Updated February 15 2016
The Florence RedWolves and third-year head coach Blake Maxwell are excited to announce a pair of additions as the 2016 season draws closer. The RedWolves are poised to make another playoff run after clinching a post-season spot a season ago. Right-handed pitchers Logan Harasta and Charlie Sobieraski from the State University of New York at Buffalo will call Florence home this summer.
Harasta, who is a native of Webster, N.Y., will be entering his sophomore year with the Bulls after appearing in 15 games on the mound. With the Bulls, Harasta went 1-3 in six starts and tossed 41.1 innings. He earned his first collegiate win against Niagara, allowing just one run on four hits. Harasta played his High School ball at Webster Thomas where he was named All-New York State as a senior. That season he compiled a 7-1 record, a microscopic 0.20 earned run average and 55 strikeouts.
Head coach Blake Maxwell said of Harasta, “Logan is a big 6’6” righty with an upper 80s fastball who was an all-star in the Perfect Game League last summer. He has a chance to be a weekend starter for Buffalo this spring and we are expecting big things this summer from him in Florence”.
Sobieraski hails from Lockport, N.Y. and will also be entering his sophomore year with the Bulls. In his freshman campaign with the Bulls, Hash appeared in 48 games and started in 47 of them. He batted .265 (41-for-155) with a team best 4 home runs and 20 runs batted in. Sobieraski also made four appearances on the mound for Buffalo, striking out eight batters in 10.1 innings of work. He played High School ball at Lockport H.S. where he was named the Buffalo News three sports Athlete of the Year.
“Charlie is an athletic 6’4” corner infielder who also saw some time on the mound for Buffalo last spring. He has a chance to be a legit two-way player for Buffalo this season and for the RedWolves this summer. He led Buffalo in home runs last year and he also features a fastball that sits around 88-92 mph” stated Maxwell.
The RedWolves kick off their 57 game season at home on Tuesday, May 31st against the Fayetteville SwampDogs. Over the course of the 10-week season, Sparrow Stadium will host 30 home games, seven of which are Thirsty Thursdays. New this season is “Two Dollar Tuesday”, where general admission tickets, drinks and hotdogs are all just two dollars each! A featured “Two Dollar Tuesday” night will be held against the Francis Marion Alumni Baseball Team on June 21st.The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 94 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.Contact: