Florida Collegiate Summer League

    Support the Florida League on #GivingTuesday

    Date:11/27/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Dear Florida League Fans, Friends, Alumni and Supporters,    Happy Holidays to you and your family! Today is Giving Tuesday and we are asking for your financial support as we close out 2018. The Florida League is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization which means your contribution is tax deductible. It costs approximately $700,000 to run our six collegiate league teams and all of...


    MLB Players, Local Supporters Face Off at Celebrity Golf Tournament

    Date:11/14/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Golfers and local supporters attended the eleventh annual Florida League Celebrity Golf Tournament over the weekend at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park. The annual event is the Florida League’s biggest fundraiser. As a 501c3 non-profit, it takes a budget of roughly $750,000 to operate the League each year. The goal of the golf tournament is to raise 10% of that number. Thanks to...


    Florida League Announces Two Presenting Sponsors for Celebrity Golf Tournament

    Date:11/01/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Longwood, FL – In just over a week’s time, the Florida League will be hosting our annual Celebrity Golf Tournament in Winter Park, FL.  In preparation for the exclusive event the Florida League is pleased to announce a partnership with both DS Holdings and Zizmer-Jones Private Wealth Management Group of Raymond James for the 2018 Celebrity Golf Tournament. The two companies will b...


    High School Invitational and Spring Training

    Date:10/19/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    For the 12th consecutive season, the Florida League is pleased to host the High School Invitational. There will be four weeks of play in 2019: - March 11-15 - March 18-22 - March 25-29 - April 15-19 Over the past decade, this event has transformed into one of the premier amateur baseball competitions in the entire country. More than 140 schools from seventeen different states have participated, c...


    Pro Ball Update

    Date:09/24/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    By the end of the 2018 Minor League season, a total of 90 former Florida League players found themselves on affiliated roster. There were 11 in rookie ball, 14 in short season, 11 at Class A, 9 at Advanced A, 22 at Double-A, 10 in Triple-A, and 13 in the MLB. The 2018 draft class saw twenty players drafted and signed by pro clubs. Entering their first year in the pro ranks, a number of players ha...


    Valoy Named Summer Collegiate All-American

    Date:08/23/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DeLAND, Fla.- DeLand Suns lefthander Jesus Valoy (Miami Dade) was honored by Perfect Game USA and Rawlings as a Summer Collegiate Honorable Mention All-American on Thursday.  Valoy was the only player in the Florida League to be named an All-American, and is the first FCSL player to be recognized since former DeLand Sun Jay Hayes was named an Honorable Mention All-American in the outfield in...


    Anderson Tabbed as Florida League MVP

    Date:08/17/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    The Florida League board of directors has voted Aaron Anderson of the Winter Garden Squeeze as the 2018 Florida League MVP.  Anderson joined the Squeeze after a strong freshman campaign at Flagler College. From day one, head coach Jay Welsh had Anderson slotted into the lineup as his starting first baseman. The move paid off as Anderson turned into a hitting machine. The switch-hitting soph ...


    Nunez Selected as League's Top Pitcher

    Date:08/17/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    The Florida League Board of Directors has voted Sanford's Vlad Nunez as the 2018 Cy Young Award winner.  Nunez spent his second summer in Sanford as a member of the River Rats. He was a bit late to the show after traveling to the Super Regional in Chapel Hill with his Stetson Hatters. Once he arrived though, he was lights out.  The senior righty appeared in seven games for Sanford,...


    Scorpions' Oset Named Top Relief Pitcher

    Date:08/16/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    University of New Orleans RHP Mat Oset of the Seminole County Scorpions has been named the 2018 Relief Pitcher of the Year, as voted on by the Florida League Board of Directors.  For the second straight year, Oset was tabbed as the closer for the Scorpions. Featuring a low 90s fastball and a hammer curve, Oset was tremendous at missing bats all summer long. In 10.2 innings of work durin...


    DeLand's Rick Hall Named Coach of the Year

    Date:08/09/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    A Florida League team had never gone from last place in one season, to league champions in the next. Until this year. DeLand Suns head coach Rick Hall guided the DeLand franchise to its second league championship, and has been selected by the league as the 2018 Florida Collegiate Summer League Coach of the Year. It is Hall's second such honor, with the first coming during the Suns' first...


    All-Florida League Team Announced

    Date:08/09/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    After another successful season in Central Florida, the Florida League front office is pleased to announce the All-Florida League Team. These players were selected for their excellent performance and attitude on the field.  Catcher Josh Crouch, State College of FL Sanford River Rats Crouch was an integral part of the Rats success on offense. The Rats led the league in home runs with 19...


