JOLIET, Ill. – One day before the 2017 Frontier League All-Star game, West Manager Dennis Pelfrey and East Manager Jamie Bennett have made their starting pitcher selections.
West Manager Dennis Pelfrey has selected his own pitcher in Cody Gray to be his starter. Gray who has won Pitcher of the Week so far this season, is in his third season with the Freedom. In nine starts this season, Gray is 7-1 and has a 3.63 ERA. He has one shutout and forty-two strikeouts.
Gray has been a reliable arm for the Freedom in his three years posting an 18-6 career record in thirty three starts. The righty hails from Glendale, Arizona and owns one hundred and forty-five strikeouts.
Trevor Foss of the Washington Wild Things will take the mound for the East All-Stars after being selected by manager Jamie Bennett. Foss, in his second season in the Frontier League is 7-3 with eleven starts on the season. His 2.70 ERA is second overall in the League. He is tied with Gray in the lead along with Jordan Kraus (Florence) with seven wins on the season.
In 2016, Foss led the Frontier League in ERA at 2.50. He also finished the season with an 8-3 record in fifteen-starts including three shutouts, a save and sixty-six strikeouts. Foss was voted to the 2016 All-Star Game but did not have an appearance.
Foss is getting the ball after coming off a 6-2 Wild Things win over the CornBelters where he pitched a complete game. To finish, he only allowed two runs (one earned) and four strikeouts.
The 2017 Frontier League All-Star game starts at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday night, July 12 at Slammers Stadium located in Joliet, Illinois.
Tickets for all events are available by calling the Joliet Slammers Box Office at 815-722-2287
About the Frontier League: The Frontier League is currently in its 25th season in 2017 and includes 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 32 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues. . Follow the Frontier League on Twitter: @FLProBaseball, Instagram: frontierleague, and like the Frontier League Facebook Page.