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Chucks sign Dallas lefty

by Bryon Graff

WAUSAU (WAOW) - The Chucks sign left-handed pitcher Gabe Sandersius out of the University of Dallas.  He's the school leader this spring in starts, complete games and strikeouts.

Online Reporter: Bryon Graff

Press Release Courtesy of Wisconsin Woodchucks

‘Chucks Sign University of Dallas Southpaw

WAUSAU, WI - May 11th, 2009 - Gabe Sandersius, a junior at the University of Dallas, has signed a contract with the Wisconsin Woodchucks and will be heading north to Wausau this summer.  Sandersius is a left-handed pitcher and outfielder for the Crusaders (23-15-1).

The 6'1" lefty from Tempe, Arizona is the Crusaders' team leader in many pitching categories.  Sandersius is tops in games started (15), complete games (6), innings pitched (89.1), and strikeouts (90).  He carries a 3.73 ERA, while opponents have hit a mere .221 against him.

Sandersius has put up some decent numbers with a bat in his hand, too.  He is hitting .314 this spring with five triples and four homeruns.  He is also tied for the team lead in stolen bases with 10.

The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the Northwoods League, a college wood bat summer league featuring players from across the country.  Baseball America named the Northwoods League as one of the premier summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country.  The Woodchucks 2009 home opener is Friday, May 29th as they take on the Eau Claire Express.  For group outing / ticket information contact the Woodchucks office at 715-845-5055 or visit the Woodchucks website at

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