MELBOURNE, FL – For the second time in her career, Florida Southern senior Jessica Trana has been voted All-Sunshine State Conference, and freshman Celia Higgins also earned a spot on the All-SSC Team in a vote of league coaches. Trana was a first team selection at designated player as a freshman in 2016 and again this year, and Higgins was a second team pick at third base.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Playing in the final games of their college careers, Florida Southern’s senior class rose up Thursday afternoon and gave the Moccasins their biggest win of the season. Zierra Flodman’s two-run single highlighted a four-run third inning, and Kelli Gault emerged from the bullpen to protect a one-run lead with 3.1 scoreless innings as Florida Southern upset second-ranked West Florida, 4-3 in game one Thursday. In game two, the Moccasins got more than eight shutout innings from another of their senior pitchers, Aubrey Ehlers, but the Argonauts scored in the top of the ninth for a 1-0 win.
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College held its annual Athletic Academic Awards Banquet on Monday evening as it recognized its top student-athletes in an event held at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. More than 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and invited guests were in attendance.
Flodman Stars on Senior Day but Seventh-Inning Triple Gives No. 5 Florida Tech 3-2 Win over Moccasins in Home Finale
LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern’s senior catcher Zierra Flodman could do no wrong in the final home game of her career Friday by going 4-for-4 and even throwing out two runners attempting to steal on the same play at one point. However, 5th-ranked Florida Tech tied the game twice after falling behind, and eventually won it on an RBI triple by Melinda Rule in the top of the seventh for a 3-2 victort over the Moccasins.
Dewith Collects Four Hits in Doubleheader but Florida Tech Wins Twice; Series Finale Set for 10:00 Friday Morning
LAKELAND, FL – Jadin Dewith had a pair of two-hit games for Florida Southern Thursday night, but No. 5 Florida Tech snapped a scoreless tie with four runs in the third inning of game one, and snapped a 1-1 tie with four runs in the fourth inning of game two for 8-0 and 7-1 wins over the Moccasins. The second game was stopped in the top of the seventh inning by rain, but is official, leaving the teams only one game to complete the series on Friday. That game has been moved up to 10 a.m. in an attempt to beat more rain that is expected by early afternoon.
LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern and Florida Tech have agreed to alter their schedule for the upcoming series at Chris Bellotto Field due to the likelihood of inclement weather on Friday. The Moccasins and Panthers have moved the start of Thursday game up to 5 p.m. with the potential of playing a doubleheader that night as time permits. The plan is to then play a single game, weather permitting, on Friday beginning at noon.
Moccasins Nearly Pull Off Incredible Comeback in Game Two, but PBA Holds on to Win Both Ends of Saturday Doubleheader
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – With a three-run first inning, Palm Beach Atlantic went on to a 5-0 win over Florida Southern in game one Saturday, but a 5-0 Sailfish lead in game two was barely enough to contain the Moccasins. After falling behind 5-0 again in the nightcap, the Mocs scored four times in the top of the seventh and had the winning run on base before falling 5-4.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Palm Beach Atlantic scored three times in the first inning and added another run in the second to take early control of the game as the Sailfish went on to a 7-1 win over Florida Southern in the opener of their three-game series.
Beacham and Weldon Combine for Shutout in Game One as Florida Southern Splits Doubleheader with Saint Leo
LAKELAND – Kristen Beacham got the Moccasins through some tough spots early, Jenna Weldon came through at the end, and Lindsey Wilson provided a late-inning spark for the offense, to help give Florida Southern a 4-0 win over Saint Leo in game one of their Thursday night doubleheader. The Lions took game two, 8-0 in five innings to give the teams a split.
LAKELAND – College softball has changed dramatically in the last decade or so, with teams scoring and hitting more than they have at any time in the history of the game. But for one night at least, Florida Southern and Saint Leo seemed to stepped back in time for an old-school pitcher’s duel that brought back memories of some of their classic battles from years gone by. Florida Southern’s Aubrey Ehlers and Saint Leo’s Auria Mounts took a scoreless game into extra innings where the Lions scored an unearned run in the top of the ninth to take a 1-0 victory.