Some big time performances in big-time situations this weekend for GLC Alums. Also hats off to a couple of Seniors partaking in their Senior Days. Here is a rundown of how some former GLC members did this week:
Miles Gordon – Daytona Tortugas (Class A Advanced – Cincinnati Reds)
Gordon had a triple and scored a run in a Tortuga loss to the Dunedin Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
Adam Hall – Delmarva Shorebirds (Class A – Baltimore Orioles)
Named the Baltimore Orioles Minor League Player of the month for April, Hall had a torrid start to his year, and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. With two more multi-hit games this week, Hall is hitting .330 with a homer, twelve RBIs and eleven stolen bases.
Michael Brettell – Peoria Chiefs (Class A – St. Louis Cardinals)
Brettell made his third appearance of the year on Thursday where he was again dominant in two innings of relief. He didn’t give up a run and struck out two in his second scoreless outing in a row.
Tyler Whitbread – Indiana State
No surprise on our end, as one of the more clutch performers in GLC history, Whitbread came to play when Indiana State needed him most on Sunday. Looking for a series win and sole possession of first place in the conference, Whit took the mound and dazzled taking a no hitter into the 6th inning and collecting his sixth win of the year while striking out five.
Max Wright – Indiana State
Wright’s Sycamores took a strangle hold on the conference heading into the last two weekends. Wright, again made all four starts for Indiana State this week and had big hits on the weekend en route to series win over ISU. He had back to back multi RBI games on Friday and Saturday while collecting a hit in each game.
JF Garon – Bradley University
Garon was another major contributor this weekend in Bradley’s series win over Valpo. JF added a hit in each game and drove in a run in the sole loss of the weekend on Saturday. He also swiped two bags in both wins. The senior heads into the last two weekends of the season hitting .300 with four home runs and twenty-one RBI.
Dalton Harvey – Illinois State
Harvey closed things out for the Redbirds on Saturday in a loss to Indiana State. Harv, one of the bright spots of the day for ISU came into the game with the bases loaded and retired both batters he faced to get out of the jam for the Redbirds.
Matt Warkentin – Xavier University
Warkentin, A GLC Original, celebrated his Senior Day at Xavier this weekend with Father, Phil and Mother, Tammy in attendance The Senior from Leamington had another big weekend for the Musketeers collecting three knocks and scoring three runs. Since returning from injury in middle of March, Wark has hit safely in 20 of 24 games for Xavier and reach based safely in 22 of 24. Warkentin and Xavier wrap up Big East play next weekend at Villanova.
Jake Wilson – Bowling Green
Wilson continues to solidify himself as an elite defender making several more impressive plays this weekend for the Falcons. He also added a multi hit, one RBI performance on Friday night vs. Central Michigan before adding a hit and a sac fly on Sunday.
Ari Sechopoulos – College of Charleston
Ari saw action in two games this week for the 28-19 Cougars. With two Colonial Conference weekends remaining, Sechopoulos and Charleston sit in second place in the conference standings.
Isaac Deveaux – Utah University
Deveaux made two starts for the Utes this weekend against the #1 team in the country in UCLA. In his Freshman year, Deveaux has made fifteen starts for Utah
Noah Skirrow – Liberty University
Skirrow struck out two in two innings of work for the Flames in his thirteenth start of the season. Liberty sits second in the Atlantic Sun conference with two conference weekends to go.
Jordan Marks – USC Upstate
Another dominant start in his thirteenth start of the year for the Spartans Ace. On Friday, in a 9-2 win, Marksy cruised through seven strong innings allowing only two earned while striking out six. Marks now has two starts remaining in conference play, including a showdown vs. Charleston Southern next weekend.
Cal Theal – Niagara University
In his first collegiate start, Theal got the ball against St. Bonaventure and didn’t disappoint. In three innings of work, he struck out one while not allowing an earned run. First of many for this talented Freshman from Niagara Falls.
Griffin Hassall – Kansas State University
Hassall went toe to toe with another top ranked program on Friday night vs. Baylor. In a rain shortened outing, the Newmarket native went four and a third before having to be pulled after a lengthy rain delay. Into the fifth, Griff had allowed three earned while striking out three. He had the lead when he left the game but the Wildcats would later lose a close one.
Kyle Maves – Quinnipiac University
Maves walked and scored a run in the series opener on Friday night in the lone loss of the weekend for the Bobcats. With two conference weekends to go in his Freshman season, Maves has started twenty-nine games for Quinnipiac and has thirty-one hits, twenty-nine runs and has seventeen stolen bases on the year.
Tyrus Barclay – Emporia State
Barc made four more starts this week for the Hornets as they head into the conference tournament this coming week. The versatile baseball rat even logged some time in the outfield starting Saturday’s game in left field. Back behind the plate on Sunday, Tyrus finished the weekend in style by crushing his third homer of the year.
