Cline & Roy Bring Summer Experience with them to La Crosse
LA CROSSE, WIS. – The La Crosse Loggers bolstered their pitching staff today for the upcoming 2014 season when team officials announced the signings of right-handers Adam Cline and Kevin Roy from the University of Columbia. Sophomore Adam Cline is ready to build on an impressive freshman season at Columbia when he went 3-3 with a 4.53 ERA over 12 appearances and seven starts. The Redmond, Wash. native also struck out 45 batters in 47.2 IP while only walking 15. Cline also enjoyed a very successful summer in the Far West Summer Collegiate League when he won 6 games over 63 innings pitched and posted a 2.57 ERA.
Teammate, and fellow sophomore, Kevin Roy was also a key cog in Columbia’s 2013 season which saw them advance to the NCAA Regionals. The Houston, Texas native garnered all-Ivy League honorable mention honors as a freshman when he went 3-1 with a 1.91 ERA while striking out 21 batters over 28.1 innings. Roy made 14 appearances for the Lions, including a pair starts. The right-hander also competed in the Texas Collegiate League last summer, going 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA while striking out 21 over 26.2 innings pitched.
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 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 Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), 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.