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Can-Am and Frontier All-Star Rosters Announced

This year, the Can-Am and Frontier Leagues are coming together for one All-Star game, hosted by the Rockland Boulders on July 10th.

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Both leagues have officially announced their All-Star rosters for next week’s game.

CAN-AM LEAGUE ALL-STAR ROSTER ANNOUNCED

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Rockland County, N.Y. – The Can-Am League announced its selections for the 2019 All-Star Game, which will be hosted by the Rockland Boulders at Palisades Credit Union Park in Rockland County, N.Y. All-Star Week events, presented by Good Samaritan Hospital, start on Tuesday July 9 with an 11:00 a.m. luncheon, with the Home Run Derby to follow at 7:30 that evening. On Wednesday, July 10, the Can-Am and Frontier Leagues square off for the first time ever with game time at 7:00 pm.

A total of 26 players comprise the roster for the Can-Am League, with the defending league champion Sussex County Miners placing eight, followed by Rockland and the New Jersey Jackals (5 each), the Trois-Rivieres Aigles and Ottawa Champions (3), and the Quebec Capitales (2). Sussex County Manager Bobby Jones will lead the squad on the heels of his crew’s first ever Can-Am League championship in 2018.

For the first time, one player from each of the Can-Am’s six teams was selected from a pool of nominees by fan balloting and input from managers. That group includes: Conrad Gregor (New Jersey), Jiandido Tromp (Ottawa), Ryne Birk (Rockland), Ryan Newell (Sussex County), and Garrett Mundell (Trois-Rivieres). Quebec’s Karl Gelinas was also selected but is unable to participate due to injury. The veteran hurler will be in attendance, however, as he was named Honorary Team Captain and Pitching Coach for the contest.

“The Can-Am League couldn’t be prouder that we are hosting the Frontier League in the 2019 All-Star Game,” noted Can-Am Executive Director Kevin Winn.” They bring 27 years of tradition with them as the oldest continuously operating independent league. I want to thank Commissioner Bill Lee, all the owners, executives, coaching staff and players. Two premier leagues are facing off in a premier ballpark.” 

Lee is in his 26th season as Frontier League commissioner. Lee will oversee a cross-league All-Star Game between the two circuits for the first time in history.

“We are extremely pleased and excited to be playing the Can-Am League All-Stars,” Lee said. “Everyone is looking forward to coming to the New York area. This is an unprecedented game for our League. We want to thank all of the owners, teams and Kevin Winn for making this possible. Above all, we want to thank Shawn Reilly and the entire Rockland Boulders staff for their hard work.” 

Reilly, president of the Rockland Boulders, will be the host of this year’s event. “It is exciting that the best young talent in professional baseball is coming to New York City, the baseball and media capital of the world, to showcase our leagues,” Reilly said. “We are proud to host this historical matchup in our beautiful Palisades Credit Union Park and give our fans an event they will never forget.” Tickets for all All-Star Week events are available at rocklandboulders.com, or call 845-364-0009 for more information.

2019 Can-Am League All-Stars

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Infielders (7):

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All- Star Week Events Schedule

Tuesday, July 9 – 11:00 am, at New York Country Club – Guest Speaker, New York Yankees broadcaster John Sterling.

Tuesday, July 9 – 7:30 pm at Palisades Credit Union Park – Home Run Derby, featuring Legends Team, including Mookie Wilson, Jesse Barfield, and John Flaherty.

Wednesday, July 10 – 7:00 pm at Palisades Credit Union Park – All-Star Game featuring Can-Am League vs. Frontier League.

OFF TO THE BIG APPLE: 2019 FRONTIER LEAGUE ALL-STAR ROSTER

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*NOTE: all statistics provided are as of June 26, 2019.

SAUGET, IL — The Frontier League of Professional Baseball is pleased to announce its roster for the 2019 All-Star Game, which will take place in Rockland County, New York. The game will be played at Palisades Credit Union Park, home of the Rockland Boulders of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am League), on Wednesday, July 10.

In a collaborative effort, members of the Frontier and Can-Am Leagues worked together this offseason to make the event possible. Can-Am Executive Director Kevin Winn acted as a critical part in the process.

