Florida Collegiate Summer League

    Ligthtning Run-Rule League's Top Dawgs, 12-2

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER PARK, Fla. -- The Leesburg Lightning (12-17) played a rare Sunday game against the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (26-3) at the friendly confines of Pat Thomas Stadium.    As they do so often, the Diamond Dawgs scored first. A sacrifice fly from Luke Reidy (Rollins) put the Dawgs up 1-0 in the first inning. A second inning homer from Gerardo Miranda (North Alabama) doubled the Winter...


    Florida League Weekly Recap #7

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Winter Park continues to assert their dominance over the rest of the league, ending Week Seven with a 26-4 record. With two weeks of regular season play remaining, the Dawgs have ten games scheduled, and are in great shape to set a new record for regular season wins. The current best mark belongs to the 2017 Sanford River Rats, who went 30-12 and went on to win the championship. DeLand i...


    Dawgs go quiet in 12-2 loss to Leesburg

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    LEESBURG, Fla.- The high noon sky was not kind to the Dawgs on Sunday afternoon as Winter Park dropped a game at Leesburg 12-2. It was a rare ugly day for the Diamond Dawgs as the bats were stifled in the defeat. The Dawgs got off to a positive start n the top of the first inning as Luke Reidy kicked the scoring off with an RBI single to give Winter Park a 1-0 lead. The Dawgs added another run in...


    Squeeze Can’t Complete Comeback Against Scorpions

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score MINNEOLA, Fla. - The Seminole County Scorpions (6-22-1) bested the Winter Garden Squeeze (4-24-1), 7-5, in a back-and-forth contest at Lake Minneola High School Sunday morning. The Scorpions struck first in the top of the second inning following a sacrifice fly by Fausto Lopez (Middle Tennessee). The Squeeze immediately responded in the bottom half of the inning, taking their first and...


    George Homers Twice In Scorpions Win Over Squeeze

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score MINNEOLA, Fla-- Anthony George (Jacksonville) and starting pitcher Cooper Mountcastle (St. Leo) came up large for the Seminole County Scorpions in the 7-5 win over the Winter Garden Squeeze Sunday morning at Lake Minneola High School.  George has been a key piece in the Scorpions lineup all summer long, and in this game, he continued to show why. He went three for five with two ho...


    Rats capture both wins in double-header to sweep the Squeeze

    Date:07/14/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, FL — Saturday night’s matchup between the Sanford River Rats and the Winter Garden Squeeze featured a double-header in which the River Rats won both affairs. The River Rats won the defensive battle in the first game 2-1 and then secured the 4-1 victory in game two.   Game one was highlighted by the 2019 debut for the River Rats Josh Crouch (UCF) who recorded a sacrifice...


    Dawgs power their way past Leesburg, 13-3

    Date:07/14/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER PARK, Fla.- It’s getting quite ridiculous to watch what this Winter Park team can do night in and night out. The Diamond Dawgs exploded for 13 runs on Saturday night to defeat the visiting Leesburg Lightning 13-3. Jack Wolgast (Southeastern), Victor Gotay (Keiser) and Jordan Delucia combined to throw eight dominant innings and only allowing three runs on two hits (those runs came off ...


    Squeeze Drop Doubleheader to River Rats in Sanford

    Date:07/14/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Game 1 | Game 2 SANFORD, Fla. - Despite keeping one of the top offenses in the FCSL at bay, the Winter Garden Squeeze (4-23-1) dropped two to the Sanford River Rats (17-13) in a doubleheader at Sanford Memorial Stadium Saturday. Game one featured a low-scoring affair that saw both offenses combine for just three runs on six hits over seven innings. The River Rats scored first in the top of the t...


    Scorpions Swept By Suns In Season Series

    Date:07/14/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla-- The Seminole County Scorpions fell twice to the DeLand Suns Saturday at Melching Field. In-game one, the Suns won a back-and-forth game in 11 innings by a score of 13-12, and in-game two, they were able to come through with a big inning late to win 10-3.  Game One Box Score The first three innings of this ballgame were played at Sanford Memorial Stadium on Friday night, with t...


    Suns Sweep Scorpions, Tie Franchise Win Record

    Date:07/13/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- The DeLand Suns tied a franchise record with their 23rd regular season victory on Saturday night, thanks to a doubleheader sweep of the Seminole County Scorpions. The Suns won the first game, which had been continued from Friday night, 13-12 in eleven innings, before finishing off their eighth straight win over the Scorpions with a 10-3 triumph in the nightcap. The first game of the...


