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Outfield Continues to Grow for the Anchors


Alexandria,Minn – The Alexandria Blue Anchors, a member of the Northwoods League, have announced the signing of outfielder Jake Bergren.

Bergren, a junior at the University of Minnesota is the 9th player to be added to the Blue Anchors roster for 2014. Jake played in Alexandria last summer as a temporary player and looks to use the time he spent with the team as a springboard for this season.

“I’m excited to come back to Alexandria and play, I had a blast when I was with the club last summer on a temp and am glad I can stay the whole summer this time,” says Bergren.

Jake was born September 27, 1992 and is the son of Dan and Laurel. He is currently majoring in microbiology, cell genetics. He is a native of St. Charles, IL and once lived down the street from the artist known as “Prince”.  Jake has also had a crooked nose since a young age, and he considers it helpful in aerodynamics when running bases.

“We are excited to have Jake back in Alexandria this summer,” says Kendall Hughson, the Blue Anchors GM. “Jake came in late last summer and played well and we will expect the same out of him this summer.”

The Blue Anchors will start the 2014 season on Tuesday May 27th at home versus the Mankato MoonDogs.

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The Alexandria Blue Anchors are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including CY Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.blueanchors.com.