Former Oxford slugger Chad Cregar recently concluded a successful season with the Frontier League’s Windy City Thunderbolts. Cregar set single-season team records with a league-best 31 homers and 93 RBIs.
For his standout offensive season, Cregar earned a spot on the league’s post-season all-star team as the top designated hitter and finished second in league voting. On Aug. 19, Cregar became the Thunderbolt’s career leader in homers when he swatted his 33rd in two seasons. After hitting just six homers with a .270 batting average in 54 games in 2011, Cregar upped his batting average to .291 in 96 games this season. Cregar, who played at Oxford before going on to play college ball at Northwest Community College and Western Kentucky, was a 47th-round pick of the Chicago Cubs in 2008 and a 15th-round selection of the Florida Marlins in 2009.
In two seasons at Western Kentucky, Cregar hit .342 with 40 home runs and 145 RBIs. (September 26, 2012, Page 7)