WAUSAU — The Northwoods League has released its schedule for the 2020 season, featuring 22 teams, each playing 72 regular season games.

“There are so many components that go into delivering an exciting and entertaining Northwoods League baseball season, and a key one is the creation of the League’s game schedule,” said Northwoods League President and Commissioner Gary Hoover in a news release. “Once it is created you can’t help but to start counting the days until baseball season starts again.”

The Northwoods League will begin summer collegiate baseball on May 26. The League, which plays two halves to determine playoff participants, will end the first half of play on June 30 with the second half beginning the following day. The League will continue with last year’s same playoff format. First and second half sub-divisional winners in the Great Lakes and Great Plains division will be eligible for the playoffs.

The Major League Dreams Showcase will take place for its eighth year on Aug. 4, 2020. The Northwoods League All-star Game will take place on July 21. The locations of the Major League Dreams Showcase and the All-Star Game will be announced at a later date.

The Wisconsin Woodchucks will open their 27th season at Athletic Park with a six game homestand starting on May 30 against the Battle Creek Bombers. The Woodchucks have a 72-game schedule with 36 home games. The Woodchucks will end of the season with a five game homestand from Aug. 5 through Aug. 9.

Find the full schedule on woodchucks.com.