MELBOURNE, FL - Logan Browning, Hayden Marze, J.T. Hintzen have all been named to the All-Sunshine State Conference first-team while Omar Villaman is a second-team selection. In addition, Jacob Teter has been chosen as the SSC Freshman of the Year. Voting was conducted among the league's 11 head coaches.
Browning picks up his third consecutive All-SSC first-team selection as a utility player. The Lakeland, FL native is the Moccasins' number one starting pitcher and is 8-2 on the season with a 3.31 earned run average and 97 strikeouts in 92.1 innings. He needs just three more strikeouts to become just the seventh pitcher in Moccasin history to record 100 or more strikeouts in back-to-back seasons (Browning struck out 107 in 2017). While not pitching, Browning starts in right field and leads the conference with a .456 batting average and is second with a .521 on-base percentage.
Marze makes the first-team as a designated hitter. Playing his first full collegiate season as a hitter, Marze is second in the league with 61 RBI, third with 19 home runs, and is tied for third with 53 runs scored. His 19 homer is just one shy of tying Jhalan Jackson's school record of 20 hit in 2015. The Sunset, LA native has hit three grand slams this season and has been hit by a pitch a
Hintzen has been unbeatable of the Moccasin bullpen, earning first-team honors as a relief pitcher. He is second in the NCAA Division II with 12 wins (12-0) – all coming in relief. He also has one save. He is 11th in the nation with a Sunshine State Conference-best 1.76 earned run average and 12 in the NCAA-II with a 7.31 strikeout to walk ratio. This past weekend, Hintzen picked up a win and a save as the Mocs took the regular season finale series as Tampa, which entered the series with a 21-game conference win streak.
Villaman earns second-team honors at shortstop. The St. Cloud, FL native is hitting .335 on the season while leading the conference with six triples. He is part of a Moccasin infield that has started each of Moccasins' 49 games this season. He leads the Moccasins with 12 stolen bases and is in the top five on the team in runs scored, hits, and runs batted in. At shortstop, he has committed just six errors on the season in 192 total chances for a .969 fielding percentage.
Teter becomes the just the fifth Moccasin to be named the SSC Freshman of the Year and the first since Ken Wadsworth in 2005 (the first FSC player to be so honored was Lance Niekro, who is now the head coach of the Moccasins. Teter has 10 home runs this season and the first freshman Moccasin in school history to have 10 or more home runs. The Moccasin finished the regular season with 69 hits in 196 at-bats for a .352 batting average. Teter led Florida Southern in hits while finishing second in at-bats, batting average, runs, doubles, and runs batted in.
Florida Southern is the number one seed and host team for the NCAA Division II South Regional Tournament which begins Thursday with games at 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm. The Moccasins, which are 39-9-1 on the season, play their first game on Friday at 3 p.m.
SUNSHINE STATE CONFERENCE
2018 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
Player of the Year = Patrick Dorian, Lynn
Pitcher of the Year = David Lebron, Tampa
Freshman of the Year = Jacob Teter, Florida Southern
Coach of the Year = Joe Urso, Tampa
|2018 All-SSC Baseball First Team|
|1B||Dylan Harris||Nova Southeastern||Sr.||Land O'Lakes, Florida|
|2B||Kyle Marsh||Embry-Riddle||Jr.||Port Orange, Florida|
|3B||Darren Miller||Tampa||Sr.||Key West, Florida|
|SS||Patrick Dorrian||Lynn||Sr.||Kingston, New York|
|C||Jake Anchia||Nova Southeastern||Jr.||Miami Lakes, Florida|
|DH||Hayden Marze||Florida Southern||Jr.||Sunset, Louisiana|
|OF||Andrew Liberty||Nova Southeastern||Sr.||Boca Raton, Florida|
|OF||Nick DeTringo||Tampa||Jr.||Ruskin, Florida|
|OF||Samuel Duran||Nova Southeastern||Jr.||Melbourne, Florida|
|OF||Kyle Guttveg||Embry-Riddle||So.||Palm City, Florida|
|UT||Logan Browning||Florida Southern||Sr.||Lakeland, Florida|
|RP||J.T. Hintzen||Florida Southern||Sr.||Old Greenwich, Connecticut|
|SP||David Lebron||Tampa||Sr.||Homestead, Florida|
|SP||Keven Pimentel||Tampa||Jr.||Huntington Station, New York|
|SP||Devin Conn||Nova Southeastern||So.||Parkland, Florida|
|SP||Jordan Pendleton||Saint Leo||Sr.||Palm Harbor, Florida|
|2018 All-SSC Baseball Second Team|
|1B||Harrison Bragg||Tampa||Sr.||Lakewood, Washington|
|2B||Drew Ehrhard||Tampa||So.||Tampa, Florida|
|3B||Raul Quintero||Florida Tech||So.||Weston, Florida|
|SS||Omar Villaman||Florida Southern||Sr.||St. Cloud, Florida|
|C||Brett Coffel||Saint Leo||Jr.||Clermont, Florida|
|OF||Jonathan Quintana||Barry||Sr.||Miami Lakes, Florida|
|OF||Zach Howard||Embry-Riddle||Jr.||Land O'Lakes, Florida|
|OF||Andrew Rapoza||Barry||So.||New Bedford, Massachusetts|
|OF||Amir Wright||Saint Leo||So.||Griffith, Indiana|
|DH||Paul Salata||Barry||Jr.||Norwalk, Connecticut|
|UT||Peyton Isaacson||Saint Leo||Jr.||Galesburg, Illinois|
|RP||Mark Moclair||Tampa||Jr.||Seffner, Florida|
|SP||Rigo Beltran||Lynn||Sr.||Delray Beach, Florida|
|SP||Mikhail Cazenave||Palm Beach Atlantic||Sr.||Gadsden, Alabama|
|SP||Dillon McCollough||Eckerd||Jr.||Deltona, Florida|
|SP||Brady Acker||Nova Southeastern||Jr.||Coral Springs, Florida|