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Published On: January 22nd, 2014

The Lakeshore Chinooks have announced that Mark Moriarty will return for his second year as the team’s pitching coach.  Moriarty returns to manager Eddy Morgan’s staff after working together with Morgan to rebuild the Concordia University Wisconsin baseball program this past year.

Prior to joining the Chinooks and CUW, the St. Scholastica grad had coaching stints at Concordia St. Paul (2012) and Augustana (2008-2011) where Moriarty’s pitchers helped lead the Vikings to their first-ever NCAA tournament .  As a college pitcher, Moriarty finished with the third most wins in school history (23) and a 2.80 ERA and was a 2006 All-American.

As a collegiate player, Moriarty pitched for the Madison Mallards in 2004 and posted a 4-0 record with an amazing 0.00 ERA.  Moriarty’s NWL experience proved invaluable to the Chinooks’ pitching staff as the team won the South Division 2nd half season title and advanced to the team’s first-ever playoff appearance.  Working with NWL All-Star’s Tyler Thicke and Kyle Bouman, Moriarty’s staff posted a 3.27 ERA and 508 strikeouts while allowing only 239 runs.

Moriarty expressed excitement on his return, “I am honored to manage the pitching staff again in 2014 for such a great organization and look forward to another successful summer. The Chinooks are truly focused on creating an atmosphere built on player development and they take great pride in providing the best NWL experience out there for some of the top collegiate baseball players in the country. “

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit