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2016-17 Florida Southern Baseball News

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    March 24, 2017
    GAMEDAY CENTRAL: New and Improved Live Video, Live Stats and eScores
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    March 24, 2017
    Reeves and Villaman Go Deep as Baseball Takes Game One from Eckerd, 6-2 LAKELAND - Mitch Reeves and Omar Villaman both homered to back an eight strikeout performance by Logan Browning as No. 22 Florida Southern downed Eckerd, 6-2, here Friday in the opening game of a three-game Sunshine State Conference series. The win, the Moccasins' 11th in a row, leaves the team with a 19-6 overall record and a 4-3 mark in the SSC while Eckerd drops to 12-15 overall and 4-6 in the league.
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    March 21, 2017
    Baseball Cracks National Poll at No. 22 The Florida Southern baseball team has ridden a 10-game win streak into the national rankings, coming in this week at No. 22 in the Collegiate Baseball Magazine Top 30 Poll.
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    March 18, 2017
    Walsh's Arm in Game One and Three Homers in Game Two Result in Baseball's Doubleheader Sweep of Embry-Riddle LAKELAND - Jake Walsh struck out 10 batters and Pablo Cabrera had four hits in a 8-0 win in game one while the Moccasins hit three home runs in a 11-1 win in game two as Florida Southern swept a doubleheader from Embry-Riddle here Saturday at Henley Field. Florida Southern has now won ten games in a row to improve to 18-6 on the season while Embry-Riddle falls to 9-18.
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    March 17, 2017
    Browning Strikes Out Career-High 13 Batters as Baseball Downs Embry-Riddle, 8-2 LAKELAND - Junior Logan Browning struck out a career-high 13 batters and Jason Sierra had a pair of hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games as Florida Southern downed Embry-Riddle, 8-2, in the opening game of a three-game series here Friday at Henley Field. The win, the Moccasins eighth in a row, improves the team's record to 16-6 on the year, while the Eagles drop to 9-16.
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    March 13, 2017
    Burgess' Blast Powers Baseball to 7-2 Win Over Ohio Dominican In Shortened Game LAKELAND - Cody Burgess blasted a three-run homer in the fourth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and power Florida Southern to a 7-2 win over Ohio Dominican in a game called in the top of the seventh due to a power outage in the Henley Field area. The win is the Moccasins' seventh in a row.
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    March 11, 2017
    Mocs Score Two Runs in Eighth For 3-2 Win in Game One of DH at Florida Tech MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern scored two runs in the top of eighth inning to come back from a 2-1 deficit and defeat Florida Tech, 3-2, in game one of a Sunshine State Conference doubleheader here Saturday at the Andy Seminick/Les Hall Field.
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    March 11, 2017
    Barnes, Burgess Each Collect Four Hits and Three RBI as Mocs Sweep Florida Tech MELBOURNE, FL - Evan Barnes and Cody Burgess each had four hits and three runs batted in as Florida Southern downed Florida Tech, 12-8, in a see-saw Sunshine State Conference battle here Saturday at the Andy Semick/Les Hall Field to take the doubleheader and sweep the three-game series from Florida Tech.
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    March 10, 2017
    Trio of Moccasin Pitchers Combined for 16 Strikeouts in 3-0 Win at Florida Tech MELBOURNE - Logan Browning, J.T. Hintzen, and Cameron Hanes combined to strike out 16 batters as the Moccasins shutout Florida Tech, 3-0, here Friday at Andy Seminick/Les Hall Field in Sunshine State Conference baseball action.
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    March 07, 2017
    Niekro Wins First Collegiate Start; Baseball Tops Eckerd, 6-3 ST. PETERSBURG - Freshman J.J. Niekro made his first collegiate start here Tuesday and came away with a win as Florida Southern defeated Eckerd, 6-3, in non-Sunshine State Conference action at the Turley Athletic Complex.
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    March 06, 2017
    Browning Named SSC Pitcher of the Week MELBOURNE - Logan Browning has been named the Sunshine State Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for March 6 as announced today by the league office. This is Browning's second pitcher of the week honor having earned the award once last season on Feb. 15, 2016. He was also selected as a SSC Player of the Week on March 28 of last season.
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    March 05, 2017
    Walsh Strikes Outs 7; Offense Ties School Record with Nine Doubles as Baseball Wins Big, 18-2 LAKELAND - Jake Walsh struck out seven batters in 6.0 innings of two-hit ball while the Moccasin offense cranked out 15 hits, including a school-record tying nine doubles as Florida Southern breezed to a 18-2 win over visiting West Virginia Wesleyan here Sunday at Henley Field.
