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Athletes Beyond Bartow: MiLB leagues move into the second half of their schedules

July 1, 2024 Charles Wilson /


MASON BARNETT — Northwest Arkansas Naturals (3rd-yr. pro; Kansas City Royals Double-A affiliate; Texas League; Auburn; Cartersville HS) … made two pitching starts last week but received no decision in either. On Tuesday (June 25) the righty allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks. He struck out four in an eventual 8-6 win at the Wichita Wind Surge. On Sunday at Wichita, he went five innings allowing just one unearned run on five hits and two walks. The Naturals eventually lost 7-3. Barnett is 3-5 this season in 15 appearances (14 starts) covering 69-⅔ innings. He has 82 strikeouts. Northwest Arkansas finished the first half of the Texas League schedule with a 35-34 record and finished third in the North Division. The Naturals were 4-2 last week as the second-half schedule began. It continues through September 15. Northwest has three home games with the Springfield Cardinals on Monday through Wednesday before playing three more at Springfield on Thursday through Saturday.

LOGAN MARTIN — Columbia Fireflies (2nd-yr. pro; Kansas City Royals Single-A affiliate; Carolina League; Kentucky; Cartersville HS) … made a brief pitching start last Wednesday (June 26) and worked two scoreless frames but received no decision. The right-hand hurler allowed two hits, no walks, and struck out three of the nine batters he faced. Columbia won 7-2 at the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and five of six games in the series. Martin is 1-1 this season with three saves. He has appeared in 14 games (nine starts) covering 54 innings. He has recorded 51 strikeouts. The Fireflies have started the second half of the Carolina League slate with a 6-3 record after finishing the first half with a 35-30 record. They were second in the South Division. Columbia hosts six games this week with the Augusta GreenJackets.

ANTHONY SEIGLER — Somerset Patriots (7th-yr. pro; NY Yankees Double-A affiliate; Eastern League; Cartersville HS) … made five starts last week at the Richmond Flying Squirrels and went 6-for-19 at the plate as the Patriots won five of six games to begin the second half of the Eastern League slate. Seigler had two doubles, walked three times, scored six runs, drove in seven runs, and stole two bases. The 25-year-old lifted his season batting average to .205 in 190 official at-bats. He has seven homers and 26 RBI. Somerset finished the first half with a 32-37 record and was fourth in the Northeast Division. The Patriots play three games this week at the Bowie Baysox and will host Bowie on Thursday through Saturday.


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