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Published On: July 20th, 2016

Kenosha, WI – The Chinooks were well represented this past week during the All-Star Game festivities in Kenosha. On Monday, Matt Johnson (South Dakota State) participated in the Home Run Derby at the Harbor, and he was able to contribute three home runs as the South Division topped the North to win the team title. Then on Tuesday, Keenan Bartlett (Richmond), Tim DalPorto (Kent State), and Marshall Kasowski (Houston) represented the Chinooks on the South Division roster in the NWL All-Star Game. All three All-Stars saw action in the field, but the South Division was unable to match the North’s seven runs in the first inning, falling in the end by a score of 9-5.

Marshall Kasowski was brought into the game out of the bullpen in the top of the fifth. After giving up a lead off single to St. Cloud’s Luke Rnghofer (South Dakota State), Kasowski was able to settle down and get out of the inning unscathed, recording one strikeout to cap off his inning of work.

Tim DalPorto was substituted as a pinch hitter for Kalamazoo’s Nick Hutchins (Southern Illinois) in the bottom of the fifth, later taking over defensively for Hutchins behind the plate for the South. DalPorto made three plate appearances in the game but failed to record a hit, but did reach base on an error.

Keenan Bartlett took over on the bump for Kasowski in the top of the sixth. Bartlett pitched well in his 1.1 innings of work, allowing only one run, which was unearned, on one hit with two strikeouts and one walk.

The Chinooks return to action on Thursday, hitting the road to face off against the Wisconsin Woodchucks in game one of a two game series starting at 6:35 pm.

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd 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 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.