July 10, 2009

Third Bobcat Baseball Minor League Update for 2009

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - This is the third edition of the 2009 weekly summer report checking on former Georgia College & State University baseball players in the professional ranks.

Michael Antonini (2007)
Relief pitcher for the Binghamton Mets, Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets ... Has posted a 5-3 mark with a 5.66 ERA and 56 strikeouts over 70 innings ... He came out of the pen in his last outing, tossing two no-hit innings July 8 in a 6-2 loss to Portland ... The Mets are sixth at 31-54 in the Eastern League Northern Division.

Brandon Durden (2005)
Starting pitcher for the Modesto Nuts, Single-A affiliate for the Colorado Rockies, sent down from Double-A Tulsa after going 1-2 with a 4.13 ERA in five appearances ... Has made three starts since returning to Modesto, including two of six-plus innings ... Gave up six runs in as many innings in a no-decision July 8 against Bakersfield ... The Nuts are 4-11 in the second half which puts them at fifth in the California League North.

Andrew Reichard (2007)
Starting pitcher for the Augusta GreenJackets, from the Single-A South Atlantic League (SAL) ... 2-2 with an ERA of 3.77 and one save ... Posted 17 strikeouts while only walking one ... On June 8 went six innings to get the win against the Savannah Sand Gnats ... Currently on the seven-day disabled list ... Team is fourth in the SAL Southern Division at 7-7.

Brandon Anderson (2007)
Outfielder for the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier Independent League, chosen to the 17th Annual Frontier League All-Star Game ... Also an assistant coach at Temple University ... Leads team in four offensive categories, including batting average (.325), runs (36), triples (2) and stolen bases (23) ... Stolen base total is second in the league ... The Kings lead the East Division with a 29-16 record.

Hans Stancil (2007)
Joins Anderson on the Kalamazoo Kings, playing third base ... Appeared in 29 games ... Batting .160 ... Four of his eight hits are doubles ... Has five stolen bases which is tied for fifth on the team.

Pete Paris (2009)
Catcher for the River City Rascals ... Batting .344 in 16 games ... Has 11 hits, three doubles and six RBI ... Has yet to commit an error on the season ... The Rascals lead the West Division with a 27-17 mark.

Sean Heimpel (2007)
Pitcher for the Washington Wild Things ... Has pitched in 10 games posting a 1-5 record ... Has an ERA of 9.25 in 36 innings of play and 19 strikeouts ... Team is fifth (19-26) in the East Division.

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