Schaumburg Boomers infielder Quincy Nieporte and Southern Illinois Miners left-hander Gunnar Kines have won 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.
Nieporte takes home the award for the second time this season, winning it the week of June 7 as well. He finished the week with eleven hits, including three doubles, three home runs, and ten RBIs. He hit .500 in six games.
The 26-year old is in his second season in the Frontier League, after spending the 2019 season with the Boomers as well. Before the Frontier League, Nieporte spent time in the organization of the Philadelphia Phillies. He currently leads the league with fourteen home runs and 46 RBIs. He also ranks second in the Frontier League this season with a .357 batting average.
Kines is Southern Illinois’ third Pitcher of the Week award winner this season after Kaleb Schmidt and Michael Austin each won the award in consecutive weeks in June. Kines also won the award in June of 2019 with Schaumburg. He worked seven scoreless innings in his outing against Gateway on Thursday (7/8), allowing just three hits and zero walks while striking out eleven in the 7-1 win against the Grizzlies. His eleven strikeouts were among the league’s best this week.
Kines is in his fifth season in the Frontier League, spending the other four seasons in the league with the Schaumburg Boomers. The 27-year-old played in the organizations of both the Miami Marlins and New York Mets and recently spent time in the Australian Baseball League. He is currently 1-2 with a 4.21 ERA and thirty-five strikeouts in thirty-two innings pitched this season. He has allowed just eight walks on the season.
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 of Professional Baseball is an official Partner League of Major League Baseball and the largest of its kind in professional baseball. The Frontier League features 16 teams and has moved over 1,000 players to MLB Teams in its 29-year history. Please visit www.frontierleague.com.