I have given area baseball products plenty of attention recently, because we have some great players who are playing at the college level.
We also have some talented softball players who are playing at the next level, so I decided to provide a breakdown of some of the Columbia County natives who are competing for college teams in 2009.
I might as well start with former Harlem Bulldog Kacee Camp. The freshman shortstop is the reigning Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week. In a pair of Augusta State University wins over Francis Marion, Camp hit .600 with two homers and seven RBI.
In Game 1, Camp was 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBI as the Jags won 11-2. In the second game, she homered again and drove in two runs as ASU swept the pair of games with a 6-0 victory.
The long balls were Camp's first and second of the year. For the season, she leads the Jags batting at a .400 clip with two home runs, 11 RBI, a .475 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging percentage.
Here is a look at some of the other county products on the college diamond this season:
Kayla Adams (Greenbrier) Augusta State
The junior outfielder is hitting .224 with three doubles, two triples, a homer, and five RBI. She has started every game this season for the Jaguars, who are off to a 12-8 start.
Brittany Leverett (Green-brier) Columbus State
Leverett is off to a slow start by her high standards. The junior shortstop is hitting .262 with six doubles, one home run and six RBI. She is among the conference leaders with 16 runs scored.
Those numbers are not bad, but they should improve if her first two seasons in Columbus are any indication.
In 2007, Leverett was the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year when she blasted nine homers and drove in an incredible 54 runs. Then, last season, she hit .341 and led the Cougars with seven homers, 29 RBI and a .581 slugging percentage. The Cougars are 10-13 overall but 2-0 in Peach Belt play.
Amanda Glover (Greenbrier) Georgia Southern
The junior infielder is starting for the Eagles, who are 7-8 on the season. Glover is hitting .257 with a pair of homers and six RBI. Like Adams and Leverett, Glover was a key member of Greenbrier's 2004 state championship team and was a part of four region titles during her prep career.
Kristen Glover (Greenbrier) Georgia Southern
Glover is one of the most decorated prep pitchers to take the hill in Georgia. She amassed more than 100 wins and 1,000 strikeouts during her brilliant run for the Wolfpack.
She is now a junior at Georgia Southern after transferring from Tennessee Tech. Glover is 4-2 on the mound this season. She has a 5.01 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 29.1 innings of work. She has appeared in eight games, starting six for the Eagles.
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