Although action is a bit abbreviated compared to previous seasons, members of Georgia College baseball continue to hone their skills in collegiate summer leagues.
The Macon Bacon have three Bobcats on the roster in the Coastal Plain League, highlighted by rising senior infielder Cassius Young (Atlanta). Young is third in the league with six home runs, and is hitting .333 with 20 hits over his 17 games. He has driven in 19 and scored 17 times this season. Despite having a nine-game hit streak snapped last night, Noah Mendlinger (Alpharetta) is at a strong .357 on the season with six RBIs and 11 runs. Fireballer Chris Rolick (Marietta) has apparently shut it down for the summer, picking up the win over Lexington County July 3, while allowing a hit in a scoreless inning and fanning one, but has not pitched since.
Rising sophomore Baylin Moore (Albany) is in action for the Juno Beach Loggerheads in the Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB). He’s tied for fourth on the squad with five RBIs this season, and has seven hits in 11 games, including three doubles. The Loggerheads are 7-6, second in the CLPB.
Redshirt freshman John Hale (Homewood, Alabama) played for the Bombers, the 2020 Palm Springs Collegiate League (PSCL) Champions. The Bombers tied for the top record in the eight-team league at 16-4, and won the title game over the LumberJacks 14-5. Hale finished at a strong .290 with nine hits in 31 at bats. He drove in three and scored seven, putting together a six-game hitting streak in June.