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Locals in the pros, colleges update
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Josh Reddick (Oakland Athletics) — Reddick is off to a strong Cactus League start. He is hitting .350 (7-for-20) with three doubles and five RBIs. Oakland opens the 2014 regular season March 31 at home against Cleveland.

Jesse Whaley (Andrew College) — Whaley has pitched in four games for the Tigers, going 0-2 with 12 earned runs on eight walks in 3 1/3 innings.
Andrew Martin (East Georgia State College) — Martin is 2-0, allowing five runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out three in eight innings for the Bobcats (6-6-1).
Kyle Ward (Georgia College and State University) — Ward has appeared in six games for the Bobcats, who are 12-4. Ward has struck out seven and walked one while allowing five earned runs on 12 hits in eight innings.
Alec Arnsdorff (Georgia Highlands College) — Arnsdorff, a freshman catcher, has played in four games and is 0-for-7 with one run scored and two RBIs for the Chargers.
Cal Baker (Georgia Southern University) — Baker is a freshman infielder for the Eagles, who are 14-2.
Ryan Frederick (GSU) — Frederick is 1-0 in four starts for the Eagles, giving up seven runs on 18 hits and six walks in 14 innings. He has struck out 14 and has an earned run average of 4.02.
Eric Knox (Georgia Tech) — Knox, a freshman outfielder for the Yellow Jackets, is 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI and one run scored in three games.
Dylan Griffin (Georgia Southwestern State University) — A freshman catcher, Griffin is 10-for-39 (.256) with six RBIs for the Hurricanes.
Zack Smith (Georgia Southwestern State University) — Smith is 0-2 in six games, allowing 11 earned runs in 13 1/3 innings. He has walked 11 and struck out 10.
Spencer Harvey (Middle Georgia State College) — Harvey is 5-for-25 with a double and four RBIs in eight games for the Knights, who are 15-3.
Steven Vaughn (Missouri Southern State University) — A senior, Vaughn has appeared in 10 games and has registered three saves. In 12 innings, he has fanned 16 and walked three while allowing just four hits. He has not allowed a run.
Austin Denney (Savannah State University) — Denney is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.38 for the Tigers. In four games, he has allowed six earned runs on 15 hits and eight walks in 12 1/3 innings. He has six strikeouts.
Aaron Hoffer (SSU) — Hoffer is hitting .348 with three doubles and four RBIs. He has an OPS (on base percentage plus slugging percentage) of .978.
Brandon Wallace (SSU) — Wallace has appeared in three games, giving up four earned runs on five hits and five walks over 3 1/3 innings.

Men’s basketball
Jay Wright (Casper College) — Wright, who was named to the all-Region IX first team, led the Thunderbirds in scoring with 16.1 points per game. He also averaged 4.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.

Men’s track and field
Tim Jackson (SSU) — Jackson was second in the pole vault at the SSU Eyeopener meet Feb. 22, turning in a best of 4.47 meters.

Women’s basketball
Amy Jameson (College of Coastal Georgia) — The Mariners fell in the South States Athletic Conference tournament championship game. Jameson is averaging 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game for the Lady Mariners, who are 25-8.

Alexis Mercer (Armstrong Atlantic State University) — The reigning Peach Belt player of the year is hitting .523 with 12 home runs and 28 RBIs for the Pirates (11-5). She also leads the team in doubles (11), hits (34) and runs scored (29).
Courtney Jenkins (East Georgia State College) — The sophomore is 3-3 with an ERA of 2.75, striking out 32 while allowing 16 earned runs on 39 hits and 17 walks in 40 2/3 innings. She is also 12-of-35 at the plate with one homer, two doubles and six RBIs.
Maddie Evans (Reinhardt University) — Evans is 0-for-7 with one run scored in seven games for the Eagles (16-4).
Katie Rietkovich (Reinhardt University) — Rietkovich is hitting .286 with six home runs and 11 RBIs for the Eagles.
Shelby Zipperer (University of South Carolina-Beaufort) — Zipperer, a junior outfielder, is hitting. 279 with two doubles, three homers and nine RBIs for the Sand Sharks (15-3).