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Baseball is Back: Big Ten Talent Heading to Lakeshore

Grafton, WI – The Chinooks have added Big Ten talent to the 2021 roster as Tyler Kean (Ohio State), Jacob Henderson (Iowa), Brendan Sher (Iowa), and Ethan Vecrumba (Indiana) will experience a summer in Lakeshore.

Tyler Kean (RHP/So.) is a Springboro, Ohio native who stayed in his home state to pitch at Ohio State University. In his first collegiate appearance against Harvard during the 2020 season, he threw a scoreless and hitless inning with one strikeout. This season, Kean has appeared in 2 games while pitching 1.2 innings, only allowing 2 hits, and striking out 2 batters.

Jacob Henderson (RHP/Fr.) was ranked the number 18 player in Arizona by Prep Baseball Report coming out of high school. As a senior, he helped Mesquite High School to a state 4A runner-up finish while posting a 2.86 ERA and a 6-1 record. Before the 2020 season was shut down, Henderson only received one inning of action and struck out 2. So far in 2021, he has pitched 2.1 innings while only giving up 2 hits and striking out 4 batters.

Brendan Sher (MIF/Jr.) started 24 games as a Freshman for the University of Iowa in 2019, hitting .301 on 83 at bats, and was also a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the week honoree. In 9 games played this season, he has hit 2 doubles, a home run, and has scored 2 runs. Sher was supposed to be a Chinook in 2020 which did not happen because of the cancelled season, but he will get a chance to showcase his skills this summer at Kapco Park.

Ethan Vecrumba (OF/Fr.) attended Edgewood High school, just outside of Bloomington, Indiana where he had an overall batting average of .366. He was ranked the number 1 outfielder in Indiana by Perfect Game in 2019. The Freshman outfielder started 10 games for the Hoosiers in 2020 before the season was abruptly cancelled due to COVID-19. As part of the Turf Monsters of the Grand Park Summer League in 2020, Vecrumba went 13 for 27 with 5 doubles and 2 triples, helping lead them to the championship.

The 2021 season is presented by Port Washington State Bank with the home opener set for June 3rd at 6:35pm against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. Season and group tickets are currently on sale with single game tickets available for purchase at the end of April.

The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th 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 245 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, 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-Star Jordan Zimmermann (MIL). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.