Two Players from Virginia Tech Coming to Wausau


Wausau, WIS- The Wisconsin Woodchucks have announced the addition of two more players for the 2016 season.  Both attending Virginia Tech, Freshman Steven Mangrum and Junior Mac Caples will be joining the team in 2016.

3B – Steven Mangrum, 6'0", 205 Ibs, (R/R) Freshman, Virginia Tech

Mangrum is originally from Cozet, VA and attended Western Albermarle High school in Cozet, VA.  He was the Conference 29 and Region 3A West Player of the year for this past season, 2015 and batted .459 with a slugging percentage of .946. Mangrum was selected in the 28th round of the MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox in 2015. 

OF – Mac Caples, 6’0", 200 Ibs, (R/R) Junior, Virginia Tech

Caples was born in Waterloo, IA and went to James River High School in Midlothian, VA.  During his sophomore season Caples started in 28 games, 15 in right field and 13 in left field while seeing action in 35 total games.  He batted .200 and had a slugging percentage of .284. 

The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS 2016 home opener is Friday, June 3rd. Stay after the game for post-game fireworks. Group tickets and ticket packages are on sale now. Visit or call 715.845.5055 for more information.


The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwood’s League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, 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 140 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), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit