Rogues add 6 players to roster for '14 year
The Medford Rogues of the West Coast League have added six players to their roster, bringing the total to 30 for the 2014 season.
Included are two Nebraska players — catcher Tanner Lubach and pitcher/outfielder Christian Cox — and two players from New Mexico State, first baseman Ben Slater and pitcher Matt Loeffler.
Lubach, a junior, started 46 games for the Cornhuskers in 2013. He hit .239 with two home runs and 27 RBIs and made only two errors.
Cox, a left-hander, starred as a two-way player for Hutchinson (Kan.) JC in 2013 and projects to play two ways for Nebraska. He hit .306 in 30 starts with two home runs, 14 RBIs and was 10-for-11 in stolen bases. On the mound, he was 3-3 with a 3.59 ERA, starting nine of his 10 games.
Slater is a transfer from Gateway CC in Phoenix, Ariz. At Gateway he hit .274 with one home run and 19 RBIs in 35 games.
The right-handed Loeffler transferred from South Mountain CC in Phoenix, Ariz., where he went 4-1 with one save and a .2.30 ERA in 47 innings, striking out 28 and walking nine.
Other commitments are from right-handed pitcher Dalton Douty of Cypress (Calif.) College and first baseman Victor Garcia of Texas Pan-American.
Douty redshirted at UC Santa Barbara before transferring to Cypress. He pitched for the 2012 Klamath Falls Gems in the WCL, going 2-2 with a 4.05 ERA.
Garcia was a four-time all-Chicago area all-star at Plainfield South. He hit .391 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs in 2013.