Evansville Otters third baseman Travis Harrison and Lake Erie Crushers starting pitcher Micah Beyer were named Frontier League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively as chosen by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Travis Harrison earned his first player of the week honors in the Frontier League by helping lead the Otters to a 4-2 record over the last six games. Harrison batted .529 with nine hits, two doubles, three runs batted in and 11 walks last week. Harrison hit safely in five of the six games while reaching base safely in all six.
Prior to joining the Evansville Otters, Harrison spent the 2015- 2017 seasons playing for the Chattanooga Lookouts the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Harrison a First-round draft pick (50 overall) in the 2011 MLB June Draft spent time between the Twins Rookie league and their Double-A club. The Fort Myers, Florida native has a career batting average of .252 with 333 runs batted in, 46 home runs, 152 doubles and 51 stolen bases. The 2018 Experienced Team All-Star has a .301 batting average with 91 hits, 14 doubles, eight home runs, 57 runs batted in and 18 stolen bases in his first season in the Frontier League.
Micah Beyer earned his first player of the week honors in his young career by throwing 7.0 shutout innings in a loss to the second-best team in the Frontier League the Joliet Slammers. Beyer allowed only two hits over his 7.0 innings while striking out 11 of the 25 batters faced an only allowing one walk.
Micah Beyer is in his first season in the Frontier League and has starts in 8 games for the Lake Erie Crushers. The Biola University alum and La Mirada, California native is 1-2 on the season with a 3.26 earned run average in 41.1 innings pitched. Beyer has struck out 49 batters and walked only eight, which gives him a 6.13 strike out to walk, as well as only allowing 10.7 strike out per nine.
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.