Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Baseball: Sandberg, Suchy meet in minor-league series

Manatee's Cord Sandberg and Southeast's Michael Suchy are in the midst of a minor-league matchup.
Sandberg's Williamsport Crosscutters are hosting Suchy's Jamestown Jammers in a New York-Penn League three-game series that wraps Thursday.
Round one went to Sandberg, a third-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies last year. Sandberg homered and drove in five runs Tuesday during Williamsport's 12-5 win. He added a triple, too, to raise his average to .409 in five games with six RBIs.
Suchy, a fifth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this month, went 0-for-4 and is hitting .231 in four games with the Jammers.
Sandberg is the more experienced of the two. Drafted out of high school, Sandberg made his pro debut last year with the Phillies' Gulf Coast Leauge team. Suchy spent the last three seasons playing college ball at Florida Gulf Coast University and is getting his first taste of pro ball.
Sandberg and Suchy will see a lot each other this year - their teams compete in the New York-Penn League's Pinckney Division and meet again July 1-3 in Jamestown.

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