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Black Bears Welcome UC Irvine Anteater

Sam Ireland, UC Irvine

The Cowlitz Black Bears are happy to announce the signing of University of California Irvine freshman Sam Ireland.

Ireland is a talented and versatile infielder for the Anteaters. His smooth fielding action and sure handiness are not to be missed at Story Field in 2019. Along with his glove, he brings a competitive bat, using the whole field with gap-to-gap power.

"I’m excited to get Sam in the lineup," said Black Bears Coach Grady Tweit. "He will be a run creator as well as a run producer for us this summer."

Ireland is from Mission Viejo, California, where he played at Tesoro High School.

Please welcome Sam Ireland to your 2019 Cowlitz Black Bears!