Published On: March 12th, 2009



Date: March 12, 2009

Loggers Ink Two From West Coast

(LA CROSSE, WI) The La Crosse Loggers added a pair of difference makers to their 2009 roster when team officials announced the signing of Robert Abel from the University of San Francisco and Robert Brantly from UC-Riverside.

Junior second baseman Robert Abel enters his first year at the San Francisco program after two successful years at the University of Arizona including a 2007 freshman season that saw him hit .264 with 39 Runs Scored and 22 RBI’s and tie for the team lead with 21 stolen bases. Abel is a product of Woodland High School (Calif.), the same school that produced the 2008 American League MVP, Dustin Pedroia.

Catcher Robert Brantley enters UC-Riverside as one of the most highly touted freshmen in the Big West Conference after being selected by the Washington Nationals in the 46th Round of the MLB Draft last June. The 6-2, 205 pound left-handed catcher is drawing rave reviews for his power potential and catch and throw skills and will be a big part of UC-Riverside’s plans as a true freshman.

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