Woodchucks Strengthen Their Bullpen and fielding In 3 Player Signing

Woodchucks Continue Strengthening 2022 Roster With 3 New Signees

Wausau, WI – The Woodchucks add bullpen depth by signing RHP Michael Conte from Central Michigan, While also adding fellow Chippewa INF Robert Morgan IV. Rounding off this signing the Woodchucks also added the Evansville stand out OF Mark Shallenberger.

OF – Mark Shallenberger | 6’2” | Jr. | – University of Evansville

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.

INF – Robert Morgan IV | 6’4” | Fr. | Central Michigan University

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.

RHP – Michael Conte | 6’3” | Fr. | Central Michigan University

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. Ticket packages and group ticket options are currently available for purchase. Single game tickets will go on sale in April.

The Wausau 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’ 28th 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 280 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

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]