Traverse City Beach Bums’ infielder Alex Tomasovich and Evansville Otters reliever Connor Little 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.
The Beach Bums’ Tomasovich takes home this week’s Player of the Week award after a stellar week for Traverse City, one that saw him carry a 5 game multi-hit streak. The streak began on the 8th of August and lasted all the way through Travers City’s 3 game set with the River City Rascals. Over the course of the week, Tomasovich racked up 10 hits in 20 at bats for a .500 average, to go along with 3 doubles, 5 RBI, and 5 runs scored. The hot streak was good enough to help Traverse City take 4 out of their team’s 6 games during the week. In 2015, Tomasovich has hit .296 with 4 home runs, 25 RBI, and 15 doubles in 253 at bats. The 23-year-old is in his first season outside of affiliated baseball, after the Chicago Cubs selected him in the 20th round of last year’s MLB Amateur Draft. Tomasovich, a native of Fort Mill, South Carolina, attended Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC, where he starred as a 4-year member of the baseball team.
Little becomes the 3rd member of the Evansville Otters’ pitching staff to be named Frontier League Pitcher of the Week in 2015, joining starters Trevor Walch and Will Oliver. He takes home this week’s award after yet another dominant stretch of games out of the bullpen for the Otters, where he has spent all of this season. In 37 relief appearances, Little has given up a staggering 8 earned runs, with his last coming on August 2nd. The right-hander has had one of the better seasons in the entire league in 2015, accumulating a miniscule 1.38 ERA in 52 innings while accounting for a sensational 72 strikeouts to just 11 walks. Little, 25, is in his second stint with the Otters and with Frontier League in 2015, after pitching for the Adelaide Bite of the Australian Baseball League for a part of last season. He originally hails from San Diego, CA and played collegiately at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he was drafted out of in the 49th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft by the Florida Marlins.
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 2015 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.