Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks have added four pitchers from schools in Ohio as Grant Hartwig (Miami-OH), Griffin Lanoue (Xavier), Jake Vance (Ohio State), and Bailey Vuylsteke (Miami-OH) are set to face the talented hitters of the Northwoods League.
Grant Hartwig (RHP/JR) is bouncing back from Tommy John surgery he had completed last April. Prior to the injury, Hartwig projected as a probable draft candidate after making ten starts as a freshman with 34 strikeouts in 52 innings and making eight more appearances in 2018 prior to his injury. With over a year of rehab, the Detroit Catholic Central High School will look to regain his form with the Chinooks in 2019.
Griffin Lanoue (RHP/SO) was a 2018 Big East All-Academic selection in his freshman year as he tossed 34 innings and struck out 18 in 15 appearances, including five starts. The sturdy 6’5 righty from Rosemount, MN will compete for starting opportunities with the Musketeers in 2019.
Jake Vance (RHP/JR) brings a wealth of Big Ten experience to the Chinooks staff as he made 24 appearances in his first two seasons with the Buckeyes and is working as a starter for them in 2019. The experienced right-hander from Canton, OH is off to a terrific start, posting an ERA of 2.48 with ten strikeouts in his first three starts.
Bailey Vuylsteke (RHP/JR) comes to Lakeshore after his first season with Miami on the heels of a successful junior college career at Jefferson College. The St. Louis native helped Jefferson College to the 2018 NJCAA College World Series going 5-0 with a 3.32 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 18 appearances and 44.2 innings of work.
The 2019 season is presented by Port Washington State Bank with the home opener set for May 30th at 6:35pm against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Season and group tickets are currently on sale with single game tickets available for purchase on April 27.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 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.