Mequon, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks are heading back to the Northwoods League Playoffs for the third time in five years. After defeating the Green Bay Bullfrogs Sunday night, Lakeshore secured the fourth and final playoff spot in the South Divison.
The Chinooks are now set to face off against the Rafters in Wisconsin Rapids Monday night (August 15th) at Witter Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters ticket office or visiting their official team website.
The Divisional Series consist of two single elimination games.The winner of the Chinooks/Rafters matchup will face the winner of the Madison Mallards/Battle Creek Bombers game on Tuesday night. The best overall record will host Tuesday night's game. After the two single elimination games, the South Divison champion will face the North Division champion in the Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series, which will be a best of three series.
The Chinooks finished the regular season with a record of 35-37. The Rafters claimed both the first half and second half divison titles and ended with a record of 49-23.
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, visithttp://northwoodsleague.com/lakeshore-chinooks or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.