As the college seasons wind-down and playoffs heat up, plenty of GLC Alumni are making big contributions to their teams down the stretch. Here is your weekly Alumni report:
Adam Hall – Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles – Class A)
Hall has hit safely in four of his last five games as he looks to go on another early season tear. The former GLC infielder is hitting .305 through thirty-three games with eleven stolen bases. He hit his second homer of the season on Friday and added two multi-hit games throughout the week as well.
Michael Brettell – Peoria Chiefs (St. Louis Cardinals – Class A)
Brettell made two more appearances this week for the Chiefs as he continues his dominant start to the season. In three and two thirds innings in relief on Tuesday, Brettel picked up his first win of the year while he struck out two. He would make his first start of the season in his next outing this past Monday going three and a third scoreless innings while striking out three.
Tyler Whitbread – Indiana State
Whitbread turned in another solid start this past weekend against Missouri Valley foe, Dallas Baptist. In five innings of work, Whit struck out one and gave up three. Whitbread will make one final regular season start this weekend against Bradley before him and the 34-14 Sycamores head to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament the following week.
Max Wright – Indiana State
As mentioned above, Wright and Indiana close out their final regular season series of the year this week at Bradley. Wright, had a multi-hit game in a losing effort on Sunday in Dallas and takes a .302 average into the final week of the season. As impressively, Wright has started forty-four of the Sycamores forty-eight games behind the plate in this, his junior season.
JF Garon – Bradley University
Garon enjoyed his Senior Day on Sunday in a win over Illinois State by collecting a hit and an RBI. He will take a .288 average into the final weekend of the year in a clash with former GLC teammates Tyler Whitbread and Max Wright in Terre Haute. Garon and the Braves should move to the conference tournament the following week as well.
Dalton Harvey – Illinois State
Congrats to former GLC player and future GLC staff member, Dalton Harvey on graduating this past weekend in Normal. Once the Redbirds wrap up their season, Dalton will join our staff for the rest of the summer. Look forward to having him back…but not until he finishes a long playoff run with the Redbirds.
Matt Warkentin – Xavier University
Big Wark and the Musketeers punched their ticket to the Big East tournament this past weekend with a series win over Villanova. Warkentin collected a couple hits in the wins and drove in one. They will wrap up their regular season this week with a clash with cross town rival UC, where game three of the series will be played at Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds.
Jake Wilson – Bowling Green
Wilson and his Falcons won two games this past week, including the series finale against MAC perennial powerhouse, Kent State. Wilson continues to finish his Junior season strong and added two hits and drove in two in the weekend series. Wilson will finish the season with a three game set at Northern Illinois this weekend.
Ari Sechopoulos – College of Charleston
Ari made four more starts this week for the Cougars and had a huge game on Tuesday going four for five with two doubles and a homerun in a mid-week win against Charleston Southern. Ari has fourteen RBIs on the season and has made twenty-seven starts in his Sophomore campaign.
Isaac Deveaux – Utah University
Deveaux saw action in two games this week for the Utes and has now made sixteen starts on the year while appearing in twenty-two games. He has fourteen hits and eight RBIs as he heads into their final week of the season.
Noah Skirrow – Liberty University
Skirrow turned in a quality start for the Flames as he helped clinch a series win over Lipscomb this past weekend. In seven strong innings, Skirrow didn’t give up a run and struck out seven en route to his fourth win of the season.
Jordan Marks – USC Upstate
Marks made his fourteenth start of the season this past Friday night and went seven innings for the third straight start and the seventh time this season. He struck out four on the day. He and the Spartans will wrap up regular season play this week against Winthrop.
Eric Cerantola – Mississippi State
Eric made his eighth appearance of the year for the powerhouse Bulldogs this past week. So far in his Freshman year, Eric has struck out sixteen in eleven innings of work.
Cal Theal – Niagara University
Coming off his first collegiate start last week, Theal saw an inning in relief on Monday in a win over Siena. He worked an inning without giving up an earned run.
Griffin Hassall – Kansas State University
Hassall made his ninth start of the season on Saturday for the Wildcats and struck out two through three innings of work. Headed into the last weekend of the year, Hassall has logged an impressive forty-nine innings this year in one of the top conferences in the country, while posting a 3.49 ERA as a true Freshman.
Kyle Maves – Quinnipiac University
Maves appeared in two more games for the Bobcats last week and heading into the last weekend of the season he has started thirty games and appeared in thirty-six games his Freshman year. He has seventeen stolen bases in eighteen attempts on the year.
