Freese named league’s Pitcher of the Year
Vallejo Admirals Dakota Freese was named the Pacific Association Pitcher of the Year for the 2019 season, the independent professional baseball league announced recently.
Freese went 7-5 overall with a 2.91 ERA for the Admirals as the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native had a break-through season on the mound.
Freese amassed over 90 strikeouts for the third consecutive season by striking out 94 batters in just 77 1/3 innings pitched. On Aug. 17, the righty threw a complete game shutout against the Salina Stockade for his third career shutout. Over his 12 starts, Freese also allowed just 49 hits.
In mid-August, Freese joined the Ottawa Champions of the Canadian-American Association for their playoff push. Over his last four starts with the Admirals’, Freese held a 4-0 record in 27 innings pitched with allowing just five earned runs while striking out 37 batters.
The former 12th round draft pick of the Oakland A’s recently signed with the Sioux Falls Canar
ies of the American Association for the 2020 season.
Freese is the first Vallejo
Admiral to be named Pacific Association Pitcher of the Year. Over his three seasons in the Pacific Association, Freese has played for the San Rafael Pacifics, Pittsburg Diamonds and the Admirals. The righthanded
pitcher has 286 strikeouts in just 243 2/3 innings pitched.
2018 Pacific Association Pitcher of the Year winner Jared Koenig recently signed with the Oakland A’s organization
for the 2020 season. Koenig set a Pacific Association best 140 strikeouts in the 2018 season.
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