“The Can-Am League couldn’t be prouder that we are hosting the Frontier League in the 2019 All Star Game,” Winn said. “They bring 27 years of tradition with them as the oldest continuously operating independent league. I want to thank Commissioner Bill Lee, President Rich Sauget, all the Owners, Executives, Coaching Staff and Players. Two Premier Leagues facing off in a Premier Ballpark.”

Bill Lee is in his 26thseason as Frontier League Commissioner. Lee will oversee a cross-league All-Star Game for the first time in independent history.

“We are extremely pleased and excited to be playing the Can-Am League All-Stars,” Lee said. “Everyone is looking forward to coming to the New York area. This is an unprecedented game for our League. We want to thank all of the owners, teams and Executive Director Kevin Winn for making this possible. Above all, we want to thank Shawn Reilly and the entire Rockland Boulders staff for their hard work.”

Shawn Reilly, President of the Rockland Boulders, will be the host of this year’s event.

“It is exciting that the best young talent in professional baseball is coming to New York City, the baseball and media capital of the world, to showcase our Leagues,” Reilly said. “We are proud to host this historical matchup in our beautiful Palisades Credit Union Park and give our fans an event they will never forget.”

Managing the Frontier League All-Star team will be Dennis Pelfrey of the Florence Freedom. Pelfrey also managed the 2017 Frontier League All-Star Game. His staff will feature Freedom hitting coach Drew Martinez and Freedom bench coach Mike Morris.

“It’s truly an honor to represent the Frontier League in the All-Star Game and even more so with our All-Stars playing against another league’s All-Star team,” Pelfrey said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to showcase our best players so we can elevate the already positive reputation of our league.”

The game will be played between representatives of the Frontier and Can-Am Leagues for the first time in history. Its unique dynamic offers a new and unique perspective across the independent professional scene.

“I believe this dynamic of an All-Star Game between two leagues can really provide opportunities and information for future players when choosing to play independent baseball,” Pelfrey said. “This All-Star game will show the competition level of both leagues and exactly what independent baseball is about. The electricity in the ballpark that night is going to be something you shouldn’t miss!”

Pelfrey will work with a number of familiar faces, as a League-leading six Freedom are recognized as Frontier League All-Stars. The Evansville Otters and Southern Illinois Miners are second with four, the River City Rascals have three, while the Schaumburg Boomers, Washington Wild Things, Joliet Slammers and Gateway Grizzlies have two. The Windy City ThunderBolts and Lake Erie Crushers have one representative, respectively.

The Freedom’s Austin Wobrock, who made this sensational playearlier in the year, earned his second All-Star nod. The shortstop is hitting .275 on the season with seven doubles and nine stolen bases.

Joining Wobrock is outfielder Ricky Ramirez Jr., as well as pitchers Tyler Gibson, Mike Castellani, Jonathan Tripp and Brian McKenna. Ramirez Jr. is hitting .282 with three home runs, seven doubles and an .844 OPS.

Gibson is an All-Star for the first time with his 2.76 ERA across seven starts and two complete games. Left-hander Castellani will attend his first All-Star Game as well following an impressive 2.25 ERA across 52 innings.

Both Tripp and McKenna are tied for a team-lead in appearances with 15. McKenna leads his team among relievers in strikeouts with 26 over 16.2 innings, while Tripp has yet to allow an earned run in 19 innings. It will be McKenna’s first All-Star appearance. It will be Tripp’s second consecutive All-Star season.

The Otters will send first baseman Carlos Castro, third baseman Ryan Long, catcher Rob Calabrese and relief pitcher Taylor Wright to New York. It will be the first All-Star game for Castro, Calabrese and Wright. Long will attend for the second consecutive season.

Long leads the League in RBI’s with 34 and is tied for the lead in home runs with seven, while also ranking in the top-10 in doubles (11), hits (41), walks (23), on-base percentage (.402) and slugging percentage (.524).

Calabrese is in his first Frontier League season after spending two years in affiliated ball with the San Francisco Giants. He is hitting .292 with an .897 OPS through 29 games. Castro, meanwhile, has six home runs in his second Frontier League season. Wright, a right-handed pitcher, has struck out 30 compared to six walks in 24.1 innings and sports a 1.11 ERA to go along with his four saves.

Four Miners will make the trip from Marion to Rockland County, as third baseman Gianfranco Wawoe, shortstop Bryant Flete, catcher Andy Cosgrove and right-handed starter Chase Cunningham are All-Stars.

