By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield High School senior center fielder Caleb Alexander recently signed a letter of intent to play collegiate baseball at Upper Iowa University, an NCAA Division II school in Fayette, Iowa.
Upper Iowa competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference against the likes of Winona State (Minn.) and Minnesota State-Mankato.
Alexander, a second-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference performer a year ago, is in his third year as a varsity starter for Marshfield, which was 4-4 overall and 0-3 in the WVC heading into Thursday’s game at Stevens Point.
Hub City Times caught up with Alexander following the Tigers’ loss to Stevens Point on Tuesday.
Hub City Times: How did the decision to go to Upper Iowa come about?
Caleb Alexander: Their coach contacted me, and I went down there for a visit. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the team. They’re good guys. It was a pretty easy decision.
HCT: Were you looking to possibly go other places?
CA: I was contacted by some other places. Duluth talked to me a little bit, a couple places around, but nothing really compared to Upper Iowa.
HCT: What are you looking to go into as far as school goes?
CA: I am looking to be an environmental engineer. We’ll see how it goes.
HCT: Over the course of the season, how do you see the team coming together?
CA: We’ve got a solid group. That’s for sure. We’ve lost some tough ones that we should have won, but we’ll keep playing competitive baseball and see how it goes on to the playoffs.
HCT: What’s it going to take to get the bats going?
CA: Just patience, we’re swinging at bad stuff.