MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Members of the Georgia College Baseball team continue to work hard this summer, competing in collegiate summer leagues across the country.
Five members of GC Baseball are in the Coastal Plain League (CPL), including a pair of pitchers playing for the Lexington County Blowfish. Rising senior Charlie Hecht (Johns Creek) has made six appearances and has totaled 24 innings with 17 strikeouts, both numbers third on the roster. Hecht is 0-2 with a 6.38 ERA. Rising senior Logan Hicks (Statham) has made two relief appearances, allowing a single earned run over his one total inning thrown.
The CPL's Savannah Bananas have two All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) sluggers on the roster in rising seniors Logan Mattix (Loganville) and Brandon Purcell (Glennville). A CPL All-Star selection, Mattix has played in 32 games, going 31-for-99 (.313) a team-high 25 runs scored. He's third on the squad with 18 RBis, and has swatted four home runs and stolen five bases as well. Purcell has seen action in 23 games, going 18-for-79 (.228) with 10 RBIs, nine runs and five steals.
Rising senior Nate Schmal (Cumming) recently joined the Morehead City Marlins, and has seen action in just seven games with a single hit and an RBI.
Three Bobcat pitchers are in action in the Sunbelt League (SBL). Rising junior righty Colin LoCurto (Kennesaw) has appeared in 10 games for the Atlanta Crackers, going 12 1/3 innings with 14 strikeouts and a 4.37 ERA. Rising junior Brooks Luther (Dallas) is on the roster for the Carrollton Clippers, and has been their best bullpen option. Over his 12 appearances, the SBL All-Star owns three saves and a 2.45 ERA. He has 16 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings. Rising junior righty Chandler Amason (Grayson) is on the roster for the Norcross Astros, making seven appearances with five starts. He has a save in his relief outing, a 1-1 record and owns a 3.10 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 29 innings.
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