May 25, 2011

Fourth Bobcat Professional Baseball Update

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – This is the fourth update on former Georgia College student-athletes working their way through the world of professional baseball.

Michael Antonini (2007)
Pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Double-A Southern League, affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers … Has compiled a 3-6 record thus far with a 4.03 ERA in 51 1/3 innings of work … Antonini has a fantastic strikeout-to-walk ratio, currently sitting at 3-to-1 … He got a win in his most recent start, lasting six innings, allowing two earned runs and fanning five against the Carolina Mudcats May 23 … Opponents are hitting .264 against Antonini this season.

Andy Reichard (2007)
Pitcher for the San Jose Giants of the Class A Advanced California League, affiliate of the San Francisco Giants … Reichard has thrown in eight games with two starts, compiling an ERA of 2.73 and a 2-0 record in 26 1/3 innings of work … Opponents are hitting .275 off the righty … Got the win in his most recent relief appearance, going 4 2/3 innings with three earned runs in a victory over the Stockton Ports May 16.

Alex Burkard (2010)
Burkard is in rookie ball pitching for the AZL Angels … Their season has yet to get underway.

Martin Dewald (2010)
The righty has signed a contract to play for the River City Rascals Independent Frontier League … He has made one appearance, getting two outs and a strikeout in a scoreless outing during the 4-3 loss to the Normal CornBelters May 21.

Sean Harrell (2010)
The outfielder has signed a contract to play for the Southern Illinois Miners of the Independent Frontier League … He has played in two games, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI.

Brendan Malkowski (2010)
The righthander has also signed on to play for the Southern Illinois Miners of the Independent Frontier League … He has made one start, going five shutout innings to get the win in the 2-0 victory over the Gateway Grizzlies May 22.

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