'Athletes Beyond Bartow' baseball update for week ending April 10
This week's 'Athletes Beyond Bartow' baseball report includes updates on 15 of the 25 former local high school baseball players currently contributing at their respective college programs across the country.
Former Woodland standout, Mason Robinson, has steadily raised his batting average for Wallace State-Dothan CC to .297 this season. (shown here sliding in for a recent triple / Photo: courtesy Nathaniel Frazier, Dothan Eagle)
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CLIFTON DEMPSEY — Maryville College (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . the Scots second baseman has a .311 batting average through 37 games. He was 3-for-11 with a run scored and one RBI in a three-game series at LaGrange College April 8-10 as Maryville dropped two of three. Dempsey had a pair of hits in a home win over Emory & Henry April 4 and two hits at Berry College April 5. The Scots are 25-13 overall and 10-8 in the USA South Athletic Conference. They host Centre College (KY) April 12 and begin play in the USA South Tournament April 14 in Wilson, NC against Methodist University.
BRANDON ETHERIDGE — Georgia Highlands CC (Soph., Cass HS) . . . went 5-for-18, including a pair of doubles and two walks, also scored three runs and drove in five as the Chargers won three of four in a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association series last week with Andrew College. GHC (22-18, 7-5) plays a four-game series with South Georgia State CC that begins April 12 in Douglas and includes three home games at LakePoint April 15-16.
TY FOWLER — Tennessee Wesleyan College (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . made a one inning, shutout relief appearance in a 12-3 win over Bluefield (Va.) College April 10. Fowler has now pitching 8 and one-third innings in six appearances with 13 strikeouts and a 2.16 ERA. TWC (29-9 overall, 16-2 Appalachian Athletic Conference) plays at 24th-ranked Lindsey Wilson April 12 before hosting a three-game conference series with Truett-McConnell College April 15-16. The Bulldogs are ranked 8th in NAIA and currently leading their conference by two games over 15th-ranked Bryan College.
MICHAEL GOSS — UNC-Greensboro (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . went 3-for-9 with three doubles and two RBI in a pair of wins at The Citadel April 8 and 10. Goss has a .341 batting average with three homers and 21 RBI in 21 games for the Spartans. UNCG (25-8 overall, 5-1 Southern Conference) won two of three in Charleston and had a mid-week loss at Duke. The Spartans play at Wake Forest April 12, host the Deamon Deacons April 13 and play a three-game conference series at Furman April 15-17.
ROBERT HARRIS — Troy University (Jr., Adairsville HS) . . . made a relief appearance at home in a 10-6 loss to New Orleans April 2. He allowed four hits and five runs with one strikeout. Harris now has made 12 appearances and pitched in 19 and one-third innings with a 6.05 ERA. Troy (20-13 overall, 6-6 in the Sun Belt Conference) entertains Jacksonville State April 12 and travels to conference foe, Arkansas State for a three-game set April 15-17.
HARRISON HATFIELD — Shorter University (Soph, Cartersville HS) . . . had two plate appearances April 10 in a home loss to Gulf South Conference leading Delta State University. Hatfield has appeared in 15 games as a middle infielder or pinch hitter. The Hawks (13-24, 6-18) won one of three against 18th-ranked Delta State and beat Carson-Newman on the road for a 2-2 week. Shorter plays at Emmanuel College April 12 and travels to University of West Alabama for a three-game conference series April 16-17.
TRIPP JAMIESON — Univ. of the Cumberlands (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . went 1-for-3 in an April 6 home win over Montreat College (NC) and was 2-for-3 with one RBI in an April 10 home win over Georgetown College (KY). Jamieson has a .257 batting average with two homers and 15 RBI in 27 games. He has started 22 games at first base, third base, or as designated hitter. The Patriots (25-18 overall, 4-11 Mid-South Conference) play at Alice Lloyd College April 13 and host St. Catharine College for a three-game conference series April 15-16.