    Lightning Fall To Diamond Dawgs 13-3

    Date:07/13/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER PARK, Fla. -- The Leesburg Lightning (12-17) returned to The First Academy in Orlando on Saturday night to face the team with the best record in the Florida League, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (26-3). The Lightning were run-ruled in eight innings. The Lightning found themselves in an early hole for the second straight game, as the Dawgs got a two-run single from Luke Reidy (Rollins) that...


    Top Prospects Headed to North Carolina for Showcase

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    After consulting all six head coaches, the Florida League staff has selected thirty of the Florida League's top prospects to participate in the 7th annual Southeast Collegiate Prospect Showcase. This year's event will take place at the USA National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.  Starting in 2013, the Prospect Showcase gave professional scouts an opportunity to see the bes...


    Dawgs roll over Lightning, 6-2

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER PARK, Fla.- New opponent, same result. It doesn’t seem to matter which team takes the field against the Diamond Dawgs, as Winter Park continues to roll over Florida League competition. The Leesburg Lightning become the latest victim for the Dawgs, as Winter Park won 6-2 on Thursday night. This Winter Park team continues to score early and put opponents away. More of the same occurred...


    Diamond Dawgs Too Much For Lightning in 6-2 Defeat

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER PARK, Fla. -- The Leesburg Lightning (12-16) travelled to The First Academy in Orlando to face the league’s top club, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (25-3).  The Lightning found themselves in an early hole, as the Dawgs hung two runs on the board in the game’s first inning. Winter Park pushed two runs across via a wild pitch and an RBI single by Jack Matero (Manhattanville)...


    Scorps Score Once In Loss To Suns

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score  DELAND, Fla-- The Seminole County Scorpions fell to the DeLand Suns 8-1 Thursday night at Melching Field at Conrad Park. A six-run fourth inning fueled the Suns to the win. The Suns jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning. After Scorpions starting pitcher Marcus McKoy (St. Thomas) retired the first two batters, Mark Townsend (Stetson) worked a walk. Peter Hu...


    River Rats use big fifth inning to complete comeback over Squeeze

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, FL — After falling behind 3-0 after four innings, the Sanford River Rats stormed back to defeat the Winter Garden Squeeze 5-3 thanks to a four-run bottom of the fifth. The big half-inning for the River Rats was highlighted by a three-run home run by River Rats catcher Humberto Torres (FIU) on Thursday night.   Torres didn’t record his first hit of the year until Ju...


    Jackson Homers, but Squeeze Fall to River Rats, 5-3

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score SANFORD, Fla. - Despite getting ahead early, the Winter Garden Squeeze (4-21-1) fell to the Sanford River Rats (15-13), 5-3, at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium Thursday night. Peter Weil (North Georgia) got the start for the Squeeze, and he continued his string of solid performances, retiring the first 12 batters he faced. Winter Garden backed him up offensively through the first fou...


    Big Fourth Inning Pushes Suns Past Scorps

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- The DeLand Suns moved their 2019 record against the Seminole County Scorpions to 6-0 on Thursday night, rolling past the Scorpions 8-0 at Melching Field in DeLand. The Suns used a six-run fourth inning to put away Seminole County and earn their 21st victory of the summer. A two-out rally helped DeLand jump on top in the bottom of the first inning. Mark Townsend (Stetson) drew a walk...


    Dawgs secure season and series sweep over Squeeze

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER PARK, Fla.- The Diamond Dawgs came into the all-star break knowing that they would have to duplicate their first-half success, in order to finish the year out strong. So far, so good. Winter Park completed the series and season sweep of the Winter Garden Squeeze on Wednesday night with a 11-1 victory. The offense continues to be the best in the league and starter Jaylyn Whitehead (UCF) just...


    Squeeze Swept by Diamond Dawgs

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score WINTER PARK, Fla. - The Winter Garden Squeeze (4-20-1) was defeated 11-1 in seven innings by the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (24-3) at The First Academy Wednesday night. The Squeeze got off to a good start, with FCSL All-Star Dalton Shuffield (Texas State) leading off the game with a double. However, Winter Garden was unable to capitalize, leaving him stranded at second on the heels of b...


