Pair of Cal State Fullerton Titans Headed to La Crosse
La Crosse, Wis. – The last time the La Crosse Loggers brought in a player from the Cal State Fullerton program it worked out quite well. Today the 20-year Northwoods League members announced a pair of signings from the historic Fullerton program when they officially inked Jake Harvey and Jack Haley to 2022 contracts, making them the first Titans to join La Crosse since one Matt Chapman did back in 2012.
Utility man Jake Harvey is in the midst of his junior season at CSUF looking to build off of a 2021 season that saw him man the lead-off spot for much of last spring when he hit .271 over 155 at-bats while posting a .369 on-base percentage and a team-high four triples. Prior to his 2021 campaign, the Kennewick, Wash. native spent the 2019 and shortened 2020 seasons at Oregon State before transferring. In 2019, as a freshman, Harvey hit .255 over 32 games played (26 starts) for the Beavers. The 2018 graduate of Southridge High School was a first-team all-state selection that same year before going to OSU.
Sophomore Jack Haley is enjoying his first season with Titans as their main shortstop after transferring in from the University of Oregon, where he spent the 2021 season with. Through nine games so far this season, the slick-fielding middle infielder is hitting .250 and has only made one error in 36 chances. Prior to entering the collegiate ranks, Haley graduated from Capo Valley High School in Mission Viejo, Calif. in 2020 where he was a two-sport standout excelling in baseball and football. Baseball runs in Haley’s family as his father, Bo, played in the New York Mets organization as a minor leaguer.
Harvey, Haley and the rest of the Loggers will open their 2022 campaign on May 30 when they travel to Eau Claire. The 2022 home opener is set for Tuesday, May 31 when the Loggers welcome the Express for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch. Season tickets and ticket packages for the 20th anniversary season of Loggers Baseball are on sale now with information available at www.lacrosseloggers.com or by calling the Loggers ticket office at 608-796-9553. Fans can also visit the Loggers office at 1225 Caledonia Street, La Crosse between 8:30-5, Monday thru Friday.
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’ 28th 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 (NYM), 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 (TEX). 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.