Grafton, WI – Once again this summer Northwoods League rosters will feature a multitude of players from the Big Ten Conference including two of the latest Lakeshore Chinook signees. Georgia native Jack Dunn (Northwestern University) and former Menomonee Falls High School star Ty Weber (University of Illinois) will make their way to Mequon after the completion of their college seasons.
Jack Dunn is a 6’2 middle infielder from Blessed Trinity High School in Alpharetta, GA where he earned All-State honors in 2015. As a highly decorated student-athlete, Dunn chose the Big Ten Wildcats and made an immediate impact as a leadoff hitter and shortstop. Dunn hit .258 with a .344 on base percentage and was tied for a team-high with 213 at-bats. Last summer Dunn was selected as an all-star playing for the Norcross Astros of the Georgia Sunbelt Baseball League, hitting .312 in twenty games. While off to a slow start at the plate this season, Dunn has been a consistent defender and important cog in the Northwestern line-up.
Ty Weber finished his past two high school seasons on the field at Kapco Park as he led the Menomonee Falls Indians to back-to-back WIAA State Summer Championships in 2015 and 2016. The 6’4 right-handed pitcher and first baseman was named the 2016 All-Suburban and WIAA State Player of the Year after posting a 7-0 record, with a 2.05 ERA, 64 strikeouts, and only12 walks while terrorizing opponents at the plate hitting .530 with 8 doubles, 2 home runs, and 21 RBI. Prior to heading to Champaign, Weber was selected in the 34th Round of the MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds, but chose to head to Illinois. Used exclusively as a starting pitcher, Weber currently leads the Illini pitching staff with a 2.82 ERA in his first four starts and a team-high 18 strikeouts.
You can catch your first glimpse of the 2017 Chinooks roster on Saturday, June 3rd when Lakeshore takes on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at 6:35pm at Kapco Park. Season tickets, mini game packages, and group tickets are all currently on sale. Single game tickets go on sale to the public in early May. For tickets and more information, call 262-618-4659 or visit lakeshorechinooks.com.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.