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.