The Gateway Grizzlies announce that Peter Zimmermann has been chosen as the Frontier League’s Player of the Week for the week ending May 21st.
A local product from St. Louis, Zimmermann tore up the competition this past week at Grizzlies Ballpark, batting .600 (12-for-20) with three doubles, four home runs, and 11 RBIs to help lead the club to a 4-2 home stand with series wins over the Schaumburg Boomers and Ottawa Titans. He also had four multi-hit games on the week, and went deep twice for his third-career multi-home run game on Friday against the Titans.
Entering a new week of action, Zimmermann leads the Frontier League in all three “triple-slash” categories, with a .560 batting average, .621 on-base percentage, and 1.160 slugging percentage. His four homers and 11 RBIs on the season are also tied for third among all Frontier League players.
Zimmermann’s honor also marks the second-straight week that the Grizzlies have taken home the weekly hardware to start 2023 (with Gabe Holt winning the initial honors last week), and the second time that Zimmermann himself has won the award in the last two years, winning the first Player of the Week honor in the 2022 season.
Gateway will return to action on Tuesday, May 23, when they hit the road up to Chicagoland for a rematch against the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Lukas Veinbergs will start the opener of the abbreviated two-game series at Wintrust Field against Boomers right-hander Aaron Glickstein.
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.