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Baseball Mocs Wrap Up Summer Leagues

Baseball Mocs Wrap Up Summer Leagues

For a group of Florida Southern baseball players, the 2017 season didn't end at the NCAA South Region Tournament. Ten Florida Southern players went on to continue playing in various collegiate summer leagues.

Logan Browning and J.T. Hintzen played the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. Browning played for Harwich while Hintzen pitched for Orleans.

Browning was 0-2 with a 4.15 ERA in eight appearances, including a pair of starts. The rising senior recorded a pair of saves and struck out eight batters in 13.0 innings of work. Hintzen, also an incoming senior, posted a 2-0 record with a 1.98 ERA in 18 appearances with two saves and 25 strikeouts in 27.1 innings.

Five Moccasins played in the Florida League including fellow rising senior Omar Villaman who was named the MVP of the league playoffs while playing for Sanford. Villaman batted .345 over 33 games with 41 hits, including six doubles and two homers with 12 RBI and seven stolen bases.

Incoming sophomores, J.J. Niekro and Christian Maglich played for Winter Park in the Florida League. Niekro was 2-1 with a 3.85 ERA in four starts with nine strikeouts in 14.0 innings. Maglich batted .301 with three homers and nine RBI in 26 games. He also had 25 hits, including seven doubles.

The final two Mocs in the Florida League were 2018 seniors Cody Burgess and Austin Mauer. Burgess hit .235 in 35 games for Winter Garden with 34 hits, including 10 doubles, a homer, and 10 RBI to go with his 10 stolen bases while Mauer batted .213 in 16 games played for Leesburg with 10 hits, including a pair of doubles and a homer with six runs batted in.

Rising junior Alex Kennell went 1-0 with a 1.23 in 8 appearances for the Falcons in the Central Florida Summer League. Kennell struck out 20 batters in 13.2 innings of work.

Finally, senior-to-be J.P. DeBoyer played for the Michigan Bulls in the National Amatuer Baseball Federation.

Wrapping up the contingent of summer Moccasins is fellow 2018 junior Pablo Cabrera, who hit .270 in 37 games for New Market in the Valley Baseball League. The Mocs second baseman had 24 hits, including seven doubles with 19 runs scored and 14 runs knocked in.