Gateway Grizzlies pitcher Mason Klotz and Schaumburg Boomers position player Ty Moore were named Frontier League Pitcher and Players of the Week, respectively as chosen by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Mason Klotz came to Gateway from a trade with Lake Erie on July 27, 2018. He earned his honors while pitching for the Lake Erie Crushers where he went 1-0 while pitching seven innings without allowing a run. Klotz also struck out five batters while only allowing two hits in a complete game.
Prior joining the Gateway Grizzlies, Klotz spent the previous two years for the Lake Erie Crushers where he complied a 4-6 record while posting a 3.67 earned run average in 25 games with 10 of those being starts. The Southeastern Louisiana University alum is in his second year of professional baseball and has compiled a 3-3 record in six starts. Klotz has struck out 35 batters over 45 innings pitched along with throwing one shutout.
Ty Moore earned his honors this week by leading the Frontier League in hitting with a .517 batting average. He also notched 15 hits while driving in 9. Moore also had two home runs one triple and five doubles.
Moore comes to Schaumburg after beginning the year in Sioux City. The Irvine, CA native was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 12th round of the 2015 MLB Draft and spent three seasons between Low-A and High-A. Moore has posted a .324 average while slugging six home runs and driving in 47. The University of California, Los Angeles alum has posted a career .279 batting average with 14 home runs and 159 runs batted in and 30 stolen bases.
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 35 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.