Schaumburg Boomers’ outfielder Paul Kronenfeld and River City Rascals starting pitcher Zeb Sneed were named Frontier League Players and Pitcher of the Week, respectively as chosen by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Kronenfeld, in his third season of professional baseball, and his first season in the Frontier League managed to get 7 hits in his 12 at bats this week verses the River City Rascals. To start off the week from the Y’All-Star game, Kronenfeld went 3-3 with 1 RBI, 1 walk, and 1 Sacrifice fly. He then followed up this performance with 1 double and 3 RBI on Saturday. On the last game of the series Kronenfeld went 3-4 with 1 home run, 4 RBI, 1 run scored, and 1 walk. Before joining the Frontier League Kronenfeld spent time in the Arizona League and Midwest League with the Reds organization. Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina the 24-year-old was drafted in the 25th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft from Catawba College. Kronenfeld also played in the Y’All-Star game this week where he managed to get a hit for the East Division.
Sneed earns this week’s Pitcher of the Week honors after his sensational win verses the Boomers on Sunday July 17th at CarShield Field. Sneed tossed 7 innings and only gave up 4 hits, with 2 strikeouts, and 1 walk. He did not allow a run in this matchup and got the win which brought his season total up to 4-5 in his 74.2 innings pitched. His total ERA is 2.89 and Sneed has a total of 48 strikeouts with 13 walks on the season thus far. Before joining the Frontier League Sneed pitched in the Pioneer League, South Atlantic League, and Carolina League. Sneed is currently in his fifth season of professional baseball. The 25-year-old originally from Twin Falls, ID was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 11th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Northwest Nazarene University.
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 24th season in 2016 and features 12 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.