Pitching, Longball Highlight Week 2


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Pitching, Longball Highlight Week 2

La Crosse, Wis. –  The second week of the 2019 college baseball season was highlighted by a pair of home runs on Sunday afternoon as well as strong performances from incoming Loggers pitching throughout the weekend.

After blasting a home run in his first collegiate at bat last week, South Carolina’s Brady Allen followed with a pair of two-hit, three-RBI games during the Gamecocks’ three game set against Utah Valley. The freshman outfielder reached base seven times during the series sweep and capped his weekend off with an opposite field home run in the finale, his second round-tripper of the season.

Returning Loggers’ infielder Bryce Blaum is hitting over .300 at the top of the Texas A&M lineup as the Aggies are off to a 7-1 start this season. The junior has started every game for the Aggies and ripped his first home run of the season down the leftfield line on a 1-2 count in his first at bat in Sunday’s series finale against Illinois-Chicago.

The Loggers’ San Diego duo of Jake Miller and Cody Jefferis continue to produce early in the season for the 5-3 Toreros. After tossing 7.0 scoreless innings in his first collegiate start against Long Beach State on Tuesday, right-hander Jake Miller threw 4.0 no-hit innings against Utah in Sunday’s finale of the Tony Gwynn Legacy Tournament. Miller struggled with his command a bit walking five batters but struck out five and did not allow a run, extending his scoreless inning streak to 13.0 to begin his collegiate career.

Freshman infielder Cody Jefferis has started every game for the Toreros and has produced with a .321 batting average and .447 on-base percentage in his first season with USD. The left-handed swinging shortstop drew six walks over the weekend in the heart of the Toreros’ lineup.

Incoming Loggers’ infielder/pitcher Jack Filby from UCLA made another spotless appearance out of the Bruins’ bullpen on Saturday afternoon. The two-way freshman threw 2.0 scoreless innings, striking out two as the 3rd ranked Bruins won 2-out-of-3 against the 19th ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Filby has been dominant to start the season as he has not allowed a baserunner in his first three appearances.


The La Crosse Loggers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate 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 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Loggers as your favorite team.

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