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Saturday, July 28th, 2012
LA CROSSE, Wis. (July 28, 2012) – The La Crosse Loggers baseball club has been and continues to celebrate its 10-year anniversary season in 2012 and will do so in a very big way this Saturday night when the 1,000,000th fan walks through the turnstiles at Copeland Park.
Since the Loggers inception in 2003, they have ranked second nationally in summer collegiate attendance in each of their ten years of existence, trailing only the Madison Mallards. La Crosse is once again on pace to draw over 100,000 fans for the eighth consecutive season as they are currently averaging over 2,900 fans per opening.
The Loggers broke a Northwoods League expansion team record in 2003 when they drew 86,991 fans over 32 openings (2,718/game). From 2004 through 2011, La Crosse then averaged near or above 3,000 fans/game during each of those eight seasons.
Add all of that up and The Lumberyard is ready to welcome in the 1,000,000th fan in Loggers history on Saturday night, July 28 when La Crosse plays host to the Battle Creek Bombers at 6:05 p.m. Gates open at 5 and a celebration and large prize package awaits whomever becomes lucky number 1 million.
The One Millionth Fan in Loggers History will receive …
- 1,000,000th Fan Jersey
- $100 Kwik Card
- $500 Cash
- Ceremonial First Pitch for a Select Game
- FREE 2013 Season Ticket
- Free Logger Dogs for a Season (1/game – 2013)
- Autographed Team Ball & Bat – 2012 Team
- Brett Jackson Autographed Baseball
- Dinner & Treats from Dairy Queen/Texas Roadhouse
- “Logger Experience”: Batting Practice with the Team, Present Lineup Card with Coach McKay for a Select Game, Race in a Leinenkugel’s Beer Bottle, Spend an Inning On Air with John Pappadopolous, Enjoy a Post-Game Meal with Players
The Loggers were also first-half Southern Division Champs this season and will be taking part in the 2012 Northwoods League Divisional Playoffs on August 13-15. Tickets are available online at www.lacrosseloggers.com or by calling the Loggers ticket office at 608-796-9553.
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
ROCHESTER, Minn. (July 2, 2012) — Two Northwoods League players from 2011 and one from 2012 received a high honor last week when they were named to the USA Collegiate National Baseball Team. Rochester’s Bret Hambright (Oregon), La Crosse’s Dan Child (Oregon State) and Madison’s Jose Trevino (Oral Roberts) were named to the 2012 roster.
Hambright, who was a redshirt senior at Oregon in 2012, played in the first six games for the USA team. In eleven at bats, Hambright had three hits, three runs scored and an RBI.
The two-time MLB draft pick (34th round by Phillies in 2007 and 38th round by Rockies in 2009) played in 34 games with the Rochester Honkers in 2011. Hambright batted .248 with two home runs and 14 RBI. On July 12, 2011 against the St. Cloud River Bats, the Corona, CA native went 2 for 2 with a homerun, three runs scored, and four RBIs in a 10-9 Honkers victory.
Child played for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League in 2011. He pitched in 18 games, amassing 42.1 innings pitched. He finished with a record of 3-2 with a 1.06 ERA. He also had five saves with 34 strikeouts. Child was named to the 2011 postseason All-Star Team. In 106.2 innings pitched for the Beavers in 2012, Child went 6-4 with a 2.95 ERA and 79 strikeouts.
So far this season, Trevino is hitting .225 with three home runs and 10 RBI for the Mallards and is an alternate for Team USA who is playing an exhibition schedule currently against teams from the Summer Collegiate Coastal Plains League. In four games so far, he has gone 3-10 with five RBI.
Trevino was the leading hitter at Oral Roberts this season as he started all 63 games for the Golden Eagles while posting a .317 batting average with 13 home runs and 57 RBI. Following the season he was named a Louisville Slugger Second Team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. The League has 16 teams in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario. The is its 19th season.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
LA CROSSE, WI – The La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club announced that they will be partnering with area organizations to host a special pre-season “Get Active Fan Fest” on Tuesday, May 29 as a way to kick off their 10-year anniversary season in 2012.
