LITTLE FALLS, N.J. – Alex Kachler took off on a 1,000-plus mile trip up north on I-95 after signing an independent league contract with the New Jersey Jackals of the Northeast Division in the Frontier League.
Kachler signed with the Little Falls, N.J., based team July 31. In his first game he provided a two-RBI single in a 5-3 victory against Sussex County.
The Lithia, Fla., native is coming off a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) First Team Academic All-American honor this past Thursday. Kachler is the first Osprey to receive that honor since Preston Hale in 2010.
Kachler joins a highly successful Jackals organization. The New Jersey Jackals have won six league titles and four division championships. The organization was founded in 1998 and they play in Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University.