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Published On: July 30th, 2019


Mequon, WI – Five Chinooks players have been selected to the Northwoods League Major League Dreams Showcase which takes place on August 6th in Madison. The annual showcase acts as a second All-Star Game for the league giving the opportunity for players to perform in front of scouts. The showcase features a double header featuring the top players from the league who were selected by MLB scouts.

Representing the Chinooks will be Ronald Sweeny III, Mike Trautwein, Nathan Aide, Luke Sommerfeld, Brendan McGuigan.

Ronald Sweeny III (Minnesota) is in his second stint with the Chinooks. He has appeared in 25 games and currently has a .224 average with 3 HR’s and 19 RBI’s.

Mike Trautwein (Northwestern) has had a great season for the Nooks batting .313 with 3 HR’s and 23 RBI’s in 35 games.

Nathan Aide (Illinois) has also appeared in 25 games this season, currently at a .284 batting average with 3 HR’s and 23 RBI’s.

Luke Sommerfeld (Clemson) is in his third season with Lakeshore after being on the 2016 and 2017 roster. Pitching in 14 games, he sits with a 2-2 record and a 2.03 ERA in 17 innings of work.

Brendan McGuigan (Richmond) is also in his third season with the team which he pitched for the Nooks in 2017 and 2018. Appearing in 8 games, he has a 0.96 ERA.

Best of luck to all five Chinooks representatives on August 6th at the Northwoods League Major League Dreams Showcase.

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 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.