Cunningham earned his second All-Star nod thanks in part to his League-leading 59 innings pitched accompanied by a 2.90 ERA. Flete (.388) and Wawoe (.331) rank first and second in the Frontier League in batting average, while Cosgrove (.319) ranks first among catchers in batting average. The three aforementioned will be making their first All-Star appearances.

Trevor Achenbach, Braxton Martinez and Kameron Esthay will represent River City as All-Stars for the first time in their respective careers. Achenbach is fourth in the Frontier League in batting average at .314. Martinez has walked nearly as much as he has struck out this season (28 BB/32 K) and has powered his way to 12 doubles and six home runs. Esthay, meanwhile, is hitting .284 with 13 doubles and a .794 OPS.

Washington’s J.J. Fernandez and Hector Roa are All-Stars for the first time as well. Fernandez is among the most productive bats in the Frontier League, as the 25-year-old is slashing .291/.382/.473 with five home runs, eight doubles, two triples, 23 RBI and 22 walks. Roa ranks second with 30 RBI and owns a .285 batting average and .494 slugging percentage.

Schaumburg will send catcher Nick Oddo and closer Connor Eller to the All-Star Game. It will be Oddo’s second selection and Eller’s first. Oddo leads his Boomers with a .311 batting average and 10 doubles. Eller leads the League in saves with nine and owns a 1.80 ERA over 20 innings pitched.

The Grizzlies have two first time All-Stars, featuring outfielder Shawon Dunston Jr. and reliever Dakota Smith. Dunston Jr., who is batting .271 through 35 games, is tied for second in the League in steals with 16. Smith, in his fourth season in Gateway, has 33 strikeouts in 21.2 innings pitched.

Joliet’s Chaz Meadows and Daren Osby also earned All-Star bids. Meadows is now a two-time All-Star, while Osby will partake in his first. The right-handed throwing Osby is averaging a strikeout per inning over 40.1 on top of his 2.67 ERA. The shortstop Meadows is tied for the team lead in hits with 40.

Left-handed starter Patrick Ledet will represent Lake Erie as their lone All-Star. Ledet ranks third in the League in ERA at 1.90 and has struck out 48 compared to nine walks in 52 innings pitched. It will be Ledet’s first All-Star appearance.

Rounding out the Frontier League All-Star roster is Windy City right-hander Tyler Thornton. Thornton boasts a 2.81 ERA through 32 innings pitched and is a first time All-Star.

FRONTIER LEAGUE ALL-STAR STARTERS

1B – J.J. Fernandez
2B – Trevor Achenbach
3B – Ryan Long
SS – Bryant Flete
C – Nick Oddo
OF – Hector Roa
OF – Kameron Esthay
OF/DH – Ricky Ramirez Jr.
OF – Shawon Dunston Jr.

ALL-STAR RESERVES

1B – Carlos Castro
2B – Gianfranco Wawoe
3B – Braxton Martinez
SS – Chaz Meadows
SS – Austin Wobrock
C – Rob Calabrese
C – Andy Cosgrove

SP – Tyler Gibson
SP – Patrick Ledet
SP – Chase Cunningham
SP – Mike Castellani
SP – Daren Osby
SP – Tyler Thornton
RP – Jonathan Tripp
RP – Taylor Wright
RP – Dakota Smith
RP – Connor Eller
RP – Brian McKenna

All-Star events begin with the All-Star Charitable Luncheon featuring New York Yankees’ broadcaster John Sterling on Tuesday, July 9. The Home Run Derby takes place that night and features former New York Yankees and Mets players Mookie Wilson, Jesse Barfield, and John Flaherty.

The Can-Am League vs. Frontier League All-Star Game presented by WMC Health/Good Samaritan Hospital is Wednesday, July 10. For tickets and additional information, please visit http://www.rocklandboulders.com/allstarsummer2019

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Atlantic and Frontier League All-Star Rosters Announced

Today, both the Atlantic League and the Frontier League released their All-Star rosters.

The Atlantic League All-Star Game will take place on July 12th at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The Frontier League All-Star Game will also take place on July 12th at Slammers Stadium located in downtown Joliet, Illinois.

