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Loggers GM talks of new rule change in Northwoods League for extra innings

Drew Kelly

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A change to extra innings has been announced in the Northwoods League, which includes the La Crosse Loggers.

The league announced recently that, if a game that goes into extra innings, it would start with a runner automatically at second base.

It’s the type of innovation that is talked about after the season says Loggers general manager Chris Goddell.

“It is going to add a new element of excitement,” Goodell said. “The stress is, right away, put on the defense to try and get out of the inning.”

Goddell added that the change also prevents pitchers from being over used and over worked if games are extended.

The league also changed it’s playoff format, with the arrival of two more teams.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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    sheila strasser

    December 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

    I believe we need to play the game the way it was brought up, Play until someone wins. Not putting any runners on base.

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