St. Louis-native led the Hoots with 10 home runs and 53 hits in 48 games played
O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots, members of the Prospect League, are proud to announce that outfielder Patrick Clohisy has been named to the Western Conference All-Star Team for his performance during the 2022 season.
Clohisy, a St. Louis-native and Chamanade product, appeared in 48 games for the Hoots in 2022. He led the team in multiple categories including games played (48), runs (43), doubles (14), home runs (10), RBI (37), walks (29) and stolen bases (21). The future SLU Billiken finished tied for third in the league in homers, ninth in the league in batting average and eleventh in RBI.
The full All-Star selections are below along with all post-season awards.
EAST CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
1B Tucker Bougie Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp University of California
2B Carlos Vasquez Danville Dans Missouri State University
3B Keenan Taylor Danville Dans Parkland College
SS Drake Digiorno Danville Dans Folsom Lake College
OF Alec Brunson REX University of St. Francis
OF Zach Lane Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp Ball State University
OF Aaron Beck REX Indiana State University
C Mike Sprockett Chillicothe Paints University of Akron
DH Tim Orr Chillicothe Paints Tiffin University
SP Josh Leerssen Danville Dans Birmingham Southern College
SP Parker Carlson Danville Dans Auburn University
SP Gyeongju Kim Lafayette Aviators Dordt University
RP Landon Tomkins Danville Dans Louisiana Tech University
RP Harrison Bodendorf Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp University of Hawaii at Manoa
RP Nick Lallathin Chillicothe Paints Walsh University
WEST CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
1B Zach Stewart Quincy Gems Missouri State University
2B Danny Sperling Cape Catfish Southeast Missouri State University
3B Kolton Poorman Cape Catfish Three Rivers Community College
SS Jackson Chatterton Normal Cornbelters Bradley University
OF Eddie King, Jr. Alton River Dragons University of Louisville
OF Blake Burris Alton River Dragons Lewis & Clark Community College
OF Patrick Clohisy O’Fallon Hoots St. Louis University
C Cade Moss Clinton LumberKings University of Iowa
DH Kevin Santiago Burlington Bees Texas Wesleyan University
SP Jake Curtis Springfield Lucky Horseshoes Lincoln Land Community College
SP Jackson Kent Clinton LumberKings University of Arizona
SP Adam Stilts Alton River Dragons Lewis & Clark Community College
RP Colin Bryant Cape Catfish West Virginia State University
RP Noah Bush Alton River Dragons Iowa Western Community College
RP Austin Brock Cape Catfish Arkansas State University
The Prospect League’s Mike Schmidt Player of the Year is Alton’s Eddie King, Jr. The University of Louisville outfielder hit .310 with a league-best 15 home runs and 49 RBIs. A member of the River Dragons from Opening Day, King played in 49 games, making 48 starts. He slugged .632, and owned an on-base percentage of .440. King also stole 31 bases on 35 attempts.
The Roland Hemond Pro Prospect of the Year is Danville’s Khal Stephen, from Purdue University. Stephen appeared in five games for the Dans. He recorded a 4-0 record and a 2.02 ERA. Over 26 2/3 innings, Stephen allowed six earned runs on 19 hits, walking four and striking out 36.
The Prospect League’s starting pitcher of the year is Danville’s Josh Leerssen of Birmingham Southern College. Leerssen appeared in 10 games, making 9 starts, earning a 5-0 record and compiling a 0.75 ERA. The right-hander allowed just four earned runs on 26 hits over 48 innings, walking 17 and striking out 67.
The Galen Woods Fireman of the Year, given to the league’s top reliever each season, is Danville’s Landon Tomkins of Louisiana Tech University. Tomkins appeared in 18 games, earning a 3-1 record and six saves for the Dans. Over 30 2/3 innings, Tomkins allowed just three earned runs on 21 hits, walking eight and striking out 40. The right-hander finished the season with a 0.88 ERA.
The 2022 Prospect League Manager of the Year is Danville’s Eric Coleman. The veteran manager led the Dans to the Prospect League’s best record at 40-17, winning the first and second halves of the Wabash River Division during the regular season. In the regular season, Danville led the league in walks (325), ranked third in batting average (.272), second in RBIs (409), second in runs scored (416), third in on-base percentage (.398) and third in slugging (.409). Danville’s team ERA ranked second (4.41) and the team owned the second-best K/9 in the league at 10.15.
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About the O’Fallon Hoots
The O’Fallon Hoots began play in O’Fallon, Missouri in May 2020 after relocating from Hannibal, Missouri following the 2019 season. For tickets, merchandise, or any team information, visit ofallonhoots.com.