Former Bobcat Hurler Elevated to High Class-A St. Lucie

ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Southpaw Michael Antonini (2006-07) continues to work his way through the minor league system for the New York Mets, evidenced by his recent call-up to the St. Lucie Mets of the high Class-A league in Florida.

He started the season with the Savannah Sand Gnats of the South Atlantic League, going 4-4 with a 2.71 ERA and 61 strikeouts over 73 innings.

In his first two starts with the Florida State League's St. Lucie, Antonini is 1-0 with 2.13 ERA and nine strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings. In both outings, Antonini pitched into the sixth inning and exited with a lead.

For the Bobcats, Antonini was an All-American in 2006 and in his two seasons after transferring from Glouster County College, went 18-7 with a 3.42 ERA. Antonini also fanned 152 in his 192 innings over that two-year span as the Bobcat ace.

About his quick assention, Antonini remains humble when interviewed by his hometown newspaper, The Delco Times.

"This is a dream come true," Antonini said. "I try to make sure I take it in every day because this is what I have wanted to do since I was a little kid. I'd play baseball anywhere so I'm happy playing wherever."

Read the whole story on Antonini by visiting the newspaper's web site at:;!-1602826116?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pg_article&r21.pgpath=/DCT/Sports&r21.content=/DCT/Sports/ContentTab_Sports_2246790 .