Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks recently had their 8th alumni make it to “the show” after alumni Alex Young was called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 25 year old has absolutely excelled in his first three weeks with the D-Backs.
The Hawthorn Woods, Illinois native attended TCU before heading to Lakeshore in the summer of 2013. Alex Young would only appear in four games for the Chinooks in early June, three of which were starts. He ended his short run with the team with a 2.32 ERA, striking out 21 to just 9 walks in 19 innings of work.
He would be drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015 in the second round. During his first season in the minors, Young would see action with the D-Backs rookie ball and Single-A team. He would also spend 2016 at the Single-A level. Alex would get promoted to Arizona’s Double-A squad for all of 2017 and part of 2018 before being promoted once more to Triple-A Reno.
On June 27th, Young’s hardwork in the minors paid off as he was called up by the Diamondbacks. Since the call up, he has been nearly perfect on the mound. He would pick up the win in his debut outing after going 5 innings giving up just one run. His next appearance would see him fill in for two innings of relief after starter Taylor Clarke had issues getting out of the third inning. Alex would pitch 2.1 innings of scoreless baseball.
Young would pick up another win on July 7th against the Rockies after once again not giving up any runs over the course of six innings. Last night, he claim his third win of the season after only giving up one run against the Rangers.
The Chinooks wish Alex Young the best of luck during his first stint in the MLB.
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.