July 27, 2011

Eighth Bobcat Professional Baseball Update

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – This is the eighth update on former Georgia College student-athletes working their way through the ranks 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 9-8 record thus far with a 3.77 ERA in 112 1/3 innings of work … Antonini has a fantastic strikeout-to-walk ratio, currently sitting at near 9-to-2 … He was strong in his most recent start, picking up a win in six innings of work, allowing seven hits and one earned run, striking out five against the Jackson Generals … Opponents are hitting .267 against Antonini this season … Antonini has won five straight decisions.

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 20 games with seven starts, compiling an ERA of 3.00 and a 6-1 record in 63 innings of work … Opponents are hitting .276 off the righty … Had a five-inning start July 24 against the Visalia Rawhide, scattering five hits for no runs … Hasn’t given up a run since July 10.

Richard Pirkle (2011)

Pirkle is a catcher for the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Class-A Short Season affiliate of the Colorado Rockies … Pirkle is 6-for-24 (.250) over eight games with a home run and a double … Has driven in five and scored twice.

Alex Burkard (2010)

Burkard is in rookie ball pitching for the AZL Angels … The big lefty has made seven appearances with five starts for the Angels, going 4-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 36 1/3 innings … In his most recent appearance, he scattered one run and five hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Indians.

Brandon Anderson (2007)

An outfielder with the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Independent Frontier League … Anderson has appeared in 59 games, hitting .284 with a team-best 46 runs, 13 RBI and a team-high 30 stolen bases … He has a five-game hit streak.

Martin Dewald (2010)

The righty was traded to the Kansas City T-Bones of the Independent American Association of Professional Baseball … Dewald has made six appearances with a 1.23 ERA and 10 strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings … Has made four consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run.

Sean Harrell (2010)

Outfielder re-signed with the Southern Illinois Miners of the Independent Frontier League June 29 … Leading the team in hitting at .360 on 27-of-75 … Has scored 16 runs, driven in 10 and stolen eight bases.

Brendan Malkowski (2010)

The righthander is a starter for the Southern Illinois Miners of the Independent Frontier League … He has made 12 starts, going 7-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 35 strikeouts over 70 innings … Threw six shutout innings in a 1-0 win July 25, scattering five hits and fanning six.

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