Fourth Bobcat Baseball Minor League Update for 2009
by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - This is the fourth 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 7-4 mark ... Has 82 strikeouts on the year in 108 innings ... In his last outing (Aug. 31) struck out four and walked four in 5.2 innings of work allowing 10 hits and eight runs against the Akron Aeros ... Has an ERA of 5.25 ... The Mets are sixth at 51-82 in the Eastern League, Northern Division.
Brandon Durden (2005)
Pitcher for the Tulsa Drillers, Double-A affiliate for the Colorado Rockies ... 7-3 in 15 appearances ... In 91.1 innings pitched has struck out 33 ... Has an ERA of 3.65 ... In his last outing went 4.1 innings giving up 10 runs on 10 hits against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals ... The Drillers are 71-62 which puts them at first in their division in the Texas League.
Andrew Reichard (2007)
Pitcher for the Augusta GreenJackets, from the Class A South Atlantic League (SAL) ... 3-4 with an ERA of 2.60 and one save ... Posted 36 strikeouts while only walking six ... On Aug. 26 went seven innings against the Savannah Sand Gnats striking out seven and walking two ... Team is first in the SAL, Southern Division at 70-61.
Brandon Anderson (2007)
Outfielder for the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier Independent League ... Has played 85 games for the Kings ... Batting .277 with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 32 RBI ... His 81 hits is third on the Kings ... His two triples are tied for second on team ... Leads team with 36 stolen bases ... The Kings lead the East Division with a 55-35 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 Divison in the Frontier League with a 55-37 mark.
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