Mahley, Mozingo & Coaches Tabbed All-Stars

Saturday, July 07, 2012
by Jake Goldsholl

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Manager Jamie Bennett chose six more Schaumburg Boomers to join him in Normal, Ill. for the 2012 Frontier League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m., raising the number of Boomers representatives to 10.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE COMPLETE LIST OF 2012 ALL-STARS

Having managed the Boomers to first place in the West Division, Bennett earned the opportunity to manage the all-star squad as well as the ability to name the final four players and coaching staff. Boomers Bench Coach Mike Kashirsky spent the previous eight seasons with the Windy City ThunderBolts and also coaches baseball at Robert Morris University. Hitting Coach C.J. Thieleke, joined the Boomers in December 2011 after serving as the Gary SouthShore RailCats Third Base Coach. Schaumburg Pitching Coach Paul Kubon rounds out the Boomers coaching staff appearing in Normal and is joined by Trainer Scott Waehler, who previously served as athletic trainer for the Illinois State University baseball team.  

Bennett also added Schaumburg outfielders Sean Mahley and Chad Mozingo to the all-star squad after both excelled during the first half of their Frontier League debut seasons.

Mahley, a Cambridge, Ohio native, was the Boomers second-round pick in the 2012 Frontier League Draft out of the University of the Cumberlands. The true rookie is batting .281 with two home runs and 24 RBI on the year. The lefty owns an eight-game hitting streak this season and is second on the team with six multi-RBI games.

Mahley is joined in Normal by his outfield counterpart Mozingo, a lefty from Spring, Texas, who spent two years as a member of the Washington Nationals organization after being drafted in the 20th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Rice University. The 2012 Frontier League Draft third-round pick of the Boomers is batting .293 with three home runs and 24 RBI on the season. The 5-foot-11 outfielder is second on the team with 15 multi-hit games and is currently in the midst of a franchise-record 12-game hitting streak.

The additions of Mahley, Mozingo, and the coaching staff give the Boomers a total of 10 all-star representatives, joining three other Boomers who were voted into the game. 

Frank Pfister, the West Division’s starting third baseman, is sixth in the league in batting average (.328), tied for second in hits (64) and tied for fourth in home runs (10). LHP Cameron Roth owns a 2.35 ERA in 61.1 innings pitched in his first season of independent ball and the Boomers hold a 7-2 record in games Roth has started. Closer Patrick Mincey (3-0, 1.77) rounds out the list of Boomers selected to the all-star team. The right-handed side-armer earned the closing job with a dominating opening to the season and did not allow an earned run until July 2.

ROSTER MOVES: In a pair of separate moves Saturday, the Schaumburg Boomers placed RHP Tyler Watkins on the retired list and signed free agent LHP Sam Robinson. Robinson, 22, was a 32nd round selection of the Texas Rangers after a stellar senior season at University of Miami in 2011.

2012 Frontier League All-Star Team

   East Division Starters                                                              West Division Starters

1B Joash Brodin London Rippers   1B Chad Creger  Windy City Thunderbolts 
2B Ryan Still Traverse City Beach Bums    2B Michael Torres  Windy City Thunderbolts 
3B Chris Curley Florence Freedom    3B Frank Pfister  Schaumburg Boomers 
SS Jake Kaase  Southern Illinois Miners    SS Chris Wade  Windy City Thunderbolts 
C Jim Jacquot  Florence Freedom    C Charlie Lisk  River City Rascals 
DH Russell Moldenhauer  Lake Erie Crushers    DH Jason Patton  River City Rascals 
OF Jeff Flag  Traverse City Beach Bums    OF Javier Herrera  Rockford RiverHawks 
OF Chad Maddox  Southern Illinois Miners    OF Abel Nieves  Joliet Slammers 
OF Brian Heere  Traverse City Beach Bums    OF Jeremy Synan  River City Rascals 

   East Division Bench                                                                 West Division Bench

1B  Chase Burch Traverse City Beach Bums   1B  Jarod Yakubik Gateway Grizzlies
2B  Will Block Southern Illinois Miners   2B  Jonathan Johnson Gateway Grizzlies
3B  Jose Vargas Traverse City Beach Bums   3B  Matt Greener Rockford RiverHawks
SS  Junior Arrojo Florence Freedom   SS  Pat McKenna Normal CornBelters
Jim Jacquot  Florence Freedom    Charlie Lisk  River City Rascals 
DH  Russell Moldenhauer  Lake Erie Crushers    DH  Jason Patton  River City Rascals 
OF  Jeff Flag  Traverse City Beach Bums    OF  Javier Herrera  Rockford RiverHawks 
OF  Chad Maddox  Southern Illinois Miners    OF  Abel Nieves  Joliet Slammers 
OF  Brian Heere  Traverse City Beach Bums    OF  Jeremy Synan  River City Rascals 
Marcus Nidiffer  Traverse City Beach Bums    Landon Hernandez  Gateway Grizzlies 
Jim Vahalik  London Rippers    Pat Trettel  Normal CornBelters 
OF  Darian Sandford  Southern Illinois Miners    OF  Alvaro Ramirez  Normal CornBelters 
Dan Blewett Evansville Otters   Tim Brown Gateway Grizzlies
Reid Kelly Traverse City Beach Bums   Mike Lee Rockford RiverHawks
David Harden Southern Illinois Miners   Cameron Roth Schaumburg Boomers
Scott Mueller Traverse City Beach Bums   Patrick Mincey Schuamburg Boomers
Paul Fagan Lake Erie Crushers   Mike Recchia Windy City Thunderbolts
Jacob Clem Traverse City Beach Bums   Dustin Williams Windy City Thunderbolts
Jamie Richmond London Rippers   Amilo Diaz Joliet Slammers
Yohan Gonzalez London Rippers   Stephen Sauer Windy City ThunderBolts
Gary Lee Washington Wild Things   2B  Hector Pellot Joliet Slammers
Eric Massingham Evansville Otters   OF  Chad Mozingo Schaumburg Boomers
Nick Capito Traverse City Beach Bums   OF  Sean Mahley Schaumburg Boomers
Jon Kountis Lake Erie Crushers   Rick Mascheri Normal CornBelters

      East Division Coaching Staff                                                 West Division Coaching Staff

  Gregg Lahgebehn Traverse City Beach Bums     Jamie Bennett Schaumburg Boomers
  Matt Pulley Traverse City Beach Bums     Mike Kashirsky Schaumburg Boomers
  Shannon Hunt Traverse City Beach Bums     C.J. Thieleke Schaumburg Boomers
  Brooks Carey Evansville Otters     Paul Kubon Schaumburg Boomers
  Satoshi Kajiyama (trainer) Normal CornBelters     Chad Parker  Normal CornBelters
          Scott Waehler (trainer) Schaumburg Boomers

Next weekend the Normal CornBelters come to town and the Boomers have some exciting promotions on tap! Following Friday’s 6:30 p.m. game on July 13, the Boomers will host their traditional Friday Fireworks. On Saturday, July 14 at 6 p.m. we celebrate Coop the Boomer’s birthday with all of his mascot friends, as everyone’s favorite prairie chicken will be giving out a special party favor to the first 1,500 of his favorite fans in the form of a Coop bobblehead doll. Finally on Sunday, July 15 at 1 p.m., it’s Daily Herald Family Day with post-game autographs presented by Wintrust Community Banks! Get your tickets by calling 847.461.3695, by visiting www.boomersbaseball.com, or by visiting our box office today!