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Published On: August 23rd, 2016

Grafton, WI – Chinooks starting pitcher, Marshall Kasowski (Houston) was recently named the 2016 Northwoods League Pitcher of the Year. The award is voted on by Northwoods League managers and members of the media. Kasowski was also named to the NWL Postseason All-Star team.

The right-handed pitcher from Conroe, Texas returned for a second season this summer with the Chinooks. Appearing in 12 games this season, 9 which were starts, Marshall ended the season with a 3-1 record and a 1.56 ERA (third lowest ERA in the league). In 63.1 innings pitched, Kasowski led the league in strikeouts with 87. 

On July 12th against the Rockford Rivets, Marshall broke the Chinooks record for the most career strikeouts. On four different occasions, he posted double digits for strikeouts in a game: 6/23 vs. Kenosha, 6/30 vs. Madison, 7/22 vs. Wisconsin, and 7/28 vs. Wisconsin Rapids.

Marshall also participated in the 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Game in Kenosha where he pitched a scoreless inning.

Congrats to Marshall Kasowski on being named the 2016 Northwoods League Pitcher of the Year.

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.