Former Bobcat continues to shine on the diamond

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (GC ATHLETICS RELEASE) – Former Georgia College All-American pitcher and former member of the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations Michael Antonini (2006-2007) took home another honor this week as a member of the New Jersey Jackals of the independent Can Am League.

Antonini, originally from Glenn Mills, Pa., earned his second Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week honor this season in the Can Am League. He made two starts this past week, going 1-0 while pitching 12 innings and surrendering just four runs. He also struck out seven batters and walked only one.

The lefty was an All-American for the Bobcats in 2006 after transferring from Glouster County College. He went 18-7 with a 3.42 ERA over two seasons in a GC Baseball uniform. Antonini struck out 153 batters in his 192 innings as the Bobcat ace. He was selected in the 18th round of the 2007 MLB draft by the Mets.

Antonini has compiled a 3-0 record this year with the Jackals, pitching 29 innings over five games. He has fanned 24 batters and walked only one opponent all season. His 2.48 ERA is tied for fifth in the Can Am League and the 24 strikeouts is tied for third.

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