With college playoffs taking place over the last week, there was a lot of exciting baseball played by GLC alumni. Meanwhile, with the MiLB season well underway, GLC’s pro alumni have continued to get better as the days go on.
Ari Sechopoulos – College of Charleston
Sechopoulos and Charleston performed all season long; however, the season came to an end in the semi-finals of the CAA Tournament. Sechopoulos had a big week, bringing his season batting average to .285 and RBI total to 40. The senior ended his final campaign off strongly, capping a tremendous college career. Congratulations to Ari on his great success during his time in Charleston.
— CofC Baseball (@CofCBaseball) May 28, 2021
Max Wright – Indiana State University
Wright and the Sycamores are moving on to the NCAA tournament. Wright’s two-home run week is a big reason why. The senior slugged all of 2021, hitting .306 with 16 home runs, and deservingly advances to the Nashville Regional, as Indiana State is the number three seed.
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Max Wright goes yard and the @IndStBaseball lead is up to 4⃣
— Missouri Valley Conference (@MVCsports) May 29, 2021
Jake Wilson – Liberty University
Liberty is moving on to the Knoxville Regional, coming off a strong performance this last week. Wilson earned himself a spot on the ASUN All-Tournament Team thanks to his solid play. He did it on both slides, picking up four hits, while flashing the leather as well.
Another outstanding grab by 𝙅𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙨𝙤𝙣 to take away another hit! B|5 JU 2 LU 1 pic.twitter.com/Km4QSF4v0g
— Liberty Baseball (@LibertyBaseball) May 29, 2021
Noah Myers – University of South Carolina
Myers and the Gamecocks will be hosting one of the NCAA Tournament Regionals. So be sure to follow the Wyoming, Ont. native on the big stage in South Carolina.
Daniel Warkentin – Eastern Michigan University
Warkentin (Leamington, Ontario) ended his season with a four-hit week which included his third home run of the season. After arriving at Eastern Michigan from Parkland College, Warkentin spent a pair of years with the Eagles, performing well both years. Congrats to Daniel on his college success.
End 4 | KSU 4, EMU 2
— EMU Baseball (@EMU_Baseball) May 29, 2021
Eric Cerantola – Mississippi State University
Mississippi State is the number one seed in the Starkville Regional. Keep your eyes out for the Kitchener, Ont. native.
Owen Diodati – University of Alabama
Diodati came up huge on multiple occasions this past week with clutch RBI hits. His game-winner on Wednesday sealed an extra-inning victory. The Tide enter the Ruston Regional as the number three seed in search of an Omaha appearance.
DIO! Owen sends a single back up the middle and Praytor hustles home for the go-ahead run! 🇨🇦
— Alabama Baseball (@AlabamaBSB) May 26, 2021
Matt Duffy – Canisius College
Duffy’s outing to open the playoffs for Canisius was one to remember. He threw a complete game, striking out ten, in a huge 4-1 victory. The moment wasn’t too big for the Freshman right-hander, as he came through in a big way for the Golden Griffins. Watch and enjoy:
— Canisius Baseball (@GriffsBaseball) May 26, 2021
Lawson Burnett – Northwood University
Congratulations to Burnett on his college success as he finished his senior campaign with a .300 batting average after picking up two hits on Thursday. The London, Ont. native made the most of his at-bats during his senior season, contributing to a strong 29-win team.
Mat Szabo – Angelo State University
Szabo went four scoreless innings on Friday, helping Angelo State to an NCAA DII South-Central Regional Championship. The season has been nothing short of excellent for Szabo, and ASU will look to continue their magical season in the D2 College World Series.
— Angelo State Athletics (@angeloathletics) May 30, 2021
Adam Hall – Aberdeen IronBirds (A+)
Hall has been on a hot streak this past week. The right-handed hitting infielder is hitting .467 in his last four games, picking up a couple of doubles while adding his sixth stolen base of the season.
Michael Brettell – Springfield Cardinals (AA)
Brettell, a 23-year-old right-hander, is off to a strong start in his third professional season. After pitching to a 2.84 in High-A, he was promoted to Double-A and has since gone 7.1 innings, allowing just two runs.
Matt Warkentin – Chicago Cubs Organization
A big congratulations to Matt on signing with the Chicago Cubs. The Leamington, Ont. native begun the 2021 year with the Missoula Paddleheads of the Pioneer League and graduated from Xavier University.