Wausau, WIS- The Wisconsin Woodchucks are excited to announce the signing of two returning players from 2016 to the 2017 roster. Infielder Chad Fleischman and Outfielder Stevie Mangrum will be back in Wausau this summer for a second season with the Woodchucks.
Fleischman, a 6’ 3” junior from Lamar University is originally from St. Paul, MN and had an impressive 2016 with the Woodchucks. Fleischman batted .248 in 2016 for the ‘Chucks, hitting 4 home runs and 14 doubles with 28 RBIs. Prior to coming to the Woodchucks Fleischman played for Ranger College and Cretin-Derham High School.
Mangrum, a 6’ 0” sophomore at Virginia Tech is also returning for his second season with the Woodchucks. Mangrum was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2015 First Year Player Draft. While with the Woodchucks in 2016 Mangrum earned a .308 batting average with 7 home runs, 16 doubles and a remarkable 36 RBI. Mangrum started eight games as a freshman for Virginia Tech in 2016.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks’ home opener is Wednesday, May 31, 2017. All ticket packages and group tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2017 season. Call the Woodchucks ticket sales department for more information at 715.845.5055 or go online, www.woodchucks.com, to learn more. Single game tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 21, 2017.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.