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Four Blue Anchors to play in Big League Dreams Showcase

The Northwoods League has announced the rosters for the 2014 Big League Dreams Showcase which includes four members of the Alexandria Blue Anchors.

   The event, which will be hosted by the Madison Mallards at Warner Park on Tuesday August 5, will consist of a double- header featuring the top 100 players from the NWL. Kris Goodman, Jordan Lee, Craig Nennig, and Jason Zgardowski will represent the Blue Anchors in game two of the double header.

Goodman, a junior from the University of Iowa and originally from the Apple Valley, MN, has appeared in 52 games for the Anchors. He is hitting .284, with seven home runs, and 27 RBI.

University of Texas A&M Corpus Christi outfielder Jordan Lee has played in 39 games. His .342 batting average leads the team. Lee is tied with Goodman for the team lead in home runs at seven and has 26 RBI. Lee also appeared in the NWL All Star game for the Anchors.

Shortstop Nennig from Ohio State University has played in 47 games this season. He holds a .274 batting average with two home runs and 18 RBI. He also has the team lead for doubles with 13.

Players for the Showcase were selected by a panel of Major League Baseball Scouts.  The players will participate in a day of workouts in front of scouts which will be followed by the double-header.

The first game will start at 4:05 p.m. and will match a team of players from the visiting North Division against a team of South Division players.

The second game will start at 7:35 p.m. and will be played by two additional teams of North and South players.

The Blue Anchors were 10-16 in the second half of the season after winning two of three against Willmar through Tuesday.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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