2017-18 Florida Southern Baseball News

  • Browning Named 1st Team NCBWA All-American; Marze and Hintzen Selected to 2nd Team
    May 23, 2018
    LAKELAND - The first of the postseason All-America teams was announced Wednesday and Logan Browning was named to the first-team while Hayden Marze and J.T. Hintzen were selected to the second team as announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
  • Moccasins Hold Off Tampa Rally to Win South Region Championship
    May 23, 2018
    LAKELAND - Florida Southern jumped out to an 8-0 lead and then held off a late rally to defeat Tampa, 8-7, to capture the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament Championship. The Moccasins now advance to the NCAA national tournament May 26-June 2 in Cary, N.C. The Moccasins erupted for seven runs in the fourth inning and watched as Tampa chipped away at the lead. One day after reliever J.T. Hintzen made his first career start and pitch a complete game, Logan Browning came on the in the eighth inning and then struck out the side in the ninth to pick up his first career save in his first career relief appearance. 
  • Florida Southern Captures 2017-18 SSC Men’s and Women’s Mayors’ Cups
    May 22, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Southern College has won the 2017-18 men’s and women’s Sunshine State Conference Mayors’ Cups. The wins mark the 10th time an institution has won both Mayors’ Cups in the same academic year.
  • Hintzen Hurls Complete Game As Mocs Advance to Regional Championship Tilt
    May 22, 2018
    LAKELAND - Senior J.T. Hintzen made his first career start as a Moccasin a memorable one, tossing a complete game three-hitter as Florida Southern downed Tampa, 4-2, to advance to the championship game of the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament held here Tuesday at Henley Field. The two teams will play once again Wednesday at noon in the championship game. The Moccasins (41-9-1) will need to win one more game to advance to the national tournament May 26-June 2 in Cary, NC. Tampa (42-10) advanced to the title game with a 7-1 win late this evening versus Mississippi College.
  • South Region Schedule Altered Due To Rain
    May 21, 2018
    LAKELAND - Florida Southern's game against the University of Tampa in the NCAA Division II South Region Baseball Tournament here at Henley Field has been postponed and has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Moccasins and Spartans are the two remaining teams. The rest of the regional schedule has yet to be determined.
  • Three Named First-Team All-South Region by NCBWA and D2CCA
    May 20, 2018
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Logan Browning, Hayden Marze, J.T. Hintzen have all been named as NCBWA All-South Region First-Team selections by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association and the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.
  • Updated Schedule for NCAA South Regional Baseball Tournament
    May 20, 2018
    LAKELAND - Rains continuation to disrupt play in the NCAA Division II South Regional Baseball Tournament as all of Sunday's action was postponed. Below is the scheduled for Monday with all times and locations subject to change.
  • Teter, Burgess Power Mocs to South Regional Win
    May 19, 2018
    LAKELAND - Jacob Teter hit a three-run homer to break a scoreless tie while Cody Burgess added a two-run shot as the Moccasins erupted for five runs in the seventh inning to defeat Nova Southeastern 5-1 in the second round of the NCAA Division II South Region baseball tournament played here at Henley Field. The Moccasins now advance in the winners' bracket to face the winner of this afternoon's Tampa/Delta State game. The time of that game is to be determined.
  • First Game Suspended, Remainder of Day One Postponed at Baseball Regional
    May 17, 2018
    LAKELAND - The opening game of the NCAA Division II South Regional made it to the bottom of the seventh inning before a lightning delay sent the teams off the field. A short time later, heavy rains hit the area and the game was suspended with third-seeded Delta State leading No. 6 Mississippi College, 13-2. The game was eventually suspended and will be resumed Friday, tentatively at 10 a.m., depending on the weather. The remaining two games scheduled for Thursday - #2 Tampa vs. #7 Albany State and #4 Nova Southeastern vs. #5 Montevallo are slated to follow on Friday at times to be determined.
  • Mocs Named No. 1 Seed and Host Team for NCAA South Region Baseball Tournament
    May 13, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The NCAA has announced the number-one seeds for the eight Division II baseball regionals and Florida Southern has been named the number-one seed and host team for the South Regional May 17-21 at Henley Field. The rest of the seven-team regional will be announced at 10:30 p.m. at NCAA.com.