Garan Stevens – Missouri Southern State
The Senior leader saw his Lions fall in the conference tournament final before getting an at large bid to the NCAA DII Tournament beginning this weekend. Stevens collected a pinch hit knock on Saturday in a Lions win. Stevens, like Harvey will join the GLC staff once his season is done down south.
Tyrus Barclay – Emporia State
Barclay and the Hornets wrapped up their season this past weekend in the conference tournament. As a Junior, Barclay had a very impressive year hitting .317 with fourteen runs batted in and three homers in twenty-four starts. He will come home and rest for a bit before heading off to play summer ball.
Jesse Marks – Adrian College
With a conference tournament win last week, Marks and the Bulldogs play host to the first round of the DIII tournament this week starting Friday at Adrian College.
Carter Sanderson – Alma College
Sanderson went out swinging with a huge 3-5 performance in a must win elimination game on Thursday in his conference tournament. Carter would add three RBIs and score a run as well. On the year, Sanderson appeared in forty-one of forty-three games for the Scots and hit .276 with fifteen RBIs and nine stolen bases.
Daniel Warkentin – Parkland CC
Danny and his Cobras open up NJCAA Region 24 playoffs on Thursday as the #1 seed.
Jacob Douglas – Garden City CC
Douglas finished his season (and career) at Garden City CC fittingly by dominating his last outing, his team leading 24th appearance, going two innings and striking out two while not allowing a run. Jacob will head to Ft. Hayes next fall for his last two years of collegiate baseball.
Jameson Hart – Indian Hills CC
Hart finished the season strong last weekend making the most of his final three starts. He collected hits in his last three games of the season including a multi-hit showing in the season finale.
Jon Burkhart – Heartland CC
Burk made his first start of the year on Monday in a Hawks loss. Jon was impressive going two innings and striking out four. Heartland and Burkhart will host the Region 24 tournament this coming weekend as the #3 seed, where a re-match with fellow GLC Alum Danny Warkentin looms.
Noah Myers – Wabash Valley CC
Myers and his #1 ranked Warriors took home the DI Region 24 championship this past weekend. Myers was instrumental in the championship win going 2-3 with an RBI and a stolen base, number 72 on the year. Wabash Valley will face Rend Lake this coming Friday in the next round of the road to the JUCO World Series.
Justin Snow – Southeastern CC
Snow and his Blackhawks fell short in the final of the Region 11 tournament this past weekend. Despite the tough loss in the end, Snow showed well in his start earlier in the tournament to advance to the championship final. In five and two thirds innings, Justin struck out one and allowed only two earned en route to their 8-2 win. The Hamilton native, finished the season starting thirteen games, winning five, posting a 2.67 ERA while striking out sixty-three in fifty-seven innings.
Tyler Whalen – Dodge City CC
Whalen made twelve appearances in his Sophomore year down at Dodge City. He won one game and struck out fifteen through fifteen innings.
Spencer Marcus – Dodge City CC
A great Freshman season for Marcus is in the books. In his first year at Dodge, the Chatham native hit .326 with eleven doubles and nine homeruns in one hundred and seventy-two at bats. Spencer will stay close to home this summer and play for the St. Clair Green Giants of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.
Corben Peters – Cloud County CC
Cloud County advanced to the second round of their playoffs this past weekend after sweeping Allen College. GLC Alum Corben Peters, made his nineteenth appearance of the year in the game one win of the weekend. They will play this week in round two.
Alex Orenczuk – Colby CC
Orenczuk made two starts in round one of their playoffs last weekend collecting hits in both games along with three RBIs. The series win has the Trojans advancing to round two where they will face Johnson County CC this weekend.
Jason Boulanger – Rend Lake CC
Boulanger and his Warriors had quite the weekend down in Illinois. Upsetting the top ranked John A Logan CC in the final of the region 24 first round, the Warriors will face off against another Warrior team with a GLC Alum in Wabash Valley and Noah Myers. The championship was the first for Rend Lake in eleven years.
Brett Corbeth – University of British Columbia
Corbeth and his Thunderbirds had a very successful playoff run before just falling short this past week. After wins last week advanced them to the NAIA opening round, Corbeth and the T-Birds played tight games all week before falling to the top ranked team and the host team to finish his Freshman season out west. Corbeth was lights out in an elimination game win on Monday going an inning and a third and striking out one. Finishing the year with a 3.79 ERA and eighteen strike-outs in nineteen innings Corbeth was outstanding down the stretch run for UBC.
Brett Reid – Okanagan College
Reider and his Coyotes came one game shy of defending their CCBC Championship dropping the season finale to Fraser Valley. Reider was instrumental in the Coyotes success in the tournament as he started the semi-final game going five strong innings striking out three and allowing only two earned.