Woodchucks add Columbus State catcher, two from Saint Louis University
For the Wausau Times
WAUSAU – The Woodchucks have added a Columbus State University catcher and two players from Saint Louis University.
Robert Brooks is starting the 2021 season with a bang, hitting .500 with three home runs, all of which occurred during the Cougars’ double header on 2/20/21. Through his career at Columbus State, Robert has a .320 batting average, 21 home runs, and 99 RBI. He was named Second Team All-Conference in 2019.
Originally from Marietta, GA, Brooks attended Wheeler High School where he lettered four times and was named the Marietta Daily Journal Player of the Week.
Woodchucks head coach, Corey Thompson, adds, “Robert is a true baseball guy. Constantly working on his game and plays hard every night. Brooks has hit everywhere he has been, I am very excited to see this guy hit all summer. He is off to a great start this spring and I expect he will continue this throughout the year.”
Two players, pitcher Scott Youngbrandt and infielder Colten Schild, from Saint Louis University have also been added to Wisconsin Woodchucks 2021 roster.
Originally from Tinley Park, IL, Youngbrandt made for
appearances on the mound in 2020, including two starts. As a freshman, he made
40 starts for the Billikens in the field, playing in 47 total games. In the
2021 season so far, Scott has pitched five innings with one strikeout.
Wisconsin native, Colten Schild ended the shortened 2020 season on a 10-game hitting streak that included two multi-hit games with a .318 average.
As a freshman Schild tied for second on the team with five stolen bases.
Currently, Colten has a .333 average with five hits in the 2021 season.