Frontier League Serves As Home to Former Bobcats
by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Four former Bobcats are continuing their professional baseball careers in the Frontier League, an independent association.
Brandon Anderson (2007), Sean Heimpel (2007), Pete Paris (2009) and Hans Stancil (2007) all play in the Frontier League, an independent professional association with 12 teams scattered in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Anderson plays outfield for the Kalamazoo Kings, also serves as assistant coach at Temple University. He has played in all 25 games for the Kings, batting .320 and leads the team with six doubles and a solo triple. Anderson has 10 RBI and 11 stolen bases. The East Division leading Kings have a 17-8 record on the 2009 season.
Stancil joins former teammate, Anderson in Kalamazoo, Mich., and plays third base for the Kings. He is batting .152 on the season with seven hits, four of those being doubles. Stancil has five stolen bases.
Heimpel pitches for the Washington Wild Things in Washington, Pa. He has a 1-3 record with six appearances and an ERA of 7.48. The righty has 12 Ks and 19 walks on the 2009 campaign. The Wild Things are in last place in the East Division with a 9-16 record.
Paris positions behind the plate for the River City Rascals in O'Fallon, Mo. The catcher is batting .375 while slugging .438. Paris has six hits, one double and has scored twice. Paris has yet to commit an error. The Rascals sit atop the West Division with a 16-9 mark.
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