NORTHWOODS LEAGUE ANNOUNCES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 31, 2009
Woodchucks Announce the Return of Three
(WAUSAU, WI) The Wisconsin Woodchucks have added three familiar faces to their roster for the 2009 season. Carson Vitale, Terrence Jackson, and Chris Slater played for the Woodchucks in 2008 and will be returning to Wausau this summer.
Vitale, a junior catcher at Creighton University, was the Woodchucks starting catcher in 2008. He finished the year with two home runs and 15 runs batted in. Prior to joining the Woodchucks, Vitale played at McLennan CC during the spring of 2008. A 6’1” native of British Colombia, he holds their school record for most doubles in a season with 20.
Jackson is a 6’2” left-handed pitcher at Seminole State College in Oklahoma. The Greenville, AL native had a solid 2008 season with the ‘Chucks as an outfielder and pitcher. He hit .262 and had an on-base percentage of .434 in 37 games played. On the mound he posted a 2.05 ERA in seven games (two starts). Jackson finished with a pitching record of 1-1 and only gave up 14 hits in 22 innings pitched. He was also drafted by the Houston Astros in the 22nd round (#662 overall) of last year’s MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Slater is a sophomore outfielder at Baylor University in Texas. He was one of the most consistent hitting outfielders for the Woodchucks in 2008. The Plano, TX native hit .276 and had six stolen bases in 45 games played. He is a three-time recipient of the Big 12 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll at Baylor.