Athletes Beyond Bartow: Updates on local professionals
Cartersville baseball products Sam Howard and Anthony Seigler saw plenty of action with their respective MiLB clubs this past week. Howard made four relief appearances with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens while Seigler started five games for the High Class A Hudson Valley Renegades.
Meanwhile, local pro golfer Maggie Ashmore was in action on the Epson Tour.
SAM HOWARD — Toledo Mud Hens (9th yr. pro; Triple-A Detroit Tigers organization; Georgia Southern; Cartersville HS) … made four relief appearances last week at home against Indianapolis picking up a win on Thursday. The 29-year-old worked 3 and 1/3 innings in those four outings allowing just one earned run on a solo homer. The southpaw allowed just two other base hits and one walk last week while recording four strikeouts. For the season, Howard is now 1-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 23 MiLB appearances this season. He has four holds with a 26:12 strikeout to walk ratio in 21 innings pitched. Toledo (49-48) is currently in fourth place in the International League West Division. The Mud Hens are 9-1/2 games behind first place Nashville. They have a seven game series Tuesday through Sunday at the Iowa Cubs.
ANTHONY SEIGLER — Hudson Valley Renegades (5th yr. pro; High Class-A New York Yankees organization; Cartersville HS) … was 3-for-17 including two doubles, three walks, one sac fly, two RBIs, and two runs scored while starting at catcher or DH in five games last week. The switch hitting, former first round pick has a .249 batting average in 69 games and 221 official at-bats this season. The 23-year-old has 32 RBIs, has drawn 64 walks, and scored 47 runs this season. Hudson Valley (50-45) is 16-13 in the South Atlantic League’s North Division second half standings and trails the Brooklyn Cyclones by 1-1/2 games. The Renegades have a six game series Tuesday through Sunday at the Jersey Shore Blueclaws.
MAGGIE ASHMORE Epson Tour Golf (3rd year pro; Augusta University; Kingston, GA) … shot 73-72 (1 over par) last Friday and Saturday and missed the final round cut at the Epson Tour’s Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship in Battle Creek, Michigan. The Epson Tour is the primary qualifying tour for the LPGA. The next event for the tour is the inaugural French Lick Charity Classic this weekend at The Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Indiana. Playing in five events so far this season, Ashmore is 146th on the 2022 Epson Tour money list.