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Loggers Lock Up a Pair of Cal-Berkeley Bears for 2014

LA CROSSE, WIS. – The La Crosse Loggers baseball club continued their long-standing relationship with the University of California-Berkeley today by announcing the signings of freshmen Aaron Knapp and Trevin Haseltine for the 2014 season. Left-handed hitting outfielder Aaron Knapp is the younger brother of former Logger catcher and Cal standout Andrew Knapp, who became only the second player in NWL history to hit .400 in a single season when he did so in 2011. Aaron Knapp hit .434 as a junior at Granite Bay High School (California) with 32 runs, nine doubles, two triples, a home run and 20 RBI. Knapp also had 18 walks, 10 stolen bases and a .536 on-base percentage and a .645 slugging percentage during his junior campaign. He was selected a California Region Honorable Mention Rawlings All-American in 2012, and was a Perfect Game USA Honorable Mention All-American in 2010 and 2011. Baseball bloodlines certainly run in the Knapp family as Aaron’s dad, Mike, was selected in the 15th round of the 1986 MLB Draft and spent 11 seasons in the minors. Andrew was a 2nd round selection this past June by the Philadelphia Phillies and went on to hit .253 for the low Class A affiliate Williamsport during his first season of professional baseball. Like Knapp, Trevin Haseltine is also following in his brothers’ footsteps as his brother Jordan was a member of the 2011-2012 Logger clubs. Haseltine is considered one of Cal's top recruits as he is ranked the No. 1 right-handed pitcher in California by Perfect Game USA. He throws a 91-93 mph four-seam fastball with a curveball and a cut fastball. Haseltine was selected a 2012 first-team Underclassman All-American by Perfect Game USA after recording 61 strikeouts in 33.0 innings with a 1.70 ERA as a junior. Opponents batted .176 against him. 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.

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