Ivy Leaguers Andy Leon, Evan Kleinhans, and Seth Dardar headline newest additions.
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Ashwaubenon, Wis.- The Green Bay Rockers are excited to welcome three players from the Columbia University Lions this summer’s Northwoods League campaign. Right-handed pitchers Andy Leon and Evan Kleinhans will join infielder Seth Dardar in Green Bay. Columbia begins their season this Friday when they travel to take on the University of Virginia.
“Chris and I are thrilled to add these players to our group this summer,” said General Manager John Fanta. “All of these players came highly recommended by our former Field Manager Tom Carty (2019-20) who is now the pitching coach at Columbia University.”
Sophomore Andy Leon will be joining the team for the first half of the Northwoods league season. During his freshman year, he started nine of the 11 games he appeared in. He tallied 33 innings of work overall while striking out 25 batters and posting a perfect 4-0 record. Highlighting his freshman year performances was a six-strikeout win over Davidson. Columbia’s coaching staff plans to use Leon as a weekend starter for the Lions this spring.
True freshman Evan Kleinhans is days away from the start of his collegiate career. Kleinhans obtained multiple recognitions during his time as a prep player at St. Mary’s College High School. Some of these included a preseason All-American honor by Perfect Game for the California Region. He was also named in the top-50 high school baseball players in Northern California in 2022.
Redshirt sophomore infielder Seth Dardar is set to bring a left-handed bat to the Rockers lineup following the spring. He is no stranger to summer ball as he had a successful season in the California Collegiate League during its 2021 season. During that summer, he was second on the team in batting average, hitting .351 over the 30 games he appeared in. To go with his high average, he also had 3 home runs and 22 RBIs.
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. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 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 300 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 and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), 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 winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. For more information, visit www.greenbayrockers.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.