August 24, 2009

Third Bobcat Baseball Minor League Update for 2009

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

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)

Pitcher for the Binghamton Mets, Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets ... Has posted a 5-3 mark ... Has 73 strikeouts on the year in 97.2 innings ... In his last outing (Aug. 15) struck out six in six innings of relief allowing three hits and one run against the Reading Phillies ... Has an ERA of 5.08... The Mets are sixth at 47-74 in the Eastern League, Northern Division.

Brandon Durden (2005)

Pitcher for the Tulsa Drillers, Double-A affiliate for the Colorado Rockies ... 6-2 in 13 appearances ... In 80.2 innings pitched has struck out 26 ... Has an ERA of  2.90 ... In his last outing went six innings giving up four runs on seven hits against the Frisco Rough Riders ... The Drillers are 65-56 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) ... 2-4 with an ERA of 3.24 and one save ... Posted 25 strikeouts while only walking two ... On Aug. 13 went six innings against the Lake County Captains striking out three while giving up one run ... Team is first in the SAL Southern Division at 65-54.  

Brandon Anderson (2007)

Outfielder for the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier Independent League ... Selected as the starting centerfielder in the Frontier League All-Star Game ... Has played 75 games for the Kings ... Batting .287 with seven doubles, two triples, two home runs and 30 RBI ... His 75 hits is second on the Kings ... His two triples are tied for second on team ... Leads team with 31 stolen bases ... The Kings lead the East Division with a 50-30 record.

Pete Paris (2009)

Catcher for the Windy City Thunderbolts (trade from River City Rascals on July 23)  ... Batting .359 with 14 hits, three doubles and nine RBI ... The Thunderbolts are atop the West Division in the Frontier League with a 45-34 mark.

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