Warrior and Lumberjack Team Up for 'Chucks

By: Shannon Shepherd Email
By: Shannon Shepherd Email

Meet Ryan and Adam. Wausau East and West graduates respectivly.

"Initally I went to UW-Oshkosh and then I transferred to a junior college" said Ryan Zweck

"I went to college over in St. Paul" added Adam Kramer.

Two baseball players taking oppisate paths on the collegiete level but this summer the Northwoods Leauge was their ticket home, where Athletic Park is no stranger.

"I was one of those kids trying to get the autographs so it's pretty cool that this time I'm the one giving them" said Zweck.

"I came to alot of games. There was always little league night that I came to" said Kramer.

Adam and Ryan now get to be inside the diamond where both take the mound as pitches for the Woodchucks.

"I mean I always have people asking me now when I am going to pitch and how they want to come see me. So that is awesome to get all that support." remarked Kramer

"Just playing for this team in general is a huge opportunity for anybody. But for these guys to be to be from the area and get to play here that is something special" said Woodchucks manager Jameel Ziadeh.

In college development leagues players come from all corners of the country and stay the summer with local host familes. Both Adam and Ryan know how lucky they are that their clubhouse resides in the town they call home

"It's really cool having my parents come every game. I am really fortunate for that." said Zweck.

"It's nice going home sometimes and Mom has something in the fridge for me to eat. Or I can go downstairs and watch baseball with Dad" added Kramer.

When the summer ends these two will go their seperate ways again. but both agree that the opportunity to play in the Northwoods league will make them better ball players.

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