News and Announcements

Lakers Add Evan Wick

Posted by Albert Lea Lakers at Mar 13, 2017 3:16PM PDT
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The Albert Lea Lakers are proud to announce the signing of Evan Wick.

Wick, a catcher from East Troy, Wisconsin, will be part of the battery for the 2017 Lakers. He currently attends Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He is looking to major in sport management.

In high school, he started all four years behind the dish at East Troy and even took home defensive player of the year honors as a freshman. He won a conference Gold Glove as a junior and senior. He was named Honorable Mention All-Conference as a junior and was named Second Team All-Conference as a senior while also participating on the school’s’ football team for one season.

In his freshman year with the V-Hawks, Wick had a hit, drove in a run and even scored himself in his short time on the field. He closed out his freshman campaign with a .240 on base percentage.

The Lakers are excited to have Evan in Albert Lea for the 2017 season!

Lakers Add Clarke Peterson

Posted by Albert Lea Lakers at Mar 7, 2017 11:47AM PST
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The Albert Lea Lakers are proud to announce the signing of Clarke Peterson.

Peterson, 19, is a catcher currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. He is originally from East Grand Forks, Minnesota and graduated from East Grand Forks High School.

He is currently in his redshirt freshman season for the Golden Eagles.

The Lakers are excited to welcome Clarke Peterson for the 2017 season.

Lakers Add Derek Johnson

Posted by Albert Lea Lakers at Feb 17, 2017 11:49AM PST
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The Albert Lea Lakers are excited to announce the signing of Derek Johnson out of George Fox University. Derek is an outfielder from Spring Ranch, Texas beginning his sophomore season as a George Fox Bruin.

As a freshman, Johnson hit .231 with a RBI. He graduated from Smithson Valley High School in 2015, where he earned Academic All-State Honors. He was a recipient of the Texas Region Honorable Mention as a senior while earning Academic All-District honors as a junior.

The Lakers are excited to have Derek joining us for our inaugural season in Albert Lea.

Lakers Add Hometown Kid Parker Mullenbach

Posted by Albert Lea Lakers at Feb 17, 2017 11:39AM PST
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The Albert Lea Lakers are excited to announce the signing of Parker Mullenbach, a native of Albert Lea. Parker is currently a freshman at Bethel University. He attended Albert Lea High School and will be suiting up for his new hometown team.

The Lakers are excited for their upcoming inaugural season in Albert Lea.

Sam Schumacher Named Head Coach

Posted by Albert Lea Lakers at Feb 9, 2017 2:15PM PST
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Sam Schumacher has been named the new head coach of the Albert Lea Lakers.

Schumacher has been a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Dakota Wesleyan University. Hitting .310 in his senior season, Schumacher returned to join Greicar’s coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 2015 and 2016. He helped guide the 2015 DWU team to the GPAC Postseason Tournament Championship and berth in the NAIA Opening Round.

Schumacher is entering his third year coaching at the college level and has previous coaching experience with youth baseball in Mitchell. He is in his third year in graduate school at DWU and will continue to work with the middle infielders and as a hitting coach in 2016-17. Schumacher lives in Mitchell.