Chinooks Announce 2015 Schedule
The 2014 Northwoods League Champion Lakeshore Chinooks have announced their schedule for the 2015 season. The Northwoods League will again play a 72-game schedule with the Chinooks hosting 36 home games at Kapco Park from late May until the middle of August.
The Chinooks will open the 2015 campaign on the road in Battle Creek. Lakeshore will open at Kapco Park on May 28th against the Kenosha Kingfish at 6:35pm. The 2015 schedule includes 20 home games in May/June, 12 in July, and 4 in August. This summer, the Chinooks will play 18 games on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
On June 1st, the Chinooks will host the Madison Mallards with a special start time of 11:35am.
On both June 30th and July 8th, the Chinooks will play a split double-header against the Kenosha Kingfish. Lakeshore will host Kenosha at Kapco Park on June 30th at 11:35 am and then travel to Kenosha for a 7:05 pm nightcap. On July 8th, the first game will start in Kenosha at 12:05 pm, followed by the second game at Kapco Park at 6:35 pm.
The first half of the season will be complete at the end of play on Tuesday, June 30th with the second half beginning on Wednesday, July 1st. The first and second half division winners from both the North and South Divisions will meet in a best-of-three Divisional Playoff Series on August 10th through August 12th. The North and South Division Champions will then meet in a best-of-three series for the Summer Collegiate World Series on August 13th through August 15th.
The 2015 Northwoods League All-Star Game will return to Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids on Tuesday, July 21st. Additional details regarding the 2015 All-Star festivities will be released at a later date.
For the third consecutive year, the Mallards will host the Northwoods League Major League Dreams Showcase on August 4th. This exhibition double header will feature the top 100 players in the Northwoods League. The players will be voted on and selected by Major League Baseball scouts. Game one is scheduled for 4:05 pm with game two at 7:35 pm.
Chinooks holiday packages (Two 2015 Reserved Grandstand vouchers and a Holiday Gill 5.5” bobblehead) are currently on sale. To purchase your holiday package or for information on season tickets and group outing opportunities, contact the Chinooks office at 262-618-4659.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 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 (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.