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    March 03, 2017
    Trio of Moccasin Pitchers Combined for School Record-Tying 19 Strikeouts while Brown Singles in Winning Run LAKELAND - Vaun Brown singled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to lift Florida Southern to a 2-1 win over Minnesota State here Friday at Henley Field. Ryan Frost, who drew a walk to lead off the ninth, scored the winning run for Florida Southern which improves to 9-6 on the year while Minnesota State falls to 2-1.
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    February 28, 2017
    Flagler Scores Early in Defeating Florida Southern in Baseball LAKELAND - Flagler College scored four runs in each of the first two innings and went on to hand Florida Southern College a 9-4 defeat here Tuesday at Henley Field in non-conference action.
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    February 25, 2017
    Lynn Has Four Homers in 14-5 win over FSC in SSC Baseball Action BOCA RATON, FL - Lynn University totaled 15 hits, including four home runs, to hand 16th-ranked Florida Southern a 14-5 defeat in the first game of a Sunshine State Conference doubleheader here Saturday at the Lynn Baseball Field. The Moccasins fall to 8-4 overall and 0-2 in the SSC while Lynn improves to 9-4 and 2-0.
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    February 25, 2017
    Moccasins Can't Hold Early Lead and Fall to Lynn in Series Finale. BOCA RATON, FL - Lynn University used a pair of four-run innings to overcome a 3-0 deficit and down the Moccasins 10-6 in game two of a Saturday doubleheader to complete a three-game Sunshine State Conference opening series over 16th-ranked Florida Southern here at the Lynn Baseball Field.
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    February 24, 2017
    Mauer Hits Grand Slam, but Lynn Rallies for 14-8 Win over Baseball Mocs BOCA RATON, FL - Austin Mauer hit a first-inning grand slam, but 16th ranked Florida Southern couldn't hold on to the lead as Lynn rallied for a 14-8 win over the Moccasins in the Sunshine State Conference season opener for both teams. Florida Southern falls to 8-3 on the season while Lynn improves to 8-4.
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    February 23, 2017
    Detroit Tigers Top Mocs, 8-0, in Annual Spring Training Clash LAKELAND - The Detroit Tigers used a pair three-run innings to post an 8-0 exhibition baseball win over Florida Southern in the two teams' annual Spring Training clash here at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
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    February 19, 2017
    Maglich His Two Homers to Power Baseball to Series Sweep at Claflin ORANGEBURG, SC - Freshman Christian Maglich slammed two home runs and added a pair of singles as 20th-ranked Florida Southern downed Claflin, 15-2 here Sunday at Mirmow Field, to complete the Moccasins' three-game sweep of the Panthers. Logan Browning and Kevin Fuller each added four RBI as Florida Southern recorded its fifth straight win.
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    February 18, 2017
    Baseball Smashes Four More Homers in 25-7 Win at Claflin ORANGEBURG, SC – One day after clubbing five homers, 20th-ranked Florida Southern hit four more in a 25-7 rout of Claflin here Saturday at Mirmow Field. Omar Villaman, Cody Burgess, Mitch Reeves, and Evan Barnes all went deep for the Moccasins who plated the most runs in a game since defeating Warner 26-13 on March 27, 2015. Burgess, Villaman, Barnes, and Christian Maglich all had four hits as Florida Southern outhit Claflin, 20-8.
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    February 17, 2017
    Burgess, Reeves Power Baseball to 17-1 Win At Claflin ORANGEBURG, SC – Cody Burgess slammed three home runs and Mitch Reeves hit two out as 20th-ranked Florida Southern cruised past Claflin by a 17-1 score here at Mirmow Field in the opening game of a three-game weekend series. Logan Browning got the win for the Mocs, striking out eight in 5.0 innings of work.
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    February 13, 2017
    Walsh Named SSC Baseball Pitcher of the Week MELBOURNE, FL - Jake Walsh has been named the Sunshine State Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 13 as announced today by the league office.
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    February 12, 2017
    Walsh Strikes Out 10 as Mocs Blank Mount Olive, 1-0 LAKELAND – Jake Walsh struck out 10 batters over 8.0 shutouts innings, retiring the last 19 batters he faced in order as 20th-ranked Florida Southern squeezed by No. 33 Mount Olive, 1-0, in college baseball here Sunday at Henley Field.
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    February 11, 2017
    Mount Olive Uses Big Innings to Down Mocs, 12-2 LAKELAND – Mount Olive used a six-run seventh inning blow open a 2-2 tie and hand Florida Southern a 12-2 loss in the early game on Saturday at Henley Field.
