First Bobcat Baseball Minor League Update for 2009
by Tyler Peck, sports
information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - This is the first edition of the 2009 weekly summer report checking on former Georgia College & State University baseball players in the professional ranks.
Michael Antonini (2007)
Pitcher for the Binghamton Mets, Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets ... Has posted a 4-2 mark ... Has 48 strikeouts on the year in 56.1 innings ... In his last outing (June 12) struck out five in seven innings ... Has an ERA of 4.95 ... The Mets are sixth at 26-38 in the Eastern League, Northern Division.
Brandon Durden (2005)
Pitcher for the Tulsa Drillers, Double-A affiliate for the Colorado Rockies ... 1-2 in four appearances ... In 21 innings pitched has struck out six ... Has an ERA of 4.71 ... In his last outing went 4.2 giving up six runs on 10 hits ... The Drillers are 34-40 which puts them at second in their division in the Texas League.
Andrew Reichard (2007)
Pitcher for the Augusta GreenJackets, from the Class A South Atlantic League (SAL) ... 2-2 with an ERA of 3.77 ... Posted 17 strikeouts while only walking one ... On June 8 went six innings to get the win against the Savannah Sand Gnats ... Team is fifth in the SAL, Southern Division at 32-33.
Christian Castorri (2006)
Pitcher for the State College Spikes, a Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League team ... Before joining the Spikes split time between Altoona Curve and the Lynchburg Hillcats ... Was 2-2 with a 9.15 ERA and 16 strikeouts ... The Spikes start their season June 19.
Brandon Anderson (2007)
Outfielder for the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier Independent League ... An assistant coach at Temple University ... Has played in all the Kings' 24 games ... Leads the team with .316 batting average with six doubles, a triple, one home run and 10 RBIs ... His 30 hits leads the Kings ... His six doubles and one triple are tied at the top of team leaders ... Leads team with 10 stolen bases and no errors ... The Kings lead the East Division with a 16-8 record.
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