CANONSBURG — Bill Lee, who has been commissioner of the Frontier League since 1994, used to have a favorite line to describe Washington. Because of it being the Eastern-most franchise and within a three-hour drive of only one other league member, Lee liked to say that a trip to Washington is…
The Wild Things' fall from first place last year to worst in the Frontier League this summer was the result of many variables.
It was less than two months ago when the Wild Things were leading the Frontier League in hitting with a team batting average in the .260s, and some people in the league were saying Washington had the most dangerous lineup in the 10-team circuit.
Jack Parenty scored two runs and drove in two others and the Schaumburg Boomers scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning en route to a 7-6 come-from-behind win over the Wild Things on Saturday night.
Umpiring is 'a hard life.' In the Frontier League, umpires are an experienced, loyal bunch who strive to 'get it right.'
AVON, Ohio – Lake Erie scored five unanswered runs in the sixth and seventh innings to defeat the Wild Things, 5-2, and extend its East Division lead.
Wild Things right fielder Hector Roa hit 24 baseballs over the outfield wall when he finished as the runner-up in the Home Run Derby portion of the all-star game that matched the Frontier League against the Can-Am League last Wednesday.
Michael Austin pitched seven strong innings, Washington took advantage of some sloppy play by Schaumburg to score five runs in the second inning and the Wild Things held off a late charge to beat the Boomers, 6-3.
The Frontier League season is rapidly approaching the halfway point as teams have played roughly 45 of their 96 games. The all-star break will begin at the end of this week.
When last seen at Wild Things Park, the Joliet Slammers were frolicking on the turf around home plate, spraying champagne on one another after winning the Frontier League championship in the decisive Game 5 of the finals against Washington last September.
The Frontier League has tried for a long time to spice up its all-star game. It used the traditional division vs. division format for many years, then added a home run derby, skills competition and even the occasional concert to make it a two-day event.