For a group of Florida Southern baseball players, the 2017 season didn't end at the NCAA South Region Tournament. Nine Florida Southern players went on to continue playing in various collegiate summer leagues.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Rising senior Omar Villaman was named the Most Valuable Player of the Florida League Championship after helping lead the Sanford River Rats to the championship of the collegiate summer league.
Mitch Reeves and Jake Walsh have been named Co-Most Valuable Players for the Florida Southern baseball team by Moccasin Head Coach, Lance Niekro.
Three Moccasins have signed professional baseball contracts in recent days while a fourth has opted to return for his senior season.
Logan Browning has been selected by the San Diego Padres in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. The junior pitcher/outfielder was the 1,098th player chosen overall. He joins teammates Jake Walsh, who was picked in the 16th round by the St. Louis Cardinals, and Mitch Reeves, who was a 32nd round pick by the Cleveland Indians, as Florida Southern players drafted by Major Baseball in today's portion of the draft.
Mitch Reeves has been selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball Draft. The senior outfielder was the 972nd player chosen overall. He joins teammate Jake Walsh, who was picked in the 16th round earlier today by the St. Louis Cardinals, as Major League draftees.
Pitcher Jake Walsh has been selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. The junior righthander was the 484th player chosen overall.
CLEVELAND, OH - Florida Southern College athletics continued its long tradition of success with a 16th place finish in the final standings of the 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup, which ranks all athletic programs at the NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA levels based on their success in athletic competition.
Jake Walsh has picked up yet another All-America honor as the junior righthander was tabbed a third-team honoree on the Rawlings All-America team as announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
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.