• Schiekofer Earns Rawlings ‘Big Stick’ Award

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    October 22, 2019


    Richie Schiekofer Earns Second Award of the 2019 Season

     

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Each season Rawlings, in partnership with the Northwoods League, gives players with the highest batting average in their respective positions as the “Big Stick” Award. This year Rafters outfielder Richie Schiekofer received the award with a .325 batting average. 

     

    Schiekofer came to Wisconsin Rapids from Rutgers. In 68 games, he had 76 hits and knocked in 24 runs. In addition, he was walked 39 times and only struck out 36 times, which is an average of .52 per game. This is the second award that Schiekofer won for the 2019 season, with the first being the Rawlings “Finest in the Field” Award due to his flawless defensive performance.

     

    Rawlings has been giving out the “Big Stick” Award in the Northwoods League since 2007. Players need to have at least 2.7 plate appearances per team game in order to qualify. Schiekofer will receive a special Rawlings engraved bat. The 2019 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award recipients are below.

     

    Position

    Player

    NWL Team

    College

    Batting Average

    C

    Logan Michaels

    Madison

    Virginia

    .354

    1B

    J.T. Schwartz

    La Crosse

    UCLA

    .378

    2B

    Matt Bottcher

    Eau Claire

    Illinois-Chicago

    .367

    3B

    Adam Frank

    Wisconsin

    Fairleigh Dickinson

    .348

    SS

    Evan Berkey

    Rochester

    Cal State Bakersfield

    .358

    INF

    Justice Bigbie

    Madison

    Western Carolina

    .346

    OF

    Richie Schiekofer

    Wisconsin Rapids

    Rutgers

    .325

    OF

    Brandon Seltzer

    Wisconsin

    Palm Beach Atlantic

    .325

    OF

    T.J. Reeves

    Wisconsin

    Alabama

    .324

    DH

    Jake Thompson

    Lakeshore

    Kentucky

    .355