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A list of Forsyth County college baseball players this season
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Clemson's Tyler Slaton (North Forsyth) and Georgia Tech's Keenan Innis (Cumming native) were just two of the almost three dozen Forsyth County baseball players who made an impact in college this season. - photo by Photos for the Forsyth County News

When Forsyth County’s five public high school baseball teams all made the state playoffs this past season, it was considered a milestone in the county’s emergence in the sport on the state level.

But in the build-up to that moment were waves and waves of talented players. Thirty-four players from Forsyth made an appearance in a college baseball game this season, some on a few of the best teams in the country.

Forsyth County helped junior college teams reach the NJCAA World Series, win conference championships and helped teams reach the postseason.

What follows is a working list of Forsyth County baseball players who played in a college baseball game this past season:

BLESSED TRINITY

Keenan Innis, Georgia Tech: The sophomore outfielder and Cumming native hit .310 in 48 games for the Yellow Jackets with 29 runs scored, nine doubles and 15 RBIs as Georgia Tech went 32-23 overall and 13-17 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

FORSYTH CENTRAL

Danny Bermudez, Western Carolina: The junior catcher hit .324 in 47 games for the Catamounts, scoring 43 runs with 14 doubles, seven home runs and 42 RBI. Western Carolina went 21-30 overall and 11-13 in the Southern Conference, and Bermudez was a second-team All-SoCon selection.

David Bermudez, Georgia Regents: The senior pitcher appeared in 15 games for the Jaguars and went 3-0 with a 3.47 ERA in 36 1/3 innings. Bermudez allowed 46 hits, 12 walks and struck out 23 as Georgia Regents went 18-28 overall and 11-18 in the Peach Belt Conference.

Chap Lindstrom, Reinhardt: The junior first baseman hit .341 in 52 games for the Eagles with 17 doubles, six home runs and 46 RBIs as Reinhardt went 31-29 overall and 15-12 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

Spencer Transue, Oglethorpe: The junior infielder hit .257 in 39 games for the Stormy Petrels with 25 runs scored, five doubles, two home runs and 28 RBI as Oglethorpe went 26-15 overall and 11-8 in the Southern Athletic Association.

Andrew Gist, Walters State CC: The sophomore pitcher appeared in 17 games for the Senators and went 8-2 with a 3.45 ERA. Walters allowed 94 hits and 24 walks in 88 2/3 innings while striking out 92 as Walters State went 57-12 and finished third at the NJCAA World Series.

Nik Verbeke, Chattahoochee Valley CC: The freshman pitcher appeared in 16 games for the Pirates and went 0-0 with a 5.02 ERA. Verbeke allowed 10 hits and 15 walks in 14 1/3 innings while striking out 14 as Chattahoochee Valley went 43-17 overall, 23-9 in the Alabama Community College Conference and advanced to the NJCAA World Series.

Dee Kelly, Oglethorpe: The freshman infielder hit .258 in 25 games for the Stormy Petrels with eight runs scored, four RBIs and .351 OBP as Oglethorpe went 26-15 overall and 11-8 in the Southern Athletic Association.

HORIZON CHRISTIAN

Jake Fussell, LaGrange: The sophomore pitcher appeared in eight games for the Panthers and went 0-3 with a 6.94 ERA. Fussell allowed 34 hits and 16 walks in 23 1/3 innings while striking out 10 as LaGrange went 13-24 overall and 12-15 in the USA South Conference.

LAMBERT

Caden Bailey, Georgia State: The senior infielder hit .258 in 56 games for the Panthers with 27 runs scored, 10 doubles, three home runs and 33 RBIs as Georgia State went 30-27 overall and 15-13 in the Sun Belt Conference.  

Nick Biumi, Washington and Lee: The senior second baseman hit .246 in 19 games for the Generals with two doubles and six RBIs as Washington and Lee went 8-16 overall and 6-14 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Keith Grabowski, Piedmont: The senior outfielder hit .248 in 37 games for the Lions with 16 runs scored, nine doubles and 14 RBIs as Piedmont went 23-17 overall and 18-12 in the USA South Conference.

