Another great week from former GLC members this past week. Graduations, conference championships, and plenty of post-season accolades and awards are just some of what GLC Alumni accomplished this week. Here is the full report:
Adam Hall – Delmarva Shore Birds (Class A – Baltimore Orioles)
Hallsy continues his torrid pace on the year as he has added another three multi-hit games this past week. He has hit safely in eight of his last ten games and carriest a .303 average with thirteen stolen bases into games tonight.
Michael Brettell – Peoria Chiefs (Class A – St. Louis Cardinals)
Another solid outing for Brettell this week, this time in relief for the Peoria Chiefs. In two innings of work, Brettel, again held his opponent scoreless and struck out two en route to lowering his season ERA to 1.23.
Tyler Whitbread – Indiana State
What a way to celebrate Senior Day on Saturday for Whit. With Mom (Karen), Dad (Dave) and brother (Dylan) in the stands Whit dominated the Bradley Braves to the tune of eight strong innings while collecting eight strike-outs. The performance earned him Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Pitcher of the Week. Tyler finishes the season with a 3.33 ERA and held opponents to a .224 batting average. The Sycamores open up the MVC Tournament this week against Evansville on Wednesday.
Max Wright – Indiana State
Max finished the regular season strong collecting two hits in the series win against Bradley. On the season, Max finished with a .294 average while driving in thirty-three and adding four homers. The “Ironman” finished his Junior season having played in forty-nine of fifty-one Sycamore games including forty-seven starts behind the plate. He will be back there again this week as Indiana State opens up tournament play on Wednesday.
JF Garon – Bradley University
Garon faced off against Whitbread and Wright in the final regular season series of the year and made his presence known. In Friday’s loss, JF collected two hits including his fifth homer of the year while driving in two. His Bradley Braves also move on to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament this weekend as the #5 seed and will open up play against Southern Illinois on Tuesday.
Dalton Harvey – Illinois State
On Senior Day down in Normal, Big Harv came in and struck out the side in an inning of work for the Redbirds. They would later go on to win game three on Saturday allowing them to capture the Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season title. Dalton and his Redbirds will host the MVC Tournament this week in Normal in which five GLC Alumni will take part in.
Matt Warkentin – Xavier University
Big Wark finished his Senior regular season off with a bang with his eigth and ninth homers of the season in the final two games. His ninth would be at Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinatti Reds. Xavier took the weekend series from cross town rival, Cincinatti and move on to the Big East Conference Tournament this week at Prascoe Park. As the #2 seed, Wark and the Musketeers open up on Thursday against St. Johns.
Jake Wilson – Bowling Green
Wilson finished his Junior season strong with hits in his final two starts on Friday and Saturday. Willy finished his impressive Junior campaign with a .303 average, fifty-four hits and twelve stolen bases.
Ari Sechopoulos – College of Charleston
Sechopoulos made starts in the last two games of the regular season for the Cougars this past weekend. Ari and the Cougars head to the Colonial Conference Tournament in Virginia as the two seed and will open up tournament play on Thursday.
Mike Mommersteeg – Valparaiso
Mommer and his Crusaders head to Normal, Illinois for the MVC conference tournament and will face off in game one against Missouri State on Tuesday.
Noah Skirrow – Liberty University
Skirrow and his second seeded Flames head to Stetson University this week for the ASUN Conference Tournament beginning Wednesday when they face off against the fifth seed, North Florida.
Jordan Marks – USC Upstate
Marks finished off a successful Sophomore season with his sixteenth start of the season on Thursday where he collected his sixth win of the year. Marks finished the regular season with 4.44 ERA and struck out sixty-four through seventy-nine innings of work. Marks and his Spartans will open up Big South Tournament play on Tuesday against Charleston Southern.
Matt Jenkins – Harvard University
Jenkins and his Harvard Crimson took the Ivy League Championship this past weekend in a series win against Columbia. With this win, Jenkins and the Crimson receive an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament, their first since 2005.
