Baseball is Back: Eastern Illinois Duo Joins Roster
Grafton, WI – Chinooks added two Eastern Illinois players as Dalton Doyle and Jason DeCicco will head north to Lakeshore for the 2021 Northwoods League season.
Dalton Doyle (INF/Jr.) spent his first two collegiate seasons at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. As a freshman, Doyle led the offense for the Vikings, playing in 66 games and hitting .314 with 13 home runs and 66 runs batted in. After two successful seasons at Jefferson, Dalton committed to play at Eastern Illinois and the season was cut short due to COVID-19. So far in 2021, he has started all 35 games for the Panthers while hitting 10 doubles, 5 home runs, and adding 24 RBI’s.
Jason DeCicco (LHP/Jr.) played his freshman season at Monmouth College, a D3 school in Monmouth, Illinois. He made seven starts posting a 3.80 ERA and added 33 strikeouts. The following season he played at McHenry County College where he pitched in 57.2 innings, posted a 5-2 record, and had a 3.59 ERA. He then committed to play at Eastern Illinois, redshirted the 2019 season, and pitched in 3.2 innings while only allowing 1 hit during the shortened 2020 season. In his last 5 appearances out of the bullpen here in 2021, DeCicco has pitched 7.1 innings while only giving up 1 earned run and posting an earned run average of 1.27.
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 beginning of May.
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.