SANTA FE, N.M. – Former Georgia College Baseball standout Clay Ardeeser (2012-15) is having a great first professional season with the Garden City Wind, including a nod for the Pecos League All-Star Game next week.
Ardeeser is one of seven players from the Wind chosen for the independent league's All-Star Game, set for Monday, July 11. He's hitting .436 with eight home runs, 54 RBIs and 39 runs scored. The slugger is second in the league in batting average among those with at least 100 at-bats. His RBIs rank fifth, and he is slugging .630.
Ardeeser goes down as one of the top first basemen in school history. A three-time All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) honoree, he reached All-Southeast Region status in both his junior and senior campaigns as well.
The lefty slugger finished his career with 29 home runs and 196 RBIs, hitting .364 over his four seasons as a Bobcat with 270 career hits.
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