La Crosse Loggers

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La Crosse Loggers
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Information
LeagueNorthwoods League (Great Plains East 2019-present
(North Division 2016-2018)
(South Division 2003-2015)
LocationLa Crosse, Wisconsin
BallparkThe Lumberyard at Copeland Park
Year founded2003
League championships1 (2012)
Division championships2 (2009, 2012)
ColorsGreen, black, and white
     
OwnershipDan Kapanke
ManagementBen Kapanke (GM) Chris Goodell (Team President)
ManagerBrian Lewis
MediaLa Crosse Tribune
KQEG Eagle 102.7
Websitelacrosseloggers.com

The La Crosse Loggers are a La Crosse, Wisconsin based baseball team playing in the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league. Since the team's inaugural season in 2003, they have played at Copeland Park. The ballpark is nicknamed "the Lumberyard."[1][2]

The team is owned by Dan Kapanke, a former Wisconsin State Senator.[3][4] Since the start of the 2020 season, Rob Hill has been the play-by-play broadcaster of the La Crosse Loggers.[5]

The Loggers are one of 22 teams in the Northwoods League, playing 72 games per season, from late May through mid-August. The Northwoods League is a summer collegiate league that provides an opportunity for college players to spend their summers and display their talents to professional scouts. Players must be enrolled in college and have at least one year of athletic eligibility to participate. The league is designed to give college players the minor league experience, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats and minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips, and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.[6]

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Ballpark". La Crosse Loggers. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  2. ^ "La Crosse Loggers". Travel Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Dan Kapanke". Wisconsin Public Radio. 16 October 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Meet Dan". Dan Kapanke for Senate. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Follow the Loggers!". La Crosse Loggers. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Northwoods League". Northwoods League. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Alumni in the Majors". La Crosse Loggers. Retrieved 22 June 2021.

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