WILD THINGS RESIGN POST-SEASON ALL-STAR SWEENEY

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WILD THINGS RESIGN POST-SEASON ALL-STAR SWEENEY


Source: Frontier League News

Another impact player from the 2017 Wild Things’ roster has re-signed with the team for 2018, as the Wild Things announced Friday the extension of 2017 Frontier League All Star and Post-Season All Star first baseman Kane Sweeney. Sweeney, the team-proclaimed “Big Red Machine,” was a driving force behind the 2017 playoff run for the Wild Things, as he was the first position player for the team to be named to the league’s post-season all-star team since 2014 (OF CJ Beatty). Furthermore, he became the first 1B to be given those laurels since Ernie Banks in 2009. On the season, Sweeney hit .296 with a .457 on-base percentage. That percentage was so high largely in part to Sweeney setting the new franchise record for walks drawn in a season. Walking became vintage Kane Sweeney, as he drew 87 walks in 398 plate appearances during the 2017 campaign. He also belted 15 home runs and drove in 61 runs, to go along with 21 doubles and three triples. He was also one of a franchise-record eight All Stars for the Frontier League All-Star Game in Joliet, Illinois, and started the game for the East Division at first base. The Millstadt, Illinois,…

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