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Krause Named Player of the Week

by Jason Guerette

The Gateway Grizzlies are proud to announce that catcher/outfielder Kevin Krause has been chosen as the final Frontier League Player of the Week for 2022. He is the second Grizzlie to win the award in 2022, joining Peter Zimmermann, who took home the initial honor this season in May. 

The Staten Island, New York native was impossible to get out in seven games this past week, batting an astounding .682 (15-for-22) with three doubles, one triple, one home run, and seven RBIs. He also drew 10 walks and one hit-by-pitch while striking out just three times for an on-base percentage of .788, resulting in an other-worldly 1.833 OPS against the Schaumburg Boomers, Windy City ThunderBolts, and Lake Erie Crushers. 

In the process, Krause tied his career-high with four hits in a single game not just once, but twice, and had multiple hits in four of the seven games the Grizzlies played this week, helping Gateway win six of those final seven contests en route to a final record of 47-49, marking their highest win total as a franchise since 2014. 

Overall, Krause, who the Grizzlies signed in July to bolster their offense, finished the season on a 17-game on-base streak, with a batting average of .338, 10 home runs, 36 RBIs, 11 doubles, and a .437 on-base percentage over 40 games with the club.

Jason Guerette is the Grizzlies' Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations and the "Voice of the Grizzlies." 2023 will be his second season with the organization, handling lead broadcasting duties on the Grizzlies Media Network as well as being in charge of all team press releases and game-day media materials.

2023 will also be Jason's ninth season in the Frontier League after spending 2014-21 in the same role with the Southern Illinois Miners. Overall, he has broadcasted close to 800 games in the league, including playoffs. During the baseball offseason, he serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for Manhattan College and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, with games being seen on ESPN+ among other platforms.

In addition to broadcasting, Jason works as a public address announcer for Seton Hall University women's basketball as well as Columbia University men's and women's basketball. He also spent nine years working "behind the scenes" as a freelance board operator and highlight editor at Westwood One for their coverage of the NFL, NCAA football, and NCAA basketball.

Jason graduated from Seton Hall in 2012 with B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Broadcasting & Visual Media.

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