Kalamazoo, MI – Chinooks shortstop Jack Dunn (Northwestern) has not hit a home run in a game in 2018. That quickly changed in the bottom of the 8th inning of the 2018 Northwoods League All-Star Game when Dunn went yard off of Phillip Sikes of the Eau Claire Express. Jack’s first home run of 2018 was enough to earn him the “Star of Stars” Award, the MVP of the mid-summer classic. It was the first time in franchise history that a Chinooks player has earned MVP honors for the Northwoods League All-Star Game.
Dunn was joined by Lakeshore starting pitcher, Kevin Tibor (Carthage College) as they each participated in their first NWL All-Star Game. Dunn has lead the Chinooks in hitting in 2018 with a batting average of .326. Jack played the entire game, ending his night going 1-3 with the HR.
Tibor entered the game in the 4th inning. Kevin recorded the first two outs of the inning before exiting the game. He gave up two hits but no runs.
The South Division would go on to defeat the North Division 2-1. The south have won the all-star game the past four out of five years.
Dunn and Tibor will rejoin the team on Thursday as the 2018 season heads down the home stretch. The Chinooks have a four game road trip on tap starting tomorrow in Wisconsin Rapids for a two game series followed by a two game series in Wausau against the Woodchucks. Lakeshore returns home Monday, July 30th against the Battle Creek Bombers.
The Kenosha Kingfish and Fond du Lac Dock Spiders currently lead the South Division in the second half. Lakeshore is just two games behind both teams. The Chinooks currently have the fourth playoff spot and hold a half game lead over Battle Creek.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in 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.