“To win it, you not only have to be good, you must play near the top of your capabilities asRead more
# D1 D2 D3 1 Southern Nevada LSU Eunice Tyler 2 Wabash Valley Pearl River Bergen 3 McLennan NOC-TonkawaRead more
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
Lake Sumter States-Naphis LlanosRead more
If you follow division 2 junior college baseball then you know about this district. Out on the east coast taking names. They are in a weird spot solely because the Florida teams go and play cream of the crop down in Florida. While the teams up north end up playing the likes of Florence Darlington Tech, and Spartanburg Methodist who are national powers year in and year out.
The district’s last National Championship game was back in 2008 when Lenior took home the runner up trophy. There has also not been back to back winners. Pasco-Hernando took the world by storm in 2019 finishing 3rd in Enid losing their games to the #1 team going into the tournament in Pearl Rivers, and eventual Champions NOC-Enid, they happened to make a trip in 2014. Brunswick took trips to Enid in 2018, 2016, and 2013. Pitt took a trip in 2017; Catawba Valley went in 2015, and 2012. And Southeastern (NC) made a trip in 2011 to wrap up the past decade.
The talent as well as the talent across the rest of the country is at an all time high. It is lead by:
Catawba Valley’s- Colt Byars, Mason Herbert, and Javier Martinez
Patrick Henry’s- Max Harper, and Drew Harfow
Bryant & Stratton’s- Jose Carzola, Carson Arguin, and Caleb Pittman
Brunswick’s- Alex Reed, Cam Murphy, and Ethan Haislip
Paul D. Camp- Carlos Bland, Jared Sowalter, and Quincy SippioRead more
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)Read more