MARSHALL, MN - Logan Browning and Jake Walsh have been named to the All-America team by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. Browning was a first-team selection as a utility player/pitcher while Walsh was tabbed a second-teamer as a starting pitcher.
Browning led the Sunshine State Conference with 107 strikeouts, becoming the 26th Moccasin to record 100 or more strikeouts in a single season. Finishing with an 8-2 record, he was second in the league in wins and was also second with 10.32 strikeouts per nine innings. He finished with a 3.95 ERA and walked just 32 batters in 93.1 innings. Playing in right field, or starting as the designated hitter when not pitching, Browning finished seventh in the SSC with a .380 batting average (second on the Mocs) and 13th with 45 runs batted in.
Browning, a Lakeland, Fla. native, was previously named to the D2CCA All-South Region and All-SSC 1st teams. He was also the SSC Pitcher of the Week on March 6.
Walsh posted a 12-1 record and a 2.80 earned run average this past season. His 12 wins was second in Division II and is the most wins for a Moccasin pitcher since Tomko posted a 15-2 record in leading the 1995 team to the NCAA National Championship, while his 104 strikeouts was 14th most in the division. His ERA ranked third in the SSC. He joined Browning who had 107 strikeouts, in helping the Moccasin pitching staff post the second most strikeouts (481) in school history.
Walsh was named a finalist for the Brett Tomko Award as the NCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year by D2Baseball News.com and was named a second-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He was voted the South Region Pitcher of the Year by both the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. He was selected to the All-South first-team by both organizations as well as the Sunshine State Conference. The Indialantic, Fla. native was the SSC Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 12 and May 15 of this season.
Florida Southern's season came to a close at the NCAA South Regional Tournament. The Moccasins finished with a 35-17 record.