Grafton, WI – A group of right-handed pitchers have been added to the Chinooks roster as Joe Glassey (Illinois), Ryan Jungbauer (Northwestern Ohio), Mitch Mueller (Winona State), and Ben Riffe (Lansing Community College) will be enjoying the summer in Lakeshore.
Joe Glassey (RHP/Fr.) was a 3-year letter winner at Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa, Illinois and was the number 12 right-handed pitcher in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report. The Lindenhurst, Illinois native missed the shortened 2020 season due to injury. In a comeback season, Glassey has made 10 appearances so far in 2021 with 17 innings pitched and 11 strikeouts.
Ryan Jungbauer (RHP/Jr.) is from Waterford, WI where he was ranked the number 7 right-handed pitcher by Perfect Game coming out of high school. During the shortened 2020 season, Jungbauer appeared in 8 games out of the bullpen, pitching 8.1 innings, only allowing 1 earned run, and posting a 1.08 earned run average. So far in 2021, he has pitched in 24 innings, has posted a 3.00 earned run average, and has added 42 strikeouts.
Mitch Mueller (RHP/Fr.) attended Brookfield Central High School where he was a 2-time team captain, awarded 2nd team all-conference, and received 2-time Greater Metro Conference honors. Throughout his 2018 and 2019 high school seasons, Mueller pitched 86 and 1/3 innings with a 1.70 earned run average and 77 strikeouts. The right-handed pitcher from Winona State has thrown 21.2 innings this season, recorded 33 strikeouts, and holds an earned run average of 4.98.
Ben Riffe (RHP/Fr.) is a Troy, MI native who was the number 4 ranked right-handed pitcher by Perfect Game coming out of high school in Michigan. He only pitched 3 innings during the shortened 2020 season, but here in 2021 he already has 25 innings under his belt. Riffe has only allowed 4 earned runs with 35 strikeouts and has posted a 1.44 earned run average.
The 2021 season is presented by Port Washington State Bank (Member FDIC) with the home opener set for June 3rd at 6:35pm against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. Season, group, and single game tickets are now on sale.
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