Rascals’ Hansen, Beach Bums’ Champlin Named Frontier League Player and Pitcher of the Week
River City Rascals outfielder Brian Hansen and Traverse City Beach Bums starting pitcher Kramer Champlin have been named the Frontier League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, as chosen by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Hansen was a key contributor over the past week for the Rascals, compiling 13 hits in 23 at bats for a .565 batting average. The 26 year-old outfielder also finished with 1 home run, 3 doubles, 6 runs scored, and 8 RBI while helping River City win 4 out of their 6 games from June 21st – 28th. This season, Hansen is hitting .407 in 24 games with 2 home runs and 13 RBI. The Minnesota native is in his second season of professional baseball with the River City Rascals.
Champlin earns this weeks Pitcher of the Week honor after giving a solid performance for the Beach Bums in their win against Schaumburg. Champlin dominated the Boomer’s on Friday, tossing a complete game shutout and giving up 4 hits while striking out 4, earning the victory in a 2-0 Traverse City win. The previous week, Champlin had another stellar performance at Evansville on June 20th, where he gave up 1 hit in 6 shutout innings of work in a Beach Bums 1-0 win. For the season Champlin holds a record of 5-2 in 7 starts with a 1.98 ERA.
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 23rd 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.