Atlantic League

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(Bridgewater, N.J., July 3, 2017) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball have announced the Freedom and Liberty Division All-Stars selected to play in the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game to be hosted at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, July 12th. The All-Star festivities will begin at the ballpark at 5:00 pm, with the game scheduled for 7:10 pm.

Both squads will feature 22 players, including 13 position players and nine pitchers (rosters at end of this story). Players were chosen by a combination of balloting of league and team officials, managers, media representatives and fan voting. Nearly 35,000 ballots were cast by fans to help choose this year’s squads.

“Every year I am impressed by the players that represent our league and this year’s All-Stars are no exception,” said Atlantic League President Rick White. “Each showcase their talents at a very high level of play, which has led to a league record 38 player contracts being purchased already this season by Major League Baseball and international leagues. Fans will see the very best Atlantic League players in an All-Star setting. TD Bank Ballpark is an award-winning ballpark and I am very excited for our players and fans to experience an All-Star experience in Somerset.”

The home Liberty Division is made up of eight Somerset Patriots, five Bridgeport Bluefish, five Long Island Ducks, and four New Britain Bees. The team will be managed by Somerset’s Brett Jodie, who guided his team to the Liberty Division First Half Championship and a league best 42-28 record. In his five seasons as manager of the Somerset Patriots, Jodie’s teams have made the playoffs every year. He won Atlantic League Championship and Manager of the Year honors in 2015.

The visiting Freedom Division consists of seven Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, six York Revolution, five Lancaster Barnstormers, and four Sugar Land Skeeters. Sugar Land’s Gary Gaetti will manage the squad after leading the Skeeters to their first championship in 2016. The 20-year Major League veteran is the only manager in Sugar Land history and was named Manager of the Year in 2013 when his team set a league record with 95 wins.

“We are honored to be the site of the 20th Atlantic League All-Star Game,” said Somerset Patriots Chairman Steve Kalafer, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic League. “As one of the original members of the league, it’s a fitting place to celebrate this milestone event. The rosters reflect the very best of our league and we owe it to the players and all of the fans to make it an All-Star Game they’ll always remember.”

The 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game is the premiere event of the summer, hosted by the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, July 12th. The event is presented by RWJBarnabas Health and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and will feature the biggest Fireworks Show in ballpark history, commemorative giveaways for all ages, entertainment from the ZOOperstars and Birdzerk, and a Home Run Derby before the game. For tickets, stop by the ballpark, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) 

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

Freedom Division Liberty Division
PITCHERS PITCHERS
Brad Allen York Revolution Duane Below Somerset Patriots
Cody Eppley So. Maryland Blue Crabs John Brownell Long Island Ducks
Brian Grening So. Maryland Blue Crabs David Carpenter Bridgeport Bluefish
Jake Hale Sugar Land Skeeters Amalio Diaz Long Island Ducks
Gaby Hernandez So. Maryland Blue Crabs David Kubiak Somerset Patriots
Chase Huchingson York Revolution Rainy Lara Bridgeport Bluefish
Michael Nix Sugar Land Skeeters Cory Riordan Bridgeport Bluefish
Scott Shuman Lancaster Barnstormers Nate Roe New Britain Bees
Daryl Thompson So. Maryland Blue Crabs Rick Teasley Somerset Patriots
CATCHERS CATCHERS
Anderson De La Rosa Lancaster Barnstormers Alex Burg Long Island Ducks
Isaias Tejeda York Revolution Yovan Gonzalez Somerset Patriots
INFIELDERS INFIELDERS
Kevin Ahrens Sugar Land Skeeters Tyler Bortnick Somerset Patriots
Michael Burgess York Revolution Carlos Guzman Somerset Patriots
Vladimir Frias Lancaster Barnstormers Luis Hernandez Bridgeport Bluefish
Sean Halton Lancaster Barnstormers Elmer Reyes Long Island Ducks
Michael Snyder So. Maryland Blue Crabs Jovan Rosa New Britain Bees
Garrett Weber Lancaster Barnstormers Angelo Songco Long Island Ducks
Zach Wilson So. Maryland Blue Crabs
OUTFIELDERS OUTFIELDERS
Anthony Giansanti Sugar Land Skeeters Conor Bierfeldt New Britain Bees
Alonzo Harris York Revolution Michael Crouse New Britain Bees
Devon Rodriguez So. Maryland Blue Crabs Aharon Eggleston Somerset Patriots
Travis Witherspoon York Revolution D’Arby Myers Bridgeport Bluefish
Justin Pacchioli Somerset Patriots
COACHES COACHES
Gary Gaetti – Manager Sugar Land Skeeters Brett Jodie – Manager Somerset Patriots
Raffy Montalvo – Pitching Coach Sugar Land Skeeters Glen Barker – Hitting/3B Coach Somerset Patriots
Travis Scott – Bench Coach Sugar Land Skeeters Cory Domel – Pitching Coach Somerset Patriots
Fox Beyer – Bench Coach Somerset Patriots
Jon Hunton – Bullpen Coach Somerset Patriots

