Wausau, WIS – Viriginia Tech infielder Jake Rosen and Abilene Christian University right-handed pitcher Drew Hanson will play for the Wisconsin Woodchucks this summer.
Rosen, a 5’ 10” freshman originally from Northborough, Mass. comes to the Woodchucks after a strong start in his first season with the Virginia Tech Hokies with a .333 batting average. Rosen batted .325 in 112 plate appearances his senior year at St. John’s High School with a .500 on-base percentage. He ended his high school career with a .988 fielding percentage. Rosen was also named to the 2016 ESPN Boston All-State team as a shortstop.
Hanson, a 6’ 2” junior from Coppell, Texas is off to a solid start in 2017. He has a 4.30 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 23 IP. He won his first game with the Abilene Christian Wildcats his freshman year when he pitched seven shutout innings against eventual Southland Conference Tournament Champion Houston Baptist. Hanson was a two year letter-winner in high school and was named to the second all-District 5-5A as a senior.
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.
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 (BOS), 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.