Saturday, March 31, 2007

Eau Claire, Rochester and Waterloo add players

Butler CC C Tyler Goodro will be returning to Eau Claire this summer. He hit .309 in the 15 games he played after being a late season addition last summer.

OF Jonathan Ratledge will not be playing for Eau Claire this summer due to an injury.

The Express have also added a couple of pitchers from UIC. RHP Andrew Davis has a team high 3 wins in 14 appearances this spring. RHP Adam Worthington was the Flames closer as a true freshman last spring and made a Horizon League-leading 38 appearances. This spring he has 10 strikeouts in 8 innings.

Rochester has signed Baylor RHP Reed Woytek who has summer league experience pitching for the Hays Larks of the Jayhawk League last summer.

The Honkers have also added RHP Greg Martin from UNC-Greensboro. Greg has struck out 8 in 13 appearances this spring.

Nebraska freshman OF Aaron Jarosh has signed to play for Waterloo this summer. He was rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 high school prospect in Iowa for the 2006 MLB Draft.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Huskies sign a pair of Jayhawks

LHP Andy Marks will be making the return trip to Duluth this summer. He was 9-3, 2.05 with 59 strikeouts for the Huskies last summer. Andy is 3-3 with 50 strikeouts in 38.1 innings this spring at Kansas. Joining him will be Kansas teammate INF Justin Ellrich who gained Summer Collegiate baseball experience playing in the Jayhawk League last summer. Justin hit .323 with 8 HR last summer.

OFNick Sullivan is third on Nebraska with 4 steals this spring.

C Logan Gelbrich is hitting .298 with 4 steals this season for the University of San Diego.

Elon OF/P Chris Dove is batting .357 with 3 triples and 10 steals this spring.

INF Chase Austin has a .286 average and 3 HR as a freshman at Elon this spring.

3B Brayden Drake is hitting .303 with a team high 4 HR this season for Missouri State.

  • Missouri State RHP Tim Clubb is 3-0, 5.18 so far this spring.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

A couple more added to Green Bay's inaugural roster

Green Bay has added George Fox University INF Bo Thunell and LHP Matt Van Den Heuvel of Mesa CC. Bo is hitting .349 with 3 HR and 31 RBI and was named the Northwest Conference Hitter of the Week for Mar. 19-25. Matt's parents reside in the Fox Valley area.

C Rob Raux is batting .324 with 2 HR and 3 steals this spring at Ithaca College

Bo Thunell

His teammate RHP Nick Sottung is 2-1 and has 11 strikeouts in 14.1 innings this season.

OF Kyle Conley leads Washington with 5 steals this spring.

LHP Mike Jacobson is 3-0, 1.44 through 4 starts this spring at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Battle Creek adds to roster

C Jimmy Tanner of University of South Carolina Upstate. Jimmy has not made an error behind the plate and has thrown out 40% of those attempting to steal.

LHP Phillip Myers of Seminole CC. Myers is 4-0, 2.51 and has held opponents to a .200 average.

RHP Eric Pettis from UC Irvine. Eric has struck out 12 in 13 innings this spring.

LHP Andre Benjamin from Grand Rapids CC. Andre will be returning to the lineup sometime next month.

Napoleon’s Dynamite Performance Provides Spark for Hawkeyes

Madison, WI – March 26, 2007. For most collegiate coaches, any offense the catcher position provides is viewed as being a huge bonus. If this viewpoint holds true at the University of Iowa, then catcher Dusty Napoleon is providing mega dividends for the Hawkeyes. Napoleon remained white-hot last weekend as he had seven RBI’s and scored three runs on seven hits that included a double in a four-game weekend sweep of North Dakota State. He is now batting .388 for the year. Other future Mallards had noteworthy performances over the weekend as well. Below is a complete listing (in alphabetical order) of these seven players’ accomplishments.

Aaron Bray, INF, So., UNC Charlotte. Bray had three hits and scored five runs in a three game weekend series versus St. Louis University. He is now batting .276 and leads the 49ers in walks with 22.

Jordan Comadena, C/INF/OF, Jr., Purdue. Comadena scored three runs on four hits that included a double in a three game weekend series versus Western Illinois University. He leads the Boilermakers in doubles (10), home runs (4), and slugging percentage (.721).

Russell Harben, SS/3B, Jr., South Alabama. Harben hit his first home run of the season and added two doubles during a three game series against Louisiana Monroe.

Adam Pasono, INF/OF, So., Xavier. Pasono had two RBI’s and scored four runs on five hits to help the Musketeers sweep Dayton University in a three-game set last weekend.

Jim Sajewich, RHP, So., Illinois State. Sajewich allowed two hits in 3 2/3 innings of relief during a game against Southern Illinois on Saturday.

Travis Sweet, INF/OF/P, Jr., Iowa. Sweet had three RBI’s and scored three runs on six hits to lead the Hawkeyes to a four game sweep over North Dakota State.

Steve Turnbull, RHP, So., Iowa. Pitching the tail-end of a doubleheader against North Dakota State on Friday, Turnbull picked up the complete game victory after allowing two hits and striking out seven batters in seven innings of work.

