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Baseball is Back: Kent State Trio En Route to the Chinooks

Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks have added three Kent State players to the 2021 roster as Jack Kartsonas, Josh Mrozek, and Brody Ware will call Lakeshore home for the summer.

Jack Kartsonas (RPH/So.) is a strong-armed, right-handed pitcher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before transferring to Kent State, Kartsonas played the shortened 2020 season at John Carroll University, pitching 9.1 innings, allowing 4 runs, and a 3.86 earned run average. So far during the 2021 season he has pitched 8.2 innings, allowing only 3 earned runs, and posting a 3.12 earned run average.

Josh Mrozek (UTL/So.) is a product of Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois. In the shortened 2020 season, Mrozek appeared in 2 games as an infielder and handled all 4 chances for a 1.000 fielding percentage. This season, Josh has only received 3 at bats with a home run and a .333 batting average. Josh is an individual who will bring athleticism and speed to the Chinooks roster in 2021.

Brody Ware (RHP/Fr.) attended Hoover High School in North Canton, Ohio where he posted a 1.76 earned run average in 131.1 innings of work. During his 3 years of varsity baseball, he also recorded 167 strikeouts and 13 wins. Ware has only pitched one inning in two outings so far this season for Kent State, but will look to get more work as the season goes on.

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.