Photo by Larry Novey | FSU Athletics
Over the weekend, most colleges began their baseball seasons. Friday was seen as the major Opening Day across college baseball and games featured many current and former PGCBL players.
As was done last year, we’ll be tracking PGCBL alumni during the collegiate season and posting a weekly roundup of their success. This year, each week will be broken down into respective years for alumni. For example, this week will feature 2015 alumni. Next week, 2014 and 2013 alumni will be showcased. Once 2016 PGCBL rosters are more set in stone, we’ll work 2016 into the mix.
Here’s the first PGCBL collegiate alumni roundup of the season, featuring 2015 alumni:
- Zak Spivy (Albany) picked up his first win of the season on Wednesday with a quality start that consisted of six innings pitched and two earned runs to go along with five strikeouts for Polk State. Spivy will be returning to Albany this summer.
- Hunter Boose (Albany) had six hits, an RBI and a double this weekend for Augusta.
- Jon Reid (Albany) tossed seven innings of one-run ball with 10 strikeouts in a no decision Thursday for Azusa Pacific.
- Sam Clark (Elmira) went 2-for-4 with a home run on Friday for Bucknell.
- Kyle Dean (Amsterdam) went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs on Friday for BYU.
- Zach Remillard (Albany) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs on Friday and went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs on Saturday for Coastal Carolina.
- Drue Brooks (Glens Falls) picked up his first win of the season on Sunday for Felician while allowing just two earned runs on five hits.
- Sam Machonis (Mohawk Valley) went 3-for-5 with a run scored on Sunday for Florida Southern.
- Gage West (Amsterdam) went 3-for-3 with five RBIs, a double and a home run on Friday for Florida State while also going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI on Sunday.
- Brady Acker (Victor) went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs on Friday for George Mason.
- Daniel Imbro (Newark) tossed a complete game in picking up his first win of the season on Saturday for Hendrix. Imbro allowed just one earned run, gave up three hits and struck out 10 batters.
- Craig Dedelow (Amsterdam) went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, a home run and a stolen base on Friday for Indiana.
- Justin Lewis (Elmira) notched the save on Saturday for Kentucky in an 8-6 win over George Mason.
- Riley Mahan (Amsterdam) had five hits, a double, a triple and a stolen base on the weekend for Kentucky.
- Anthony Herrera (Mohawk Valley) went 2-for-5 with a home run on Saturday for Louisiana-Monroe. His solo homer was the first of his collegiate career.
- Hunter Tackett (Amsterdam) went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a double and a home run on Saturday in one game of the doubleheader while doing 2-for-4 in the other. The outfielder also went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Friday for Northwest Florida State.
- Handsome Monica (Amsterdam) went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs on Saturday for Northwest Florida State.
- AJ Carkner (Saugerties) earned his first win of the season on Saturday with a scoreless inning of relief for Pikeville.
- Dalton Dahley (Saugerties) also got his first win of the season on Saturday for Pikeville, tossing 5.2 innings of one-run ball with nine strikeouts in the other game of the doubleheader.
- Grayson Lewis (Albany) went 2-for-4 with a home run on Sunday for Rice.
- Jake Greer (Elmira) notched his first save of the season on Friday for Samford with three innings of one-run relief.
- Tristan Widra (Elmira) got his first win of the season on Saturday for Samford with five scoreless innings of work while striking out four batters.
- Blake Valley (Newark) went 2-for-4 with three RBIs on Saturday for San Francisco.
- Jordan Fuller (Newark) was dominant in his first win of the season on Friday for Seton Hill — striking out 10 batters while allowing just one earned run in 6.1 innings of work.
- Scott Manea (Amsterdam) went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and two doubles on Saturday for St. Petersburg. He also had a 3-for-4 game on Friday.
Next week we’ll feature 2014 alumni, many of whom have already been off to a torrid start. 2014 Albany Dutchmen infielder Ernie Clement had an ACC-high eight hits during opening weekend while 2014 Amsterdam Mohawk infielder also had eight hits, six of which were for extra bases.
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