Woodchucks Sign Freshman Pitcher from California


Wausau, WIS –The Wisconsin Woodchucks are proudly announcing the addition of one more player for the 2016 season.  Jonah Dipoto is a freshman at the University of California- San Diego and will be joining the team in 2016. 

RHP – Jonah Dipoto, 6’1”, 200 IBS, (R/R/) Freshman, University of California-San Diego

Dipoto is originally from Newport Beach, California and attended Newport Harbor High School.  He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 38th round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft.  He played summer ball for Trombly baseball in 2014 and 2015.  In 2014, he also played for the Southern California scout team of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Elite scout ball team. Dipoto was awarded the 2015 Perfect Game Preseason High School Senior All-American Honorable Mention and 2015 Perfect Game Preseason California All-Region High-School Senior Second Team.  Dipoto also earned the title RLF Senior showcase in 2015.  So far in his freshman campaign, Dipoto has appeared in 4 games earning a record of 1-1 while striking out 5.  

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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