 

Frontier League

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SAUGET, Ill. – The Frontier League Professional Baseball is pleased to announce the rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game as hosted by the Joliet Slammers at Slammers Stadium located in downtown Joliet, Illinois on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Normal’s cornerstone first-baseman, Aaron Dudley has been voted to his third All-Star appearance since his arrival in Normal in 2013. Dudley has proven to be a dominant batter with a .332 career batting average over the course of his eight season career in the Frontier League. The slugger has had one-hundred and ten doubles and fifty-one homeruns.

Josh Allen of the Evansville Otter will be taking second base for the West All-Stars. This is Allen’s 3rd appearance at the Frontier League All-Star game (2014 and 2016). Allen is in his fourth season with the Otters. He helped the Otters to the playoffs in 2014 and helped the Otters to their Frontier League Championship last while winning the Morgan Burkhart Award as Frontier League Most Valuable Player season. In his Frontier League career, Josh is batting .303 in three-hundred and nine total games.

First year Freedom, Jose Brizuela will take the start at third base. Jose is in his first season in the Frontier League. Brizuela has been helping lead the bats for Florence with a .339 on the season in forty-five games. He also has ten homers, eleven doubles, three triples and forty-three runs batted-in. the Weston, Florida native has played in the Midwest League, California League, Arizona League and the New York-Penn League.

Santiago Chirino of the CornBelters will get the shortstop duties as he is also elected to his third all-star appearances in nine years (2013, 14, 16). Chirino too offers a great deal of batting support. Since 2013, Chirino has hit .312. Santiago hails from Punto Fijo, Venezuela

Evansville Otter Dane Phillips will take the duties as the backstop for the West All-Stars. Phillips earned Player of the Week on June 11, 2017. Phillips offers power as well as a leader for the West. Phillips is in his third season with the Otters. So far this season with 43 games, Phillips is batting .341 with fourteen doubles, twenty-nine RBI, and nine homers.

Gateway Grizzlie Blake Brown gets his first All-Star selection since coming to the Frontier League in 2015. Brown has been the leader of the Grizzlies so far this season with two games with multiple home runs. Brown will not be too far from his hometown in Joliet as his hometown is Bloomington, Illinois. Brown leads the Gateway charge with a .306 batting average and ten homers.

Evansville will have two starting outfielders in Jeff Gardner and John Schultz. Jeff Gardner now in his second season with the Otters returns as part of the 2016 Championship team. Gardner leads the Frontier League with twelve homeruns and six doubles. Gardner joined the Otters in 2016 after spending time with the Washington Nationals organization.

John Schultz takes the final spot in the West All-Stars lineup in the outfield. Schultz will bring more experience to the roster as this is his third All-Star appearance (2013, 15). Schultz is also a 2016 Frontier League Champion. John sits on a .347 average, with eleven doubles, a triple, four homers, twenty-eight runs and thirty-two RBI. Since 2013, Schultz has a .292 batting average.

West Division Additions– The 2016 Frontier League Champions Evansville will send Alejandro Segovia (1B), Max Duval (P) and Kyano Cummings (P). First place Florence Freedom will send a handful of their own to the All-Star game including Daniel Fraga (2B), Andre Murcurio (OF), Tony Vocca (P), Jordan Kraus (P), Cody Gray (P) and Marty Anderson (P). The River City Rascals will be represented by Josh Silver (3B) and Mike Jurgella (C). Craig Massey (SS) and John Werner (P) will make an appearance for the Southern Illinois Miners. Joining Dudley and Chirino for the CornBelters will be Craig Lepre (C) and Shawn Blackwell (P). The Gateway Grizzlies will be sending Mike Elwood to the join Blake Brown.

