Former Logger Riley Adams Gets Called Up!
LA CROSSE, WI – As the La Crosse Loggers prepare to begin their 19th season of the play in the Northwoods League later this month, another former player got the call up yesterday when the Toronto Blue Jays called up catcher Riley Adams from their alternative training site. When Adams make his debut, he will be come the 22nd former Logger to appear in a Major League Baseball game.
Adams, a San Diego, Calif. native who played collegiately at the University of San Diego, posted a .257 batting average with two home runs and 13 RBI’s over 70 at-bats for the Loggers during the 2015 season.
The 6-4, 246 pound Adams was a third round pick (99th overall) of the Blue Jays back in 2017.
During his career at USD, Adams was a two-time Johnny Bench Award semifinalist (2016, 2017) and twice earned All-WCC honors (first team, 2017; second team 2016). Adams hit .312 with 13 home runs and 47 RBI his junior season to earn 2017 WCC Player of the Year and as well as All-Region honors.
The La Crosse Loggers 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’ 27th season, the Northwoods 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 250 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 (WAS), 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 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.lacrosseloggers.com 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.