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Former Stockbridge hurler Kyle Davies throwing strong for Royals

By Doug Gorman

dgorman@news-daily.com

The following is a weekly update on how high school graduates from the Southern Crescent are doing this summer in professional baseball:

Kyle Davies-The former Stockbridge High School pitcher, who made his Major League debut with the Atlanta Braves before getting traded to the Kansas City Royals last year, improved his record to 5-2 overall with a 4.41 ERA.

Davies has struckout 32 and walked 24.

Matt Murton-The former Eagle's Landing High School and Georgia Tech standout has divided his time between the majors and minors this season, first with the Chicago Cubs organization and the now the Oakland Athletics.

After spending nine games with the Athletics, Murton is back with triple-A Sacramento where he is hitting .284 with two home runs.

Jason Heyward-One of the Braves' top prospects, Heyward was selected by Atlanta in the first round of the June amateur draft out of Henry County High School in 2007.

This year, he has become one of the top hitters in Rome with a .317 average, including nine home runs.

Isaiah Froneberger-The fourth-round pick out of Forest Park High School a year ago hasn't picked up a win this season, but has struckout 31, walked 11 in 15 games. He has a 3.63 ERA.

Scott Robinson -After spending time at Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Florida, the former Henry County shortstop is a member of Tri-City, a Class-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Robinson is batting .246 with three homers and 15 RBIs in 34 games.

Jason Perry-The former Jonesboro and Georgia Tech player made his Major League debut with the Atlanta Braves on the Fourth of July after spending his entire career in the minor leagues.

Perry's stay in the big leagues was a short one as Jeff Francoeur was quickly called back up to Atlanta after a quick demotion to Mississippi.

Perry picked up a triple in his first ever major league at-bat, but went 2-17 in his stay in Atlanta.

Back in Richmond, Perry is hitting .265 with five home runs and 15 RBIs.

Michael Rozier-The former Henry County left-handed pitcher has struggled with his control.

After a rehab start with the Boston Red Sox's rookie affiliate, Rozier is in Greenville, the organization's Class A club.

He has a 21.60 ERA in five games.