Florence Freedoms’ outfielder Andrew Godbold and Schaumburg Boomers’ starting pitcher Seth Webster 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.
Godbold, in his third season of professional baseball and his second in the Frontier League with the Freedom managed to get 9 hits in his 19 at bats this week. To start off the week, Godbold, went 1-3 against the Beach Bums with one walk. He then followed up this impressive performance on Thursday with a 3-4 night. Godbold managed to get 1 double, 1 home run, 1 sacrifice fly, 1 RBI, and 1 run scored against the Bums that game. In the weekend series against the Wild Things Godbold went 5-11 with 1 double, 2 RBI, 1 stolen base, 1 sacrifice fly, and 2 runs scored. This week brought his batting average up to an impressive .304 with 16 stolen bases, 36 RBI, 9 home runs, and 17 doubles. In addition to these stats this year he now has an .368 on base percentage with .517 slugging percentage. Before joining the Frontier League, Godbold played collegiately at Southeastern Louisiana University where he got drafted from in the 23rd round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also played in the Pioneer League with the Dodgers organization in 2014. Godbold was the 2016 Y’All-Star Game Home Run Derby Champion and went 2-3 for the West Division with 1 double, 1 run scored, and 1 RBI. In the 2015 season with the Freedom Godbold batted .217 with 19 RBI, 4 home runs, 2 triples, and 9 doubles.
Webster earns this week’s Pitcher of the Week honors after his sensational 2-0 start with wins against the Grizzlies and Miners. The 27-year-old right-hander threw 7.0 innings on Tuesday against the Grizzlies while only allowing 8 hits and earning 9 strikeouts. Webster only gave up 2 runs while earning the victory. On Sunday verses the Miners at UC Health Stadium, Webster got the victory after throwing 6 innings and only giving up 6 hits. He only gave up 1 run and 1 walk while getting 6 strikeouts. With this week’s performances it brought his record up to 7-6 for the year with 4.29 ERA in 15 games. Webster has thrown a total of 96.1 innings this season while earning 79 strikeouts and only allowing 13 walks. He is in his fourth season of professional baseball where he has been with the Boomers every year. In 2015 he was picked up by the Atlanta Braves organization and played in the Carolina League and South Atlantic League. In 2014 Webster went 3-0 in the playoffs for the Boomers while having an impressive 0.78 ERA in 23 innings pitched. He grew up in Deville, LA and played collegiately at Louisiana College and Nicholls State University.
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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 28 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.