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Locals in the pros, colleges update
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Josh Reddick (Oakland Athletics) — Reddick is hitting .345 (10-for-29) with three doubles, one home run and nine 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 and 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 (6-12).
Kyle Ward (Georgia College and State University) — Ward has appeared in eight games for the Bobcats, who are 18-4. Ward has struck out eight and walked two while allowing nine earned runs on 18 hits in 11 innings.
Alec Arnsdorff (Georgia Highlands College) — Arnsdorff, a freshman catcher, has played in five games and is 1-for-9 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 16-4.
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 10 games for the Knights, who are 16-6.
Steven Vaughn (Missouri Southern State University) — A senior, Vaughn has appeared in 13 games and has registered three saves. He is 0-1 with a 3.24 ERA, having allowed six earned runs on 12 hits in 16 2/3 innings. He has walked seven and struck out 17.
Austin Denney (Savannah State University) — Denney is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.93 for the Tigers. In five games, he has allowed eight earned runs on 18 hits and nine walks in 18 1/3 innings. He has 12 strikeouts.
Aaron Hoffer (SSU) — Hoffer is hitting .313 with one homer, three doubles and eight RBIs. He has an OPS (on base percentage plus slugging percentage) of .963.
Brandon Wallace (SSU) — Wallace has appeared in four games, giving up four earned runs on five hits and six walks over 3 2/3 innings.

Men’s basketball
Jay Wright (Casper College) — Wright has received offers from Washington State, Mercer, Loyola (Ill.) and Utah State.

Alexis Mercer (Armstrong Atlantic State University) — Mercer is hitting .427 with 12 home runs and 28 RBIs for the Pirates (21-5). She also leads the team in doubles (11), and runs scored (33).
Courtney Jenkins (East Georgia State College) — The sophomore is 4-4 with an ERA of 2.64, striking out 35 while allowing 19 earned runs on 51 hits and 17 walks in 50 1/3 innings. She is also 14-for-40 at the plate with one homer, three doubles and six RBIs.
Maddie Evans (Reinhardt University) — Evans is 0-for-9 with one run scored in eight games for the Eagles (22-7).
Katie Rietkovich (Reinhardt University) — Rietkovich is hitting .284 with seven home runs and 15 RBIs for the Eagles.
Shelby Zipperer (University of South Carolina-Beaufort) — Zipperer, a junior outfielder, is hitting. 250 with two doubles, three homers and 12 RBIs for the Sand Sharks (18-4).