MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – This is the second 2010 summer update, checking in on former Georgia College & State University baseball players currently making their way up the professional ranks.
Michael Antonini (2007)
Pitcher for the Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League, Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets … Has posted a 6-9 record in 22 games started … Leads the team with 125 1/3 innings pitched this season … Also leads the team with 103 strikeouts … Has an ERA of 4.45 … Most recently started against Erie July 30, struggling in 3 2/3 innings with seven runs in a no-decision, fanning five … Binghamton currently sits in fourth place in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division with a record of 54-56.
Brandon Durden (2005)
Pitcher for the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League, Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies … 4-8 in 17 appearances, 16 of which were games started … Has pitched 99 innings, good for third on the team … Has an ERA of 4.55 and has struck out 55, good for fifth on the staff … Suffered a hard-luck loss to Northwest Arkansas in his last outing Aug. 2 striking out four and allowing just one earned run in six innings of work … The Drillers are currently in second place in the Texas League’s North Division with a record of 22-16 in the second half.
Andrew Reichard (2007)
Pitcher for the nearby Augusta GreenJackets of the South Atlantic League, Single-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants … Is currently 2-0 with a 3.67 ERA … Has struck out 50 batters in 56 1/3 innings of work … Had a quality start against Charlotte Aug. 3, going seven innings, fanning six and allowing four runs in a no-decision … Has thrown at least six innings in his last eight appearances … Augusta is 19-18 in the second half, fifth in the SAL Southern Division.
Alex Burkard (2010)
Pitcher for the AZL Angels, Rookie ball affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels … Has struck out 18 in 12.2 innings of work … Has an ERA of 6.39 … Most recently threw Aug. 3 against the Giants, striking out two while allowing a run in 1.1 innings of relief … The AZL Angels are currently 14-20.
Brooks Robinson (2009)
Infielder for the Kalamazoo Kings of the independent Frontier League … Hitting .230 in 34 games played … Has one home run and one triple … Has scored 13 runs along with 10 RBI … The Kings are currently struggling with a record of 17-49.
Pete Paris (2009)
Catcher for the Windy City Thunderbolts of the independent Frontier League … Has seen action in 14 games, hitting .265 with two RBI and eight runs … Windy City is 37-28, second in the East Division.
Brandon Anderson (2007)
Outfielder for the Windy City Thunderbolts of the independent Frontier League … Hitting .277 with three home runs and 16 RBI over 18 games … Has also scored 17 runs and stolen 10 bases … Windy City is 37-28, second in the East Division.
Brandon Malkowski (2010)
Pitcher for the Quebec Las Capitales of the independent Can-Am League … Has made two appearances, tossing three innings and allowing just one unearned run for a 0.00 ERA … The towering righty has also fanned three while not walking any … Quebec is 8-6 and second in Can-Am second half.
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