Lake Erie’s Alex Romero and Traverse City’s Steve Lohr were named Frontier League Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively as chosen by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Alex Romero playing his first season in the Frontier League earned his honors this week by striking out seven batters and only allowing one hit over 7.0 shutout innings as the Lake Erie Crushes went on to defeat the Gateway Grizzlies 1-0 on May 24th.
Prior to joining the Lake Erie Crushers Romero spent last season with the Baltimore Orioles organization where he appeared in games for both the Gulf Coast Orioles and the Fredrick Keys. The right-handed pitcher posts a career record of 25-37 with a 3.66 earned run average while striking out 392 over 528.1 innings.
Steve Lohr playing in his first season in the Frontier League earned his honors this week by hitting safely in 10 of his 19 at bats for a .526 batting average over the last week. He also collected five runs batted in while hitting one homerun and three doubles.
Prior to joining the Traverse City Beach Bums Lohr spent the last two years in the Texas Rangers organization before heading down under to play in the Australian Baseball League for a season. Lohr posts a .302 career batting average while hitting five homeruns and driving in 53 runs in 515 plate appearances.
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 26th season in 2018 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 34 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.