August 29, 2013

Brandon Agar Leads Oneonta Outlaws To NYCBL Championship

DAHLONEGA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – University of North Georgia baseball pitcher Brandon Agar posted a stellar summer season and has been recognized by the Perfect Game at the ninth rated prospect from the New York Collegiate Baseball League.  The rising sophomore pitched for the league champion Oneonta Outlaws where he posted a team-high 16 appearances and posted a 2-3 ledger while tallying a team-best six saves.

The right-hander struck out 25 batters over 26.0 innings of work and carried a 3.11 earned run average.   After being used as a reliever the entirety of the regular season, Agar made the start for the Outlaws in the NYCBL championship game and did a great job adjusting to the new role. He was dominant, shutting out the Hornell Dodgers over 5.1 innings while striking out five batters.

In his freshman campaign at North Georgia, the Snellville, Ga. native recorded a team-best 7-4 overall record while adding a team-best six saves.   Agar tallied a 3.42 ERA in 52.2 innings of work while striking out 46 batters.

The NYCBL, founded in 1978, is a summer wood bat development league for professional baseball.  Major League Baseball funds a small portion of the leagues annual budget. The league gives college players who have not yet signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats, and be evaluated by scouts.  The NYCBL is located in scenic Upstate New York.  Teams play a 40 game regular season schedule with games beginning in June and ending in the last week in July.