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Woodchucks Sign Pitchers from University of Utah

 

Wausau, WIS – Excited to see who is going to be playing for the Woodchucks in this upcoming season?  The Wisconsin Woodchucks have announced the addition of two more players for the 2016 season! Andre Jackson and Tanner Thomas are both sophomores at the University of Utah and will be joining the team as pitchers for the Wisconsin Woodchucks.  

RHP – Andre Jackson, 6'2", (R/R) Sophomore, University of Utah

Jackson is originally from Tuscan, Arizona and attended Cienega High School.  He was selected in the 32nd round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers.  Jackson hit .444 over 26 games as a senior with eight doubles, three triplets, four home runs and 22 RBI.  He earned the title First-team All-division and All-section honors as a senior. Jackson played 44 games with 30 starts in the outfield and hit .179 with six doubles and five RBI in his freshman campaign for the University of Utah.

RHP – Tanner Thomas, 6'0", (R/R) Sophomore, University of Utah

Thomas is from Aurora, Colorado and attended Grandview High School. He earned the title of First-team All-Centennial League.  Thomas had a 4-0 record with a 2.90 ERA and 55 strikeouts as a senior.  Thomas was 2-0 on the hill as a freshman for Utah where he stuck out 23 in 31.2 innings.

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 woodchucks.com or call 715.845.5055 for more information.

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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 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 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 www.woodchucks.com.