The Frontier League announced on Thursday afternoon their annual post-season awards. Two members of the River City Rascals took home hardware, including Paul Kronenfeld, who was named the league's best designated hitter of the season, and Cody Mincey, who earned the top relief pitcher honor. Washington's James Harris was named league MVP, and his Wild Things teammate Thomas Dorminy was tabbed Pitcher of the Year.
Kronenfeld, a 26-year old from Greensboro, NC, has been on an absolute tear in the second half of the season. To date he is hitting .302 with 22 home runs and 66 RBIs, in addition to 86 hits and 19 doubles. He leads the league with a .600 slugging percentage.
Mincey, a 26-year old from Hartsville, SC, leads the league with 22 saves and is 5-2 with a 2.25 ERA. In 48 innings he has struck out 69 and walked 19, and was named to his first All-Star team in mid July.
The Rascals remain alive and well in the Frontier League playoff picture, leading the West Division by one game with four to play entering Thursday's series finale against the Southern Illinois Miners.