Photos Courtesy of the Lake Erie Crushers
Catcher Emmanuel Quiles and righthander Zac Treece, both of the Lake Erie Crushers 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 third time this season that both awards winners have been from the same team.
Quiles notched 4 extra base hits in 5 games for the Crushers this week, while hitting .435 (10 for 23) and slugging .696. He also drove in 11 runs. The 24 year old Puerto Rican is in his second season with the Crushers and second in the Frontier League after spending 6 seasons in affiliated ball with the Milwaukee and San Diego organizations. Quiles was selected this morning as a Frontier League All-Star.
Treece, a Ouachita Baptist University alumnae, has been dominant all season, but his past week has been otherworldly. In his lone start of the week, Treece threw a complete game 4 hitter, allowing just 1 run while striking out 10. Treece is in his first season with Lake Erie after spending a pair of seasons with Gateway. Like his teammate Quiles, Treece will represent the Crushers at the All-Star Game in Sauget next week.
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.