All the Bulldogs that were playing summer baseball have returned home as the fall semester at UGA begins Monday.
Here’s a look at how the Bulldogs that were involved in the playoffs finished up with their respective clubs.
Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL)
Harwich: All-Star third baseman Aaron Schunk ranked among the team leaders during the regular season, batting .287 with 19 RBI. The Mariners were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, going 0-2 to finish the summer with an 18-26 mark. In the playoffs, Schunk batted .375 (3-for-8) with a pair of doubles and two RBI. Earlier this summer, he went 1-for-1 with a double in the CCBL All-Star game. Thus, his final summer numbers at the plate included a .298 batting average and 21 RBI in 32 games. Also, of note, Schunk received the team’s Sportsmanship Award.
Coastal Plain League (CPL)
Macon: All-Star infielder Riley King (.305-1-18) led all Bacon regulars in batting, games played (44), at-bats (164), hits (50), doubles (13) and total bases (66). Meanwhile, All-Star James Williams (2-2, 2.49 ERA) led Bacon starters in ERA as he made seven starts and pitched 47 innings with 46 strikeouts. Jordan Dubberly (0-4, 5.40 ERA) ranked third on the team in strikeouts with 36 in 28.1 innings pitched. He made seven starts and appeared in eight games. The Bacon finished 22-26.
Peninsula: Tim Elliott (1-1, 1.26 ERA) was effective in bullpen for the Pilots. In 10 appearances covering 14.1 innings, he had 23 strikeouts and only four walks. Christian Ryder (2-0, 5.08 ERA) made eight appearances including four starts for a total of 28.1 innings. Outfielder Tucker Maxwell (.246-2-5) concluded the summer tied for second on the team in stolen bases with 10. The Pilots ended up 27-18.
Futures Collegiate Baseball League
Pittsfield: All-Star first baseman Patrick Sullivan played in 29 games and batted .307, which ranked second on the team, plus he drove in 13 runs. He tallied eight doubles, a triple, a home run and 23 walks for the Suns as they saw their season end in the wildcard round of the playoffs with a 20-31 record.
New England Collegiate Baseball League
Sanford: All-Star catcher Austin Biggar helped the Mainers earn a playoff spot as they finished 23-18. In 20 games, he batted .234 with three home runs and nine RBI.