This Is Lakeshore: Pitching Staff Filling Up
Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks have added three more pitchers as the club prepares to battle the grind of the 2019 Northwoods League season. The team will look to Mitchell DeCovich (Central Arizona), Randon Dauman (Triton College), and Aaron Ras (Wayne State) to add depth to the Lakeshore pitching staff.
Mitchell DeCovich (RHP/FR) will travel from the desert of Arizona where he was rated as the 22nd best high school pitcher in the talent-rich state. DeCovich has been an important late-inning relief arm for the national junior college power at Central Arizona where he has posted a terrific ERA of 2.84 with two saves in eleven appearances for the Vaqueros.
Randon Dauman (RHP/FR) hails from nearby Columbus, WI where he was rated as one of the top high school pitchers in the state. After signing with Ohio University this past fall, Dauman suffered through a shoulder injury that would hold him out of the spring and decided to return home to recover. After a spring of rehab, Dauman will look to make his mark against college hitters with the Chinooks before transferring to Triton Community College next fall.
Aaron Ras (RHP/SO) had a terrific freshman campaign for the Division II Wayne State College (NE) Wildcats, posting a 4.02 ERA and a 5-2 record in ten starts. He struck out 44 in 53.2 innings of work on his way to be selecting the school’s Male Athlete of the Year. The Bancroft, NE native is 2-2 with 38 K’s in 26.1 innings of work this season and will be looking to prove himself against the quality hitters of the Northwoods League.
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. Single game, season, and group tickets are currently available for purchase.
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.