  • Moccasins Split Doubleheader at Tampa To Wrap Up Regular Season Play
    May 12, 2018
    TAMPA, FL - Florida Southern scored four runs in the fifth inning to back a combined seven-hitter by J.J. Niekro and J.T. Hintzen as the sixth-ranked Moccasins downed No. 4 Tampa 5-1 in the opening game of a Sunshine State Conference twinbill here at UT Baseball Field on the University of Tampa campus. The Spartans countered with a 16-9 win in game two as the two teams wrap up the regular season.
  • Mocs Rally To Top Tampa, 5-4, In Final Regular Season Series Opener
    May 11, 2018
    TAMPA, FL - Jacob Teter scored from third on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth to lift 6th-ranked Florida Southern to a 5-4 win over #4 Tampa Friday night, snapping the Spartans' 21-game Sunshine State Conference win streak. The Moccasins fell behind 3-0 and 4-1 before rallying for the road win. Omar Villaman led the comeback with two hits, three RBI and a run scored as the Moccasins improve to 38-8-1 overall and 21-7 in the SSC while the Spartans, who are ranked #1 in the NCBWA poll, fall to 37-8 and 26-2.
  • Hintzen, Niekro Named to Academic All-District Team
    May 10, 2018
    Florida Southern pitchers J.T. Hintzen and J.J. Niekro have been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The duo will now go on the ballot for the Academic All-America Team which will be announced in June.
  • Florida Southern Moves To Third in NCAA Regional Ranking
    May 09, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Florida Southern has slid down to number three in the third NCAA Division II South Region ranking released today by the national office. The Moccasins were ranked second last week but dropped a doubleheader to 19th-ranked Saint Leo this past Friday. The South Region poll will eventually be used to select the seven-team field for the NCAA South Region Tournament May 17-21.
  • Big Changes in Collegiate Baseball Poll; Mocs Fall to Sixth
    May 07, 2018
    TEMPE, AZ - Following losses in the final two games of the Saint Leo series last Friday, Florida Southern has fallen to sixth in the Collegiate Baseball Magazine's NCAA Division II poll after holding onto the number two spot for four consecutive weeks. 
  • No Magic On Senior Day; Mocs Drop Doubleheader to Saint Leo
    May 04, 2018
    LAKELAND - After recording two walk-off wins in their last three games, the Moccasins couldn't continue the magic on Senior Day Friday at Henley Field. Florida Southern's furious ninth-inning rally fell just short as the second-ranked Moccasins were swept by 19th-ranked Saint Leo in a Sunshine State Conference doubleheader. Saint Leo won game one, 4-1, and then held off a late surge by Florida Southern to take game two, 9-8. Saint Leo moves to 36-10 overall and 19-8 in the SSC while Florida Southern falls to 37-8-1 and 20-7.
  • Maglich Drives in Winning Run as Mocs Rally for 5-4 Win Over Saint Leo
    May 03, 2018
    LAKELAND - Christian Maglich singled to left field to drive in Omar Villaman with the winning run as second-ranked Florida Southern rallied to defeat No. 19 Saint Leo, 5-4, in the opening game of a three-game Sunshine State Conference series here Thursday at Henley Field. Earlier in the inning, Austin Mauer tied the game with a home run just inside the right-field foul ball. The win improves the Moccasins to 37-6-1 overall and 20-5 in the SSC while the Lions drop to 34-10 and 17-8.
  • Mocs Slide to Second In This Week's NCAA Regional Ranking
    May 02, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Florida Southern has dropped to number two in the second NCAA Division II South Region ranking released today by the national office. The Moccasins were ranked number one in last week's ranking. The South Region poll will eventually be used to select the seven-team field for the NCAA South Region Tournament May 17-21.
