As our GLC teams head outdoors and prepare for their CPBL season, we take a quick look at how our Alumni are doing down south.
Miles Gordon – Daytona Tortugas (Cincinnati Reds “High A” Affiliate)
Gordo is picking up steam down in Florida as he has collected three hits in his last two games while adding three RBIs as well. So far, for the Tortugas, the former third rounder, has six RBI and two triples on the year.
Adam Hall – Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles “Low A” Affiliate)
Former 2nd round draft pick of the Orioles in 2017, Hall is rolling down in Maryland as the weather starts to heat up. A big week for Hallsy included back to back multi-hit games on Thursday (2-4) and Friday (3-4). He also drove in two runs this week and rides a five game hit streak into Tuesdays game.
Tyler Whitbread – Indiana State
Whitbread made his ninth start of his senior season on Sunday in a series clinching win over Evansville. Whit went three and a third, struck out two and allowed three earned. He continues to play a huge role in the 29-9 Sycamores. On deck for Whitbread is a clash with Southern Illinois next weekend at home.
Max Wright – Indiana State
Wright continued his stellar junior campaign this week by catching fire offensively. In a mid-week tilt in Nashville against #6 Vanderbilt, Wright drove in a run and had two hits for the Sycamores. He would roll into the weekend and add another five hits in a series win against conference opponent Evansville. In a DH sweep on Sunday, Wright started both games, collected four hits including his fourth home run of the season, a three run shot to put an exclamation mark on a game one win.
JF Garon – Bradley University
The Bradley Braves were one of the hottest teams in baseball headed into their weekend contest vs. Dallas Baptist. Their recent success is in large part due to senior outfielder, and former GLC, JF Garon. Garon has caught fire of late and through the weekend is riding a seven game hit streak. More impressively, Garon snapped a three game home run streak on Saturday after homering in back to back to back games against SIU, U of I and game one against Dallas Baptist.
Matt Warkentin – Xavier University
Matty Wark and the Musketeers took a big conference series against Butler this weekend moving them to 7-1 in Conference play, good enough for first place in the Big East. Wark added two hits in the wins and drove in two big runs in a come from behind victory on Friday.
Jake Wilson – Bowling Green
Wilson continues to be a main contributor for the Falcons through his Junior season. This week, the New Lowell native, added three multi-hit games to his strong offensive month. In four starts, Wilson had eight hits, drove in a run, walked three times and scored four runs. After a slow start to the season, Willy is now hitting .305 on the year.
Ari Sechopoulos – College of Charleston
Sechopoulos saw action in three games for the Cougars this week and added a hit in a big win versus in-state rival Coastal Carolina. He would add another double on Sunday as the Cougars secured the series win over Northeastern.
Isaac Deveaux – Utah University
Deveaux had two hits and drove in a run for the Utes on Saturday to pace them to a 6-3 win over Pac12 rival, Arizona State.
Noah Skirrow – Liberty University
Skirrow was in dominating form on Friday as he picked up his third win of the year in a 5-1 Flames win over North Carolina A&T. Skirrow went six and two thirds allowed one run and struck out eight.
Jordan Marks – USC Upstate
Marks made his tenth start of the year for the Spartans on Friday night as they took on the conference leading Campbell Camels. In four and a third, Jordan struck out two. On deck next weekend for USC Upstate and their ace is Big South foe, Longwood University.
Griffin Hassall – Kansas State University
Complete domination…Hassall continues to roll through the Big 12 as the Friday night starter for Kansas State. After picking up the win last week against #13 Texas, Griff goes to another level against perennial powerhouse and current #19 Texas Christian. On Friday night Hassall went seven and two thirds allowing only one earned run while striking out five en route to his second win in a row against top twenty five teams. In his current stretch against top twenty five programs (TCU, Texas, Texas Tech) Griff has thrown eighteen and a third innings while only allowing eight hits.
Kyle Maves – Quinnipiac University
Burlington native, Maves went off this week at the plate for the Bobcats. From the lead off spot, Maves started four games for Quinnipiac and collected nine hits, scored seven runs and walked four times. He also added two stolen bases in his productive week. Maves has now appeared in twenty-five games for the Bobcats this season and in one hundred at bats the Freshman is hitting .280.
Tyrus Barclay – Emporia State
In four starts this week for Emporia, Tyrus kept things rolling offensively after a strong week last week. He collected another four hits while driving in two in a three win week for the Hornets. He is currently hitting .333 through twenty games and sixty-nine at bats.
Kian Bukala – University of Indianapolis
Bukala made the most of his opportunity this weekend for the Greyhounds. Entering the game off the bench, Bukala drove in a run and collected two hits to help UIndy take down Truman on Friday.
