MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Members of the Georgia College Baseball team continue to work hard this summer, competing in collegiate summer leagues across the country.
Three Bobcats call Macon home this summer, as Cal Gentry (Perry), Forrest Wilson (Marietta) and Chris Rolick (Marietta) will all play for the Macon Bacon of the Coastal Plain League (CPL). Gentry is 5-for-25 in the early going with five RBIs and four runs scored. Wilson has an 0-1 mark, surrendering five runs in four innings with three strikeouts. Rolick has also made three appearances, tallying a save, owning a 3.00 ERA and three whiffs in three innings. The Bacon are 4-4, good for second in the CPL South.
Also in the CPL with the Fayetteville SwampDogs is KC Brown (Rincon). He's 3-for-14 thus far, driving in three runs and scoring once. The SwampDogs are 5-4, atop 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 is tied for the best ERA in the league, having not given up a run yet in his seven innings. The righty buzzed through 10 strikeouts in his win over the High Point-Thomasville HiToms on opening day. The Grizzlies are 4-2, second 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 5-for-22 so far this season, scoring three runs and driving in three. On the mound, Hudgins spun four hitless innings in his only appearance, fanning four to pick up a victory. Sturgell has made three appearances, allowing five earned runs over five innings and striking out four. The Outlaws are 3-5, fifth in the PGL East.
Also in the PGL, playing for the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, are pitchers Luc Scudellari (Roswell) and Kyler Pelfrey (Adairsville). Both men have made a team-high three appearances, Scudellari allowing two runs over 3 1/3 innings and Pelfrey six over 2 2/3. Scudellari also has eight strikeouts, ranking third on the team. The DiamondDawgs are 5-3, 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 .364 with an RBI and three runs, while Young is 3-for-17, all three hits going for doubles. Top Speed is 7-0, second in 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). No stats have been reported yet in that league.
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 two appearances, allowing six runs over 3 2/3 innings, and striking out three. Thompson has made two appearances as well, with nine runs over 3 1/3 and three strikeouts as well. The Kings are 7-2, leading 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 leads the league in hitting at .600, owning two doubles and a triple among his nine hits. He's driven in five, and scored four times. Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Freshman of the Year Hill is at .263 with five hits, four runs and two RBIs. He has a pair of steals as well. The Hoppers are 4-3, third in the OVL West.
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