Category Archives: Northwoods League

Brew Fest to be held on the Ascension Terrace

For CWS April 20, 2019 Wausau-– The Wisconsin Woodchucks are excited to announce a brand new event for 2019! Brew Fest will be held on the Ascension Terrace on Friday, July 5th during the Wisconsin Woodchucks game. The Woodchucks take on the Madison Mallards that night. Gates open at 5:35pm and first pitch is at 6:35pm.… Read More »

From the Braintrust: Bunting is neanderthal, bad baseball

From the Braintrust By David Keech April 14, 2019 St. Louis, MO— For way too long, baseball managers have done what they think is right. Using strategy that they felt made sense, managers have chosen to use the bunt to do what everyone wants, improve their chances to win. The facts show, however, that bunting… Read More »

Packers Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer to appear at four Big Top Sports & Entertainment Ballparks

For CWS April 12, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids–  Big Top Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates four teams in the Northwoods League, announced today that Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer will make a statewide tour to their four ballparks from June 25th through June 28th this summer.  Kramer will appear at the Wisconsin Rapids… Read More »

Former Minor leaguer Simmons joins the Woodchucks

For CWS April 11, 2019 Wausau— The Wisconsin Woodchucks have announced the addition of Kyle Simmons, former MiLB player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, to the 2019 Woodchucks roster. Kyle Simmons, 5’11” and 181 lbs, is from Nassau, Bahamas. Kyle Simmons was drafted and signed in 2015 and played three seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates… Read More »

Soliveres and Haupt added to Chucks Roster

For CWS April 7, 2019 Wausau— The Wisconsin Woodchucks have announced the signing of Nolan Soliveres from Webber International University and Zack Haupt from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point to the roster. Nolan Soliveres, 6’0” and 180 lbs, is a Junior from Webber International University. He grew up in Paris, France and attended… Read More »

Rafters add pair of New Mexico commits

For CWS April 6, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced the signing of Odessa College infielders Harry Fullerton and Mason McLenna, both committed to the University of New Mexico. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Fullerton hit .361 with a .453 on-base percentage last year as a freshman. In his first year, he also collected… Read More »

Rafters start off Promo Palooza with announcement of Charlie Manuel 

For CWS April 5, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids– Promo Palooza is a two-week long event where fans can get ticket specials for guest appearances, bobbleheads, and giveaways. The event is kicked off by the announcement of a ticket special for Opening Day! Former Twins player/manager and Phillies World Series Champion, Charlie Manuel, will be in attendance… Read More »

Wisconsin Woodchucks add two right handed pitchers to roster

CWS Sports Desk March 20, 2019 Wausau, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks add two right handed pitchers to the 2019 roster. Bobby Nowak and Nolan Lebamoff will be joining the Woodchucks this summer. Both pitchers are freshman from Kankakee Community College in Illinois. Bobby Nowak, 6’3” and 195 lbs, is from Cedar Lake, Indiana. So… Read More »

Red, White & Boom Festival Presented by Ascension Returning to Athletic Park

For CWS March 29, 2019 Wausau-– The Red, White & Boom Festival presented by Ascension will return to Athletic Park on the Fourth of July for the third straight year! The festival will include live music from the Wisconsin party band, Spicy Tie Band, yard games, free inflatables, and a spectacular fireworks show. Gates will… Read More »

Wisconsin Woodchucks add two more to 2019 roster

CWS Sports Desk March 28, 2019 Wausau— The Wisconsin Woodchucks add two Juniors, Will Bausinger from Missouri Southern State University and Lawrence Cicileo from Adelphi University, to the 2019 roster. Will Bausinger, a 6’0”, 185 lb. Junior is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Bausinger is the first ever pitcher to throw a perfect game for… Read More »

Woodchucks add Devereux, Geisler, Nicholas for 2019 season

CWS Sports Desk March 27, 2018 Wausau— The Wisconsin Woodchucks continue to build their 2019 roster with their newest additions, Brady Devereux from the University of Pittsburgh, Colson Geisler from Texas A&M University, and Beau Nicholas from Hillsborough Community College. Brady Devereux, a 6’2”, 200 lb. freshman from the University of Pittsburgh joins the Woodchucks… Read More »