Six Pats Named to All-Star Team

(Left column top to bottom): Nate Dupree, Trey Vanderpool, Brandon Grover (Right column top to bottom): Livingston Morris, Matthew Swain, Chris Rolick

Marietta, Ga. - Six members of the Marietta Patriots were named to the Sun Belt League's All-Star roster that will compete at the 2018 Southeast Collegiate Prospect Showcase.

Trey Vanderpool was named to the roster as one of the Patriots top-hitters. His 15 hits are the most on the team while also tied for second in the league with Nick Wilhite of the Norcross Astros. The rising junior shortstop from Trevecca Nazerene is currently fourth in the league with a .315 batting average while also scoring ten runs and stealing seven bases, also second in the league.

Brandon Grover, a rising senior from Bentley University, is one of just four outfielders on the 2018 Sun Belt All-Star Roster. His three home runs are currently tied with Kel Johnson of the Astros for most in the league. Grover is also ranked second in the league with 10 RBI's so far this season.

Livingston Morris is the third Pats position player on the 2018 Sun Belt All-Star Roster. The 6-4 rising Sophomore from St. Johns River State is currently batting .324 with seven RBI's and one home run in twelve games this season.

A rising redshirt-freshman from Georgia College and State, Chris Rolick has recorded twelve strikeouts in four starts this season with an ERA of 2.51. The right-handed pitcher took a no-hitter into the sixth inning while leading the Pats to a 9-1 victory over the league-leading Norcross Astros.

A left-handed pitcher from Kennesaw State, Nate Dupree has started three games while making two appearances in relief for the Pats this season. The rising senior currently sports an ERA of 3.56 while recording 15 strikeouts in 17-2/3 innings of work.

Matthew Swain rounds out the list of Pats on the 2018 Sun Belt All-Star Roster. The rising senior from Georgia Gwinnett has recorded six strikeouts in three relief appearances for the Pats this season. 6-8 right-handed pitcher also has a 2.25 ERA.

The Sun Belt League All-Star team will compete against the Florida Collegiate Summer League, the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, the Valley League from July 16-17 at Wingate University in Wingate, NC.

2018 Sun Belt All-Star Team


Seth Clark                LHP    Georgia State            Tides

Luke Corbin              LHP    Samford Univ.           Aviators

Nate Dupree             LHP    Kennesaw St U         Patriots

Ray Falk                   RHP    Ole Miss                   Bucks

Julian Fitts                RHP    Talladega College     Aviators

Keyton Gibson         RHP    Georgia Tech            Bucks

Charles Greenich     RHP    Ga Gwinnett Col      Tides

Taylor Lobus             RHP     Mercer Univ            Astros

Jay Pendly                RHP     Augusta St U          Crackers

Chris Rolick              RHP     Georgia Col             Patriots

Luke Sutko               RHP     St Johns River       Crackers

Matthew Swain         RHP     Ga Gwinnett Col     Patriots

Ryan Watson            RHP     Georgia State Univ Crackers

Will White                  LHP     Georgia State Univ  Astros

Taylor Wilkes             RHP     North Ga C&St       Astros


Nick Clarno                C         North Ga C & St      Astros

Chase Hall                 C         Auburn Univ.           Aviators


Sam Frietas               3B         Fl Southwestern St Astros

Roury Glanton           1B/OF   Undecided             Crackers

Cameron Hearn         UTL       Alabama State       Bucks

Jordan Howard          INF       Lee Univ.               Crackers

Kel Johnson               1B/OF  Georgia Tech         Astros

Zeke Lewis                 MIF      U of Kentucky         Bucks

Livingston Morris        1B        St Johns RIver St   Patriots

Crews Taylor               SS       North Ga C & St     Astros

Trey Vanderpool          SS       Trevecca Nazarene Patriots


Lavoisier Fisher          OF      Ga Highlands Col     Tides

Brandon Grover          OF      Bently Univ               Patriots

Nick Wilhite                 OF      Georgia Tech            Astros

Zach Williams             OF/P   C of Charleston         Bucks

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