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Former Jefferson City Renegade Wetrich signs pro deal with Rascals

Former Jefferson City Renegade Wetrich signs pro deal with Rascals

June 27th, 2019 by News Tribune in Sports Pro

Tanner Wetrich

The Jefferson City Renegades have another former player entering professional baseball.

Tanner Wetrich signed a professional contract Wednesday with the O'Fallon-based River City Rascals of the Frontier League, an independent baseball league.

Wetrich, a Moberly High School graduate who played college baseball at Mineral Area College and the University of Iowa, played for the Renegades during the first half of the 2017 season.

During his time with the Renegades, Wetrich compiled a team-high .357 batting average (20-for-56) in 18 games with 17 runs scored, 14 RBI and three home runs.

As a senior this past spring at Iowa, Wetrich batted .263 in 50 games with eight doubles, 35 runs scored, 28 RBI and a team-high seven home runs.

Wetrich is the third former Renegade to sign a professional contract.

Jacob Voss, a Linn High School graduate, was drafted last year by the Los Angeles Angels and is playing in his second season with their Rookie League affiliate, the Orem Owlz. Anthony Green was drafted earlier this month by the St. Louis Cardinals and was assigned to the GCL Cardinals, who began their season earlier this week.