First Bobcat Professional Baseball Update
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – This is the first update on former Georgia College student-athletes working their way through the ranks of professional baseball.
Michael Antonini (2007)
Pitcher for the Albuquerque Isotopes of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers … Was called up to the Los Angeles Dodgers briefly to replace injured reliever … Is 1-6 with a 5.43 ERA for the Isotopes this season … Third on the team with 51 strikeouts over 66 1/3 innings … Has appeared in 15 games with 13 starts.
Andy Reichard (2007)
Pitcher for the Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Double-A Eastern League, affiliate of the San Francisco Giants … Reichard has thrown in 11 games with seven starts, compiling an ERA of 5.09 and a 1-3 record in 35 1/3 innings of work … Opponents are hitting .262 off the righty … Picked up first career Double-A win June 12 over the New Hampshire FisherCats, going six innings allowing just a single run on five hits.
Richard Pirkle (2011)
Pirkle is a catcher for the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Class-A Short Season affiliate of the Colorado Rockies … He hit .228 with a home run and eight RBI in 19 games last year … He’s started this season on the seven-day Disabled List.
Alex Burkard (2010)
Burkard is pitching for the Inland Empire 66ers, the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim … The big lefty has made 14 relief appearances, with no record and a 3.18 ERA in 17 innings … He’s allowed just one run in his last six appearances.
Brandon Anderson (2007)
An outfielder with the Rockford RiverHawks of the Independent Frontier League … Anderson was placed on the 14-day disables list June 21 … Prior to the injury, he hit .223 over 27 games with seven RBI and 18 runs, stealing eight bases.
Sean Harrell (2010)
Outfielder with the Southern Illinois Miners of the Independent Frontier League … Harrell is hitting .200 over six games, tallying an RBI, a run and a stolen base after being activated from the injured list June 13.
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