Kasowski Named Summer Collegiate All-American
Mequon, WI – The honors keep coming in for Chinooks pitcher, Marshall Kasowski. He started the summer by breaking the Chinooks career record for strikeouts followed by being named to the Northwoods League All-Star Game representing the Chinooks on the South Division squad. Last week, Marshall was named the 2016 Northwoods League Pitcher of the Year and to the Post-Season All-Star team.
Now Kasowski has been named a First Team Summer Collegiate All-American by Rawlings and Perfect Game. Players for the Summer Collegiate All-American teams are chosen from summer collegiate leagues from all over the nation. Each position has an all-american including five starting pitchers in which Kasowski claimed one of the five spots.
The Conroe, Texas native had a very memorable 2016 campaign. He led the league in strikeouts (87) and ended the season with a 3-1 record and a 1.56 ERA. He pitched 63.1 innings over the course of 12 games, 9 which were starts.Kasowski who previously played at the University of Houston will now be joining the Buffalo at West Texas A&M University.
The Cape Cod League led the way with 11 players being named to the three All-American teams and honorable mention list. The Northwoods League was second with 9 players with 4 being named to the first team, more than any other league. Joining Marshall on the first team from the Northwoods League is Daulton Varsho (Eau Claire), Jake Shepski (Mankato), and Derek Hendrixson (Waterloo).
Last year, Chinooks alum Lucas Raley was named to the Summer College All-American First Team while Brett Siddall was named to the first team in 2014.
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.