MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Members of the Georgia College Baseball team continue to work hard this summer, competing in collegiate summer leagues across the country.
Four Bobcats call Macon home this summer, as Cal Gentry (Perry), Forrest Wilson (Marietta), Bryce Bowen (Elberton) and Chris Rolick (Marietta) will all play for the Macon Bacon of the Coastal Plain League (CPL). Former All-American Gentry has 11 hits with 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored. He ranks seventh in the CPL in RBIs and sixth in doubles with four. Wilson has an 0-1 mark, surrendering five runs in five innings with three strikeouts. Rolick has made five appearances, tallying two saves, owning a 1.80 ERA and seven whiffs in five innings. Bowen just joined the squad, tossing two shutout innings with three strikeouts. The Bacon are 10-6, good for second in the CPL South.
Also in the CPL with the Fayetteville SwampDogs is KC Brown (Rincon). He's 4-for-18 thus far, driving in three runs and scoring once. The SwampDogs are 7-8, second in 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. The ace on the staff thus far, King is 3-0 in three starts, owning a paltry 1.50 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 18 innings. His wins ranks second in the league, his innings third and his strikeouts seventh. The Grizzlies are 10-5, tops 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 10-for-42 this season, scoring a team-best 10 runs and driving in five. On the mound, Hudgins has yet to allow a run in seven total innings, the best on the Outlaw staff. He has eight strikeouts and a 1-0 record as well. Sturgell has made five appearances, allowing nine earned runs over 7 1/3 innings and striking out six. The Outlaws are 5-9, sixth in the PGL East.
Also in the PGL, playing for the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, are pitchers Luc Scudellari (Roswell) and Kyler Pelfrey (Adairsville). Scudellari is tops on the team with five appearances, owning a 1-0 record and 12 strikeouts with three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Pelfrey has 4 1/3 innings of work, allowing seven runs and fanning five. The DiamondDawgs are 7-6, third 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 .412 with seven hits, three RBIs and three runs, while Young is at .290 on nine hits, including four doubles. He's driven in seven and scored nine times. Top Speed is 12-1, atop 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). Mendlinger is tearing up SBL pitching, batting .533 on an 8-for-15 clip, the second-best average in the league. He has a double, a triple, three RBIs and five runs. Sutton has a hit and a walk in two games of action. The Bucks are 3-1, second in the SBL.
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 three appearances, allowing nine runs over four innings, and striking out three. Thompson has made three appearances as well, with 12 runs over 4 1/3 and three strikeouts as well. The Kings are 9-6, third in the 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 is hitting .344, owning two doubles, a triple and a home run among his 11 hits. He's driven in nine, and scored six times. Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Freshman of the Year Hill is at .313 with 12 hits, six runs and five RBIs. He has a home run and triple as well. The Hoppers are 10-4, tops in the OVL West.
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