‘Chucks Keep Fresno City Pipeline Going

(Wausau, WI)  The Wisconsin Woodchucks have signed Robert Alcala, a left-handed pitcher from San Diego State University.  Alcala, 21, is finishing up a strong junior campaign with the Aztecs, after spending his freshman and sophomore years with Fresno City College. 

As far as power pitchers go, Alcala is relatively small in stature at 5’10”, 175 lbs.  However, his lack of size didn’t stop the Rancho Maderas native from becoming a Pacific All-American last season at Fresno City.  In 95.1 innings pitched last season, Alcala struck out 100 batters and walked a mere 18 on his way to a 9-3 record.

“He’s not a real big pitcher stature wise, but he pitches like a big man.  He’s a strong lefty, good curveball, great control, just a quality pitcher,” said Woodchucks field manager Guido Aspeitia.  “He’s a competitor and he’s just a quality guy so it was a great get for us.”

Alcala was named an Under Armour All-American before embarking on his final high school season in 2007, where he would be named to the All-State California team.  It can be a fair measure of talent to consider what schools recruited an athlete, which would speak volumes to Alcala’s abilities.  Fighting beside the prestigious San Diego State were CS Fullerton, Oregon State, Oklahoma, Fresno State, Hawaii, and Cal Poly for the services of Alcala.

“Obviously my concern with him, well actually I don’t have a concern with him.  I think he’s gonna be just fine,” said Aspeitia.  “I think initially what I’m going to do is put the ball in his hands at the start of the game.  He’s good enough to do that, he’s done it in the past.”

As a member of the ‘Chucks starting rotation, fans should get a good look at what this talented southpaw can accomplish.

The Woodchucks 2010 home opener is on Thursday, June 3rd as they take on the Madison Mallards.  For group outing/ticket information contact the Woodchucks office at 715-845-5055 or visit the Woodchucks website at woodchucks.com.