(PHOTO: Chris Riley – Vallejo Times Herald)

Dakota Freese has been named the 2019 Pacific Association Pitcher of the Year. Freese, in his first year with Vallejo and third in the Pacific Association, led the league in ERA (2.91) and was second in strikeouts with 94. Freese also tied for the Pacific Association lead with seven wins.

Freese went 7-5 on the year and recorded a seven-inning shutout over Salina in a 19-0 win on August 17. Freese ended up starting 12 games for the Admirals before moving up to Ottawa of the Can-Am league late in the season. He allowed just 49 hits in his 77 1/3 innings for Vallejo.