Solid pitching was on the menu Wednesday night for the 2015 Frontier League All-Star Game played at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg, IL.
Yet while runs were hard to come by the West Division 4-2 victory, Washington Wild Things infielder Austin Wobrock turned in a solid showing for the East.
Wobrock came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a run scored. That included a pinch-hit fifth inning single and an eighth inning double. Wobrock would advance to third on a wild pitch and come around to score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Brandon Tierney.
Rockford Aviators outfielder Michael Hur was named the game’s MVP, going 2-3 with two doubles and a pair of runs batted in.
The East took a 1-0 lead when Traverse City’s Jose Vargas knocked in his teammate Jay Austin with a first-inning single. That lead didn’t last long though as the West struck for three runs in the bottom of the third.
Hur knocked in a pair with a double and then Taylor Ard followed with an RBI single to make it a 3-1 game.
The West tacked one on in the fourth when Curran Redal drove in Danny Canela with an RBI single.
After that the pitchers settled in on both sides as runs were tough to come by the rest of the night.
Rockford starter Kyle Brueggemann was credited with the win while Traverse City’s Kramer Champlin took the loss. Normal Corn Belters’ closer Race Parmenter closed it out for the West in the ninth.