Two Players Joining Woodchucks from Indiana State University

Courtesy Indiana State University

Wausau – The Woodchucks announce the addition of two players from Indiana State University as they continue to round out their roster for the upcoming 2021 season.

IF – Jordan Schaffer | 5’11 | R/R | Jr. | Indiana State University
Jordan is off to a great start this spring, batting .260 with 19 hits, eight RBI and two doubles. Schaffer has a career average of .280 for Indiana State, including a team leading .339 during the shortened 2020 season where he also started all 14 games at shortstop. In 2019 he was perfect in the field with an assist and a putout in two chances. He also finished that year with a .333 batting average after recording five hits in 15 at bats.

RHP – Cole Gilley | 6’1 | R/R | Fr. | Indiana State University
Originally from Columbus, IN, Gilley lettered in baseball at Columbus East High School. During his senior year at Columbus East Gilley went 7-1 with a 2.13 ERA, which helped lead the team to their first state championship game appearance. He also batted .336 and was second on the team with 26 RBIs.

The Wisconsin Woodchucks’ 2021 home opener is Tuesday, June 1st. The Wisconsin Woodchucks have many great ticket options for the upcoming 2021 season. Group tickets and tickets packages 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 Friday, April 23.

The Wisconsin Woodchucks 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. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]