Zach Arnold Returns to Woodchucks
Wausau, WIS- The Woodchucks announced today that Zach Arnold, a catcher from the University of Kentucky, will be returning to the team for the 2015 season.
Arnold, a 6’ 2 junior from Frankfort, KY, had a great season with the Woodchucks last summer, batting .304 with 8 doubles, 2 home runs and 21 RBIs. At one point last summer he had a 19 game hit streak and earned postseason Northwoods League All-Star accolades. Arnold has been playing strong this year for Kentucky, starting 27 games, batting .290 with 6 doubles, 10 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .350. At catcher, he has recorded 118 put outs and is fielding .993. In 2014 Arnold hit .542 with three doubles and eight RBIs.
Prior to playing for Kentucky Arnold was drafted in the 27th round of the 2012 MLB draft by the New York Mets. He was named first-team All-State by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association and batted .445 with 39 runs, nine doubles, three triples, two homers and 16 RBIs as a senior in high school.
The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS Home Opener is Friday, May 29th in the newly renovated Athletic Park with Post Game Fireworks presented by Ministry Health Care. Single game tickets are on sale now for the 2015 season.
The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwood’s League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwood’s League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com.