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Woodchucks Welcome Back Luvisi

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WAUSAU (Press Release) - Jordan Luvisi, a left-handed pitcher, corner outfielder and 2010 Woodchuck, has officially re-signed with Wisconsin for the 2011 summer. 

A sophomore at Pepperdine University, Luvisi returns to Wausau for his second stint with the ‘Chucks after making an appearance in 12 games last summer.   

A control-oriented lefty who took some time to get comfortable in his first Northwoods League stint, Luvisi posted a 6.05 ERA with a 0-3 record in 22.1 innings pitched in 2010.  Gushing with raw athleticism, Luvisi displayed his high ceiling and promising skill-set late last season when he was able to find his comfort zone, settle down and hit his spots.

"He matured a lot as the season went by," said Woodchucks Field Manager Guido Aspeitia.  "Jordan really pitched some quality innings for us down the stretch."

A gifted athlete, Luvisi is more than capable of playing in the field as needed, and can wield a bat competently when called upon.  An all-state hockey player in high school, Luvisi was drafted by his home-team Arizona Diamondbacks in the 49th round of the 2009 MLB Draft.

With a full season of Northwoods League ball under his belt, a confident and comfortable Luvisi should see extended innings- and promising results in his second go-around with the ‘Chucks.

"We expect [Luvisi] to come in and compete for a starting spot," said Aspeitia.  "We are really excited to have him back."

 

Courtesy: Woodchucks Press Release

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