MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Members of the Georgia College Baseball team continue to work hard this summer, competing in collegiate summer leagues across the country.
Four Bobcats call Macon home this summer, as Cal Gentry (Perry), Forrest Wilson (Marietta), Bryce Bowen (Elberton) and Chris Rolick (Marietta) will all play for the Macon Bacon of the Coastal Plain League (CPL). Former All-American Gentry has 16 hits with 13 RBIs and 13 runs scored. Wilson has an 0-1 mark, surrendering six runs in 7 1/3 innings with six strikeouts. Rolick has made eight appearances, tallying a league-best four saves, owning fanning 10 in 7 2/3 innings. Bowen just joined the squad, tossing four shutout innings over two appearances with six strikeouts. The Bacon are 16-8, good for tops in the CPL South.
Also in the CPL with the Fayetteville SwampDogs is KC Brown (Rincon). He's 6-for-29 thus far, driving in three runs and scoring three times as well. The SwampDogs are 13-11, second in the CPL East.
More CPL action this summer for rising senior hurler Kyle King (Johns Creek), as he takes a slot on the roster for the Gastonia Grizzlies. King was recently honored as an All-Star Pitchers Pool selection. He is 3-1 in four starts, owning a paltry 1.50 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 24 innings. His wins rank fourth in the league, his innings eighth and his eighth. The Grizzlies are 17-7, tops in the CPL West.
Making the trip to Oneonta, New York is Josh Hudgins (Dunwoody), Ashton Sturgell (Evans) and Baylin Moore (Albany). The trio of Bobcats plays for the Oneonta Outlaws in the Perfect Game League (PGL). Moore is 14-for-57 this season, scoring 12 runs and driving in eight. On the mound, Hudgins is 1-1 in four appearances. He owns a 2.84 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings. Sturgell has made eight appearances, allowing 18 earned runs over 11 1/3 innings and striking out 10. The Outlaws are 7-13, sixth in the PGL East.
Also in the PGL, playing for the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, are pitchers Luc Scudellari (Roswell) and Kyler Pelfrey (Adairsville). Scudellari has made seven appearances, owning a 1-0 record and 3.85 ERA. He has also fanned 18 over his 9 1/3 innings of work. Pelfrey has 4 2/3 innings of work, allowing seven runs and fanning five. The DiamondDawgs are 12-9, second in the PGL East.
The longest trip belongs to the duo of Matthew Chester (Evans) and Cassius Young (Atlanta), as they play for Top Speed Baseball in California's Golden State Collegiate Baseball League (GSCBL). Chester is hitting .300 with nine hits, a home run, five RBIs and seven runs, while Young is at .315 on 17 hits, including five doubles. He's driven in 13 and scored 15 times. Top Speed is 17-3, atop the GSCBL.
Bobcat fans can find Noah Mendlinger (Alpharetta) and Mitchell Sutton (Fayetteville) in Brookhaven, playing for the Brookhaven Bucks of the Sun Belt League (SBL). Mendlinger is tearing up SBL pitching, batting .342 on a team-high 13 hits. He has two doubles, a triple, six RBIs and 12 runs. Sutton has a hit and a walk in two games of action. The Bucks are 6-4, third in the SBL.
Pitchers Tristen Thompson (Bishop) and Kole Newman (Savannah) are playing for the Champion City Kings in Springfield, Ohio, members of the Prospect League (PL). Newman has made five appearances, allowing 15 runs over 7 1/3 innings, and striking out five. Thompson has made five appearances as well, with 14 runs over 6 2/3 and six strikeouts as well. The Kings are 13-10, fourth in the the PL East.
The Bobcats have a pair of hitters on the roster for the Hoptown Hoppers in Kentucky. Both Cam Hill (Marietta) and Brennan Crooms (Metter) are on the roster for the Hoppers, members of the Ohio Valley League (OVL). Crooms is hitting .333, owning two doubles, a triple and a home run among his 12 hits. He's driven in nine, and scored seven times. Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Freshman of the Year Hill has 10 hits, seven runs and five RBIs. He has a home run and triple as well. The Hoppers are 12-6, tops in the OVL West.
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