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Loggers owner hopes team can play this summer

Brad Williams

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Baseball remains on hold in America, because of coronavirus, and that includes minor-league clubs such as the La Crosse Loggers. 

That team usually starts its season in June, and Loggers owner Dan Kapanke is still hoping to have some games played at Copeland Park this summer.    

Kapanke tells WIZM’s La Crosse Talk that the college players who make up the Loggers roster would like to play Northwoods League games this summer, because the college seasons have been cancelled.  

Many of today’s biggest baseball stars played ball at La Crosse’s Copeland Park before becoming big-leaguers. 

All-Star pitchers Max Scherzer and Chris Sale both played for the Loggers while in college. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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