Perry ends season with 24 homers, .338 average

By Anthony Rhoads

Former Jonesboro and Georgia Tech standout Jason Perry finished the season with the Class A Modesto A's with 24 home runs, 80 RBIs and a 338 batting average.

He started the season with the Class AA Midland Rockhounds. He played in 28 games, batting .198 with one home run and 11 RBIs.

Trae Wiggins, the former standout at Mt. Zion Christian Academy, went 0-3 with the Rookie League Gulf Coast Braves this year. He struck out 28 and allowed 18 walks.

Wiggins, who played at Brewton-Parker College, was drafted this spring by the Braves.

Michael Rozier, who finished his senior season at Henry County High School this spring, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 12th round. Rozier also had a scholarship to play football at the University of North Carolina but he recently signed a contract to play pro baseball.

Rozier reports in about a week for a fall instructional league.Former Stockbridge High School standout Kyle Davies had a pretty good summer.

Davies, who is in the Atlanta Braves minor league organization, started with the Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans and by the end of the summer moved up to Class AAA Richmond.

Davies went to 9-2 with a 2.63 ERA in Myrtle Beach. He struck out 95 while allowing just 32 walks. When he was promoted to the Class AA Greenville Braves, he was leading the Carolina League in strikeouts.

Davies went 4-0 in Greenville with a 2.32 ERA and 73 strikeouts.

Davies was then promoted to Richmond and pitched in one game. He struck out five and walked three in the loss.

Davies was drafted by the Braves in 2001. That spring in his senior season, he helped lead Stockbridge to the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

Here's a glance at how other former local players are doing in the minors:

Former Eagle's Landing and Georgia Tech standout Matt Murton finished the season in the ?Class A Florida State League with 13 home runs, 63 RBIs and a .292 average.

Murton began the season with the Sarasota Red Sox and was traded to the Daytona Cubs.

With Sarasota, Murton hit 11 home runs, 55 RBIs with a .301 batting average. He hit two home runs, eight RBIs with a .252 batting average with the Daytona Cubs.