Garan Stevens – Missouri Southern State
Garan and the Lions will join Tyrus and his Hornets in the MIAA Tournament this weekend down in Kansas. Big week for the Senior, Stevens, as he collected one of the more prestigios awards for Missouri Southern State athletes. On Monday night, he was awarded the Lionbacker Excellence award, an honour that aknowledges leadership and commitment to academics, voted on by his peers and coaching staff.
Jesse Marks – Adrian College
Congrats to Jesse, for not only the big week for him and the Bulldogs on the field but more importantly, off. Jesse graduated from Adrian College this week and enjoyed his Senior Day with Mom, Kelly, and Dad, John in attendance to enjoy Jesse’s accomplishments. On the field, Marks and his #11 ranked Bulldogs locked in the Conference title this weekend with a series win vs. Hope College. Marks saw action in two games including a perfect inning of work on Senior Day in Adrian. Marks and Adrian head into next weeks MIAA conference tournaments as the favourites.
Carter Sanderson – Alma College
Sanderson, started his customary four games of the weekend again this weekend for the Scots and in a Series win against Calvin College, Sanderson again pitched in offensively on Saturday in an 11-8 series clinching win by going 2-4 with and RBI while adding a run scored. Sanderson and the Scots will join Marks and his Bulldogs this week in the MIAA Conference Tournament.
Daniel Warkentin – Parkland CC
Danny had another solid week for the Cobras including a huge day on Sunday in a 13-1 Parkland win. Warkentin finished the day with two hits, including his sixth homer of the year, and collect four RBIs. Danny finishes the regular season hitting .321 with six homers and thirty-six RBI in forty-five games played for Parkland.
Jacob Douglas – Garden City CC
Douglas saw his twenty second and twenty-third appearance of the year this weekend as the Broncs closed out their regular season against Butler CC. In four plus innings of work, Dougie struck out one. He finishes his Sophomore campaign leading the team in appearance on the mound and third in innings pitched.
Jameson Hart – Indian Hills CC
Hart made four starts this weekend for the Falcons against power house junior college program, Iowa Western. He collected RBIs in three of the four starts and added three walks and three runs scored on the weekend.
Jon Burkhart – Heartland CC
Burk was electric in his appearance this weekend for the Hawks. Coming on in relief, Johnny slammed the door going two and two thirds inning, striking out four while not allowing a hit or run, en route to his first win of the year.
Garner Spoljaric – Heartland CC
Garner made his tenth start of the season on Saturday and struck out three in two innings of work. The Hawks ace heads into the post season after compiling a season ERA of 2.38 and leading Heartland in strikeouts with sixty-six in fifty-four innings.
Noah Myers – Wabash Valley CC
In a battle vs top ranked programs this weekend, Myers and his warriors came out on top to earn the conference honours and take their #1 seed in the nation into the post season with an unspeakable 49-1 record. Myers was 3-6 on Sunday in the Wabash win while driving in two runs and stealing his sixty-eighth and sixty-ninth base of the season. He would add two more stolen bases on Monday. Nintendo numbers for the South Carolina commit to end the regular season: .395, 5 HR, 45 RBI, 76 R and 71 SB (of 71 attempts) in 48 games. 71 stolen bases is a Wabash Valley record and 7 short of an all time NJCAA record.
Justin Snow – Southeastern CC
Another impressive outing for the Sophomore from Hamilton. Justin went four and two thirds on Saturday vs. Kirkwood surrendering only two hits while striking out six. Snow has started twelve games this year for the Blackhawks and carries a 2.61 ERA and sixty-two strike-outs in fifty-one innings.
Spencer Marcus – Dodge City CC
Spence closed out the regular season down at Dodge with a four start weekend where he collected two hits and 3BBs as the Conqs split their final season of the season versus Barton CC. In 51 games, Spence drove in forty, homered nine times and hit .326 as a Freshman.
Corben Peters – Cloud County CC
Corb continues to get the ball in pressure situations, as he has all year for the T-Birds. He closed out a conference win on Saturday working a clean inning of hit-less baseball while striking out two.
Alex Orenczuk – Colby CC
Al got the nod in two games this weekend for Colby and provided some serious offense in game one picking up a hit and driving in two big runs in a Colby win on Saturday.
Kyle Taran – Bryant Stratton – WI
Three more starts for Taran in Wisconsin at Bryant and Stratton this week. In game one of the week he drove in two runs and scored a run while collecting a hit.
Lawson Burnett – St. Clair County CC
Another strong weekend for CFS/GLC original, Lawson Burnett. In four starts for the Skippers, Laws collected four hits, scored four runs drove in two and stole a base. The Lambeth native, and Northwoods University commit, is hitting .357 with twenty-three runs and twenty-eight runs driven in through 32 games.
Brett Corbeth – University of British Columbia
Corbeth and the T-Birds opened up post season play on Sunday in Mesa, Arizona where they won a thriller in eleven innings to advance towards the NAIA world series. Corbeth came into get the save in the eleventh not allowing a hit in a clean inning of work.
Brett Reid – Okanagan College
Reider and his first place Coyotes set a single season win record for the program after a solid week out west. Bretty made his second, and longest start of the year for the Yotes going six innings on Friday.