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