WAUSAU (WAOW) - The Winona State Warriors' starting catcher and shortstop, Jamie Soyk and Seth McMullen, have signed temporary contracts with the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The two were instrumental pieces to a 36-16 Winona team, which made a NCAA Tournament appearance.
McMullen, a Wausau native, enjoyed a prolific career at Wausau West. Playing shortstop, Seth would receive second team All-WVC accolades as a sophomore, and would make the first team All-WVC as a junior and senior. McMullen will be the second Woodchuck representing the Wisconsin Valley Conference, joining 2010 WIAC Player of the Year Eric Fritz from UW- Stevens Point.
McMullen had a stellar freshman season playing shortstop for the Warriors. Starting 34 games, McMullen posted a .350 batting average with 7 home runs, 29 RBI, and a monster .617 slugging percentage.
Soyk, a native of Abbotsford, possesses a cannon arm, a deep understanding of the game, a phenomenal rapport with his pitchers, and a barricade of a glove. Soyk is also not a stranger to the Northwoods League, as he enjoyed a short stint with the Lacrosse Loggers last season.
While he is not an offensive threat, Soyk is the ultimate intangible catcher. Soyk boasts a .992 fielding percentage- not to mention picking off 10 base runners, while throwing out 12 of 18 would be basestealers. Soyk, a junior, possesses a 3.96 GPA and is a team leader in every facet of the Winona State program.
Courtesy: Woodchucks Press Release