Brice, Golden continue strong diamond campaigns

Posted 7/26/19

Austin Brice and Casey Golden have continued to taste success in 2019 in the professional ranks.

Brice, a former Northwood star, continues to shine in the Major Leagues with the Miami Marlins and …

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Brice, Golden continue strong diamond campaigns

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Austin Brice and Casey Golden have continued to taste success in 2019 in the professional ranks.

Brice, a former Northwood star, continues to shine in the Major Leagues with the Miami Marlins and is rapidly becoming one of the most reliable stalwarts in the Marlins bullpen.

The right-handed flame thrower is coming into his own specifically due to the progression in his control. Brice has walked just 14 thus far in 2019 for Miami in 29 appearances and 38.1 innings pitched.

“Austin is currently in the top six in the rankings of Major League relievers,” said former Northwood head baseball coach Rick Parks, who coached Price at the high school level. “He’s been really effective with his curveball and throwing it consistently for strikes. That and his control has made a big, big difference, and he’s really come into his own.”

Meanwhile his strikeout total has climbed as Brice had struck out 38 while compiling a sharp 1.88 ERA which has proceeded to drop in the most recent summer months. Brice has allowed just 10 runs, eight earned, this season while compiling a WHIP of 1.07.

In his most recent appearance against the New York Mets, Brice was spot-on in one inning of work, striking out two of the three batters he faced.

Golden, meanwhile, is striving to get to the major leagues with Brice one day and the right-handed slugger has continued to turn heads with the Lancaster JetHawks, a high Single A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Fresh off winning the 2019 California League Home Run Derby title at the All-Star game, Golden has slugged 17 doubles and 14 homers in 72 games and 266 at-bats this season.

Golden, a former Jordan-Matthews star, has collected 69 hits, 51 runs, 31 walks, a triple and 43 RBI while posting a .259 batting average, a .360 on base percentage, and a .469 slugging percentage.

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