Woodchucks Sign Trio From FIU
Woodchucks Add Three Panthers to 2018 Roster
Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks have signed the first three players to the 2018 roster. Javier Valdes, Everett Hurst and Juan Teixeira from Florida International University will be joining the Woodchucks.
INF – Javier Valdes | 5’11” | R/R | Sophomore | Florida International University
Valdes will bring his bat to the lineup this summer. In 2017, he hit .287 with five home runs and 36 RBI. In the Conference USA tournament, he was 3 for 7 with a homer and two RBI. He was named Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. As a senior in high school, Valdes helped his team to a district and regional championship and was named team MVP. Valdes is originally from Miami, FL.
RHP – Everett Hurst | 5’11” | R/R | Freshman | Florida International University
Hurst will bring his skills to the mound this season. The right-handed pitcher was a 2017 Rawlings Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and made the Florida All-Region Second Team. This past summer, he played travel baseball with FTB Tucci and helped the team to win the WWBA Florida Qualifier. He is originally from Sebring, FL.
OF – Juan Teixeira | 6’1″ | R/R | Sophomore | Florida International University
Teixeira, a 6’1” sophomore in his first season at FIU will bolster the batting lineup as well. Teixeira played the 2017 season at ASA College and hit .388 with three home runs, 47 RBI and five stolen bases. During his senior season in high school, he was named a Second-Team All-County Outfielder. He stole 91% of his bases during his high school playing career. He is originally from Pembroke Pines, FL.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks offer many great ticket options for our fans for the upcoming 2018 season. Ticket packages and group tickets are now on sale. Order yours today by calling the Woodchucks Ticket Sales team at 715.845.5055 or stopping by the Woodchucks Front Office at 2401 N. 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403. Single game tickets will go on sale in April of 2018.
Photo Credits: FIU Baseball, Perfect Game USA, ASA College