Ex-Warriors Frostad and Kissock are named to Canadian team
OTTAWA – Two former members of the Lewis-Clark State College baseball team, Emerson Frostad and Chris Kissock, have been named to Canada’s 24-man roster for the International Baseball Federation’s Baseball World Cup, which begins Sept. 8 at various locations in Europe.
The 20-team tournament features five pools with four teams each. Canada is in Pool C with Sweden, Korea and Netherlands Antilles. The United States is in Group E with Germany, China and Venezuela.
Frostad, who played on Canada’s 2008 Olympic team, is a catcher with the Oklahoma City Redhawks, the Class AAA team of the Texas Rangers in the Pacific Coast League. In 63 games with the team, he’s hitting .226 (47-of-208) with 12 doubles, one triple, one home run, 20 RBI and 19 runs scored.
He also spent some time in Frisco, the Rangers’ AA team, where in 13 games he hit .295 (13-of-44) with two doubles, a triple, and three home runs. He drove in eight runs and scored 13.
Frostad was selected in the 13th rounds of the 2003 draft by Texas.
Kissock, a pitcher, was drafted by Philadelphia in 2008 and is with the Clearwater Threshers of the Class A Advanced Florida State League. The right-hander is 3-5 this season with a 4.11 earned run average. All of his 46 appearances have been in relief and he’s pitched 70 innings, allowed 80 hits and 32 earned runs. He’s struck out 55 and walked only 15. Teams are hitting .290 against him.
He went 4-6 for the Phillies’ Class A team.
The top two teams in each Pool plus the top four third place finishers will advance to the second round of the tournament in the Netherlands and Italy beginning on Sept. 13. The top four teams in each pool in the second round will advance to the medal round, which will take place in Italy starting on Sept. 22, with the finals taking place on Sept. 27.