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Published On: February 28th, 2024

Loggers Lock Up a Pair of Long Beach Backstops

Collins Set to Return, Davis Eager to Join


LA CROSSE, WIS. –  As the La Crosse Loggers sit three months from opening day of the 2024 season as of today, the proud Northwoods League member announced the signing of a pair of catchers from the Long Beach, Calif. area today.  Returnee Jack Collins (Long Beach State) will be joined by switch-hitting backstop Luke Davis (Long Beach City College).

Sophomore Jack Collins will be returning for his second stint in La Crosse this summer looking to build off of a successful run last summer.  The Ladera Ranch, Calif. native hit .264 over 16 games played while on a temporary contract with the Lumbermen in 2023, driving in six runs and scoring eight.  Collins had a highly productive spring season last year in his final season at Saddleback Community College when he hit .376 with two home runs, 30 RBI’s and stole 10 bases en route to helping the team to an Orange Empire Conference Championship.

Switch-hitting sophomore catcher Luke Davis from Long Beach City Community College is off to a blazing start to this 2024 spring season.  The 6-1, 205-pound backstop is hitting a robust .381 with five home runs and 18 RBI’s through 13 games played.  Once ranked as the #1 prospect coming out of the state of California, Davis graduated early from high school and was originally a USC commit before opting to go the junior college route.

Collins, Davis and the rest of the Loggers will open their 2024 campaign on May 27 when they travel west to Mankato, Minn. to take on the MoonDogs.  The 2024 home opener is set for May 29 at Copeland Park & Events Center.  Season tickets and ticket packages for the 22nd season of Loggers Baseball are on sale now with information available at 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. Now in its’ 31st season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 26 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, 300 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 two-time World Series Champion Max Scherzer (TEX), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. 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.