Mitch Walding

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies AAA)

Walding, a 26-year-old third baseman, had three two-hit games in the past week, going 2-for-4 in a 10-3 loss to Charlotte on May 17, 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBIs and two runs in a 10-8 win over Charlotte the next day, and 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs in Tuesday’s 9-3 win over Syracuse.

Gio Brusa

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants AA)

Brusa, a 25-year-old first baseman, went 2-for-4 with a run in a 4-2 loss to Akron, was 2-for-4 again the next day, and had a single in the third game of the series, a 5-2 win.

Aaron Sackschewsky

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Archery

College: James Madison

Sackschewsky, a senior, won a spot on the 2019 Collegiate Archery All-American Team as well as the 2019 Collegiate Archery Academic All-American Team, the third year he has been named to both teams. He also won the 2019 Indoor Collegiate Archery Championship for Bowhunter and set two new collegiate indoor records.

Alex Patterson

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Baseball

College: UC Santa Barbara

Patterson, a senior reliever, pitched an inning of relief in an 8-2 win over Hawaii, allowing one run on one hit and a walk.

Brett Young

High school: Lodi

Sport: Baseball

College: Delta State (Miss.)

Young, a senior outfielder, went 3-for-3 with two runs as Delta State opened the D-II South Regional with a 5-1 win over Embry-Riddle on Thursday, then had two walks and a run in the regional championship, a 9-6 win over Valdosta State.

Jessica Hartwell

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Softball

College: Texas Tech

Hartwell, a senior infielder, went 2-for-3 with a two-run triple and a run as the Red Raiders opened the Baton Rouge Regional with a 3-0 win over Louisiana Tech on Friday, then had a double, an RBI and a run in a 3-1 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. In Sunday’s 5-4 win over No. 10 LSU, Hartwell went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, but was hitless later that day in the regional championship, a 5-1 loss to LSU.

Trevor Arntson

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Baseball

College: Sacramento City

Arntson, a freshman pitcher, tossed a scoreless inning of relief in a 12-1 playoff loss to Ohlone College. Sacramento won the series to qualify for the state championship tournament, along with Delta College.

Do you know of a local athlete who has continued playing at the college or pro levels? If so, the News-Sentinel encourages you (parents, coaches, athletes and anyone else) to update us on how these former athletes are doing. We’d like to update our readers as often as possible. You can reach the News-Sentinel sports department by phone at 369-7035 or by e-mail at

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