Former Lakeside shortstop Paul Bordon had a solid prep career. He made a name for himself early on for having a terrific glove and a good feel for the game.
Most people felt he had the ability to play on the college level. All he needed was a school to give him a chance.
The staff at Gordon Junior College did just that. After spotting Bordon at the 2005 CSRA Prospect Showcase, it took Gordon only a few weeks to offer Bordon a scholarship.
So far in 2007 Bordon has shown them they made a great move. Playing mostly third base, Bordon is hitting a robust .365, good for 15th in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association.
Not bad for a guy known mostly for his glove.
Bordon has also scored 21 runs and is third in the GJCAA in stolen bases with 15, and he has not been thrown out stealing all season. Bordon is a key reason why Gordon is currently 33-8 and ranked No. 9 in the country.
So much for the demise of the 'Pack
After Greenbrier lost several games to start the season, the talk began that the Wolfpack were going to suffer through a long season. I heard everything from "Teams have figured out how to hit Belcher and Cumpton" to "Holder is in over his head," and of course, "They lost all their bats, and now they will get a taste of their own medicine."
Well, the 'Pack played a brutally tough early season schedule, and they did have some terrific players to replace. Now a few weeks have passed and slowly but surely Greenbrier has started to pile up some victories. All the talk of their demise is subsiding.
In Greenbrier's recent eight-game winning streak they have outscored their opponents 66-6.
Also, five of those eight wins were shutout victories. Keep in mind Greenbrier entered Friday's game against Lakeside undefeated in one of the toughest subregions in Georgia. So I hope you guys have not written off the 'Pack just yet.
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