PRESS RELEASE: Longview-Kelso, Washington, Tuesday, February 9, 2010: Logan Brumley, son of Seattle Mariners third base coach Mike Brumley, has signed with the Cowlitz Black Bears for the inaugural 2010 season. Brumley, a sophomore SS/2B at Seminole Junior College in Seminole, OK is coming to the Black Bears with experience, talent, and big league pedigree. Brumley has signed to play at Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, TX and will be the schools only Junior College transfer. “We are extremely excited to have Logan play for us this summer,” said Black Bears coach Bryson LeBlanc. "Logan is a hard-nosed defensive- minded infielder, who plays the game the way it was intended.”
Logan’s father was a switch hitting middle infielder and played in the Major Leagues from 1987-1995. Brumley played for the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Oakland Athletics. His grandfather also played in the big leagues. “Whenever you have the opportunity to sign a player that has Major League bloodlines you have to jump on it,” said Black Bears General Manager Grant Wilson. “With the type of glove he has mixed with his maturity and knowledge of the game we feel Logan is on track to have a breakout summer.”
In addition to Brumley, the Black Bears have a verbal commitment from University of Oregon- bound Stefan Sabol. The Aliso Niguel, CA-native is projected to be drafted in the top five rounds of the 2010 draft and draws comparison to former major leaguer Craig Biggio.
The Black Bears begin play this June as one of two expansion teams entering the WCL in 2010. The Walla Walla Sweets are also entering the league, and will visit Story Field August 3, 4, and 5, the final home series of the regular season.
The Cowlitz Black Bears have recently launched their official website where fans can purchase officially licensed Cowlitz Black Bears apparel, season tickets and much more. For more info visit, www.cowlitzblackbears.com.
The Black Bears are members of the West Coast League, a nine-team, professional-like wood-bat summer college league. For more info visit, www.westcoastleague.com.