COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Former Lindsey Wilson baseball hurler Scott Sebald has been named the Frontier League Pitcher of the Week, Frontier League officials announced on Monday.
Sebald -- a member of the Normal CornBelters -- struck out a season-high 13 batters in eight scoreless innings against Lake Erie on Saturday, July 29. He allowed just four hits and a walk en route to a no decision in the 2-1 setback.
The second-year pro fanned a pair of batters in five different innings, including the first inning and his final inning in the eighth.
This season, Sebald is 5-1 with a 2.97 earned run average. He has 61 strikeouts over his 69-2/3 innings. Sebald ranks fourth in the Frontier League in ERA this season.
Sebald is in his first season with the CornBelters, located in Normal, Illinois. The CornBelters are currently in fourth place in the West Division of the Frontier League.
Sebald is Lindsey Wilson's all-time career leader in wins (29), innings pitched (329), ERA (2.35), strikeouts (312) and starts (49).
According to the Frontier League website, the Frontier League is in its 25th season in 2017 and includes 12 teams stretching from Pennsylvania to Missouri and from Kentucky to Northern Michigan. The Frontier League annually advances the most players to MLB organizations of any of the independent leagues, and 32 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.