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Locals in the pros, colleges update

POSTED: May 26, 2014 2:57 p.m.

Pros
Baseball
Josh Reddick (Oakland Athletics) — It’s been a tough road trip for Reddick, who went 1-for-18 in five games against Tampa Bay and Toronto. The slide sent his average to .216. Reddick has four home runs, two doubles, three triples and has driven in 21 runs.

JB Wendelken (Winston-Salem Dash) — After a series of rough outings, the right-hander posted back-to-back sterling efforts. He blanked Salem on three hits over seven innings and allowed one earned run over seven frames against Lynwood while striking out eight. For the year, Wendelken is 4-5 with an earned run average of 3.94, having fanned 50 and walked only nine in 59 1/3 innings. He has given up 64 hits.


Colleges
Baseball
Cal Baker (Georgia Southern University) — Baker is 3-for-28 in 10 games, starting eight of them. He has scored five runs and collected two RBIs for the Eagles, who won the Southern Conference championship Sunday over Samford. The Eagles will play Florida State on Friday at 5 p.m. in the Tallahassee regional.

Ryan Frederick (GSU) — The right-hander is 4-1 with a 3.68 ERA, striking out 39 and walking 15 while allowing 53 hits in 51 1/3 innings. He has appeared in 22 games, 10 of them starts. He appeared in three games during the SoCon tournament, striking out three and allowing one run over four innings.

Eric Knox (Georgia Tech) — Knox, a freshman outfielder for the Yellow Jackets, is 6-for-13 for the season with a double and one RBI. Georgia Tech beat Maryland 9-4 for the ACC championship Sunday and will face Washington on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Oxford regional.


Softball
Alexis Mercer (Armstrong Atlantic State University) — Mercer and the Pirates fell 9-3 Saturday to Southeastern Oklahoma, ending their run at the NCAA Division II College World Series in Salem, Va. Mercer hit her 26th homer of the season in the loss. She finished the season with a .434 average, 55 RBIs, 15 doubles, one triple and 61 runs scored. She finished the regular season second in the nation in slugging percentage.

Maddie Evans (Reinhardt University) — Evans had a pinch-hit RBI single as the Eagles opened the NAIA College World Series in Columbus with a 6-0 win over St. Gregory’s (Okla.) on Friday. Reinhardt (45-8) faced Oklahoma City on Monday at 4 p.m., with the winner playing today at 7 p.m.

Katie Rietkovich (Reinhardt University) — Rietkovich went 3-for-4 with a double in the opening-round win over St. Gregory’s.

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