Photos Courtesy of Schaumburg Boomers (Hall), Doug Timmermann (Brueggemann) and Washington Wild Things (Sergey)
Infielder Gerard Hall of the Schaumburg Boomers has been selected as Frontier League Player of the week, while Rockford Aviators’ right hander Kyle Brueggemann and Washington righty Matt Sergey have been selected as Co-Frontier League Pitchers of the Week, as chosen by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Hall had one of the best weeks that the Frontier League has seen in 2014, going 13 for 25 with 6 runs scored, 16 RBI and 3 home runs, as his Boomers went 5-1 to surge into a first place tie in the West division with the River City Rascals. The week saw Hall’s on base percentage climb by .029 and his slugging percentage by .093. The Old Dominion alum and Fairborn, Ohio native spent the 2009-11 seasons with the Kansas City Royals organization before moving on to the Boomers. He also spent time with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
In two starts this week, Brueggemann went 14 innings, allowing just 10 hits and 1 earned run. One of those two outings was a 9 inning shutout. Brueggemann struck out 13 between those two outings, walking just 1. Between the two starts, Brueggemann picked up his fourth and fifth victories of the season for the Aviators. Brueggemann is in his second season with the Aviators and has also spent time pitching winter ball in the Australian Baseball League. The Olathe, Kansas native attended Cal Poly.
Sergey made a bit of Frontier League history on Sunday, his second appearance of the week, hurling the first perfect game in the history of the Frontier League and the first 9 inning no-hitter of the 2014 Frontier League season. In the Wild Things’ 6-0 victory he retired all 27 Gateway hitters he faced, striking out 9 in the process. Between the two outings, Sergey went 10 innings, allowing just 3 hits and 1 run. Following the 2 appearances Sergey’s ERA has dropped to 1.91. The Plantation, Florida native attended Campbell University and spent the 2013 season between Gateway and Southern Illinois before signing with Washington this season. The perfect game was Sergey’s first Frontier League shutout.
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 26 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.