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- Former Golden Tide athletes currently playing baseball at the collegiate level:Sam Gardner • Senior • OF • University of Pittsburgh-Bradford PanthersMarch 19: Senior right fielder Sam Gardner collected seven hits in four consecutive games during Pitt Bradford’s 4-3 spring break trip to the Gene Cusic Classic last week.
His average soared from .250 to .357, tops among the Panther regulars.
Gardner was hitless in the tourney opener, a 1-0 win over Muskingum (Ohio), but scored the only run on a two-out error in the eighth inning after being hit by a pitch.
He socked a two-run double, singled and scored three runs when the Panthers drubbed Finlandia (Mich.) 17-2 in the first game of Wednesday’s twinbill and added a single in the 2-0 nightcap win.
On Friday at Terry Park, Gardner keyed an 8-2 victory over nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins with a two-run single that put the Panthers ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning and a run-scoring single in their four-run fifth.
Johns Hopkins, No. 18 in last week’s D3baseball.com Top 25 Poll, came back to end Pitt-Bradford’s seven-game win streak 7-2, but couldn’t cool off Gardner, who singled and doubled.
Gettysburg pitchers did, though, in a 3-2, 12-4 sweep at the Red Sox Player Development Complex Saturday that sent Pitt-Bradford home with an 8-4 record.
Gardner, who drew two walks in the second game, is 10-for-29 and tied for second on the team with nine RBIs. He’s also second in on-base average at .471.March 11: Senior left-hander Ben McGary returns to the pitching staff after accounting for two of Clarion’s four wins last spring.
His two-hit, complete-game, 2-1 victory at Slippery Rock in late March was the lone win in the Golden Eagles’ first 40 games, and he five-hit Lock Haven for a 4-2 win in a season-ending sweep that set their final record at 4-40.
McGary was 2-8 with a 5.80 earned run average in a team-high 10 starts and led the Golden Eagles in complete games with six and innings pitched with 54.1.
He struck out 28 and walked 24 while allowing 68 hits and 51 runs, 16 of which were unearned.All updates courtesy of gantdaily.com.
District IX and Local Baseball Players Currently on Collegiate Rosters
Name High School College Gregory Elliott Allegheny-Clarion Valley Penn College Chris Calliari Brockway Indiana (Pa.) Nate Bonfardine Brookville Clarion Anthony Grimone Cameron County Gannon Tanner Klein Clarion Allegany (Md.) Adam Mellott Clarion-Limestone Pitt-Bradford Derek Danver Clearfield Clarion Kurtis Krise Clearfield Penn State-Altoona Chad Zurat Clearfield Penn State-Behrend Brett Whitman Coudersport Clarion Sam Gardner Curwensville Pitt-Bradford Ben McGary Curwensville Clarion Kasey Clinton DuBois Point Park Dominic Kriner DuBois Pitt-Johnstown Garret Peterson DuBois Slippery Rock Sean Sleigh DuBois St. Bonaventure Dante DeSantis DuBois Central Catholic Penn State-Behrend Kyle Mann DuBois Central Catholic Pitt-Bradford Jack Herzing Elk County Catholic Penn State-Behrend Eric Wehler Elk County Catholic Penn State-Behrend Michael Wigfield Glendale Penn State-Altoona Joe Holmberg Johnsonburg Clarion Mitch Holmberg Johnsonburg Clarion Kyle Howarth North Clarion Slippery Rock Luke Curtis Philipsburg-Osceola Pittsburgh Mark Curtis Philipsburg-Osceola Shippensburg Mike Marcinko Philipsburg-Osceola Shippensburg Brandon Myers Philipsburg-Osceola Slippery Rock Parker Watson Philipsburg-Osceola Lock Haven Ryan Bodamer Port Allegany Gannon Jordan Mesoraco Punxsutawney Clarion Braedon Pennington Punxsutawney Penn State-Greater Allegheny Ty Zimmerman Punxsutawney Slippery Rock Doug Gundlach Redbank Valley Geneva Joe Chittester Ridgway Pitt-Bradford Josh Mitchell Ridgway Pittsburgh Sam Skraba Ridgway Clarion Derek Meyer St. Marys Pitt-Bradford Jon Meyer St. Marys Pitt-Bradford Ryan Uhl St. Marys Indiana (Pa.) Jordan Weinzierl St. Marys Penn State-Behrend Andre Jones Union California (Pa.) Kane McCall Union Clarion Joe Salmen Union Washington & Jefferson Dylan Corl West Branch Keystone Aaron Lidgett West Branch Lock Haven Chad Speigle West Branch Lock Haven*This list may be incomplete. To make additions to this list, please send e-mails to email@example.com.
about 1 year ago
June 5: 2014 Progressland High School Baseball All-Stars announced (Elensky tabbed
Player of Year; Johns named Coach of Year; Johns, Mays, Gardner on First
Team; Magnuson is Honorable Mention) - Andy Stine, The Progress
Clarion - Fred Kavelak, gantdaily.com
Pitt-Bradford - Fred Kavelak, gantdaily.com