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Athletes Beyond Bartow: Seigler heating up, Justus joins Howard on injured list

Former Canes' standout Anthony Seigler was 5-for-10 last week in the Hudson Valley Renegades' series last week with the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Anthony Seigler and Connor Justus each batted .500 last week. However, both of the former Cartersville High baseball stars saw their weeks end on low notes, with Seigler being ejected and Justus hitting the injured list.

Prior to the unfortunate endings, Seigler and Justus were a combined 9-for-18 at the dish last week. Both will look to continue their hot stretch once they re-enter their respective lineups.

Meanwhile, another former Cane, Sam Howard, continues to rehab an oblique injury he suffered in early July.


Sam Howard (Pittsburgh Pirates; Cartersville) — Howard remains on the injured list as he works his way back from a strained oblique. The left-handed reliever hasn't pitched in a game for more than a month after suffering the injury in early July. Based on his current progression, Howard seems likely to return later this month.

Connor Justus (Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Miami Marlins organization; Cartersville) — A strong start to August for Justus was derailed by injury, with the former Georgia Tech standout landing last week on the 7-day IL for those dealing with concussion symptoms. Justus, who is currently on a six-game hitting streak, had racked up sevens hits, five runs and four RBIs in just three games this month before going down injured. In two games last week against Biloxi, the defense-first infielder went 4-for-8, including his second home run of the season. He added a walk, a stolen base, three runs scored and two RBIs.

Anthony Seigler (Hudson Valley Renegades, New York Yankees organization; Cartersville) — Prior to his ejection, Seigler put together a strong showing in three games early last week at Brooklyn. The switch-hitting catcher finished 5-for-10 with a double, four walks and four runs scored. With the trio of performances, Seigler's season slash line increased to .219/.324/.391 after entering the month at .189/.268/.378.

Nicholas Sullivan of The Daily Tribune News contributed this week's report.


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