LA CROSSE, WI – The La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club bolstered their 2012 roster with the signings of a pair of players from San Diego State University as team officials announced that sophomore hurler T.J. Kendzora and two-way freshman Stephen Pallares will dawn the Logger green this summer.
Kendzora [pictured left] is no stranger to summer collegiate baseball as he earned All-Star honors in the Prospect League last summer while pitching for the Quincy Gems (Illinois). In 11 starts, the right-hander went 8-0 with a 2.58 ERA and was named the team’s pitcher of the year. Kendzora also saw considerable action as a freshman for the Aztecs in the spring of 2011 both as a starter and out of the bullpen, going 3-2 with a 5.60 ERA over 35.1 innings pitched. The Trabuco Canyon, Calif. native is in line to be a part of San Diego State’s starting rotation in this upcoming 2012 season which will kick off on Feb. 17 for the Aztecs.
Pallares [right] is one of SDSU’s top freshmen recruits who has the ability to play both in the infield and contribute on the mound. The 6-2, 165 pound right-hander hitter and thrower excelled during his prep career at Santiago High School in Corona, Calif. where he earned third-team all-state and second team all-CIF honors as well as firstteam all-Riverside County and all-Big Eight League recognition. Pallares was also a member of the Seattle Mariners scout team.