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Infielder from UC Riverside Joins Woodchucks

 

Wausau, WIS- The Wisconsin Woodchucks are happy to announce that Yeager Taylor, a 6’0” sophomore from UC Riverside will be coming to Wausau this summer to play with the team.

Yeager Taylor made his Highlanders debut against Kansas State his freshman season as a pinch hitter and finished the year ranked fourth on the team in doubles and home runs. Taylor boasted a .274 average with a slugging percentage of .464.

During the summer of 2016 Taylor played for the Cowlitz Black Bears of the West Coast League. He hit nine doubles, three triples, one home run and had 17 RBI with the Black Bears.

Prior to his collegiate ball experience Taylor was named the 2015 All-CIF Division 5 MVP and Mountain Pass League Offensive MVP.

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. The Woodchucks are also excited to be hosting the 2017 Northwoods League All-Star Game, presented by Ascension. 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.

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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.