Wausau, WIS –The Wisconsin Woodchucks are proud to announce the addition of two more players that will be joining the team for the 2016 season. Junior, Oliver Powers is a right handed pitcher and freshman, Nick Angelini is an outfielder who both attend Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
RHP – Oliver Powers, 6'4", 210 IBS, (R/R) Junior, Bryant University
Oliver Powers is originally from Newtown, CT and attended Salisbury School, an all-boys private college-preparatory boarding school, in Connecticut. Previously attending Radford University during his first two years of college, Powers had to sit out for the 2014-2015 season due to NCAA transfer regulations. He participated in 21 games during his two seasons with the Highlanders at Radford University. Powers made 16 appearances, going 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA. In his freshman year, he forced 7 strikeouts in 12.2 innings. He also earned the title twice for First Team All-Western New England Prep Baseball League.
OF – Nick Angelini, 5'10", 180 IBS, (R/R) Freshman, Bryant University
Nick Angelini is from Bedford, NH and attended Bedford High School. He was the first player in Bedford school history to make the varsity team as a freshman. He led the team with a .396 BA, on-base percentage of .475, and an OPS of 1.020. Angelini was named the New Hampshire Division I Player of the Year as a senior and currently holds school records in stolen bases, hits, runs scored and doubles at Bedford High. He was named NEC Rookie of the Week.
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.
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.