Schiekofer earns Rawlings Big Stick award
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – 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.