Since graduating from Penncrest in 2006, right-hander Mike Click enjoyed a four-year career at Temple University.
After college, Click went undrafted, but was able to latch on to the Frontier League beginning in 2011.
Earlier this month, Click, who is playing for the Windy City Thunderbolts (Ill.), was selected to the Frontier League All-Star game.
“It was incredible for the first time,” Click told the Southtown Star. “Being a first-time All-Star, it meant a lot. It was a really fun time.”
In the July 17 game, Click retired the two batters he faced for the West Division All-Stars.
“All the time and effort you put in, to see it get noticed, means a lot,” Click said. “Having other coaches in the league notice you and vote you in, it’s an honor.”
Posting a 2.96 ERA over three independent seasons, Click has a miniscule 0.87 ERA over 31 innings this season for the Thunderbolts. The 24-year-old has found his niche in the back end of the Thunderbolts’ bullpen, recording 13 saves. Click has yielded just three earned runs while posting a ridiculous 13.9 strikeouts-per-nine-innings rate.