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Four Cornhuskers Set to Join Stingers for 2024 Season

Northwoods Willmar Stingers February 13, 2024 - The Willmar Stingers announce today that they have signed four University of Nebraska - Lincoln Cornhuskers. Three are position players, infielder Rhett Stokes (junior), outfielder Hayden Lewis (freshman), and catcher Max Buettenback (freshman). The fourth is left handed pitcher Brooks Kneifl (freshman). These four players will all be in their first season with the Stingers during the 2024 Northwoods League season. Stokes, will be playing in his first season with Lincoln where he is majoring ... Full Story

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Share the Glove: Apply Today for a Baseball Grant

Northwoods Willmar Stingers February 6, 2024 - The Willmar Stingers are excited to announce that the organization will be accepting applications for a grant, courtesy of the Northwoods League Foundation's program entitled "Share the Glove". The Northwoods League Foundation will be awarding 25 communities with youth baseball and softball equipment through Share the Glove. Grants to be awarded this spring. Each grant will include one set of catcher's gear (plus mitt), nine fielding gloves, six batting helmets, three bats and one bucket of prac... Full Story

Gophers Freshman Duo Back to the Beehive

Northwoods Willmar Stingers January 29, 2024 - The Willmar Stingers announce today that they have signed two returning Minnesota Gophers. Left-handed pitcher Will Whelan (Freshman) and infielder Jack Spanier (Freshman) will be back at Bill Taunton Stadium for the 2024 Northwoods League season. Whelan, fulfilled the role as a serviceable lefty for field manager Freddy Smith last season. Predominately used out of the bullpen, Whelan tallied 19.2 innings pitched over nine appearances earning one save. Whelan has the potential to dominate the... Full Story

Byrne and Fitzer Return to Willmar for 2024 Season

Northwoods Willmar Stingers January 22, 2024 - The Willmar Stingers announce today that they have signed two returning players. 2023 NWL All-Star and Home Run Derby contestant Kevin Fitzer (CSUN - Northridge) and veteran Stinger infielder Aidan Byrne (MN State -Mankato) for the 2024 Northwoods League season. Fitzer, Junior, was a staple in the 2023 Stingers lineup. Fitzer, 1B, propelled the record setting offense with a .332 batting average, and team leading 15 HR and 62 RBIs. His powerhouse 2023 NWL season was highlighted by a Great Plai... Full Story

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