Eric Cerantola – Mississippi State
Cerantola was impressive in relief on Thursday striking out the side in his inning of work. The Freshman and his fifth ranked Bulldogs head to Hoover, Alabama for the SEC Conference Tournament this week and will play the winner of LSU and South Carolina in game one on Wednesday.
Griffin Hassall – Kansas State University
Hassall and the Wildcats head to Oklahoma City for the Big 12 Conference Tournament this week where they will open up play vs. the #1 seed Texas Tech on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Hassall received his first piece of collegiate hardware as he was named to the Big12 Conference All Freshman team after his very impressive Freshman season.
Kyle Maves – Quinnipiac University
A successful Freshman regular season comes to a close for Maves. With a win on Saturday, his Bobcats clinched the share of the MAAC title and will head into the Conference Tournament this weekend as the #2 seed. They will play Friday versus the winner of Fairfield and Monmouth.
Garan Stevens – Missouri Southern State
Stevens finished his Senior season with a bang on Friday as he collected two hits and three RBIs in a Lions loss in their Regional final. Stevens finished his senior season hitting .444. Having graduated, Stevens will now return home and join our GLC coaching staff.
Eric Lindsay – Central Missouri University
Lindsay and his Mules advanced through the Central Regional last weekend and head to the Super Regional this weekend where they will face off against the #1 seed in the country in Augustana University. The winner will advance to the DII World Series in Cary, NC next weekend.
Jesse Marks – Adrian College
Marks and the Bulldogs fell short of the National Championship run this past weekend losing to Heidelberg on Sunday. In his final collegiate appearance, Marks collected the win after going two innings and striking out three. Congrats to Jeese on a tremendous collegiate career!
Daniel Warkentin – Parkland CC
Danny and his Parkland Cobras came up one game short in the Region 24 tournament this past weekend. Danny started in all six games in the tournament and hit safely in all six games including an offensive eruption on Sunday where he hit a Grand Slam, his seventh homer of the season. In the end, Warkentin had a monster Sophomore season for the Cobras finishing with a .324 average with seven homeruns and forty-three RBIs.
Jon Burkhart – Heartland CC
Burk made two appearance this weekend in the Regional tournament for the Hawks. In his first, he went two and two-thirds innings and struck out two in a Heartland loss before coming on in relief in an elimination game and going three innings and striking out three. Burkhart heads to Campbell University in the fall.
Garner Spoljaric – Heartland CC
Garner capped off his impressive Sophomore campaign on Saturday with his eleventh appearance of the season for the Hawks. Finishing the year with a 3.19 ERA and a ridicoulos seventy strike-outs in forty-eight innings, Spoljaric will head to Stetson in the fall and look to make an immidiate impact for the Hatters.
Noah Myers – Wabash Valley CC
After a record breaking year, Myers and the Warriors came within one game of the JUCO World Series on Saturday. Myers caps off a season to remember in style with a two home-run performance on Friday. Myers finishes his Sophomore Campaign with incredible numbers. The South Carolina commit hit .397 with eight homeruns, sixty RBI, ninety-two runs scored and a nation leading seventy-seven stolen bases in his fifty-nine starts.
Corben Peters – Cloud County CC
Peters and his T-Birds also fell one game short this weekend with a tough walk off loss to Hutchinson CC down in the Central District 2nd Round. Corben saw action in eighteen games for Cloud and was their go to guy out of the bullpen throughout the season. The Sophomore finises his career at Cloud and will head to Grambling University this coming fall.
Alex Orenczuk – Colby CC
Orenczuk and his Trojans came up two games short of an appearance in the JUCO World series thid past weekend. Al appeared in twenty-nine games this season for Colby and collected two homers while driving in twenty-two.
Jason Boulanger – Rend Lake CC
Coming off a championship weekend prior Boulanger and his Warriors ran into a tough Wabash club in game one of the regional final this past week. Boulanger came in to put out the fire and struck out one in a third of an inning of work. Solid Freshman year for Boulanger comes to an end, where he made twelve appearances and struck out seventeen in eighteen innings of work.
Lawson Burnett – St. Clair County CC
After his stellar season, Burnett was honoured this week by the MCAAA as an All Eastern Conference Honourable Mention selection.