The Madison Mallards open the 2007 season against the Eau Claire Express on Thursday May 31, 2007. Group and season tickets are on sale now. Single game tickets go on sale Saturday, April 28. For more information please call the Mallards ticket office at 608.246.4277 or log onto

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The “Duck Pond” to Host Green Bay Packers Charity Softball Game

Current and former Green Bay Packers will take on firefighters in a charity softball game on Saturday May 12 at Warner Park. Representing the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin is a team from Eau Claire, WI who won last year’s state qualifying tournament.
General admission tickets cost $15.83 and are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased by calling the Mallards ticket office at 608.246.4277 or by visiting Tickets for the Great Dane Duck Blind and suites are unavailable for this event. Proceeds go to the Wisconsin State Firefighters Association. The game will begin at 3:00 p.m. with gates opening at 2:00 p.m.
Check back in mid-April when we release the names of Packer players participating in the event!
The Madison Mallards open the 2007 season against the Eau Claire Express on Thursday May 31, 2007. Group and season tickets are on sale now. Single game tickets go on sale Saturday, April 28. For more information please call the Mallards ticket office at 608.246.4277 or log onto

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Illinois' Lars Davis Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Catcher Lars Davis has played for Brainerd and Duluth over the past two summers and is signed to again play with Duluth this summer. Going 12 for 14 with 3 HR and a SB was all it took for Davis to earn his first Big Ten Player of the Week award. Lars is now hitting .429 with 2 triples and 5 HR. He is also getting on base at a .529 clip and has a .810 slugging percentage.

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(Mankato,MN)--The Mankato MoonDogs Baseball Club, a member of the Northwoods League, is proud to announce the signing of two new players for 2007. Sophomore infielder/catcher Logan Forest and sophomore outfielder Jaime Armendariz, both from Midland Community College located in Midland, Texas have committed to play for the MoonDogs this summer.
Forest, a 6’4” 205 lb. sophomore, has started all 25 games for the Chaparrals this season. With 24 hits, five doubles, and 18 RBI already, Forest is quickly becoming one of the Chaps biggest offensive threats. His offensive prowess has given his team a legitimate bat in the middle of the line-up and someone who can produce at any given time.
Last year for the Chaps, he made an immediate impact and posted some impressive offensive stats. In 52 games he registered a .348 batting average, with 65 hits, 12 doubles, and drove in 56 RBI. The 65 hits and 56 RBI ranked him second on the team respectively.
This summer, the MoonDogs look for the left-handed hitting Forest to fill a similar role in their line-up. “Logan’s size and stature will help us both offensively and defensively. He is a left-handed bat that we can use in the middle of the lineup and someone who can produce in RBI situations. Defensively, he will give our infielders a nice target and will save a couple errors for them this season,” MoonDogs head coach Jason Nell said.
Amendariz, a 5’9” 160 lb. sophomore, is off to a fast start to the 2007 season. Through the first 25 games, he leads the team in batting average (0.380) and RBI (27) and continues to impress with his overall game. As a potent leadoff hitter who possesses great speed, he is also becoming a threat on the bases. He already surpassed his stolen base total (4) from last year with five swipes in 2007. His great plate coverage combined with speed will give the MoonDogs a great table-setter in 2007.
“In the outfield position you look for someone that has great speed, covers his position well, makes tough catches and has an accurate arm. That’s exactly what we are getting with Jamie. He can play all three outfield positions and is another left-handed bat in our line-up. His tremendous speed and offensive skills will put a lot pressure on teams to keep him off the bases. If they don’t, he will make things happen either by beating out infield hits, stealing, or taking an extra base,” Nell said.
Both Forest and Amendariz come from the same program that produced outfielder Tim Smith who transferred to Arizona State University this season.
The MoonDogs Home Opener is set for June 1, 2007 against the defending Northwoods League champions, Rochester Honkers. Mankato will also be the host of the 13th annual Northwoods League All-Star Game on July 11, 2007. To be part of all the MoonDogs action this summer, season tickets are on sale now as well as group and hospitality tickets. For more information go to or call the MoonDogs Ticket Office at 507-625-7047.

Four new players for Brainerd

  • Another lefty joining the Blue Thunder this year will be Chuck Huggins from UC-Santa Barbara. Chuck is 3-0 with a team leading 2.08 ERA and has held opponents to a .132 batting average this spring.

  • Northern Colorado INF Adam Symons has signed with Brainerd. Adam has started every game this spring and his 2 steals and 14 RBI are both second on the team.

  • Brainerd has also signed INF Brian Harfst from McCook CC.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Two more headed for Rochester

The Honkers have added OF Jarek West from Delta State. West was named the top prospect in the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League and one of the top 10 Prospects in all of the Summer Leagues by Baseball america last summer. Jarek is hitting .305 with 4 HR and 5 steals this spring.

Rochester has also announced the signing of C Corey Kemp of East Carolina. Corey is hitting .270 with 2 HR this spring. He has thrown out 6 of 13 of theose attempting to steal.