Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks have signed two talented freshmen from SEC powers who will be eager to display their talents in 2018. Cooper Davis (Vanderbilt) and Cole Turney (Arkansas) have been added to the Lakeshore roster.
Cooper Davis was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 25th round of the 2017 MLB Draft out of St. Aloysius Gonzaga High School in Mississauga, Ontario. While he has played sparingly in his freshman season, hitting .200 in eight games, the speedy outfielder was named Perfect Game Canada/Puerto Rico Region High School Senior first team and played for the Canadian Jr. National U18 Team in 2017. Davis’ speed will be welcomed roaming the outfield of Kapco Park as soon as the Commodore’s season concludes.
Cole Turney was also drafted out of high school by Cleveland Indians, 34th round (1,032 overall). A powerful and athletic outfielder from Travis High School in Fort Bend County, TX, Turney was ranked the No. 17 prospect in the nation by Perfect Game and No. 2 in the state of Texas but entered his freshman season with a shoulder injury that has limited his play for Arkansas. When the highly-ranked Razorbacks finish their run in the postseason, Turney will be anxious to get at-bats against the high level competition of the Northwoods League.
The 2018 season is presented by Port Washington State Bank with the home opener set for June 1st at 6:35pm against the Kenosha Kingfish. Season and group tickets are currently on sale with single game tickets available for purchase starting April 28th. The full 2018 promotion schedule is also available at lakeshorechinooks.com
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). 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.