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.
Florida Southern’s Shannon Bell has added another award to her postseason list as the senior centerfielder from nearby Plant City has been named Second Team All-South Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. She is the first Moccasin since 2009 to earn that honor and it comes on the heels of her selection as the Sunshine State Conference co-Player-of-the-Year.
Florida Southern head softball coach Chris Bellotto is pleased to announce the addition of Meghan Sexton to the Moccasins’ incoming recruiting class for the fall of 2018. A junior college transfer from Seminole State, Sexton is the fifth player to sign with the Moccasins for the 2019 season, joining a class that includes freshmen Taylor Davis, Jadin DeWith, Celia Higgins, and Beka Schulte.
Bell Voted Sunshine State Conference Player-of-the-Year in Softball; Flodman Also Earns All-SSC Honors for the Second Time
MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Southern’s Shannon Bell has brought home one of the league’s biggest individual awards as the senior center fielder was voted the Sunshine State Conference Player-of-the-Year in a vote of league coaches. She shares that honor with Palm Beach Atlantic center fielder Magnolia West, marking only the third time two players tied in the voting. Bell is also a repeat selection on the All-SSC First Team, and junior catcher Zierra Flodman repeats as a member of the All-SSC Second Team.
DAVIE, FL – Florida Southern put the first run on the board Sunday morning in the top of the first inning, but Nova Southeastern fought back to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth and held on to defeat the Moccasins 3-1 in the season finale for both teams.
Bell’s Big Hits in Game One Lead to Extra-Inning Win; Beacham Tosses One-Hitter in Game Two as Mocs Beat Sharks 5-3 and 4-1
DAVIE, FL – A pair of RBI singles by Shannon Bell, including one in the top of the ninth inning, helped bring Florida Southern back from a 3-0 deficit for a 5-3 extra-inning win in game one, and Kristen Beacham tossed a one-hitter in game two as the Moccasins took two from Nova Southeastern, 5-3 in nine innings and 4-1.
Game One of Florida Southern-Nova Southeastern Softball Series Suspended by Rain and Will Resume Saturday
DAVIE, FL – A game that was originally scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. was initially pushed back to almost 8:30 because of heavy rain Friday afternoon, but Florida Southern and Nova Southeastern only made it into the top of the second inning when more rain made further play impossible. The game was suspended with one out in the second before either team even had a base runner and it will resume Saturday at 1 p.m. The second game of the series will be played immediately thereafter, and the series finale will now be played Sunday at 11 a.m.
Green, Gault and Two Big Defensive Plays Propel Moccasins to 4-2 Win and Split with #15 West Florida
TALLAHASSEE – Kensie Green’s two-run single was the only hit in a three-run first inning that helped propel Kelli Gault to the biggest win of her young career, but a couple of late-inning defensive plays by Zierra Flodman and Lindsey Wilson made sure those efforts did indeed result in a 4-2 win by the Moccasins over 15th-ranked West Florida. That came after the Argonauts won the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, 2-0.
Tuesday's neutral-site doubleheader between Florida Southern and West Florida has been moved up one hour and will now start at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Those games are being played at Tallahassee Community College.
Weldon is Lights Out All the Way: Grand Slam and Near-Perfect Pitching Rallies Florida Southern Past Flagler as Moccasins and Saints Split Doubleheader
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – Jenna Weldon etched her name into the history book earlier this year with a perfect game against Chestnut Hill, and Wednesday night she found a new way to put herself in the book again. The freshman pitcher/third baseman hit a tie-breaking grand slam in the fifth inning and threw 4.2 innings of near-perfect relief for the win as Florida Southern rallied from a four-run deficit for a 9-4 win over Flagler. The Saints won Wednesday night’s first game, 8-5, when a Moccasin rally in the seventh inning fell a little bit short.