July 22, 2010

First Bobcat Professional Baseball Update for 2010

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. ­– This is the first 2010 summer update, checking in on former Georgia College & State University baseball players currently making their way up the professional ranks.

 

Michael Antonini (2007)

Pitcher for the Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League, Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets … Has posted a 6-8 record in 20 games started … Leads the team with 115.2 innings pitched this season … Also leads the team with 92 strikeouts … Has an ERA of 4.20 … Earned the win in July 15 outing at New Hampshire allowing no earned runs in 6.2 innings of work … Binghamton currently sits in third place in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division with a record of 50-48.

 Brandon Durden (2005)

Pitcher for the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League, Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies … 4-6 in 14 appearances, 13 of which were games started … Has pitched 80.2 innings, good for fourth on the team … Has an ERA of 4.53 and has struck out 43 … Earned the win in his last outing (July 17) striking out five and allowing just two earned runs in six innings of work … The Drillers are currently in third place in the Texas League’s North Division with a record of 45-49.

 Andrew Reichard (2007)

Pitcher for the nearby Augusta GreenJackets of the South Atlantic League, Single-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants … Is currently 1-0 with a 4.01 ERA … Has struck out 37 batters in 42.2 innings of work … Has done a great job in his relief role allowing just three runs 11.2 innings … Augusta is 55-41 overall, leading the SAL Southern Division.

 Alex Burkard (2010)

Pitcher for the AZL Angels, Rookie Ball affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels … Has struck out 10 in 6.2 innings of work … Has an ERA of 8.10 … In a July 15 appearance, struck out a season-high four in 1.1 innings … The AZL Angels are currently 9-16.

 Brooks Robinson (2010)

Infielder for the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier League … Hitting .230 in 34 games played … Has one home run and one triple … Has scored 13 runs along with 10 RBI … The Kings are currently struggling with a record of 14-41.

 
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