Latest News

Published On: March 11th, 2014

The Lakeshore Chinooks welcome Matt Borens (Eastern Illinois) and Chase Radan (UCLA) to the 2014 roster. The two pitchers will look to strengthen their pitching resumes by taking the mound against the talented hitters found throughout the Northwoods League.

Matt Borens, a lanky 6’7” right-handed pitcher from Monee, IL is playing in his junior season for Eastern Illinois where he plays with Chinooks teammate, Brant Valach and pitches on the same staff as two stalwarts from last year’s Chinooks staff, Joe Greenfield and Jake Johansmeier. After a stellar sophomore season in which he notched a team-high 65 strikeouts and posted a 4-4 record with a 4.30 ERA in 13 starts and 88 innings of work, Borens has stepped up as the Panthers’ #1 starter this season. His 1.67 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 27 innings currently leads the team. After a brief stint with the Mankato Moon Dogs in 2012, Borens looks to take over as an innings-eater in the mold of Greenfield, a Chinooks’ fan favorite.

Chase Radan is another right-handed pitcher looking to make his mark in the Northwoods. The 6’4” product of nationally renowned Mater Dei High School hails from Tustin, CA where he was named his school’s Pitcher of the Year in 2012 after registering 29 strikeouts and a 0.84 ERA. Last season, Radan redshirted during UCLA’s magical ride to the 2013 College World Series Championship. While yet to see action for the defending NCAA champs, Radan will come to Mequon eager to gain valuable experience in the competitive Northwoods. Last summer, Radan pitched for the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast League and posted a 2-0 record with a 3.91 ERA, 11 strikeouts and one save in 23 innings.

The Chinooks will play their 2014 home opener on Thurday, May 29 at 6:35pm against the Mankato Moondogs. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a 2014 schedule magnet and a bobblehead of Chinooks minority owner Bob Uecker! Season tickets (Full, 12-, and 6-game packs) are available now. Call the Chinooks office at 262-618-4659 to reserve your seats today. Single game tickets will go on sale Monday, April 28th. Tickets to the 2014 Northwoods League All-Star Game at Kapco Park are now available for sale at or by calling 262-618-4659.

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 Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), 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