Jirschele, a Clintonville, Wisconsin native and University of Wisconsin- Stevens Pointer, returns to the Rafters for a second season. The infielder collected 16 hits and drove in five runs over 28 games for the Rafters in 2010 before being sidelined with a shoulder injury. After spending a season at UW-Oshkosh Jirschele transferred to Stevens Point and posted outstanding sophomore numbers batting .319 and 54 RBI while earning a selection to the WIAC Gold-Glove team. Jirschele is majoring in social work. He was named First Team All WIAC 2011.