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Three More Players Joining Kalamazoo Growlers

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Growlers announced today the signing of Clay Dungan, CJ Huntley, and Walter Talcott. Dungan and Huntley hail from Indiana State and Talcott joins from Earlham College. This recruiting update is presented by OnStaff Group.

INF – Clay Dungan, 6’0” (L/R) Sophomore, Indiana State

Prior to coming to Indiana State Clay Dungan posted a standout athletic career at Yorktown High School. As a Tiger he was a four-year letter winner. Dungan received All-Star honors during his senior year at Yorktown and played in the North-South All-Star series where he was named Most Valuable Player for the 2015 campaign. He went on to earn the Most Valuable Player honors that same season and was a one-time MaxPreps Player of the Week during his senior year. Dungan batted .488, with 38 RBIs, 9 doubles, 5 triples, and 2 home runs as a senior.

In 2016 the outstanding infielder appeared in 45 games at Indiana State. During his freshman campaign with the Sycamores Dungan finished with a .271 batting average, 26 RBIs, a .349 on-base percentage, and a .403 slugging percentage. He went on to record 39 base hits with 8 doubles, 4 triples and 1 home run.

Clay is the son of Tony and Carolyn Dungan.

OF – CJ Huntley, 6’3” (R/R) Sophomore, Indiana State

A Kalamazoo native, CJ Huntley comes off a six-game freshman campaign for the Sycamores. Prior to coming to Indiana State Huntley was a stand-out prep at Mattawan High School where he was a two-sport athlete in both baseball and football. He was a four-year letter winner in baseball and a two-year letter winner in football.

During his first season at the collegiate level Huntley had eight at-bats, all in pinch-hit roles. He finished the season with a .125 batting average.

CJ is the son of Chad and Angela Huntley.

 

RHP – Walter Talcott, 5’10” (R/R) Sophomore, Earlham College

As a freshman Walter Talcott was named Mideast Region Rookie of the Year as well as earning a spot on the All-Mideast Region Second Team. The Lafayette, Indiana, native earned HCAC Freshman of the Year honors after leading the conference in wins (10), ERA (1.91), complete games (5), and strikeouts (87). Talcott went on to break Earlham’s single season record for wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched (89.1).

Walter is a Neuroscience Pre-Medicine major.

This recruiting update is presented by OnStaff Group. OnStaff Group is the largest human resource services firm in Southwest Michigan, maintaining an exceptionally experienced and stable staff. Learn how your company can benefit from over 168 years of expertise from a vast variety of organizations and industries today! 

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The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.growlersbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Growlers as your favorite team.