Fans of all ages are invited and encouraged to take part in the “Get Active Fan Fest” that will commence when the gates open at 5:00 p.m. at Copeland Park. This year’s event will feature at 2-mile and 1-mile fun run/walk that will begin and end inside of Copeland Park. A $10 entry fee for adults or $5 for kids 12 & under will grant entry into either of the 2-mile or 1-mile fun run/walks, a ticket to all Fan Fest events inside of Copeland Park, a voucher for a post-race healthy meal and an automatic entry into a drawing for Logger Fan Fest door prizes. Race entry forms can be found online at www.lacrosseloggers.com.
Fans that don’t want to take part in the fun run/walk event can also enjoy Fan Fest activities for just $2. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Loggers ticket office at 608-796-9553 or by stopping by their 1225 Caledonia Street office in La Crosse.
The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a free 2012 magnet schedule compliments of Miller Lite and there will be informative booths setup along the concourse area at Copeland Park featuring representatives from “Get Active La Crosse County” partners. Members of the 2012 La Crosse Loggers team will also be on hand to sign autographs along with appearances from Logger mascots and the Veggie Racers. The Loggers will also conduct a press conference shortly after gates open to make an announcement regarding the addition of healthy eating options to the Copeland Park menu for the 2012 season.
Following the completion of the fun run/walk, fans will be encouraged to enjoy their healthy meal while listening to live music and kids of all ages will be invited onto the field to play in a “Future Loggers” wiffle ball game against members of the 2012 La Crosse Loggers.
The Loggers will officially begin their 2012 campaign on Wednesday, May 30 when they travel to Wisconsin Rapids to take on the Rafters at 7:05 p.m. in the first of a two-game road set. La Crosse will then host the Madison Mallards on Saturday, June 2 at 6:05 p.m. for its 2012 home opener. Season tickets and packages are available now at the Loggers ticket office and single game tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 5.
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Tony Mueller is a ballplayer local to the Northwoods League. He grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin, played his college ball acrosse the border at Division Two Winona State in Minnesota and spent a couple summers with his hometown La Crosse Loggers. Now the 2011 13th Round Draft Pick of the Atlanta Braves is spending March in his first Spring Training.
La Crosse Tribune reporter Joel Badzinski recently caught up with Mueller to get his thoughts on his first year in pro baseball.
Thursday, March 18th, 2010
(La Crosse, WI) John Pappadopoulos will continue to serve as the play-by-play announcer for the La Crosse Loggers, team officials announced today. Pappadopoulos will be joined by Micah Schroeder, who enters his first year with the Loggers.
Pappadopoulos, AKA “Pops,” returns for his eighth season for the Loggers having called every game but one in the franchise’s seven years of existence. Pops continues to be the longest tenured play-by-play man in the Northwoods League.
Pappadopoulos’ experiences prior to the Loggers include play-by-play announcing for the former La Crosse Knight Train of the N.I.F.L., as well as the back-up voice for the former La Crosse Bobcats CBA basketball team. He also serves as the news and sports director for WCOW/WKLJ, and just completed his first season as public address announcer for Viterbo University men’s and women’s basketball.
Joining Pappadopoulos in the booth this season will be Micah Schroeder. Schroeder served as the Media Relations Director last season for the Wisconsin Woodchucks as he handled play-by-play duties as well as serving as the official scorer for Woodchucks home games.
Schroeder, a UW-Stevens Point graduate, also completed an internship in the sports information department at the university before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Media Studies. He also has prior experience in the field as he broadcasted baseball, basketball, and football games for his alma mater.
The Logger Radio Network is back intact for the 2010 season as well. The Eagle, 102.7 FM (KQEG), will once again serve as the flagship of the LRN, broadcasting all 70 regular season games in HD. Joining KQEG in broadcasting all Logger games is ESPNRadio 1290 AM (Sparta), who will also be offering audio webcasting via the Loggers website, www.lacrosseloggers.com. Also returning is Q102.3 FM (Viroqua), who will broadcast two select games each week throughout the season.
Logger fans can tune into Pops and Schroeder on the LRN for the first time as the team opens the season at the Lumber Yard on June 2, 2010 when the Loggers host the Eau Claire Express in a home-and-home series to begin the season.