Announcing the ‘Nooks: Chinooks Add Local Arms
Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks have added four talented young pitchers with local ties to the 2018 roster. Pitching for the club this summer will be Joe Gahm (Chattahoochee Valley), Brandon Komar (Madison College), Jacob Lindemann (Wichita State), and James Wright (Benedictine).
Germantown High School’s Joe Gahm was ranked the No. 29 player in Wisconsin by Perfect Game in 2016 after posting a 7-0 record with 1.32 ERA in his senior season with the Warhawks. After playing for the Hitters Baseball Academy, Gahm pitched briefly for Auburn University in his freshman season before transferring for this season to national junior college power, Chattahoochee Valley. The new environment has helped Gahm thrive with a 2.55 ERA, and four saves in 17.2 innings with 28 K’s against just nine walks.
Brandon Komar, an alum of Elkhorn High School in WI, has had a terrific season for Madison College with a 2.96 ERA in nine appearances for the Wolfpack. With 37 strikeouts against 11 walks in 27.1 innings, the right-hander can start or come out of the pen. Komar was rated No. 33 in WI and was named 2017 Central Region Honorable Mention by Perfect Game and also played travel ball for Stiks Academy.
Jacob Lindemann is a strong right-hander from Burlington High School where he was ranked as the No. 7 player in the state by Perfect Game in 2017 and helped lead Burlington to the WIAA Division I state Championship in his junior season. Another product of Hitters’ academy, Lindemann is pitching for the nationally-ranked Wichita State Shockers. Lindemann has started to earn time on the mound and has made two appearances with a 6.00 ERA in three innings.
James Wright helped lead Milwaukee Lutheran High School to back-to-back state championship game appearances in 2015 & 2016 before moving on to Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. After a stellar freshman season in 2017 when the crafty right-hander struck-out 25 hitters against only six walks in 33 innings, Wright leads the Eagles pitching staff in 2018. Despite a brief rehab stint, Wright is 2-1 in 3 starts and 16 innings of work with 11 strikeouts and four walks.
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 beginning April 28th. The 2018 promotional schedule is available on our website.
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.