Wisconsin has another Northwoods League baseball team. The Lakeshore Chinooks will begin play in the 17-team, wood bat summer league in June of 2012.
The Chinooks home will be the new Kapco Field, which will open in time for the start of Concordia University’s NCAA Division III baseball season this coming spring.
Part of the ownership group for the Chinooks includes former Brewer great Robin Yount, current play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker and former Brewers Vice President Dean Rennicke.
The Northwoods League was founded in 1994. Players use wooden bats and play a 70-game season from June through mid-August.
The players come from collegiate programs across the country and must have NCAA eligibility remaining.
Wisconsin also has teams in Green Bay (Bullfrogs), Wausau (Wisconsin Woodchucks), Madison (Mallards), La Crosse (Loggers), Eau Claire (Express) and Wisconsin Rapids (Rafters).
The Chinooks will be managed by John Vodenlich, the current head coach at UW-Whitewater.