CONNOR JUSTUS — Georgia Tech (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored during a 4-2 home win over Kennesaw State April 6 and was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in an April 5 win at Mercer. Justus was also 4-for-10 as the Yellow Jackets split games at Pittsburgh April 8 and 10. The April 9 game was cancelled due to weather. Georgia Tech (23-8 overall, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) hosts Georgia April 12 and ACC rival North Carolina State April 15-17.
SEAN McDERMOTT — Cleveland State CC (Fr., Adairsville HS) . . . went 5-for-8, scored six runs, homered twice, walked once, and had six RBI as the Cougars swept Motlow State CC in a three-game series April 8-9. McDermott is hitting .407 for the season with 9 homers and 30 RBI in 35 games. Cleveland State CC (25-13 overall, 13-5 Tennessee Community College Athletic Association) plays a doubleheader at Tusculum College JV April 13 and travels to Columbia State CC for a three-game conference series April 15-16.
HUNTER OSBORN — Reinhardt University (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . suffered only his second loss of the season April 9 in a six inning start at Truett-McConnell. He allowed five earned runs on six hits, two were homeruns, and one walk. He struck out five. Osborn is 6-2 in 10 starts with a 2.50 ERA in 54 innings pitched. Reinhardt (25-17 overall, 8-10 Appalachian Athletic Conference) was swept in a three-game series at TMC April 8-9. The Eagles play at Middle Georgia College April 12 and will host a conference three-game series with St. Andrews (NC) April 16-17.
MASON ROBINSON — Wallace State-Dothan CC (Soph., Woodland HS) . . . went 5-for-13 with three runs scored, three doubles, and two RBI in a four-game series with Wallace CC April 7-9. Robinson has a .297 batting average and a .477 slugging percentage in 34 games for the Governors. He has two homeruns, 17 RBI, and has stolen six bases. WSCC-Dothan (24-13 overall, 10-6 Alabama Community College Conference) plays at Faulkner University April 11 and has a four-game conference home-and-home series with Jefferson Davis CC April 14-16.
TRISTON SMITH — Young Harris College (Soph., Adairsville HS) . . . went 2-for-8 in games at University of North Georgia April 9 and 10. He scored one run in the UNG series and scored twice in a win at Brevard April 5. Smith has a .222 batting average with four RBI in 18 games for the Mountain Lions. YHC (12-25 overall, 6-15 Peach Belt Conference) hosts Tusculum College April 12 and travels to Lee University April 13 for non-conference games. The Lions then hit the road for a three-game conference series at Montevallo April 15-17.
JO JO UNDERWOOD — University of North Carolina-Greensboro (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . had a plate appearance and played third base in a 7-4 loss at Duke April 5. He entered late to play third base in an April 10 win at The Citadel and entered as a pinch runner in an April 9 loss to the Bulldogs. Underwood has a .182 batting average in 11 at bats and has appeared in 18 games for the Spartans. UNCG (25-8 overall, 5-1 Southern Conference) won two of three at The Citadel to go with the mid-week loss at Duke. The Spartans play at Wake Forest April 12, host the Deamon Deacons April 13 and play a three-game conference series at Furman April 15-17.
TYLER WILL — Berry College (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . made a one-inning, shutout appearance during a 10-9 win at Oglethorpe University April 3 and allowed one run in another one-inning home loss appearance against Maryville (TN) College. Will has appeared in 10 games and has worked 10 innings. He has one save, three strikeouts, and a 3.60 ERA. The Vikings (25-11 overall, 11-7 Southern Athletic Association) have won four of six in conference at Oglethorpe and Millsaps. Berry entertains Birmingham Southern College in a three-game conference series April 15-16.
CHAZ WILSON — Columbus State University (Jr., Cass HS) . . . has worked 16 and one-third innings in 11 relief appearances for the Cougars with a 6.06 ERA. He made a two and one-third inning appearance at Georgia Southwestern April 3 and a one-inning home appearance against University of Montevallo April 8. He allowed four runs on two hits and six walks in those two stints while striking out three. Columbus State (30-10 overall, 15-6 Peach Belt Conference) has won eight straight. The Cougars travel to Point University April 13 for a non-conference game and make the trip to conference-leading Augusta University for a three-game series April 15-17.
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