Div. 1- South Atlantic District Preview (Reg. 8)

When people think of junior college baseball there are generally 3 states/areas people will say if they do not know much about it. Texas anywhere, Arizona, and then Florida. And they are not wrong in that simple thought. Florida year in and year out has some of the top Teams, Players, and Prospects in the country. 

In the past 10 years, the winner of this district has played in a National Title game 5 times (Chipola 2018, 2019), Northwest Florida State (2015), Miami Dade (2014), and Palm Beach State (2013). And took home 3 National Titles (Chipola 2018, 2019 and Northwest Florida State (2015). 

On the Tallent Side of this District we could sit here for days and talk about each team in length but here is some of the top names out in florida this year:

Florida Southwestern States- Luis Tuero and Carter Cunningham

Chipolas- Bo Bonds, Cam Gray, and Andrew Baker

Santa Fes-Luis Rodriguez and Johnathan Logsdon

St. Petersburg's-Chris Williams

State College of Florida's-Cole Ayers, Tucker Mitchell, and Rook Ellington

Northwest Florida's-Dylan DeLucia, Nasir Fredrick, and Tyler Kehoe

Gulf Coasts-Justin Kelley, and Dallen Leach

St. Johns Rives- Dawson Gause

Central Florida's-Nick Calero, Mason Ronan, and Logan Adams

Hillsboroughs-Adrian Mella

Lake Sumter States-Naphis Llanos

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Div. 1- South Atlantic District Preview (Reg. 8)

Last year Chipola was on the hunt for a 3rd Straight National Title which is something that has not happened at the NJCAA Div. 1 level since the 1980s where San Jac won 3 in a row from 1985-1987. Them winning 2 in a row was also the first time that it has happened since 1999-2000 where Grayson won back to back titles. 

Previous Winners: ‘19 Chipola, ‘18 Chipola (National Champs), ‘17 Chipola (National Champs), ‘16 Santa Fe, ‘15 Northwest Florida (National Champs), ‘14 Miami Dade (National Runner-Up), ‘13 Palm Beach State (National Runner Up), ‘12 Polk State, ‘11 Chipola, ‘10 State College of Florida

As always the State of Florida is loaded with talent and of course, this year is no different. Leading the way this year is Justice Thompson (North Carolina) from Northwest Florida takes home the Pre-Season Player of the Year Honors. Where State College of Florias Jake Smith takes home the Pre-Season Pitcher of the Year. Both Jake and Justice were Ranked in the Top 101 as well as were Both Preseason All-Americans.

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Div 2-South Atlantic Preview (Reg. 8 & 10)

After making it out of Florida last year Pasco-Hernando headed up north to take on Region 10. They lost their first game in North Carolina then went on to rattle off 6 wins in 4 days to claim the South Atlantic District Crown. Once in Enid, they took care of Lackawanna, then lost to the #1 seed Pearl River. They then battled back through the losers bracket to face Pearl River again in which they one 13-12. In the Semifinals they took on the eventual National Champs NOC-Enid. They took the first game 12-11 in 10 innings and then lost in 7 15-6. They finished tied for 3rd 

Previous Winners: ‘19 Pasco-Hernando, ‘18 Brunswick, ‘17 Pitt, ‘16 Brunswick

The Pre-Season Honors for this district go to Brunswick’s Kolby Mackinnon for the Pre-Season Player of the Year. While the Pre-Season Pitcher goes to Catawba Valley’s Blake Dockery (Charlotte) 

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2021 Division 2 Junior College World Series

“To win it, you not only have to be good, you must play near the top of your capabilities as

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2021 Division 3 Junior College World Series Preview

District Noah’s Preseason Pick Chris’s Preseason Pick Actual Winner Great Lakes DuPage DuPage Owens Mid-Atlantic Rockingham Rockingham Rockingham North Niagara

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