Normal CornBelters infielder Aaron Dudley and Southern Illinois Miners starting pitcher Adam Lopez 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.
Dudley made a mark this past week for the CornBelters, compiling 14 hits in 26 at bats for a .538 batting average. The 27 year old also finished with 1 home run, 3 doubles, 5 runs scored, and 9 RBI helping Normal to win 4 out of their 5 games from July 1 – 5th. This season, Dudley is hitting .380 in 44 games with 2 home runs and 30 RBI, leading the League in batting average. The Ohio native is in his third season of professional baseball with the Normal CornBelters.
Lopez earns this weeks Pitcher of the Week honor after a stellar performance for the Miners in their win against Normal. Lopez dominated on Saturday, giving up 1 run, 7 hits, and striking out 4 in 7 innings, earning the victory in a 2-1 Southern Illinois win. On June 30, Lopez gave another winning performance at Gateway, where he gave up 4 hits with 6 strikeouts, in 6 innings of work in a Miners 5-4 win. For the season, Lopez is tied for the League lead in wins with 6, holding a record of 6-0 in 6 starts with a 1.51 ERA.
Dudley and Lopez have both been selected as part of the 2015 All-Star team. The game will take place on Wednesday, July 15, in Schaumburg.
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 27 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.