After revealing the A's "first 15" of the pre-season roster on Tuesday, the A's are announcing the remainder of the 2018 pre-season roster today with 24 names being added to the mix, bringing the total to 39 players. The team will have to cut the roster down to 30 by July 1.
The latest batch of players includes several returnees and newcomers. The A's will be looking for the right mix of players to bring home the Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball Leauge championships this summer.
Pitchers added to the roster include Josh Olson (Milwaukee Area Technical College), Mason Maziarka and Logan Pitts (Edgewood College), Austin Fox (Ripon College), Austin Wagner (Ellsworth Community College), and local pitchers Kyle Moyer, Jake Howard, and Joshua Boyd.
Behind the plate, the A's will feature a rotation of newcomers Matt Quartel (UW-Milwaukee), Ryan Norton (UW-Whitewater), and veteran Ben Gordon (Upper Iowa University alum).
In the infield, new additions to the roster include Oakland Scanlon (UW-Milwaukee), Christian McKelvey (McHenry Community College), Ryan Fields (Edgewood College), Kyle Peterson (Ripon College), and Travis Slywka (Marian University).
Lastly, the outfield could see the addition of a former A's MVP's in Wyatt Olson (Niagra University). In addition, 2016 A's outfielder TD Walker (Jacksonville University) is back in the mix along with newcomers Bryce Brogni (McHenry Community College) and Dylan Moser (Milwaukee Area Technical College).
Here is a look at the complete pre-season roster.
|25||Ben Folger||P||Ripon College|
|39||Austin Fox||P||Ripon College|
|5||Mitchell Gardner||P||Marian University alum|
|38||Derek Loomans||P||Lakeland University alum|
|35||Mason Maziarka||P||Edgewood College|
|33||Brady Nehring||P||Marian University|
|45||Logan Pitts||P||Edgewood College|
|8||Eric Schmitz||P||UW-Whitewater alum|
|7||Taylor Schwarz||P||UNC-Greensboro alum|
|48||Rodney Valdes||P||Indian Hills CC|
|34||John VanderPloeg||P||St. Cloud State|
|41||Austin Wagner||P||Ellsworth CC|
|23||Ben Gordon||C||Upper Iowa University alum|
|29||Jake Arens||INF||Marian University|
|20||Zac Cain||INF||Upper Iowa University|
|9||Ryan Fields||INF||Edgewood College|
|14||Grant Kosanke||INF||Evangel University|
|3||Christian McKelvey||INF||McHenry CC|
|44||Kyle Peterson||INF||Ripon College|
|12||Travis Slywka||INF||Marian University|
|19||Harry Steldt||INF||UW-Stevens Point alum|
|11||Bryce Brogni||OF||McHenry CC|
|24||Cole Miklavcic||OF||Marian University alum|
|37||Wyatt Olson||OF||Niagra University|
|32||TD Walker||OF||Jacksonville University|
|16||Mark Wanner||OF||McHenry CC|
The A's will begin the 2018 season at home on Saturday, May 26 at 2 PM against the Marinette Redbirds. Opening Day is presented by CITGO, and includes the A's fourth annual Sheboygan A's 5K Home Run/Walk at 10 AM and a performance by regional musician Pat McCurdy at Noon.
2018 Sheboygan A's season tickets are now on sale. Prices start at just $40 for full-season packages and can be ordered online.
Groups looking to reserve the tailgating area, or reserve the Advanced Comfort Systems Skybox, can email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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