NORTHWOODS LEAGUE ANNOUNCES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 20, 2009
Son of 1984 NL All-Star Signs with Woodchucks
(WAUSAU, WI) Michael Marshall, son of former Major Leaguer Mike Marshall, has signed to play with the Wisconsin Woodchucks this summer. Marshall, a sophomore pitcher for Stanford University, will be playing in Wausau along with his current teammate Chris Reed, a left-handed pitcher for the Cardinal.
Marshall (6’3”, 240 lbs) is off to a solid start for the Stanford Cardinal this spring. He is one of their top relief pitchers with a 4.00 ERA in 18 innings pitched. The right-handed hurling Marshall has displayed great control so far with a strikeout to walk ratio of 17:6. His father Mike played 11 seasons in the Majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, and California Angels. The elder Marshall was a National League All-Star in 1984 and a World Series Champion with the Dodgers in 1981 and 1988.
Marshall, a native of El Paso, Texas, may also play some first base for the ‘Chucks this summer. While playing for the Woodstock River Bandits of the Valley Baseball League last summer, he hit .301 with four home runs in 22 games. He was also dominant on the mound for the River Bandits striking out 45 and walking only four in 25.2 innings.
Reed (6’4”, 190 lbs) has seen limited action on the mound with Stanford this spring as a true freshman. He’s appeared in four games and has a 13.50 ERA.