This week’s roster additions come to us recommended by a former Hoppers’ coach, Trey Porras.

Joe De Fina, OF, University of New Mexico: Coach Moss said, “Joe is another guy coming from New Mexico, so he knows what being around a great program looks like. He is a physical left-handed hitter that could be a big part of the top of our lineup. He has a short compact stroke that is repeatable and he can just flat out hit. The staff is really excited about the offensive potential that Joe can bring to our lineup.” Twitter: @defina_joe

Cole Cummings, INF, University of New Mexico University: Coach Moss said, “Cole is another left-handed hitter on the roster and along with DeFina comes from one of the more storied programs in the country, New Mexico. He is a guy who will bring high energy. He has a presence and attacks the game. Cole has a slick glove and is a smooth defender at a premium position, shortstop.” Twitter: @ccummings_4

Other Hopper News:

The Hoppers have accepted an invitation to participate in the Bluegrass World Series post to the OVL season.  During the week of 30 July – 4 August the Hoppers will play at least three games at Slugger Field (Home of the AAA Bats) in Louisville. Tickets will be on sale from the Hoppers later this Spring. Six other wood bat league teams and the Louisville Stars will also participate. The Stars team consists of 35 former Major League Baseball players. More details to follow.