2003.

Rendering of new video board at Copeland Park, LaCrosse Loggers Twitter page

Rendering of new video board at Copeland Park, LaCrosse Loggers Twitter page

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Mallards Running Jersey Design Contest with Local Middle Schools

Madison Mallards New LogoPRESS RELEASE – January 16, 2014.  The Madison Mallards are enlisting the help of local middle school students to design the team’s alternate jersey for the 2014 season.  Any middle school student in the Madison area can submit their entry to the Mallards by following the guidelines below: Continue reading

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Anti-Binge Drinking Group Opposition Forces Express to Withdraw Proposal for Decks

Eau Claire Express 10th Anniversary LogoFacing opposition from an anti-binge drinking group and doubts the Eau Claire (WI) City Council would approve plans, the summer collegiate Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League) withdrew their request to add two small group decks within the grandstand at Carson ParkRead more hereView rendering of proposed deck here.  Don’t get us started!

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Rox Announce ‘Name the Mascot’ Contest

St Cloud RoxPRESS RELEASE – The St. Cloud Rox announced today that they will be holding a Name Your Mascot Contest. Fans are encouraged to send in their mascot names by emailing nameyourmascot@ stcloudrox.com The person that submits the name that will be used for the Rox new mascot will receive a pair of season tickets for the 2014 Rox season, a picture with the mascot at an unveiling event, Continue reading

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Express Decks on Deck

Eau Claire Express 10th Anniversary LogoA request by the summer collegiate Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League) to install two small fan decks within the grandstand of historic Carson Park will be voted on this week by the Eau Claire (WI) City Council.  Read more here.  We assume the decks will be similar in nature to the primitive suite decks built and used by the NWL’s Madison Mallards before Warner Park underwent major renovation.

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Bombers Add Three New Faces to Front Office

Battle Creek Bombers Secondary MarkPRESS RELEASE – With the start of the New Year, the Battle Creek Bombers are thrilled to announce three new additions to their front office. Kali Ackerman, Austin Babich, and Emily Rosencrants have all joined the Bombers staff for the 2014 season. Ackerman and Babich will share the title of Coordinator of Ticket Operations, while Rosencrants has been named the Bombers new Continue reading

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Bucks Announce Grandquist as GM

Waterloo Bucks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Waterloo Bucks have announced the hiring of Clayton Grandquist as the team’s new Assistant General Manager/Director of Stadium Operations.  Grandquist will join General Manager Dan Corbin in the front office for the 20th season of Bucks Baseball. Continue reading

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