Three Future Bruins Join AppleSox

 The AppleSox strong tradition of introducing college-bound Bruins to continue in 2016, the team announced, Friday.

The AppleSox strong tradition of introducing college-bound Bruins to continue in 2016, the team announced, Friday.

WENATCHEE – Three UCLA recruits who will join the Bruins in the fall will first play for the Wenatchee AppleSox this summer. The future Bruins joining the AppleSox will be catcher Michael Toglia, infielder Ryan Kreidler, and outfielder Jeremy Ydens.
 
“We are extremely fortunate to have a great relationship with UCLA,” said AppleSox head coach AJ Proszek. “We have had so many talented players come to Wenatchee from UCLA over the years and are thrilled for that to be the case again this season.”
 
Toglia is a Washington native who is in his senior year at Gig Harbor High School. He was ranked No. 7 on the 2016 Perfect Game USA Top High School Prospects in the state of Washington list and ranked No. 481 on the 2016 Perfect Game USA Top 500 High School Prospects list.
 
Kreidler, from Davis, Calif., was named a 2015 Perfect Game USA first team Underclass All-American. He was ranked No. 23 on the 2016 Perfect Game USA Top High School Prospects in the state of California list and ranked No. 163 on the 2016 Perfect Game USA Top 500 High School Prospects list.
 
A product of Campbell, Calif., Ydens was named the 2015 San Jose Mercury News All-Area Player of the Year and 2015 CalHiSports State Junior of the Year. He was also ranked No. 33 on the 2016 Perfect Game USA Top High School Prospects in the state of California list and ranked No. 255 on the 2016 Perfect Game USA Top 500 High School Prospects list.
 
“All three are very high-level recruits and will follow in the footsteps of many other UCLA players who have come to Wenatchee over the years,” said Proszek. “They are able to get valuable experience playing in our league, which will prepare them well to make an impact as soon as they begin their college careers.”
 
The 2016 season will begin at home on June 3rd with a three-game series against the Yakima Valley Pippins. The team’s 17th season will include 33 home games at Paul Thomas Sr. Field.
 
Single game tickets start at just $7 for adults and $6 for kids. Season tickets are available now and can be purchased by contacting the AppleSox office at (509) 665-6900.
 
About the Wenatchee AppleSox:
The Wenatchee AppleSox Baseball Club is part of the West Coast League, one of the premier wood-bat summer collegiate leagues in the country. The AppleSox provide affordable family entertainment for baseball fans throughout North Central Washington, and an excellent environment for college players from around the country to develop their skills.
 
The AppleSox were founded in 2000. The team has won the WCL Championship five out of the last nine seasons (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2012). Nine AppleSox alumni have reached the major leagues. Three currently play at the MLB level: Jason Hammel (Chicago Cubs), Blaine Hardy (Detroit Tigers), and Tommy Milone (Minnesota Twins). For more information, visit www.applesox.com.