June 9, 2009

Bobcat Baseball Honing Skills in Summer Leagues

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Members of the Georgia College & State University baseball team will spend the summer all throughout the country playing in some of the most prestigious collegiate baseball leagues the sport has to offer.

Seventeen Bobcats will remain in action this summer, heading to seven different states. A complete list is below.

Coastal Plain League [www.coastalplain.com]
Junior C/OF Richard Pirkle (Norcross, Ga.) Florence Redwolves
Senior SS Chandler Snell (Loganville, Ga.) Outer Banks Daredevils

KIT League [www.kitleaguebaseball.com]
Sophomore C Benton Yaun (Marietta, Ga.) Tradewater Pirates
Senior LHP Ryan Tabor (Lawrenceville, Ga.) Tradewater Pirates
Junior LHP Luke Rogers (Watkinsville, Ga.) Tradewater Pirates

MINK League [www.minkleaguebaseball.com]
Senior LHP Clete Jessup (Darien, Ga.) Nevada Griffons
Senior 1B Matt Pitts (Brunswick, Ga.) Nevada Griffons
Junior RHP Ryan Parson (Madison, Ga.) Nevada Griffons

Sunbelt League [www.sunbeltbaseballleague.com]
Senior LF Kyle Allen (Conyers, Ga.) Alpharetta Phillies
Senior IF Paul Bordon (Martinez, Ga.) Alpharetta Phillies
Junior C Billy Henley (Cherrylog, Ga.) John Creek Wood Ducks
Senior IF Brett George (Dacula, Ga.) John Creek Wood Ducks

New York Collegiate League [www.nycbl.com]
Senior 3B Steve Muoio (Rochester, N.Y.) Webster Yankees
Junior RHP Eric Pettepher (Gordon, Ga.) Amsterdam Mohawks

Valley Baseball League [www.valleyleaguebaseball.com]
Junior LHP Alex Burkard (Alpharetta, Ga.) Woodstock River Bandits

New England Collegiate League [www.necbl.com]
Senior CF Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.) Danbury Westerners

Great South League [www.greatsouthleague.com]
Freshman C Galen Smith (Valdosta, Ga.) Thomasville Bombers

The Bobcats were 37-19 in the 2009 campaign, the second under head coach Tom Carty. Georgia College finished third in the PBC, making their third trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last four seasons. The Bobcats wound up the season with 154 stolen bases, tying the school record set in 1985.

Winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, the GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.