Wingnuts Ink Trowbridge for 2018
WICHITA, Kans. - The Wichita Wingnuts continued to round out their position player corps on Friday, announcing the signing of young infielder Logan Trowbridge.
Trowbridge spent 71 games in the American Association last season with the Salina Stockade, hitting .224 with nine doubles, three triples, and one home run. The 24-year old showcased his incredible versatility by playing at least one game at every position except pitcher, though he spent much of the season as the Stockade's shortstop. Trowbridge began the 2017 season with the Tucson Saguaros of the Pecos League, where he played just five games before being snapped up by Salina.
The Santa Cruz, Calif., native made his professional debut in 2016 with the Pecos League's Great Bend Boom, hitting .359 with five home runs and 45 RBI in only 58 games. Trowbridge also stole 29 bases in 34 tries, while recording more walks (36) than strikeouts (31).
Trowbridge, a right-handed hitter, kicked off his collegiate career with two seasons at the junior college level with the College of San Mateo. After hitting a combined .245 over the course of those two seasons, Trowbridge transferred to Cal State Bakersfield as a junior. He established himself as the Roadrunners starting catcher, gunning down 16 of 29 attempted base-stealers as a senior, while hitting .220 in 257 collegiate at-bats. For his career at Bakersfield, Trowbridge recorded eight doubles, four triples, and one home run.
Trowbridge's signing brings the number of Wingnuts players under contract for the 2018 season up to 15. American Association clubs may carry up to 28 players during spring training, which opens on May 6.
The 11th season of Wingnuts baseball and the club's pursuit of an eighth consecutive division title kicks off with a three-game home series against the Kansas City T-Bones, beginning on Friday, May 18. For information on season tickets, group outings, and party packages, call the Wingnuts main office at (316) 264-NUTS, or visit the Wingnuts official website at www.wichitawingnuts.com.
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