Jesse Marks – Adrian College
Marks and his Bulldogs continue to dominate through the spring. Jesse made his ninth appearance for Adrian on Friday going five innings, allowing only two earned and striking out four. He sits with a 1.23 season ERA while opponents are only hitting .200 against him on the year.
Carter Sanderson – Alma College
Sanderson and his Alma Scots took a DH from conference opponent Hope College on Monday. Sanderson started both ends of the twin-bill and had a hit and scored two runs while stealing a base in an 8-6 win in game one.
Daniel Warkentin – Parkland CC
Danny took bragging rights this weekend over fellow GLC Alumni Garner Spoljaric, Johnny Burkhart and their #16 ranked Heartland Hawks. Warkentin and the Cobras took the series winning two of three in Champaign. In a busy week, Danny started all eight of Parklands games adding hits in all but two. The week was highlighted by his fourth homer of the year on Tuesday and a three for three performance on Wednesday in a mid-week win.
Jacob Douglas – Garden City CC
After an exciting announcement of his commitment to Ft Hays University, Douglas was back on the mound for the Broncs this weekend. In two innings of relief on Saturday, Douglas struck out two en route to closing a Garden City 8-6 win.
Jameson Hart – Indian Hills CC
Sarnia native, Hart is trending up for the Falcons as he had a strong week at the plate. Through Friday’s games this week Hart appeared in all three Falcons contests and collected a hit in each. He rode a five game hitting streak into the weekend.
Jon Burkhart – Heartland CC
Burkhart, Campbell university commit, struck out one in an inning of work on Tuesday for the #16 ranked Hawks.
Garner Spoljaric – Heartland CC
Coming off another strong performance, Gar mirrored his line from last weekend going the distance in a complete game one hitter against Parkland College on Saturday. He struck out nine while not allowing an earned run in the Hawks lone win of the weekend.
Noah Myers – Wabash Valley CC
Another recording it seems as Myers week in and week out leads his Warriors to another perfect week. This week was no different as Wabash Valley captured three more wins moving their season record to a astounding 37-1. Their lead off guy, Myers, had five more hits this week highlighted by his fourth homer of the season on Thursday. He added five more RBIs to his season total of thirty six and six more run to give him sixty five (fourth in the NJCAA). He continues to lead the nation in stolen bases with fifty-seven bags…and a perfect 100% stealing percentage.
Justin Snow – Southeastern CC
Snow, the Hamilton native, made his ninth start of the season for the Blackhawks on Sunday. To this point of his Sophomore season, Snow has a 2.68 ERA and has struck out fifty-four in forty three innings of work.
Tyler Whalen – Dodge City CC
Whalen had a strong week for the Conqs appearing in two games and throwing a combined three and two thirds innings of no hit baseball. He struck out four in two and two thirds on Friday in a big conference win over Cloud County before striking out the side on Tuesday in a mid-week game.
Spencer Marcus – Dodge City CC
Chatham native and former GLC Outfielder, Marcus started in six more games this week for Dodge. In 143 at bats so far in his Freshman season, Marcus is hitting .322 with thirty-seven RBIs and eight home-runs.
Corben Peters – Cloud County CC
Corben made two more relief appearances this week for the T-Birds down at Cloud County. He picked up his fourth save of the year in a clean inning of work in a 9-8 mid-week win over Highland. He would add a strikeout and an inning and a third of hit-less relief on Sunday against Dodge City.
Alex Orenczuk – Colby CC
Al made three starts for the Trojans this weekend, two of which were perfect at the plate. In game three of a weekend series against Garden City, Orenczuk went three for three including his second homerun of the season en route to driving in seven runs in the Colby win. He would add another hit and RBI in the series finale on Sunday.
Kyle Taran – Bryant Stratton – WI
Taran started in the Bobcats only game this week and picked up two walks in a loss.
Jason Boulanger – Rend Lake CC
Boulanger saw his eighth appearance on the year for Rend Lake last Wednesday when he came on in relief against powerhouse John A. Logan. Bou went two and a third and struck out two on the day.
Brett Corbeth – University of British Columbia
In his ninth appearance on the year, Corb threw two scoreless frames in relief on Sunday for the T-Birds. He would strike out three on the day. On the season, the two way star has also scored five runs for UBC.
Brett Reid – Okanagan College
Reider is settling in nicely in his Sophomore season out west at Okanagan College. Monster week for him getting his first start of the year on Wednesday and going four and two thirds giving up only one hit while striking out five. He would come back on Saturday to collect his first collegiate win with two innings in relief where he struck out one.