WAUSAU – The Wisconsin Woodchucks have signed Kobe Hyland from the University of Houston and Brian Morrell from the University of Notre Dame to the 2019 roster.
Kobe Hyland, 6’0” and 200 pounds, is a junior at the University of Houston and is from Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. Hyland has six doubles, two triples, four home runs and 14 RBIs this season with the Cougars. Prior to playing with Houston, Hyland spent his 2017 and 2018 seasons at Iowa Western. Last season he hit .386 with three home runs, 22 doubles, and 11 stolen bases to help Iowa Western advance to the JuCo World Series. He will join the Woodchucks in the infield this summer.
Brian Morrell is a 6’0”, 184-pound sophomore at the University of Notre Dame, and is originally from Shoreham, New York. He will join the Woodchucks pitching staff for the 2019 season. As a freshman in 2018, Morrell made six appearances with 4.1 innings pitched and five strikeouts. Currently in the 2019 season, he has two appearances on the mound.
The Woodchucks 2019 home opener is June 1.