August 19, 2013

Bobcat Baseball Wraps Up Summer League Play

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. –  Members of the Georgia College baseball team wrapped up their summer league play, with a number of Bobcats having successful seasons.

Infielders Rob Hogenkamp (St. Louis) and Clay Ardeeser (Loganville, Ga.) were quite the one-two punch for the Seacoast Mavericks this season, when after some early-season struggles, both men turned it on offensively. Ardeeser hit .291 with 23 runs, four home runs and 19 RBI, finishing third on the team in round-trippers. Hogenkamp got his batting average up to .262, scoring 13 runs and driving in 11, but swiped 17 bases, good for third in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.  

A pair of Bobcats were also impact performers for the Syracuse Salt Cats of the New York Collegiate League this season. Outfielder Colton Montgomery (Cartersville, Ga.) hit .310 with 23 runs, a pair of home runs and 25 driven in. His RBI total ranked just outside the league's top-10. Daniel Szathmary (Suwanee, Ga.) was one of the more reliable starters for the Salt Cats, going 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA over eight starts.

Righty Justin Blue (Mulberry, Fla.) fanned 37 batters over his 36 1/3 innings for the Regina Red Sox of the Western Major League. Blue went 1-2 with a 3.71 ERA over six starts.

Righty reliever Jordan Brooks (Macon, Ga.) made nine appearances out of the pen for the Utica Brewers in the Perfect Game League. He went 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA and 17 strikeouts.

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