A new (Thanksgiving) week, a new matchup!

  • Seth Konkel defeated Drew Granier in the first round, and Keegan Long in the second. His writeup: “Seth Konkel came to Woodstock in 2019 after completing his eligibility at Paul D. Camp Community College. In eight games, five of them starts, Konkel finished 3-0, 2.48, with a 1.040 WHIP, 3.3 BB/9, 6.9 K/9, and .193 batting average against in 32 2/3 innings. He also started one game in the playoffs, and threw four shutout innings. ATVL named him the 6th best starter in the league. At Lee University this spring, Konkel appeared in seven games, covering 13 1/3 innings, and went 1-1, 4.05, with a 1.22 WHIP before sports were shut down. He is listed on Lee’s roster for 2021.”
  • Kevin Herget knocked out Andy Crum in the first round, and Greg Nappo in the second. His writeup: “Kevin Herget came to Strasburg from Kean University in 2012. In the summer of the hitter (seriously, the ball was super juiced that year), Herget acquitted himself rather well. In 10 games (eight starts), he went 3-1, 3.18, with a 1.137 WHIP, 3.9 BB/9, and 13.6 K/9 in 51 innings pitched. He led the list of top starters with that K/9, and with a .194 batting average against as well. ATVL named him the 3rd best starter from that list. He returned to Kean, and was absolutely lights out in 2013, going 10-2, 1.62, with a 1.05 WHIP, 3.0 BB/9, and 8.6 K/9 in 111 college innings. The St. Louis Cardinals took him late in the draft in 2013, the 39th round, but Herget is still active after seven seasons of pro ball. Maxing out at Triple-A (for now), Herget has gone 39-20, 3.40, with a 1.25 WHIP, 2.3 BB/9, and 8.7 K/9 in 490 professional innings.”

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