Columbia County baseball players in various stages of their careers were in the spotlight this past week.
At the professional level, Josh Whitaker had quite a day at the plate on Monday.
The Augusta Christian graduate and outfielder for the Class A Advanced Stockton Ports (Oakland Athletics) came up big. He hit a career-high three home runs while driving in seven as the Ports stormed by the San Jose Giants 15-4.
In 67 games thus far, Whitaker is hitting .268 with 11 homers and 34 RBI.