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Athletes Beyond Bartow: Martin collects third save, Seigler's bat stays hot

June 10, 2024

Charles Wilson /

Former Cartersville Hurricanes Logan Martin (left) and Anthony Seigler.

Former Cartersville High pitcher Logan Martin picked up his third save of the 2024 season this past weekend with a four-inning relief shutout performance in Class-A Carolina League action.

In the Double-A Eastern League, former Cartersville Hurricane Anthony Seigler has hit six home runs in his past eight games.


MASON BARNETT — Northwest Arkansas Naturals (3rd-yr. pro; Kansas City Royals Double-A affiliate; Texas League; Auburn; Cartersville HS) … was saddled with a second straight pitching loss last Thursday in a 3-2 home loss to the Wichita Wind Surge. The right-hander made the start and went 4-⅔ innings surrendering three earned runs on seven hits with no walks. He fanned six. Barnett, now 2-4 on the season, has a 6.14 ERA in 11 appearances covering 51-⅓ innings. He has 68 strikeouts. The Naturals (25-32) are eight games back and in fourth place in the Texas League’s North Division. Northwest Arkansas visits the Springfield Cardinals for a six-game series this Tuesday through Sunday.

LOGAN MARTIN — Columbia Fireflies (2nd-yr. pro; Kansas City Royals Single-A affiliate; Carolina League; Kentucky; Cartersville HS) …  collected his third save this past Saturday with a four-inning relief appearance as the Fireflies beat the visiting Fayetteville Woodpeckers 2-1. The righty entered in the sixth inning and finished the game with four shutout innings. He yielded just one hit and struck out three dropping his season ERA to 2.93. He has appeared in 10 games this season (five starts) and recorded 34 strikeouts in 40 innings. Columbia (30-25) trails Carolina League South Division-leading Kannapolis by 5-½ games. The Fireflies play a six-game series Tuesday through Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

ANTHONY SEIGLER — Somerset Patriots (7th-yr. pro; NY Yankees Double-A affiliate; Eastern League; Cartersville HS) … hit home runs in three more games this past week during a home series with the Hartford Yard Goats. Seigler, who has transitioned to second base this season, has homered six times in his past eight games since May 30. The 24-year-old Round 1 pick by the Yankees in 2018 has a .208 batting average in 144 official at-bats this season with 16 RBI. In this recent eight-game stretch, he is 9-for-29 including six homers, one double, one walk, nine runs scored, and 10 RBI. Somerset (28-29) is in fourth place and three games behind Portland in the Eastern League’s Northeast Division. The Patriots play a six-game series at the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Tuesday through Sunday.


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