July 15, 2014

Antonini Gets Strikeout Record, Weekly Pitching Honor, All-Star Nod

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. – Georgia College baseball alum Michael Antonini (2006-07) has had quite a week for the New Jersey Jackals of the Can-Am League.

The former All-American lefty and member of the Los Angeles Dodgers big-league roster set a Can-Am League record July 12 with 15 strikeouts against the Lincoln Saltdogs, a 10-2 Jackals victory.

The pitching effort, surrendering a single run over seven frames with five hits and zero walks, also earned Antonini his third Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week honor.

The Can-Am League also announced that four league players were selected for the 2014 American Association All-Star Game, with Antonini taking a spot. The lefty hurler will pitch for the South Team in the all-star contest, set for July 29 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

On the season, Antonini is 5-1 with a 2.94 ERA and 60 strikeouts over 58 innings. He has gone at least six innings in seven of his 10 starts.

Antonini was an All-American for the Bobcats in 2006 and in two seasons for GC Baseball after transferring from Glouster County College, went 18-7 with a 3.42 ERA. Antonini also fanned 153 in his 192 innings over that two-year span as the Bobcat ace. He was selected in the 18th round by the Mets in the 2007 draft.

The Jackals are 26-21 on the season, 1 1/2 games out of first place behind the Rockland Boulders.

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