By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Locals in the pros, colleges update
Reddick red-hot in Grapefruit League
Placeholder Image

Josh Reddick is hitting .500 in spring training, and his batting average is tops among players in the Grapefruit League with at least 20 at-bats.

The former South Effingham star was 3-for-4 Thursday and had a sacrifice fly and outfield assist Friday. He was 2-for-3 Saturday against Baltimore with a double and one RBI, batting leadoff and playing center field in a 9-8 loss.

Reddick is 11-for-22 with four RBIs this spring.

• Colby May was 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the Georgia Bulldogs blasted LeMoyne College 12-0 Wednesday.
May, the starting freshman third baseman for the nation’s top-ranked college baseball team, is hitting .339 with six homers and 24 RBIs. The Bulldogs (15-2) suffered their first two losses this year when they dropped a doubleheader Saturday to Alabama in their Southeastern Conference opener. May had a two-run homer as the Bulldogs beat the Tide 10-8 Sunday.

• John Roberts went 2-for-4 and drove in a run as the Armstrong Atlantic State Pirates beat Concord (W.Va.) 10-0 Thursday. The Pirates (15-8) have won nine straight. Roberts, a freshman catcher and SEHS alum, has raised his average to .234 and has 10 RBIs.

• Junior outfielder Josh Wilson is hitting .372 with three home runs and 14 RBIs for Armstrong. The ECHS grad leads the Pirates in doubles (eight) and runs (27).

• Sophomore Sam Dotson has appeared in three games and the ECHS alum has three strikeouts and one walk in three scoreless innings.

• Junior Brandon McCreery, a former SEHS ace, is 0-3 with 6.55 ERA in seven appearances. He has two saves and has 12 strikeouts in 11 innings.

• Freshman Jesse Osborne is 0-0 with a 10.38 ERA, with 4 1/3 innings in five appearances.

• Spencer Jackson is hitting .360 with one homer and 16 RBIs for the University of South Carolina-Beaufort. The ECHS alum is tied for the lead in runs (29) for the Sand Sharks (22-10). He was 4-for-5 Friday against Florida Memorial and 3-for-6 in the first game of a twinbill Saturday with Florida Memorial.

• SEHS grad and USCB outfielder Paul Cheeks is out for the year with a quad injury. He was hitting .308 with four RBIs.

• Dylan Scott was 1-for-6 with a double and two RBIs as Middle Georgia College (20-6) swept a three-game series from Andrew College over the weekend. Scott, a freshman outfielder, is an ECHS grad.

• Kiefer Youmans was 2-for-11 for Andrew College in the series with MGC. The former South Effingham star is hitting .258 with one homer and 18 RBIs.

• Megen Smith picked up her first win of the season as the Georgia Southern sophomore shut out Appalachian State in a 2-0 victory Saturday. Smith struck out four in seven innings. She was 2-for-3 in a 5-4 win in the other game of the doubleheader Saturday. The ECHS alum is 1-3 with a 4.52 ERA and has struck out 12 in 26 1/3 innings. She’s also second on the team in hitting with a .389 average. She has one homer and four RBIs.

• Former ECHS catcher Marie Fogle is starting in centerfield for the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles. She is hitting .273 and has one homer and two RBIs. She was 2-for-4 in a 3-2 win Sunday over App State.