July 3, 2013

Bobcat Baseball Summer League Update

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College baseball program has 18 student-athletes active in summer baseball leagues this year, spread over 11 different leagues across the nation.

Lefty starter John Clark (Duluth, Ga.) had a pair of strong starts in the postseason, and has carried that success to the summer leagues. Clark, playing for the Licking County Settlers in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League (GLSCL), has gone 3-0 over seven appearances, posting a 3.07 ERA and 13 strikeouts over 26 1/3 innings. He is tied for the league lead in wins, and third in innings pitched. The Settlers are 13-8 good for third place.

Righty reliever Jordan Brooks (Macon, Ga.) continues to make a strong case for the team's open closer job. Brooks is a member of the Utica Brewers in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL). He is 1-0 with a paltry 1.20 ERA over five appearances, fanning 11 over his 15 innings. The Brewers are 8-10, second in the PGCBL West.

Colton Montgomery (Cartersville, Ga.) had a pair of starts at designated hitter late in the regular season and hopes to garner more playing time in 2014. He's on the roster for the Syracuse Salt Cats of the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL), a 10-8 squad listed third in the standings. Montgomery is batting .327 on 16 hits, scoring seven runs and driving in eight.

Catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) is playing for the Walnut Creek Crawdads of the Far West League (FWL). The lefty slugger is batting .275 on 19 hits, driving in 13 and scoring 18 times. The Crawdads are third in the FWL at 8-7.

Outfielder John Welborn (Locust Grove, Ga.) is eighth in the Sunbelt League in RBI with eight, hitting .220 and scoring three runs for the OTC Bearcats. Second baseman Rob Hogenkamp (St. Louis) is second in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) in stolen bases, having swiped 12, just one behind the leader.

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