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Georgia Bulldog Joining the Woodchucks


Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks announce today the addition of junior outfielder Conor Welton from the University of Georgia. Connor is having an outstanding year in SEC hitting .320, after sitting out last season with an injury.
 
Welton, a 6’0, redshirt Junior from Atlanta, Georgia has been playing exceptional baseball this season.  Welton was granted a medical red shirt last season due to shoulder surgery, now that healed he is taking full advantage of his junior campaign stating in all 25 games hitting .320 with 10 RBI.  Welton has had a lot of success at Georgia in both his sophomore and freshman years.  He sophomore year he played in 56 games hitting .271 and in his freshman year he played in 57 games helping his team make the NCAA regionals and hit .460 in the SEC tournament that year.
 
In high school he was a dean’s list student and a two- sport star in Georgia in both football & baseball. As the starting quarterback Conor holds the school passing yards record with 3,458.  As a baseball standout he had a career batting average of .422 and was won 4 state championships, 3 in baseball and one in football. Conor’s father played at the University of Georgia and was apart of the 1980 National Championship team.
 
The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS Home Opener is Friday, May 30th in the newly renovated Athletic Park presented by The Samuels Group. Single game ticket will go on sale April 22nd for the 2014 season.

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The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwood’s League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwood’s 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 Northwood’s 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 Northwood’s League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit woodchcuks.com.