Lock and Whitman performing well in summer leagues

Lock and Whitman performing well in summer leagues

GSW outfielder Heath Lock and starting pitcher Zach Whitman are holding their own this summer against top talent from across the country in summer league baseball.  

Lock, playing for the Morganton (N.C.) Aggies of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, is batting .278 over 24 games. He has collected 20 hits, been walked a team-leading 15 times and holds a .436 on-base percentage.

Lock was recently named to the 2009 SCBL North All-Star team, joining players from NCAA Division I programs North Carolina, Valparaiso, Oakland (Mich.), Gardner-Webb and Davidson.

Whitman, playing in the Northwoods League for the Mankato (Minn.) MoonDogs, has a 3-2 record with a 3.07 earned run average.  He has started six games, thrown 29.1 innings and struck out 23 batters while walking only five.

Whitman had two consecutive starts where he did not allow an earned run. His team won the first half North Division title with a franchise record for wins in a half with 23.

Northwoods League rosters are peppered with NCAA Division I players from the Atlantic 10, Big Ten, Big Sky, West Coast, Atlantic Sun, Great West and Pac-10 conferences. Since the league began play in 1994, 53 NWL alumni have made it to the Major Leagues.