The Washington Wild Things proclaimed “Big Red Monster” Kane Sweeney will be the starting first-baseman for the East All-Stars. Sweeney on the season is batting .338 with fourteen doubles, a triple, six homers, twenty-nine runs and thirty-three RBI. Sweeney is in his first season with the Frontier League. From 2015-2016, Sweeney spent time in the New York Yankees organizations.

Three time 2017 Player of the Week, Schaumburg Boomer Seth Spivey will be taking second base for the East. Spivey currently leads the Frontier League with a .423 batting average as well as forty-five RBI. Spivey also has nine homers. Spivey has been the most consistent part of the Schaumburg offensive surge since the beginning of the season.

Joliet Slammer Danny Zardon will be the third-baseman for the East. Zardon who is also in his first season with the Frontier League will show some of his talents as he is batting .255, with eighteen runs, eight doubles, four homers and twenty-one RBI. Before coming to the Frontier League, Zardon spent 2016 and some of 2017 with the Philadelphia Phillies organization. In his short time this season, Zardon has without a doubt gained looks from the voters across the League.

Will Kengor of the Traverse City Beach Bums will get the nod at shortstop for the East All-Stars. Kengor gets his second All-Star appearance after being voted to the game last season. Kengor continues to be one of the most reliable hitters for the Beach Bums as he is hitting .325 with forty-two RBI, twenty runs scored and eight homers.

Larry Balkwill takes the helm at the catcher spot for the East All-Stars. Balkwill joined the ThunderBolts in 2015 and has had 142 total appearances. Balkwill’s defensive leadership and consistency in the offensive side of the ball has been the reason he was voted to this year’s All-Star team. He has appeared in forty-games this season with a .268 batting average with ten doubles, a triple, and seven homers,

Juan Silva will not have leave town to join his other Slammer teammates. Silva is in his first season with the Slammers. Silva has been part of the Reds and Mariners organization. Silva is batting .327 on the season including thirty runs, ten doubles, ten homers and thirty-five RBI.

Brailin Jackson will join fellow Wild Things teammate Kane Sweeney as the second outfielder for the East. Jackson, in his first season in the Frontier League is hitting .306 and has twenty-eight runs, thirty-three RBI, eight doubles, one triple and nine homers on the season.

David Harris will be the other outfielder for the East and that makes him the second starter for the Schaumburg Boomers. Harris was named the first Player of the Week of 2017. Harris continues to dominate his plate appearances with average of .323. He has twenty-four runs and thirty-four RBI.

East Division Additions– ThunderBolts will also send Kyle Wood (1B), Brian Loconsole (P) and Scott Kuzminsky (P) to the All-Star Game. Steven Patterson (2B) will join Kengor for the Beach Bums. Mike Hill (3B), Kyle Pollock (C), Rashad Brown (OF), Trevor Foss (P), Chase Cunningham (P) and Zach Strecker (P) will all be part of the Wild Things crew. The Lake Erie Crushers will be represented by Tanner Lubach (C), Jordan Kurokawa (P) and Chandler Jagodzinski (P). Chaz Meadows (SS) and Luis Cruz (P) will be the other Slammers joining the festivities. The first-place Boomers will also send Lars Liguori (P) and Alec Kenilvort (P).

All-Star festivities include (All times are central)

Monday: All-Star Parade, downtown at Harrah’s Casino Joliet, 6:00 pm

Tuesday: Frontier League Commissioner, Bill Lee Annual Golf Outing 8:00 am -2:00 pm

Home Run Derby 7:05 pm.

Wednesday: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Luncheon 11:30 am

2017 Frontier League All-Star Game 7:00 pm

Tickets for all events are available by calling the Joliet Slammers Box Office at 815-722-2287.

About the Frontier League: The Frontier League is currently in its 25th season in 2017 and includes 12 teams stretching from Pennsylvania to Missouri and from Kentucky to Northern Michigan. The Frontier League annually advances the most players to MLB organizations of any of the independent leagues, and 32 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.

About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy play at the Slammers Stadium downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League.  The Frontier League is a 12-team league entering its 25th season of play in 2017.  Visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jolietslammers or follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers!