Washington Wild Things outfielder Hector Roa and Lake Erie Crushers left-hander Jared Koenig win this week’s Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. These awards are chosen by Pointstreak, who is the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Roa has won his first Player of the Week award of 2019 after hitting .429, with two home runs and 12 RBI. He finished the week with a 1.162 OPS and 8.966 runs created. Roa has been on a hot streak, where he has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games, and notched a hit in all 7 games this week. Roa also drove in three or more runs in three games this week.
The 24-year old is in his third season with the Wild Things, after playing five seasons in the Houston Astros organization. Roa is having a great season ranking in the top 10 in almost every offensive category. On the season he is hitting .290 with 85 hits, 14 of those being home runs, 57 RBI, 48 runs scored and a .831 OPS. His 14 home runs and 57 RBI are 1st and tied for 1st in the league, respectively.
Koenig has earned his fist Pitcher of the Week award. He won two games, where he gave up no runs, seven hits and struck out 13 in 12 innings. Koenig finished the week with a 1.08 WHIP and only allowing a .184 batting average against. His two wins helped the Crushers extend their lead in the East division this week.
Koenig is in his first season with the Crushers, and his third professional season. Koenig has a 6-1 record on the season, which is tied for 2nd most wins in the league. In his 75.2 innings pitched this season, Koenig has struck out 102 batters, which is tops in the league for strikeouts. His 2.38 ERA also has him ranked 4th, among starters in the league.
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 in its 27th season in 2019 and features ten teams stretching from Pennsylvania to Missouri and from Kentucky to the Great Lakes. The Frontier League annually advances the most players to MLB organizations of any of the independent leagues, and 37 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.