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PGCBL at the College World Series

The 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series is underway at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. The eight-team, double-elimination tournament began on Saturday, June 15 and it is scheduled to run through the end of this week with a national champion being crowned on either June 21 or June 22 (if necessary). Every game in this the College World Series is being shown on the ESPN family of networks.

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is represented by a pair of Bulldogs from Mississippi State University, outfielders Demarcus Henderson (Amsterdam 2011-2012) and Derrick Armstrong (Albany 2013). The ninth nationally-ranked Bulldogs defeated third nationally-ranked Oregon State, 5-4, in the opening game of the College World Series. Henderson started in left field for the Bulldogs. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI single that sparked a three-run outburst by Miss. State in the second inning.

The Bulldogs play in the winners’ bracket tonight against Indiana University at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2.

“This is just another indicator that the coaches from the best schools in the country want to see their players in the PGCBL,” said PGCBL President Jeff Kunion.

Demarcus Henderson, a junior from Waynesboro, Miss., has appeared in a career high 57 games for Mississippi State this season. He has posted career highs in games started (47), hits (45), runs scored (22), RBI (21) and sacrifice hits for the 49-18 Bulldogs.

The former high school quarterback spent two summers (2011, 2012) with the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s Amsterdam Mohawks. During Henderson’s two years with the franchise, the team amassed a 65-29 (.692) record and twice advanced to the PGCBL Championship Series, winning the title in 2012. Last summer, Henderson was a PGCBL All-Star Game selection as a starting second baseman and outfielder for the nationally-ranked Mohawks. He played in 30 games and averaged nearly one hit and one run scored per game with 28 runs scored and 25 hits. Henderson tied for second on the team with nine stolen bases.

Derrick Armstrong, a junior transfer from Columbia State (Tenn.) Community College, is in his first season at Mississippi State. Armstrong was a two-year starter at Columbia State. He has batted .279 with 17 hits, 14 runs scored, eight RBI and eight walks in 36 games.

Armstrong has signed a 2013 contract with the PGCBL’s Albany Dutchmen. The Dutchmen currently lead the PGCBL East with an undefeated (5-0) record. Armstrong is slated to join the team at the conclusion of Mississippi State’s World Series run.

The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game USA, the largest independent scouting service in the country.  This year more than 100 former PGCBL stars will be playing professional baseball across the United States.
 
 For more information on the PGCBL, including a complete list of all PGCBL players selected in the 2013 MLB draft or playing professionally please visit www.pgcbl.com.



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