La Crosse, Wis. – The La Crosse Loggers baseball club announced that a pair of pitchers from their 2013 squad will be returning for a second stint in 2014. Memphis hurlers Colin Lee and Craig Caufield have both committed to another summer in La Crosse and the Northwoods League.
Lee, a 6-2, 200 pound southpaw, was arguably the Loggers top starting pitcher during the first-half of the 2013 season when he posted a 2-1 record with a 2.41 ERA over seven starts and 41 innings pitched. The Germantown, Tenn. native also struck out 31 batters and walked just 11. Now a sophomore at the University of Memphis, Lee will once again be looked up on as a key piece of both the Tigers and Loggers pitching staffs next spring and summer.
Like his Memphis teammate, Craig Caufield was a dominant force for the Lumbermen throughout the entire first half of the 2013 season. Prior to his departure, Caufield accumulated a team-high six saves while posting a 1.20 ERA. The 6-3 right-hander also struck out 18 batters in 15 innings and limited opponents to a .148 batting average. The 2014 season will be the third summer of competition for Caufield, who also excelled in the Jayhawk League back in 2012 when he went 3-0 with a 1.74 ERA over nine appearances for the Dodge City A’s
The La Crosse Loggers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized summer collegiate baseball league in the world with 18 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.lacrosseloggers.com.