Northwoods League announces 2017 All-Star selections
Friday morning, the Northwoods League announced its annual All-Star Game selections and University of Minnesota senior first baseman Toby Hanson was selected as an outfielder representing the Mankato Moon Dogs. Hanson is one of five Moon Dogs to earn the bid, hitting .416 with nine doubles, 12 runs batted in, and four steals so far this season. Selections are chosen in a vote by the field staff and major media contacts for each of league’s 20 member teams.
The Northwoods League All-Star Game will be played Tuesday, July 18 at 7:05 p.m. in Wausau, Wisconsin.
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Austin Athmann (West Michigan Whitecaps/Class A) – Athmann appeared in four games this past week, including a 3-for-4 game with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored against Lansing on Wednesday night.
Matt Fiedler (Peoria Chiefs/Class A) – Fiedler scuffled early in the week, but has put together a three-game hitting streak including a home run on Wednesday night against Beloit.
Lucas Gilbreath (Grand Junction Rockies/Rookie) – Gilbreath made one appearance this week, allowing two runs on two hits in 2.1 innings of work out of the bullpen for Grand Junction
Brian Glowicki (Eugene Emeralds/Class A-Short) – The 2017 tenth-round pick made his professional debut Thursday night against Tri City, allowing one run on two hits in 1.0 inning pitched.
Jordan Jess (West Virginia Power/Class A) – A Sally League All-Star last month, Jess made two appearances for West Virginia this past week, allowing just one run in 3.0 innings. He has at least a strikeout in six-straight appearances and 12 total Ks in 8.1 innings over that span.
Ben Meyer (Jupiter Hammerheads/Class A Advanced) - Meyer took the mound for Jupiter on the Fourth of July, suffering his first defeat at the high-A level after allowing three earned on seven hits in 6.0 innings of work. He still boasts a 1.73 ERA.
Seth Rosin (Richmond Flying Squirrels/Double-A) – After officially inking a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants earlier this week, Rosin bid farewell to the St. Paul Saints organization and joined Double-A Richmond.
Dalton Sawyer (Nashville Sounds/Triple-A) – Sawyer made the leap from Class-A Advanced to Triple-A to make the start in game two of a doubleheader. Colorado Springs roughed him up for eight runs in 2.2 innings of work.
— Seth Daniel Rosin (@SethDanielRosin) July 2, 2017
DJ Snelten (Sacramento River Cats/Triple-A) – Snelten continues to impress at Triple-A, allowing just two hits and no earned runs in three appearances this week. He struck out five in 5.0 innings.
Tom Windle (Reading Fightin Phils/Double-A) – Windle took the mound once for Reading this past week, working 2.2 shutout innings. He has not allowed a run in his last three appearances, totaling 4.1 innings in that timeframe.
Nate Hanson (St. Paul Saints) – Hanson provided the fireworks for the St. Paul Saints on the Fourth of July, hitting 3-for-6 with a home run. He also went 4-for-5 last Friday night with his second homer of the week and two RBIs and has a hit in 6-of-7 games this week.
Dan Motl (Sioux Falls Canaries) – Motl has seen his batting average dip after a bit of a slow week, but continues to hit .275 with a .370 on-base percentage for the Canaries, slugging a pair of doubles during his last six games.
— St. Paul Saints (@StPaulSaints) July 5, 2017
Cape Cod League
Micah Coffey (Hyannis Harbor Hawks) – Coffey saw his six-game hitting streak snapped on Thursday night, but batted .263 on the week with his first summer league home run, three RBIs, and a walk.
Terrin Vavra (Cotuit Kettleers) – Vavra cracked the line-up in two games last week, but was held without a hit in seven at-bats.
Eduardo Estrada, Jr. (Willmar Stingers) – Estrada left the Willmar Stingers after one final pinch-hitting appearance last Friday night in an 8-3 victory over LaCrosse.
Toby Hanson (Mankato MoonDogs) – Along with earning a bid to the Northwoods League All-Star Game, Hanson extended his hitting streak out to 11 games, with multiple hits in nine of those 11. He hit .461 in the past week with four doubles, six RBIs, six walks, two steals, and just one strikeout in that span.
Danny Kapala (Waterloo Bucks) – Incoming first-year hurler Kapala made his NWL debut on Sunday afternoon, tossing 1.1 shutout innings despite surrendering a pair of hits.
Gabe Knowles (Duluth Huskies) – Knowles did not see game action for the Huskies this week.
— Minnesota Baseball (@GopherBaseball) July 3, 2017
Nick Lackney (Willmar Stingers) – Lackney was one of several Big Ten players highlighted in this week’s NWL Update (available here). The southpaw picked up the victory in a start against Waterloo on Wednesday night, striking out a pair in 6.1 innings.
Jackson Rose (St. Cloud Rox) – Rose did not take the mound this week for the Rox.
Riley Smith (Green Bay Bullfrogs) – Smith punctuated his week going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two steals on Thursday night, his second-such hitting performance of the week as he drove in two and scored a run on
Jake Stevenson (St. Cloud Rox) – Stevenson made one appearance for St. Cloud this week, striking out two while scattering three baserunners across 3.0 innings.
— Green Bay Bullfrogs (@GBBullfrogs) July 7, 2017
Eli Wilson (Willmar Stingers) – Wilson had hits in three games this week, scoring three runs and driving in two with a home run Monday at Bismarck.
Perfect Game League
T7: STINGER DINGER! The second one of the day and it's Eli Wilson's first of the year! 11-8 Willmar now.
— Willmar Stingers (@WillmarStingers) July 4, 2017
Luke Pettersen (Saugerties Stallions) – Pettersen hit .272 on the week, including a 3-for-5 game on Wednesday at Albany.
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