Woodchucks Sign Teammates from Cal State Fullerton


Wausau, WIS –The Wisconsin Woodchucks are pleased to announce two more additions to the team for the 2016 season. Ruben Cardenas, outfielder, and Jake Pavletich, infielder, are both freshman at California State University, Fullerton. 

OF-Ruben Cardenas, 6’2”, 190 Ibs, (R/R) Freshman, California State University, Fullerton

Cardenas is originally from Saugus, CA and attended Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, CA. He was a four year letter-winner under Coach Randy Thompson while also competing in the Mission League. Cardenas was drafted in the 37th round by the Miami Marlins in the 2015 MLB Draft. During the summer of 2015, he played for the Utah Marshalls in Draper Utah under Coach Sam Swenson. Cardenas has a BA of .190, OBP of .239 and SLG of .238.

INF-Jake Pavletich, 6'1", 190 Ibs, (R/R) Freshman, California State University, Fullerton

Pavletich's hometown is Bakersfield, CA and attended Garces Memorial High School. He played on the varsity baseball team for three consecutive years under Coach Guy Dees.  Pavletich previously played for the Cowlitz Black Bears of the West Coast League in the summer of 2015. In his senior year, at Garces Memorial High School he was named First Team All-Valley and Team MVP. In 2015, he had a BA of .252, OBP of .282, SLG of .317, 14 RBIs, and 2 home runs.

The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS 2016 home opener is Friday, June 3rd. Stay after the game for post-game fireworks presented by Cellcom. Group tickets and ticket packages are on sale now. Single game tickets will go on sale Friday, April 22 at 9am. 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 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