Woodchucks add three players from Columbia University
For the Wausau Times
WAUSAU – The Wisconsin Woodchucks recently announced the addition of three players from Columbia University to the 2021 Roster. Pitchers Sean Higgins and Will Geerdes, and infielder Tyler Macgregor will all be headed to Wausau to play for the Woodchucks this summer.
Originally from Santa Ana, CA, Higgins started the 2020 season opener. As a freshman in 2019 Sean made 11 appearances on the plate, including six games as the starting pitcher. Sean was a two-year letter winner in high school and was named first team All-Orange County after setting a varsity record for doubles in 2018. He went 8-1 with a 1.7 ERA and 46s Ks his senior season.
Will Geerdes is a junior originally from San Antonio, TX. In the shortened 2020 season Will started two games and tossed five innings of one-hit, shutout ball at Nebraska. Will was a four year letter winner in high school where he was named to the Perfect Game Preseason All-American and All-Region Team in 2018.
Tyler Macgregor hit .364 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in a shortened 2020 season. Originally from Peabody, MA the 6‘2 junior earned his first start at first base for Columbia as a freshman in 2019. Tyler was a three-year letter winner at St. Johns Prep for high school. As a senior Tyler hit .330 with three homers and 23 runs scored.
“These three players come highly recommended from our former Woodchucks Field Manager Erik Supplee (2012) who now serves as an Assistant Coach for Columbia University,” explained Woodchucks president/GM Ryan Treu. “We are excited to have them join us in Wausau.”