Green Bay native Carl Cano returns for second summer at Capital Credit Union Park
Ashwaubenon, Wis.- The Green Bay Rockers are excited to announce the return of four players who spent time in Green Bay a season ago. Second baseman Tristin Garcia (Western Kentucky), utility man Brendan Ryan (Texas A&M Corpus Christi), right-handed pitcher Carl Cano (St. Thomas), and third baseman Brett Blair (Stanford) are all set to suit up for a second summer.
“It’s always great to have some returning players that can help get all of the new faces acquainted with the facility and process,” said Rockers field manager Chris Krepline. “These players have already had an impact on the community and the fans love seeing a couple familiar faces.”
Garcia returns to Green Bay after ranking third in the nation for Division I baseball in batting average (.445) a season ago while attending Alcorn State. During his summer in the Northwoods League, Garcia appeared in 48 games while batting .278 with eight home runs, 38 RBI, and posted a .355 on-base percentage while playing a steady second base. During the summer he made the decision to transfer to Western Kentucky where he is enjoying continued success on the diamond. The redshirt junior has started all eight games he has appeared in this spring and leads his team with a .407 batting average, and .484 on-base percentage.
Utility man Brendan Ryan will return after playing in 49 games last season, appearing at every position on the field but three. He ended the summer ranking fourth on the team with 50 hits, posted a .272 batting average, while driving in 21 and stealing 13 bases. He was also selected by professional scouts to attend the MLB Dreams Showcase that features the top prospects in the League. This spring he has settled into a role as the everyday center fielder for Texas A&M Corpus Christi and leads his team in hits (14) and batting average (.378) through the first nine games of the season. He has also been a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases.
Green Bay native Carl Cano will return to Capital Credit Union Park after signing a 2-year contract mid-way through the 2021 season, following his senior year of high school. He appeared in five games, starting three, and tossed 18.2 innings and registering 14 strikeouts last summer. He is currently a freshman at the University of St. Thomas where he has pitched one inning and registered a strikeout.
Brett Blair was another mid-season addition a year ago, inking a 2-year contract to play third base after ranking as one of the top prep players in Florida. He will return this summer following his freshman year at Stanford University.
Season ticket packages, group tickets and the ever-popular Fleet Farm Flex Packs are available now. The Fleet Farm Flex Pack includes six tickets that can also be used for any games during the summer along with a $50 Capital Credit Union Park gift card, $10 Fleet Farm gift card and much more. Visit www.greenbayrockers.com or call the ticket office at 920-497-7225 to reserve your seats today. The Rockers front office and Team Apparel Fan Shop at Capital Credit Union Park are located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.
The Green Bay Rockers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Having completed its 28th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 270 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (LAD), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit www.greenbayrockers.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.