  • Florida Southern Mourns the Passing of John Rodda
    May 01, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – The Florida Southern College community is saddened at the loss of former Moccasin baseball assistant coach John Rodda, who passed away on Monday at the age of 62 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
  • Florida Southern Holds on To No. 2 Ranking in Collegiate Baseball Poll
    April 30, 2018
    TEMPE, AZ - Thanks to two wins against then ninth-ranked Nova Southeastern, Florida Southern holds on to the number two spot in the Collegiate Baseball Magazine's NCAA Division II poll for a fourth straight week. The Moccasins were ranked third in the first five regular-season polls before moving up to number two the last month.
  • Mocs Fall in Series Finale to Nova Southeastern
    April 29, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Nova Southeastern batted around in each of the first two innings for eight runs and went on to hand Florida Southern a 21-6 loss in the Sunshine State Conference series finale Sunday here at Henley Field. The loss drops the second-ranked Moccasins to 36-6-1 overall and 19-5 in the SSC while the Sharks improve to 30-12 and 22-5.
  • Mocs Overcome Sharks Rally to Post 6-5 Win in 10 Innings
    April 28, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Austin Mauer scored from second base on an error off the bat of Jacob Teter to lift No. 2 ranked Florida Southen to a 6-5 win over ninth-ranked Nova Southeastern in 10 innings in game two of a three-game Sunshine State Conference series played here Saturday at Henley Field. Nova Southeastern (29-12, 21-3 SSC) had scored four runs into the top of the eighth inning to tie the game at 5-all after Florida Southern (36-5-1, 19-4 SSC) had taken a 5-1 lead. The win allows the Moccasins to take over second place in the confere
  • Brown's Blast Powers Mocs to 7-4 Win Over Nova Southeastern
    April 27, 2018
    LAKELAND - Vaun Brown hit a three-run homer to break a 4-4 tie and power second-ranked Florida Southern to a 7-4 win over No. 9 Nova Southeastern in the opening game of a three-game Sunshine State Conference series played here Friday at Henley Field. The win lifts the Moccasins to 35-5-1 overall and 18-4 in the conference while the Sharks see their 17-game conference win streak snapped to drop to 29-11 overall and 21-4 in the SSC.
  • Florida Southern Top-Ranked Team in First NCAA South Region Ranking
    April 25, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Florida Southern is ranked number one in the initial NCAA Division II South Region ranking as announced today by the national office. The Moccasins sit atop the ranking that will eventually be used to select the seven-team field for the NCAA South Region Tournament May 17-21
  • Moccasins Maintain No. 2 National Ranking in Collegiate Baseball Poll
    April 23, 2018
    TEMPE, AZ - For the third straight week, Florida Southern is ranked second in the Collegiate Baseball Magazine's NCAA Division II poll. The Moccasins were ranked third in the first five regular-season polls before moving up to number two the last two weeks.
  • Browning Extends Hit Streak to 16 Games As Mocs Take PBA Series Finale, 7-2
    April 21, 2018
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Logan Browning went 3-for-5 and Jacob Teter added his 10th home run as No. 2 Florida Southern downed Palm Beach Atlantic, 7-2, in the Sunshine State Conference series finale played here Saturday at J.M. "Jake" Rubin Park. Browning has now had at least one base hit in 16 consecutive games while Teter becomes the third Moccasin this season to reach double digits in home runs.
  • Moccasins Use A Pair of 4-Run Innings to Take Game One at PBAU; See 11-Game Win Streak Snapped in Game Two.
    April 20, 2018
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Florida Southern used a pair of four-run innings to post a 10-1 win in game one and then saw its 11-game hit streak come to a hold with a 7-4 loss in game as the Moccasins split a Friday doubleheader at Palm Beach Atlantic in Sunshine State Conference action here at Jake Rubin Park. With the split, the No. 2 ranked Moccasins stand at 33-5-1 overall and 16-4 in the conference while the Sailfish move to 22-21 and 10-13 in the conference.
  • Forecast Forces Change in Series at Palm Beach Atlantic
    April 18, 2018
    WEST PALM BEACH - Due to rains in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday, the schedule for Florida Southern's series at Palm Beach Atlantic this weekend has been altered. The two teams will play a doubleheader Friday at 1 p.m. and then a single game Saturday at noon. Originally, the series was to be played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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