Pair of Oklahoma Infielders Joining Woodchucks


Wausau, WIS- Oklahoma Sooners infielders Thomas Hughes and Brylie Ware will be coming to Wausau to play for the Wisconsin Woodchucks this summer.  

Hughes, a 5’ 10” sophomore originally from Norman, Oklahoma comes to the Woodchucks after a freshman campaign where he had a .375 OBP. During the summer of 2016 Hughes played for the Pittsfield Suns of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League where he hit .264 with 36 runs, 27 RBI and 11 doubles. Hughes was a four-year letter winner in high school where he earned All-City and All-State Large West honors as a senior.

Ware, a 5’ 11” sophomore from Sedwick, Kansas is off to an impressive start in 2017. He is currently batting .455 with two doubles and 6 RBI. Prior to his time at OU Ware was a key player for Neosho County Community College where he finished the regular season as the nation’s leader in home runs (29), RBI (122) and batting average (.589). Ware was named the NJCAA Player of the Year 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. 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,, 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 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.