GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former Guilford College baseball standout Kyle Wooden ’11 will play for the Karlskoga Bats of the Swedish Elite League in 2012. Founded in 1992, the Bats are part of a six-team league that plays a 24-game schedule from May through September. Karlskoga is city of 30,000 residents in south-central Sweden known as the birthplace of Alfred Nobel, for whom the Nobel Prize is named.
Wooden, a two-time All-American according to D3baseball.com, graduated last May as the Quakers’ career leader in batting average (.436 in 115 games) and slugging percentage (.699). He set the Guilford standard with a .514 batting average in 2009 that led all NCAA divisions and helped him to All-America and all-state recognition. Wooden stands fourth in Guilford history with 45 doubles and fifth with 20 home runs. He received Guilford’s Male Athlete of the Year and the Nereus C. English Athletic Leadership awards in his senior season.