CARY, NC - Columbus State took advantage of four errors and nine walks by Florida Southern to score nine unearned runs in an 11-6 win, eliminating the Moccasins from play the at the 2018 NCAA Division II Baseball National Tournament here at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The Cougars jumped out to an 8-0 lead after three innings and the Moccasins could not overcome the early deficit.
Browning Strikes Out 11, Villaman Adds Three Hits as Mocs Stay Alive in NCAA Tournament With 3-2 Win
CARY, NC– Senior Logan Browning struck out 11 batters in 6.0 innings and hot-hitting Omar Villaman went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as Florida Southern downed Columbus State, 3-2, handing the Cougars their first loss at the 2018 NCAA Division II Baseball National Tournament here at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The win by the Moccasins (45-10-1) sets up a rematch with the Cougars (47-14) scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. with the winner advancing to play for the national championship.
CARY, NC – J.T. Hintzen tossed eight shutout innings while Hayden Marze slammed two homers as Florida Southern eliminated Texas A&M-Kingsville, 8-0, at the 2018 NCAA Division II Baseball National Tournament here at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The Moccasins (44-10-1) advance to face undefeated Columbus State tomorrow at 10 a.m. (Note new game time). The Javelinas end their season with a 42-17 record.
Seniors J.T. Hintzen and Logan Browning have been named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams as announced by the America Baseball Coaches Association. Hintzen was a first-team honoree while Browning was voted to the second-team.
CARY, NC - Florida Southern fell behind 5-0 in the second inning and could not over the deficit, dropping a 6-5 decision to Augustana (S.D.) in a winners' bracket game at the NCAA Division II Baseball National Tournament on Sunday here at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The Moccasins will next play on Wednesday, May 30 at 3 p.m. against Texas A&M-Kingsville which eliminated Mercyhurst, 9-0, Tuesday evening.
CARY, NC - Senior All-American Logan Browning matched a season-high with 11 strikeouts as Florida Southern downed Southern Indiana, 5-3, in the Mocs' opening game at the NCAA Division II National Tournament at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Florida Southern (43-9-1) advances to play Augustana, a 5-2 winner of Southern New Hampshire, Sunday at 7 p.m. The game was originally slated for Monday, but heavy rain is forecast for the area, so four games will be played Sunday.
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College has long been known for is excellence in the arenas of athletic competition, but Moccasin student-athletes are also shining in the classroom as well as Florida Southern boasts three NCAA Division II Elite 90 award recipients this year. The Elite 90 program honors the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average at each of the NCAA's 90 championship events, and the Mocs have claimed three Elite 90 awards this
The second of the postseason All-America teams were announced Friday by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association with reliever J.T. Hintzen earning first-team honors and designated hitter Hayden Marze and pitcher/outfielder Logan Browning garnering second-team recognition. In addition, the American Baseball Coaches Association released its All-South Region Team with Hintzen and Browning selected to the first-team and Marze voted to the second team.
CARY, NC - J.J. Niekro, a sophomore at Florida Southern College, is the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2018 NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament. He is the third Moccasin student-athlete to receive this prestigious honor this year as Courtney Charneco (volleyball) and Julia Couch (women's lacrosse) were so honored at their respective national tournaments. Overall, Florida Southern has had seven Elite 90 Award recipients since 2011.
The Florida Southern College athletic program has had its volleyball, men's swimming, women's lacrosse, and men's golf on the brink of a national championship this year, but each has fallen just shy of the ultimate goal - an NCAA Division II National Championship. Volleyball and women's lacrosse finished as national runners-up, men's golf tied for third place and men's swimming took fourth place. The Moccasin baseball team will be the latest to chase a title as FSC opens play Saturday at 7 p.m. against Southern Indiana in the NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship Tournament at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, NC.