August 14, 2010

Third Bobcat Baseball Professional Update

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – This is the third 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 Buffalo Bisons of the International League, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets … Has one start at Buffalo, going six innings in the win, allowing one unearned run and fanning five against Lehigh Valley … Posted a 6-9 record in 23 Double-A starts this season … Had 131 1/3 innings pitched this season, with 106 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.32 … Buffalo currently sits in second place in the International League’s North Division with a record of 64-54.

Brandon Durden (2005)

Pitcher for the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League, Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies … 4-10 in 19 appearances, 18 of which were games started … Has pitched 106 2/3 innings, good for third on the team … Has an ERA of 5.15 and has struck out 60, good for fifth on the staff … When four innings against the Midland RockHounds Aug. 13, allowing four earned runs in a loss … The Drillers are currently in third place in the Texas League’s North Division with a record of 25-22 in the second half.

Andrew Reichard (2007)

Pitcher for the nearby Augusta GreenJackets of the South Atlantic League, Single-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants … Is currently 3-0 with a 3.69 ERA … Has struck out 57 batters in 63 1/3 innings of work … Went seven innings for a win Aug. 8, beating the Asheville Tourists by allowing three earned runs and striking out seven … Has thrown at least six innings in his last nine appearances … Augusta is 24-22 in the second half, third in the SAL Southern Division.

Alex Burkard (2010)

Pitcher for the AZL Angels, Rookie ball affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels … Has struck out 21 in 14 2/3 innings of work … Has an ERA of 6.75 … Most recently threw Aug. 8 against the Indians, striking out three while allowing two runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief … The AZL Angels are currently 18-24.

Brooks Robinson (2009)

Infielder for the Kalamazoo Kings of the independent 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 21-54.

Pete Paris (2009)

Catcher for the Windy City Thunderbolts of the independent Frontier League … Has seen action in 18 games, hitting .283 with five RBI and 12 runs … Windy City is 43-31, second in the East Division.

Brandon Anderson (2007)

Outfielder for the Windy City Thunderbolts of the independent Frontier League … Hitting .260 with three home runs and 20 RBI over 27 games … Has also scored 24 runs and stolen 15 bases … Windy City is 43-31, second in the East Division.

Brendon Malkowski (2010)

Pitcher for the Quebec Las Capitales of the independent Can-Am League … Has made four appearances, tossing 10 innings and allowing just one earned run for a 0.90 ERA … The towering righty has also fanned five while walking just one … Quebec is 14-10 and second in Can-Am second half.

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