Woodchucks Strengthen Their Bullpen and Fielding with 3 Player Signing
Woodchucks Continue Strengthening 2022 Roster With 3 New Signees
Wausau, WI – The Woodchucks added bullpen depth by signing RHP Michael Conte from Central Michigan, while also boosting their feilding by adding fellow Chippewa INF Robert Morgan IV and University of Evansville stand out OF Mark Shallenberger.
Mark is a three-year starter for the Purple Aces, his freshman year Mark hit .241 from the plate with 4 RBIs and 4 doubles in their shortened 16 game season. In his sophomore season, Mark had an AVG of .258 with 5 home runs while starting 46 of their 43 games. This season at Evansville Mark is hitting .373 from the plate, with 9 home runs, and 46 RBIs off of 60 hits.
Robert played high school ball at Groveport Madison High School in Groveport Ohio, while there he was named to the First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference team, was a four-year letter winner, and played summer ball with the Bo Jackson Elite Team. This season for the Chippewas Robby has started 38 out of their 40 games with 30 hits, 36 runs, 5 homers, and 9 doubles.
While in high school where he played for Walnut Hills in Cincinnati Ohio, Michael was the 40th best player in his state per Perfect Game. Since leaving Walnut Hills Michael has pitched 7.1 innings for Central Michigan, in a three-game stretch against North Carolina A&T, Iowa and Ohio Michael pitched 2.1 innings giving up zero hits.
The Wausau Woodchucks 29th season starts on Monday, May 30th on the road. The team’s first home game will be Tuesday, May 31st, 2022. Gates will open at 5:35pm and first pitch is 6:35pm. Tickets are now on sale for all 2022 home games.