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.
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
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
Senior 3B Steve Muoio (Rochester, N.Y.) Webster Yankees
Junior RHP Eric Pettepher (Gordon, Ga.) Amsterdam Mohawks
Junior LHP Alex Burkard (Alpharetta, Ga.) Woodstock River Bandits
New England Collegiate
Senior CF Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.) Danbury Westerners
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.