SAUGET, Ill. –Joliet’s Duke von Schamann and Gateway’s Terry McClure have been named Week 16 Pitcher and Player of the Week as chosen by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Joliet Slammer Duke von Schamann, earns his first Pitcher of the Week honor after impressive starts against Windy City and Traverse City last week. Against the ThunderBolts, DVS went seven innings, allowed three runs (two earned), eight hits, one walk and struck out eight. The Slammers lost 3-4. He received a no-decision in the contest.
The Edmond, Oklahoma native was called upon by Slammers manager Jeff Isom to start Sunday against the Beach Bums and he did not disappoint. Duke pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just five hits and struck out seven in his thirty-one batters faced. The Slammers won 1-0.
The 6’4 righty is now in his first season in the Frontier League after spending 2012 to 2014 in the Dodgers organization, 2014 to 2015 in the Indians organization and 2016 in the American Association. DVS is 5-7 in eighteen starts this season with a 3.87 ERA (12th overall). He’s dealt eighty-two strikeouts (15th overall) in one-hundred fifteen and two-thirds innings pitched (6th overall). Duke is the second Slammer to win an award this season.
Gateway Grizzlie Terry McClure also wins his first Player of the Week award from the Frontier League. Terry contributed greatly for the Grizzlies’ matchups against Southern Illinois and Florence. Over the course of six games, McClure finished batting thirteen for twenty-three (.565), with three doubles, four RBI, two walks and a stolen base.
McClure is a 6’2 outfielder from Atlanta, Georgia who is in first season in the Frontier League. From 2013-2016, Terry spent time in the Colorado Rockies organization. The outfielder is batting .296 (19th overall) on the season with thirty-six runs scored, fourteen doubles, a triple, five homers, thirty-eight RBI, fifteen walks and fourteen stolen bases.
The Slammers (41-49) go on the road to face Wild Card contender, Washington (47-42) and will finish the regular season at home against the Lake Erie Crushers (42-48).
The Grizzlies (29-61) travel to Marion to take on the Southern Illinois Miners (36-54) before returning home against leading Wild Card contender, Evansville (50-40).
The Frontier League is 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.