STATESBORO — Seven members of the Georgia Southern baseball team will spend their summer developing and honing their skills in collegiate baseball leagues.
Hunter Thomas, Ryan Cleveland and C.J. Brazil will take their games to the Valley Baseball League. The wood-bat league that has produced over 1,000 professional baseball players and had 27 alumni selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. Thomas will be a member of the Staunton Braves, while Cleveland will join the Front Royal Cardinals and Brazil the Aldie Senators.
Pitchers Avery Fagan, Patrick Riley and Caleb Pressey will remain in Georgia this summer. Fagan and Riley will play in the Sunbelt League, while Pressey will join the Augusta Blue Bombers of the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Baseball League.
Freshman All-American Garrett Chapman of South Carolina will be in the Coastal Plain League and will play in his home state for the Florence RedWolves.
In other GSU baseball news, gseagles.com reported that pitcher Josh Wirsu was taken by St. Louis in the 30th round of last week’s Major League Baseball draft, and relief pitcher Eric Alonzo was taken in the 40th round by the Los Angeles Angels.