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    February 11, 2017
    Pilato Tosses Seven Shutout Innings; Mocs Turn Triple Play in 13-0 Blowout of Delta State LAKELAND – Sophomore Chase Pilato scattered four hits and struck out four over 7.0 innings of shutout ball while his teammates turned the first triple play since 2014 as Florida Southern shutout Delta State 13-0 on Saturday at Henley Field.
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    February 10, 2017
    Baseball Makes Schedule Changes for Claflin Series Game times for the Florida Southern College baseball series at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC have been all moved to a 1 p.m. start time. Claflin is in the process on installing new lights at the baseball field, but the project will be complete in time for the FSC series.
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    February 10, 2017
    Moccasin Baseball Drops 4-1 Decision to Delta State in Home Opener LAKELAND – Junior Logan Brown struck out five for a second consecutive start, but in the end, Delta State prevailed for a 4-1 victory over the 20th-ranked Moccasins in the FSC home opener.
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    February 09, 2017
    Get to Know the Mocs: Episode 7 J.P. DeBoyer • Baseball
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    February 04, 2017
    Baseball Pushes Two Across in 11th to Take Game One, 5-3, at West Florida PENSACOLA, FL – Omar Villaman and Mitch Reeves hit back-to-back doubles in the top of the 11th inning to power No. 20 Florida Southern to a 5-3 victory at 19th-ranked West Florida in game one of a Saturday doubleheader here at Jim Spooner Field. Villaman had four hits for the Moccasins while Logan Browning added three and both scored twice for the now 2-0 Moccasins.
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    February 04, 2017
    Barnes Goes 4-for-4 in Season Debut as Mocs Complete Sweep of West Florida with 7-3 Win PENSACOLA, FL – Senior Evan Barnes drove in five runs with four hits in as many at bats as 19th Florida Southern completed a three-game sweep of 20th-ranked West Florida with a 7-3 triumph in seven innings here at Jim Spooner Field. The Moccasins stand at 3-0 on the young season.
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    February 03, 2017
    FSC Student-Athletes Partner with Soles 4 Souls LAKELAND, FL - Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.
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    February 03, 2017
    Sierra's Three-Run Blast Lifts Mocs to 5-2 Win Over West Florida in Season Opener PENSACOLA, FL – Senior Jason Sierra clubbed a three-run home run to key a four-run fifth inning as Florida Southern came back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat West Florida, 5-3, here at Jim Spooner Field on the UWF campus Friday in the season opener for both teams. Logan Browning got the win for the Moccasins while Cameron Hanes took the save.
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    February 01, 2017
    NCWBA Names Reeves to Preseason All-America Team The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has named Florida Southern College's Mitch Reeves to its preseason All-America team. The senior was named a third-team selection.
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    January 30, 2017
    Reeves Named to NCWBA Preseason All-South First Team Moccasin Mitch Reeves has been named to the Division II Preseason All-South Region First-Team as announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association. Reeves was named as the third baseman on the squad, although the senior will move to the outfield for Coach Lance Niekro's Moccasins.
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    January 19, 2017
    Moccasins Picked to Finish Third in Preseason SSC Baseball Poll MELBOURNE - Florida Southern College has been picked to finish third in the Sunshine State Conference preseason poll released today. The poll was voted upon by the league head coaches. The Moccasins share the number three spot with Lynn, while Nova Southeastern University holds down the top spot, followed by the University of Tampa.
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    January 03, 2017
    Niekro Announces 2017 Baseball Schedule: Mocs to Play 23 Home Games LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern baseball head coach Lance Niekro has announced the 2017 schedule for his Moccasins and FSC fans will be treated to 23 home games at historic Henley Field. In addition to the Moccasins' 49-game schedule, Florida Southern will face the Detroit Tigers in the two teams' annual Spring Training Clash on Feb. 23. The game will be the first played at the newly-renovated Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, Spring Training home of the Tigers.
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    December 21, 2016
    Florida Southern Ranked 20th in Collegiate Baseball Magazine Preseason Poll TUCSON, Ariz. - Florida Southern will open the 2017 baseball season as the nation's 20th-ranked team according to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II Preseason Coaches' Poll.
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    November 30, 2016
    Former Moc, Matt Joyce, Signs 2-Year Deal with Oakland A's OAKLAND, CA – Matt Joyce, a member of Florida Southern's 2005 NCAA Division II National Championship team, has signed an $11 million, 2-year contract to play for the Oakland Athletics.
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    October 26, 2016
    Baseball Signs 14-Year Old Dawson Anderson as Part of Team Impact The nine-time national champion Florida Southern baseball team added a special player to its roster for the 2017 season today with the signing of 14-year Dawson Anderson.