FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 24, 2017
Medford, Oregon - The Medford Rogues announce today the signing of three players to the 2017 team. Corey Olivet, Kent Burckle and Jaiden France are from San Jose State Univeristy and will add depth in the outfield and on the mound this season for Medford.
Corey Olivet - Outfielder
Corey Olivet is in his third season with the Spartans and is a very versatile outfielder that can play all three spots. In 2016, he started in 19 of 36 games, all at center field. He did not commit an error all season and had 70 putouts. In 81 at-bats, he hit .182 and scored 12 runs, walking 8 times. He had 5 multiple hit games. In 2015, he was an Academic All-Mountain honoree.
Kent Burckle - Outfielder
Kent Burckle is in his first season with San Jose State after attending Loyola Marymount University last year. In high school, he was a two-year varisty letter winner for Coach Dave Gellatly. Burckle was named second team All-CIF Southern Section and second team All-County selection his senior year. He was also named MVP in his final year of high school at San Clemente High School.
Jaiden France - Right-handed Pitcher/1B/3B
Jaiden France is also in his first season with San Jose State after attending Orange Coast Community College the previous year. At Orange Coast, he finished with a .254 batting average, 12 RBI, 7 runs scored, 2 doubles and a triple. On the mound, he pitched 4 innings and gave up 4 hits and had 4 strikeouts.
Contact: Emma Tiedemann, Medford Rogues Baseball Club, firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-973-2883.
The Medford Rogues is a wood-bat collegiate summer baseball team headed into its fifth season and is part of the Great West League. The Great West League, entering into its second season, is shaping up to be one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league baseball atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.