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Athletes Beyond Bartow: Johnson has a national title ring, Bohn on Champions Tour, and a MiLB update

ATHLETES BEYOND BARTOW Charles Wilson / June 5, 2023 While the two local Minor League Baseball players from Bartow County continued their efforts this past week, a local collegiate softball player picked up an NCAA National Championship ring and a local golfer collected a check on the PGA Champions Tour.

L-R: Sadye Johnson, Jason Bohn, Mason Barnett, Anthony Seigler COLLEGE SOFTBALL

SADYE JOHNSON — University of North Georgia (So., Adairsville HS) … although the Nighthawks’ catcher was in a supporting role since mid-April, UNG (64-7) won the NCAA D-II Women’s College World Series and National Championship defeating Grand Valley State (Michigan) for the title last Tuesday and Wednesday in Chattanooga. Johnson finished her sophomore season with a .235 batting average with one double and five RBIs in 17 games played and 17 official at-bats. Defensively, she added a 1.000 fielding percentage in 38 total chances.

PGA CHAMPIONS TOUR JASON BOHN — PGA Champions Tour … shot rounds of 74-72-71 — 217 (1-over-par) to place T66 this past weekend at the Principal Charity Classic at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. The Acworth resident and member of Cartersville Country Club was a PGA Tour member starting in 2004 and won twice. He won the B.C. Open in 2005 and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2010. He also had a pair of playoff losses during his PGA Tour stint and 10 total runner-up finishes. He placed third four times with 18 Top Fives and 30 Top Ten finishes totaling over $16 million in official tour money. Prior to his PGA Tour career Bohn had two Nationwide Tour wins, two Canadian Tour victories, and won the multi-tour 2006 Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational. A Lewisburg, Pennsylvania native, Bohn turned 50 in April and is now competing on the PGA Tour Champions Tour. He has now played in five events with a best finish of T14 in late April at the Insperity Invitational in Woodlands, Texas. Bohn is scheduled to play in this week’s American Family Insurance Championship Friday through Sunday at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, Wisconsin.


MASON BARNETT — Quad Cities River Bandits (KC Royals High A affiliate; 2nd-yr. pro; Auburn; Cartersville HS) … made a two-inning start last Wednesday receiving no decision in an eventual 11-7 River Bandits’ win at the Lake County Captains. The 23-year-old allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and four walks. His outing included four strikeouts facing a dozen batters. The right-hand pitcher is now 1-1 on the season in eight starts (35.2 IP) with a 4.04 ERA and 47 strikeouts. Quad Cities was 3-3 in a series at Lake County last week. The Bandits (27-24) are currently in second place in the Midwest League’s West Division. They trail Cedar Rapids by two games and have a six-game home series Tuesday through Sunday with the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

ANTHONY SEIGLER — Somerset Patriots (NY Yankees Double-A affiliate; 6th-yr. pro; Cartersville HS) … started twice at catcher and twice as the Patriots’ DH last week while Somerset went 4-2 in a six-game home series against Portland. The switch hitter hit safely in all four games going 4-for-12 including one double, two walks, and a pair of RBIs. The Yankees’ 2018 first-round selection also stole a base and scored one run during the week. Seigler’s season batting average is now .191 with 13 RBIs in 94 official at-bats. The Patriots (29-21) are in second place in the Eastern League’s Northeast Division. They are 2-½ games behind Portland and play a six-game series Tuesday through Sunday at the Hartford Yard Goats.

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