(Wausau) – This week, the Wisconsin Woodchucks are excited to announce another addition to their roster for the 2012 season. Recently, the ‘Chucks have signed Skyler Ewing, a power hitting, freshman first baseman from Rice University.
Ewing joins the Owls after a very decorated high school career. Hailing from Arlington, TX, Skyler played baseball at Arlington High School, were he was a three-year starter and earned the 2011 District 4-5A Utility Player of the Year. He helped lead his team to the district championship and Region I quarterfinals of the state tournament as a senior.
As a senior he batted .443 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI. He also went 7-3 on the mound with a 3.26 ERA. Skyler maintained a .450 batting average throughout his prep career while also belting 31 home runs. Said Rice head coach Wayne Graham, “Skyler has outstanding power. He is continuing to work on his defensive skills, but his bat will help him have a role." In addition to being an accomplished athlete, Skyler was an outstanding student. He was a member of National Honors Society and was named to the 2011 5A Academic All-State team.