    Lightning Squander Opportunities in 7-5 Loss

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    LEESBURG, Fla. -- The Leesburg Lightning (12-15) took on the DeLand Suns (20-9) on Tuesday night at Pat Thomas Stadium for game two of the series between the two clubs.    The Suns scratched the first run across on a Garett Wallace (South Carolina Upstate) RBI single. DeLand was on top 1-0 after two quick innings.   The third inning was the start of a big night for DeLand’...


    Burke Leads Suns Past Leesburg

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    LEESBURG, Fla.- The DeLand Suns clinched their second straight season of 20 or more wins on Tuesday night, as the Suns held off the Leesburg Lightning, 7-5, at Pat Thomas Stadium. The Suns never trailed in their final trip of the regular season to Pat Thomas Stadium, and forced a Wednesday rubber match in DeLand. DeLand jumped out to a lead in the top of the second inning, taking a 1-0 lead they ...


    Dawgs sweep double-header against Squeeze 7-1,6-3

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER GARDEN, Fla.- It was a successful start to the second half of the season for the Diamond Dawgs, as Winter Park swept a doubleheader against Winter Garden, 7-1 and 6-3. James Hoelle (Rollins) impressed in his start, throwing six innings of two-hit ball and only allowing one run. GAME ONE: Winter Park has a knack for scoring first in games and they once again achieved that on Tuesday, as t...


    Squeeze Drop Two to First-Place Diamond Dawgs

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Game 1 Box | Game 2 Box MINNEOLA, Fla. - The second half of the season officially began at Lake Minneola High School Tuesday night as the Winter Garden Squeeze (4-19-1) took on the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (24-3) in a doubleheader. The Diamond Dawgs stayed hot and took two from the Squeeze, winning by final scores of 7-1 and 6-3, respectively. Game one started as a pitchers’ duel between ...


    Rats allow seven runs in fourth to fall 10-3 to Scorpions

    Date:07/09/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, FL — A seven-run bottom of the fourth inning for the Seminole County Scorpions lifted them to a 10-3 over the Sanford River Rats on Monday night,   The Sanford River Rats recorded 11 hits on the night, but the River Rats were unable to advance runners home.    For the Scorpions, all of their runs came in the third through fifth innings including the seven-run four...


    Seven-Run Fourth Lifts Scorps Past Rats

    Date:07/09/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

      Box Score  SANFORD, Fla-- The Seminole County Scorpions defeated the Sanford River Rats 10-3 Monday night at Sanford Memorial Stadium. A big fourth inning and a dominant pitching performance by Christian Simon (Montevallo) was the difference in this one.  Simon was nothing short of spectacular on the mound for Seminole County Monday night. He struck out 10 batters, and only all...


    Missed Opportunities Sink Suns

    Date:07/08/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    LEESBURG, Fla.- The DeLand Suns dropped a 7-3 decision to the Leesburg Lightning Monday night at Pat Thomas Stadium. The Suns left runners in scoring position in six of the game's nine innings, leading to the defeat. The game featured a nearly hour-long weather delay due to lightning in the Leesburg area. Leesburg started the scoring with one run in the bottom of the first, taking a lead they...


    Lightning Win 7-3 Behind Mathis's Record Night

    Date:07/08/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    LEESBURG, Fla. -- The Lightning (12-14) looked to get the second half of the season off to a good start as the club played host to the DeLand Suns (19-9).  The Bolts started the contest off with a bang. After a perfect inning from Lightning starting pitcher Josh Hancock (Florida A&M), the Lightning struck first when Tate Mathis (North Alabama) came around to score on an error after a one...


    Florida League Weekly Recap #6

    Date:07/08/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Team's places in the standings remain unchanged from last week after a short week number six. Winter Park suffered a rare loss at the hands of the River Rats, but still finished above .500 for the week. DeLand swept the Squeeze to help bolster their second place status. The Rats took a game from the Scorpions in addition to their Winter Park win to keep their slim lead over the Lightning in th...


    River Rats shine in All-Star Game as Cande wins MVP

    Date:07/08/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, FL — Just like he has been doing all season long, Sanford River Rats outfielder Jarrod Cande (Florida Southern) took Sunday afternoon’s All-Star Game by storm and was named the MVP of the game.    The FCSL All-Star Game featured eight Sanford River Rats on the East All-Star team after Justin Farmer (FIU) was unable to participate and was replaced by DeLand Suns pla...