The Lakeshore Chinooks have added two hard-hitting outfielders to the 2014 line-up. Brett Siddall (Canisius College) and Logan Leverett (Illinois State) will add depth to the outfield and will compete for at-bats in the highly competitive Northwoods League.
The versatile Brett Siddall, who will also add depth at 1B, is off to a hot start for the Golden Griffins of Canisius. After missing the first few weeks of the season, the sophomore is hitting .300 with 4 RBI and a .600 slugging percentage. As a freshman, Siddall hit .318, including seven doubles, two triples, one home run, and 29 RBI, with ten of those RBI coming in the eighth inning or later. A native of Windsor, Ontario, the 6’0” slugger played for Canada at the International Baseball Federation 18U World Championship in Seoul, South Korea and earned All-Tournament with Team Canada at the Americas World Junior Tournament.
Logan Leverett is making the transition to Division I baseball with the Redbirds after playing for Southeastern Illinois Community College. At 6’2” and 230 lbs., Leverett has the strength and size to follow in the footsteps of two other Redbird hitters who made their marks with the Chinooks, Eric Aguilera (2012) and Mike Hollenbeck (2013). The burly outfielder from Harrisburg, IL hit .350 with five home runs and 25 RBI last season after hitting eight home runs as a freshman.
Siddall and Leverett will make their way to Mequon at the end of their college seasons, in which both programs will be in contention for trips to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
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 lakeshorechinooks.com 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 www.lakeshorechinooks.com.