Photo Courtesy of Normal CornBelters
Outfielder Sam Judah and Cullen Babin, both of the Normal CornBelters have been selected as the Frontier League Player of the Week and Pitcher of the week respectively, as chosen by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation. This marks the first time that both weekly awards winners have come from the same team. The CornBelters have currently won 5 consecutive games.
Judah, in his fourth season of professional baseball, hit .500 (12-24) over the past week with 4 doubles and a .667 slugging percentage. The Auburn University at Montgomery alum also drove in 8. Judah returns to Normal this season after playing for the ‘Belters in 2012. He spent the 2013 season with Sioux City of the American Association. He made his professional debut in 2011 with Lake County of the NABL.
Babin, in his second professional season, made the start on Saturday against the Frontier Greys and was dominant. After allowing a second inning base hit, he did not allow another hit for the entire game, hitting one batter. He did not allow an earned run and lowered his ERA on the season to 1.40. Babin played his college ball at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He made his professional debut last season and spent the year in the United League, pitching for both Alexandria and Edinburg.
Pointstreak provides the league with its statistical software and in game scoring applications. They aim to deliver “fast scores and cool stats to players, parents, fans, scouts and media.” For more information on Pointstreak products visit them at www.poinstreaksolutions.com or www.pointstreak.com.
The Frontier League is entering its 22nd season in 2014 and features 14 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 25 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.