This Is Lakeshore: Nooks Add Experienced Arms
Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks have added some experience to their pitching staff by the signing of Parker Coyne (South Carolina), Tony Grabowske (Stephen F. Austin), and Parker Kirkpatrick (Northern Illinois) for the 2019 season.
Parker Coyne (RHP/SO) brings experience from the SEC after pitching in his second season for the Gamecocks. As a freshman out of Suwanee, GA last year, Coyne made 19 appearances, going 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. This season Coyne is 2-0 in nine appearances with 16 strikeouts against eight walks.
Tony Grabowske (RHP/SR) will bring experience and maturity after completing his career for the Lumberjacks of SFA. The righty from New Brighton, MN missed all of 2018 as a medical red-shirt after his junior season in which he made twelve starts and finished with a 5-4 record and an ERA of 4.42, tossing 55 innings and racking up 46 strikeouts. A transfer from a strong junior college program at Northern Iowa Area Community College, Grabowske has experienced baseball in a variety of settings, including two trips to the NJCAA World Series.
Parker Kirkpatrick (RHP/SO) red-shirted during his freshman season in 2017 which led to a stellar 2018 campaign in which he we went 3-1 in fifteen relief appearances for NIU. He posted a 2.18 ERA with 16 strikeouts and held opposing batters to a .207 batting average. This season, the native of Lawrence, KS has made ten appearances with 14.2 innings pitched and eleven strikeouts.
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.