Micah Mabe, Covenant College: The senior pitcher appeared in 12 games for the Scots and went 4-5 with a 4.65 ERA. Mabe allowed 96 hits and 20 walks in 71 2/3 innings while striking out 46 as Covenant went 15-23 overall and 11-16 in the USA South Conference.

James Owen, Oglethrope: The junior catcher hit .118 in 14 games for the Stormy Petrels with two runs scored and three RBIs as Oglethorpe went 26-15 overall and 11-8 in the Southern Athletic Association.

Danny Edgeworth, Mercer: The sophomore third baseman hit .292 in 58 games for the Bears with 46 runs scored, 12 doubles, six home runs and 42 RBIs as Mercer went 35-23 overall, 16-7 in the Southern Conference, won the SoCon Championship and advanced to the NCAA Regionals in Tallahassee, Fla.

Dylan Biumi, Western Carolina: The freshman pitcher appeared in 15 games for the Catamounts and went 1-1 with a 9.15 ERA in 20 2/3 innings allowing 22 hits, 11 walks while striking out 11. Western Carolina went 21-30 overall and 11-13 in the Southern Conference.

Harrison Lee, Sewanee: The freshman pitcher appeared in nine games for the Tigers and went 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA. Lee allowed 38 hits and 10 walks in 25 1/3 innings while striking out 13 as Sewanee went 11-24 overall and 4-16 in the Southern Athletic Association.

Trey Logan, Georgia: The freshman infielder hit .286 in 25 games for the Bulldogs with four runs scored and five RBIs as Georgia went 26-28 overall and 10-19 in the Southeastern Conference.

NORTH FORSYTH

Tyler Slaton, Clemson: The senior outfielder hit .236 in 61 games for the Tigers with 50 runs scored, 11 doubles, one home run and 23 RBIs as Clemson went 32-29 overall, 16-13 in the Atlanta Coast Conference and advanced to the NCAA Regionals in Fullerton, Calif.

Trevor Sams, North Georgia: The redshirt sophomore infielder hit .289 in 49 games for the Nighthawks with 21 runs scored, six doubles, two home runs and 27 RBIs as North Georgia went 38-17 overall, 22-8 in the Peach Belt Conference and advanced to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional.

Trevor Davis, Oglethorpe: The sophomore outfielder appeared in one game for the Stormy Petrels with one run scored and no hits as Oglethorpe went 26-15 overall and 11-8 in the Southern Athletic Association.

Michael Henderson, Piedmont: The sophomore pitcher appeared in six games for the Lions and went 0-0 with an 8.44 ERA. Henderson allowed four hits and seven walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out seven as Piedmont went 23-17 overall and 18-12 in the USA South Conference.

Dylan Powers, Toccoa Falls: The freshman pitcher appeared in seven games for the Eagles and went 3-2 with a 6.04 ERA in 22 1/3 innings. Powers allowed 25 hits, 10 walks and struck out 10 as Toccoa Falls went 28-23.

Tyler Welch, Chattahoochee Valley: The sophomore pitcher appeared in 11 games for the Pirates and went 0-3 with a 2.70 ERA. Welch allowed 10 hits and eight walks in 10 innings pitched while striking out four as Chattahoochee Valley went 43-17 overall, 23-9 in the Alabama Community College Conference and advanced to the NJCAA World Series.

PINECREST ACADEMY

Anthony Carco, Anderson College: The sophomore utility player hit .375 in three games for the Trojans with two runs scored and one RBI as Anderson went 21-30 overall and 14-15 in the South Atlantic Conference.

SOUTH FORSYTH

Jaesung Hwang, Lipscomb: The redshirt junior pitcher appeared in 12 games for the Bison and went 2-1 with a 2.73 ERA in 33 innings. Hwang allowed 24 hits, 10 walks and struck out 24 as Lipscomb went 39-20 overall, 13-8 in the Atlantic Sun Conference and advanced to the NCAA Regionals in Nashville.

