Madison, WI- The representatives from the Chinooks shined in the spotlight of Tuesday’s Major League Dreams Showcase, hosted by the Madison Mallards.
In game two, the four Lakeshore players, Matthew Mika (Central Florida), Rylan Thomas (Central Florida), Daniel DeSimone (Oklahoma State), and Nick Campe (Olivet Nazarene), all played a role for their respective teams.
The game was split into two teams, the “Home” team and the “Visiting” team. The Home squad defeated the Visiting team 13-7, with the Willmar Stingers’ Gus Varland getting the start for the Visiting team and the Madison Mallards’ Nate Brown getting the call for the Home team.
Matthew Mika was the leadoff hitter for the Visiting team, and went 2-4 with a 2-run homer and a single, before eventually getting replaced in the game.
Rylan Thomas started for the Home team, batting cleanup, and went 3-5 with a 3-run homer and two singles.
Daniel DeSimone started for the Home team as well, batting sixth, and went 0-3 but drew two walks and scored a pair of runs.
Nick Campe was the sixth man used out of the Home team bullpen, tossing a scoreless inning, surrendering just a walk, striking out two.
The four Chinooks will return back home to Mequon, as the Chinooks battle the Woodchucks Wednesday night for a final playoff push.
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 180 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.