The best from the first half of the Northwoods League season will hit the field at Carson Park in Eau Claire for tonight’s All-Star game. The game is set for 7:35 with the Home Run Deby at 6:05.
Last night the festivities got underway with a banquet featuring Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew. Killebrew is familiar with what the Northwoods League is all about:
Killebrew really likes the fact that the Northwoods league uses wood bats. As he looked back as his days as a broadcast and hitting instructor, Killebrew would like to see more leagues like this:
The Home Run Derby will consist of eight participants including defending champion Harold Riggins of the Madison Mallards. Three other participants from Wisconsin teams are in the field: Kyle Gaedele of Madioson, Steve McGuiggan of Eau Claire and Scott Scheble of Green Bay.
You can watch the action at www.northwoodsleague.tv.