Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks will rely heavily on talented players from the Big Ten Conference in 2019 with the additions of Cole Barr (Indiana), Easton Bertrand (Minnesota), and David Dunn and Mike Trautwein (Northwestern). The talented quartet of players will head to Mequon after their seasons finish and academic semester wrap up.
Cole Barr – Indiana
Cole Barr (IF/SO) is having a breakout season for the Hoosiers after a freshman campaign in which he hit .318 in 22 games playing at second and third base. Rated as the second-best high school shortstop in Indiana, the Yorktown High School product has been a mainstay in the Indiana lineup this season. Playing mostly at third, Barr has bashed eleven home runs and knocked in 30 RBI through his first 36 games. With a slugging percentage of .614, Barr will add punch to the Lakeshore line-up.
Easton Bertrand – Minnesota
Easton Bertrand (OF/SO) saw limited time as a freshman in 2017 after being rated as the 26th best high school prospect out of Illinois. The Manteno, IL product earned his way into a everyday spot in the Gopher outfield this year with five home runs, 15 RBI, and a .244 batting average in 31 games thus far.
David Dunn – Northwestern
David Dunn (OF/SO) plays with the same passion and energy as his older brother and two-year Chinook, Jack Dunn. The two brothers have led the way at the top of the Northwestern line-up this year after David’s injury-shortened freshman season in which he hit .324 with three triples in the team’s first ten games. This season, Dunn has hit .328 in 31 games with a .424 slugging percentage and on-base average of .391 and has seven stolen bases in seven attempts.
Mike Trautwein – Northwestern
Mike Trautwein (C/FR) will join his NU teammate after a freshman season as the Wildcat’s everyday catcher. A member of a MLB-playing family, Trautwein signed with Northwestern out of Johns Creek, GA. In twenty starts this season, Trautwein has hit .258 and has been solid behind the plate with a fielding percentage of .992 with only one error, while throwing out better than 40% of runners attempting to steal.
The 2019 season and Summer of 19 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.