MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – A pair of former Georgia College & State University baseball players recently signed deals to play professionally in Independent League action. Infielder Brooks Robinson (Evans, Ga.) and righthanded pitcher Brendon Malkowski (Schenectady, N.Y.) have continued their careers at the next level.
Robinson, a third baseman and second baseman for the Bobcats in the 2008 and 2009 seasons, is playing for the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier League. He was the team’s first-round pick in the 2010 Frontier League Tryout Draft. He’s played in 34 games this season with a .230 batting average, a home run, 10 RBI and 13 runs.
Malkowski was picked up by the New Jersey Jackals of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball. He’s seen action in three games with no record, a 4.16 ERA and six strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings.
The GCSU Department of Athletics, back-to-back winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Georgia College prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.