Devin Gearhart, North Georgia: The redshirt sophomore third baseman hit .227 in 55 games for the Nighthawks with 37 runs scored, nine doubles and 25 RBIs as North Georgia went 38-17 overall, 22-8 in the Peach Belt Conference and advanced to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional.

Daniel Ross, Millsaps: The junior pitcher appeared in nine games for the Majors and went 3-2 with a 3.82 ERA. Ross allowed 33 hits and six walks in 30 2/3 innings while striking out 19 as Millsaps went 29-14 overall, 15-6 in the Southern Athletic Association and advanced to the Division II West Regional.

Austyn Jacques, Spring Hill: The sophomore infielder hit .333 in 12 games for the Badgers with four runs scored as Spring Hill went 26-14 overall and 16-0 in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Collin Strall, LSU: The sophomore pitcher has appeared in 22 games for the Tigers and has gone 3-0 with a 3.93 ERA. Strall has allowed 15 hits and 10 walks in 18 1/3 innings while striking out 17 as LSU has gone 54-11 and is playing in the NCAA College World Series.

Nate Schmal, Chattanooga State: The freshman outfielder hit .340 in 44 games for the Tigers with nine doubles, two home runs and 36 RBIs as Chattanooga State went 32-13 overall and 17-7 in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association.  

WEST FORSYTH

Harold Earls, Army: The senior infielder hit .211 in 33 games for the Cadets with 23 runs scored, seven RBIs and 13 stolen bases as Army went 21-26 overall and 6-14 in the Patriot League.

Will Canady, Gardner-Webb: The redshirt junior utility player hit .243 in 34 games for the Bulldogs with three doubles and five RBIs as Gardner-Webb went 22-31 overall and 7-17 in the Big South Conference.

Will Skidmore, Piedmont: The junior infielder hit .364 in 27 games for the Lions with 25 runs scored, five doubles and seven RBIs as Piedmont went 23-17 overall and 18-12 in the USA South Conference.

Blake Burkett, Appalacchian State: The junior pitcher appeared in five games for the Mountaineers and went 0-2 in 9.45 ERA. Burkett allowed eight hits and nine walks in 6 2/3 innings with five strikeouts as Appalachian State went 17-36 overall and 8-21 in the Sun Belt Conference.

Hunter Belue, Wallace State CC: The sophomore pitcher appeared in 12 games for the Lions and went 1-3 with a 5.57 ERA. Belue allowed 42 hits and 16 walks in 32 1/3 innings while striking out 22 as Wallace State went 29-24 overall and 12-16 in the Alabama Community College Conference.

Trevor Guthrie, Chattahoochee Valley CC: The sophomore pitcher appeared in four games for the Pirates and went 1-0 with a 0.51 ERA. Guthrie allowed 13 hits and eight walks in 17 2/3 innings while striking out 12 as Chattahoochee Valley went 43-17 overall, 23-9 in the Alabama Community College Conference and advanced to the NJCAA World Series.

Jon Kizzar, Chattahoochee Valley CC: The sophomore pitcher appeared in five games for the Pirates and went 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA. Kizzar allowed three hits and five walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out 10 as Chattahoochee Valley went 43-17 overall, 23-9 in the Alabama Community College Conference and advanced to the NJCAA World Series.

Brett Anderson, Andrew College: The freshman first baseman hit. 267 in 46 games for the Fighting Tigers with 10 runs scored, seven doubles, 14 RBIs and a .396 OBP as Andrew went 25-27 overall and 12-20 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.

Johnny Cassandra, Toccoa Falls: The freshman pitcher appeared in 15 games for the Eagles and went 4-8 with a 4.41 ERA. Cassandra allowed 75 hits and 22 walks in 65 1/3 innings while striking out 40 as Toccoa Falls went 28-23.

Notice anyone missing from this list? Feel free to contact the FCN sports staff at sports@forsythnews.com.