Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks are excited to announce that Travis Akre will return for his third season as Field Manager for the team in 2020. The third manager in Chinooks history will look to return the team to it’s winning ways this summer with the hopes of bringing a second Northwoods League championship to the organization. After a slow start last season, Akre’s squad went on a hot streak in the middle of the season but was not quite enough to punch their ticket to the playoffs. The team finished with a record of 32-40.
Akre had the following to say about his return to Lakeshore for the upcoming season: “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to lead the Chinooks for a third season. It’s been a lot of fun being part of building this team. Can’t wait to get to Kapco Park and watch these guys perform in front of our fans.”
Coach Akre is well-connected at all levels of collegiate baseball and will draw on those connections to supplement the roster throughout the demanding summer. Akre also understands the powerful impact the club can have in the community and embraces the opportunity to interact with fans. “Not only is Travis committed to putting a winning team on the field but he is extremely dedicated to helping develop these young men on and off the field as they prepare to return to their universities and eventually on their journey to the minors and majors. Coach has been great interacting with our fans and community whether it is the youth camps we host all the way down to talking baseball with our fans,” added Chinooks Assistant GM, Eric Snodgrass.
Akre’s coaching staff and roster will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2020 season presented by Port Washington State Bank (Member FDIC) and a Wisco Summer gets underway at Kapco Park on Saturday, May 30th at 6:35pm. Season tickets and group tickets are currently available for purchase. Single game tickets will go on sale at the end of April. Our full promotional schedule will be released later this month.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, 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 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit 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.