O’FALLON, MO. – One day before the 2018 Frontier League All-Star game, Experienced Teams Manager Mike Pinto of Southern Illinois and Rookie Teams Manager Gregg Langbehn of Washington have made their starting pitcher selections.
Southern Illinois’ Mike Pinto has selected Left-Handed pitcher Thomas Dorminy #13 of the Washington Wild Things. Dorminy is in his first season with the Wild Things and has posted a 7-2 record through the first half to go along with a 1.94 earned run average.
Dorminy a former 10th round selection by the San Diego Padres in 2014 is in his first season in the Frontier League after having spent the last four seasons between A and AA. Dorminy has a career record of 25-26 with a 3.76 earned run average. Dorminy has started 11 games this season throwing two shutouts, he has also posted 57 strikeouts over 69.1 innings. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to start the All-Star Game” Dorminy said. “There are a lot of talented players here and I’m just happy to be here.” The Spring Hill, Florida native and Faulkner University alum is appearing in his first All-Star game and will have the honor of starting against his Manager Gregg Langbehn.
Washington’s Gregg Langbehn has chosen to go with Joliet Slammers Right-Handed pitcher #15 Liam O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan is in his second season with the Slammers and has a 5-2 record to go along with a 3.07 earned run average through the first half of the season.
O’Sullivan an alum of the University of Rhode Island and St. Leo College is in his third season in the Frontier League, having spent time with the Joliet Slammers (2016, 2018) and the Frontier Greys (2015). He has a 16-6 record in his career while posting a 3.51 earned run average over 202.1 innings. “It’s a blessing and honor to be named starting pitcher for the All-Star game” O’Sullivan said. “It should be an awesome night, and I’m looking forward to playing with the best of the best in the Frontier League for the night.” The South Grafton, Massachusetts native is appearing in his first All-Star Game, he has posted 41 strikeouts through 67.1 innings making 10 starts and throwing two shutouts. O’Sullivan was named 2016 Frontier League Pitcher of the Year.
The 2018 All Star Game will be Wednesday, July 11 at CarShield Field 7:00 pm CST.
The 2018 Home Run Derby will take place on Tuesday, July 10 at CarShield Field in O’Fallon, Missouri.
For Fans still looking to purchase tickets for the All-Star Game or Home Run Derby they are available by calling the River City Rascals Box Office at (636) 240-2287 or by visiting www.rivercityrascals.com
About the Frontier League: 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 35 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.
About the River City Rascals: The River City Rascals are an Independent Professional Baseball team in the Frontier League. We are celebrating our 20th year in the City of O’Fallon in 2018. The Rascals won the 2010 Frontier League Championship. You can follow the River City Rascals on twitter at @rcrascals or on Facebook at River City Rascals