Meet The Chinooks: Matthews, Oetting, Richardson, & Williams
Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks have filled remaining spots on the roster with infielder Kody Matthews (Marshall), pitcher Marshall Oetting (Concordia-Ann Arbor), infielder Jacob Richardson (Southern Arkansas) and slugging outfielder Tyler Williams (Arizona State).
Kody Matthews has sat out this season after transferring to play for the Thundering Herd at Marshall from Missouri Western State where he hit .335 with 35 RBI, nine doubles, and five home runs. Expected to compete for the starting shortstop position with the Herd in 2017, Matthews will add immediate depth for the Chinooks.
Marshall Oetting has been having a terrific season for Concordia-Ann Arbor, a sister school of Concordia Wisconsin that competes in the NAIA. The lefty brings a wealth of experience having pitched nearly 80 innings this season with a 2.62 ERA and 6-2 record. As an All-State Honorable Mention pitcher in Missouri, Oetting threw two no hitters for Lincoln Lutheran.
Jacob Richardson is having a monster year for the Muleriders of Southern Arkansas after spending his first two seasons at Central Arkansas. At 205 pounds, the physical infielder has helped SAU to a national ranking this season by batting .369 with 42 RBI, eight home runs, and 12 doubles with a slugging percentage of .572. Richardson plays a third base, but is expected to compete at shortstop next season.
Tyler Williams will be the third Sun Devil to make the trip from the desert this season. A powerful outfielder who was drafted out of Raymond S. Kellis High School in Peoria, AZ by the Minnesota Twins with the 770th overall pick in the 26th round of the 2015 MLB Draft, the sophomore looks to provide consistent power for the Chinooks after a sophomore season in which he has hit five home runs in 34 games for ASU.
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, group tickets, and single game tickets are all currently on sale. 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.