Athletes Beyond Bartow: Seigler extends hitting streak

Cartersville products Sam Howard (left) in the Detroit Tigers organization and Anthony Seigler in the New York Yankees system continued their MiLB work this past week with their respective clubs. Howard yielded a home run in a one-inning appearance Saturday but received no decision in a Toledo Mud Hens loss. In New York, Seigler hit safely with a double Tuesday night to extend his current six-game hitting streak.


SAM HOWARD — Toledo Mud Hens (9th yr. pro; Triple-A Detroit Tigers organization; Georgia Southern; Cartersville HS) … made a one inning appearance Saturday and received no decision in an eventual 9-4 Mud Hens’ home loss to the Columbus Clippers. The 29-year-old entered in the fourth inning with Toledo trailing 1-0 and surrendered a leadoff home run. He also allowed two more hits, but escaped the inning with no further damage. Howard, a third round selection of the Rockies in the 2014 MLB draft, is 0-2 in 19 MiLB appearances this season with Tampa, Indianapolis, and Toledo. He has 22 strikeouts in just over 17 innings pitched and a 3.57 ERA. The Mud Hens (46-46) are currently in fifth place in the 10-team International League West Division race trailing Nashville by 9.5 games.

ANTHONY SEIGLER — Hudson Valley Renegades (5th yr. pro; High Class-A New York Yankees organization; Cartersville HS) … extended a current six-game hitting streak Tuesday night with an RBI double as the Renegades beat the visiting Brooklyn Cyclones, 10-2. Combined with appearances last week at Wilmington, the switch-hitting catcher/DH was 4-for-15 with three doubles, two RBIs, a pair of runs scored, and four walks. The 23-year-old has a .265 average this season with seven homers and 31 RBIs. He has also stolen 15 bases and has committed only two errors defensively in 44 games with a .996 fielding percentage. Hudson Valley (49-41 overall) currently holds first place in the South Atlantic League North’s second half standings. Hudson Valley leads Aberdeen by 1.5 games. The Renegades host Brooklyn through Sunday.

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