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College Alumni Roundup: Week Nine

Amorosi (PC: Corey Mansfield)

As the collegiate season continues to roll on, PGCBL players are once again making an impact. This week we highlight three players who had very strong performances for their respective colleges.

JaVon Shelby-University of Kentucky (Amsterdam 2014)

JaVon Shelby has crushed opposing pitching this year. This past weekend was no different.

Shelby went 2-for-3 with a home run for Kentucky on Sunday also went 2-for-3 with a home run and three walks on Saturday for the Wildcats. He now has .347 average with eight doubles, one triple, four home runs and 28 RBIs.

Shelby played in 40 games for the Amsterdam Mohawks this past summer. The 6-foot-2 infielder from Lexington, Kentucky posted a .342 on base percentage and a .396 slugging percentage. He drove in 21 runs and finished with a team-high 12 doubles for the PGCBL champion Mohawks. Shelby was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 37th round of the 2013 MLB Draft.

Cole Clifton-Wayne State University (Saugerties 2015)

Future Saugerties Stallion Cole Clifton had one of his best games of the season to date on Sunday.

Clifton went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, three runs scored, a home run and a double for Wayne State on Sunday. He is now hitting .327 on the season in 28 games, the second highest on the team. The home run was his first of the season, but he is posting a .377 on-base percentage and has three stolen bases. 

Clifton will debut for the Stallions this summer in the franchise’s inaugural PGCBL season.

Chris Amorosi-Siena College (Albany 2014, 2015)

Chris Amorosi was in complete control for Siena on Sunday.

Amorosi tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven on Sunday to earn his second win of the season for Siena. The left-hander allowed just six men to reach base and an NYIT player reaching base on a throwing error in the first inning was the only NYIT player to reach third base all game. He is now 2-2 on the season and owns a 2.89 ERA, second-lowest on the Saints.

During the 2014 summer with the Albany Dutchment, Amorosi was 0-1 with a 2.76 ERA in five appearances. Left-handed batters hit just .182 off him during the summer. He will return to the Dutchmen this summer for his second PGCBL season. 

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