Rafters Extremely Excited About New Arrival Clark Eagan
Appleton Native Looks To Build Off Impressive Season At Arkansas With Rafters
The newest addition to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters is Clark Eagan, who will join the team tonight in their game versus the Kalamazoo Growlers and hopes to bring an immediate impact with his bat and his glove. Clark is originally from Appleton, WI where he played baseball and attended high school at Appleton North High School.
Clark earned first team All-Conference and All-District honors three times in his high school career and in 2013 he was selected to the USA Today All-Wisconsin Team. Clark was named to first team All-State as a senior and was a second team All-State selection during his junior year at Appleton North. Clark was also named District 4 Player of the Year following his junior and senior seasons as he hit better than .500 both seasons, hitting an astonishing .535 in his junior campaign and followed that up with an even more incredible .544 average in his senior season.
Clark played in 46 games as a true freshman at Arkansas and started in 31 of those games primarily as an outfielder or as the team’s designated hitter. In his freshman year Clark was third on the team in batting with an average of .301 and was second on the team in on base percentage with a percentage of .411. The left handed hitting Clark looks to help get the Rafters' offense back on track when he arrives and get the Rafters back into the win column.
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award Winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube Channel. For more information, visit www.raftersbaseball.com.