The collegiate baseball season has reached the postseason starting with the NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament began on May 31 with many local athletes participating in the competition.
The University of Georgia was awarded the fourth overall seed led by sophomore pitcher Ryan Webb, a Roswell native, who made 16 appearances and posted a save this season. Fellow Roswell resident and sophomore catcher Mason Meadows appeared in 44 contests for the Bulldogs in 2019. Graduate student John Cable, another Roswell native, played in 58 contests as a catcher and infielder while posting a .317 batting average and a team-high 15 doubles.
Georgia Tech is the third overall seed led by sophomore outfielder and Wesleyan alum Colin Hall who had a batting average of .311 and 18 doubles in all 61 contests this season. Johns Creek alumnus Cole Neuber, a sophomore pitcher and outfielder, appeared in 15 games. Roswell native and junior infielder Jackson Webb had a .309 batting average in 46 contests in 2019. Carter Hall, a junior infielder/outfielder and a Wesleyan alumnus, was also on the Yellow Jackets roster.
Auburn has advanced to the Super Regional led by Blessed Trinity alumnus and junior pitcher Conor Davis who has played in 58 games this season while posting 64 hits and 10 doubles with a .276 batting average. Sophomore pitcher Peyton Glavine, another alum of Blessed Trinity, has appeared in nine contests for the Tigers in 2019.
Johns Creek alumnus Bo Majkowski appeared in 50 contests for Clemson as a sophomore outfielder this season. Senior infielder/outfielder and King’s Ridge alum Grayson Byrd had a team-high batting average of .316 with 79 runs, 16 home runs and 49 RBIs for the Tigers.
Stanford sophomore pitcher Austin Weiermiller, an alumnus of Cambridge, has earned six wins and two saves in 24 appearances for the Cardinal this season.
Other Division 1 baseball players this season include Wesleyan alumnus Jordan Ward threw in four contests for Jacksonville University this season.
Alpharetta had three active alums including freshman pitcher/outfielder Justin Kirby who posted a .313 batting average and a team-high 14 doubles for Kent State. Nadir Lewis was a freshman outfielder for Princeton and appeared in all 40 contests for the Tigers. Freshman infielder Santi Montiel appeared in all 56 contests for South Alabama with 10 doubles in 2019.
The Blessed Trinity alumni group included Furman pitcher John Michael Bertrand who made four wins in 15 appearances this season as a sophomore pitcher. Sophomore outfielder Colin Davis had a .302 batting average in 60 contests for Wofford this season. Presbyterian freshman pitcher and Titans’ alum Clark Dearman threw in 23 contests and had three wins in 2019. Two Northwestern players attended Blessed Trinity starting with senior infielder/outfielder Jack Dunn who had a team-high .340 batting average with 65 hits and 36 RBIs. Freshman infielder/outfielder David Dunn appeared in 50 contests and posted 52 hits for the Wildcats. Wake Forest sophomore infielder/pitcher Cole McNamee appeared in 15 contests. Jackson Svete, a junior pitcher for LIU-Brooklyn, appeared in 16 contests this season. Junior infielder Brian Moore played in 54 games for Lipscomb in 2019.
Chattahoochee alumnus Nick Jones appeared in 17 contests and won three games as a sophomore pitcher for Georgia Southern this season.
Several King’s Ridge alumni are active starting with two Wofford players. Austin Higginbotham, a senior pitcher, had a team-high nine wins in 19 appearances. Lawson Hill had team-highs in batting average (.359), hits (83) and RBIs (46) as a sophomore catcher/infielder. Kyle Brnovich, a junior pitcher for Elon, appeared in 14 games and won seven games this year. Samford junior outfielder/pitcher Connor Burns played in 50 games this year. John Byrnes, a junior pitcher for Air Force Academy, made two appearances in 2019. Freshman Jake Phillips played in 11 games for Gardner-Webb this season. Wake Forest freshman infielder Michael Wein played nine contests in 2019.
The Milton alumni in Division 1 baseball starts with Brett Centracchio, a junior utility player who played in 51 games this season. Junior infielder Steven Curry had team highs in batting average (.346), hits (80), runs (60) and doubles (18) for Georgia Southern in 2019. Furman had two players for Milton starting with freshman infielder/pitcher Mason Kenney who pitched in 11 games and appeared in nine as a fielder this year. Freshman pitcher Joshua Germany threw in three games for the Paladins in 2019. Two Virginia freshman two-way players are from Milton starting with Ben Harris who played in seven games and Drew Hamrock who had 23 appearances. Junior pitcher Ian Concevitch appeared in 15 contests for Savannah State this season. Senior infielder Kristian Franklin appeared in 15 games for Grambling State.
Roswell alumnus and sophomore infielder/outfielder Drake Murray played in four contests for North Carolina Central in 2019.