    2018 Season in Review

    Date:08/08/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Another exciting season of summer baseball in Central Florida is in the books. The DeLand Suns were able to capture their second Whiting Cup after defeating the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs in a three-game series to end the year. But before that moment, there were plenty of notable team and individual performances to recognize.  - The Leesburg Lightning held firm at the top of the standing...


    CHAMPIONS! Suns Ride "The Sixth" to Second FCSL Title

    Date:08/07/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- In DeLand Suns lore, they'll talk about "The Sixth" for long time. The DeLand Suns claimed the 2018 Florida Collegiate Summer League Championship with a 12-1 victory over the Winter Park DiamondDawgs in Game 3 of the championship series on Monday night at Melching Field. The Suns scored nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to turn a 3-1 nailbiter into a 12-1 run...


    Dawgs Lose Game 3 and Championship to Deland

    Date:08/06/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore DELAND, Fla (Aug. 6, 2018) – The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs put up a fight all postseason, but dropped the final game of the season to lose the FCSL Championship Series in game three by a score of 12-1.  The Deland Suns take home their second championship in franchise history. Winter Park began the night well as the leadoff batter Robbie Scott (Lake Sumter) worked a walk on fi...


    Dawgs Win Game Two in FCSL Championship Series

    Date:08/05/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore WINTER PARK, Fla (Aug. 5, 2018) – Once again with their backs against the wall, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs live to see another day as they defeat the Deland Suns 7-5 as they win game two of the FCSL Championship Series.  The victory sends the championship series to a game three which will decide the champion in this best-of-three series that is tied at one game a side. Gam...


    Suns Fall to Dawgs in Game 2

    Date:08/05/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER PARK, Fla.- One game will decide the Florida League championship, as the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs took Game 2 of the FCSL Finals against the DeLand Suns, 7-5, at Bishop Moore High School on Sunday night. The Dawgs rallied from deficits of 3-0 and 4-3 to force a decisive Game 3 in DeLand on Monday night. The game got off to a great start for the Suns, who scored three runs in the top of th...


    Combined Shutout Puts Suns up 1-0 in Finals

    Date:08/05/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- The DeLand Suns moved onto the doorstep of their first Florida League championship in six years on Saturday night with a 4-0 victory over the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs at Melching Field. The victory was DeLand's fifth straight, dating back to the final two games of the regular season. For the second straight game, the Suns got on the board in the first inning to take a lead they...


    Dawgs Can't Get Clutch Hit, Drop Game 1 to Suns

    Date:08/04/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore DELAND, Fla (Aug. 4, 2018) – The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs visited the Deland Suns to play game one of a best-of-three series for the Florida Collegiate Summer League Championship.  Game one ended with the Suns taking a 4-0 victory who are now just one win away from becoming the 2018 FCSL champions. As expected, the game was tight throughout.  Robbie Scott (Lake Sumter) ...


    Winter Park and DeLand Square Off for Championship

    Date:08/04/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    After a pair of exciting playoff matchups, there are two teams remaining in the fight for the 2018 Florida League championship.  The DeLand Suns (22-16) held strong as the #2 seed throughout must of the summer, and were able to sweep the #3 Sanford River Rats (18-20-1) in two games. Cy Young candidate Jesus Valoy (Miami Dade) twirled a gem on Tuesday night against the Rats, allowing only one...


    Dawgs Advance to Florida League Championship

    Date:08/03/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore LEESBURG, Fla. (Aug. 3, 2018) – A win or go home situation for both teams in game three between the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs and the Leesburg Lightning needed extra innings to decide who would move on.  In the end, Winter Park pulled out the upset over the top seeded Lightning 7-6 in a thrilling 11 innings to earn a trip to the FCSL Championship. The first pitch of the game ...


    Leesburg’s Season Ends in Extra Innings Thriller

    Date:08/03/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Leesburg, FL – One play, maybe two. That’s how close the Leesburg Lightning were to securing a spot in the Florida League championship on Friday night. A bittersweet 7-6 loss, but a loss nonetheless, ended the season for the Lightning, who should no doubt be proud of their effort this season. Leesburg Head Coach Rich Billings was proud of his team, who he said proved they could be spe...


    Reigning No More: Suns Sweep Rats, Head to FCSL Finals

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, Fla.- For the first time in six years, the DeLand Suns will play for a Florida League championship. The Suns locked up the first spot in the 2018 FCSL Championship Series with a 5-1 victory over the Sanford River Rats on Thursday night, offically dethroning the 2017 Florida League Champions on their home field. The win completed a 2-0 series sweep for the Suns, who gave up just two runs ...


    Dawgs Bite Back; Upset Leesburg to Even Series

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore WINTER PARK, Fla (Aug. 2, 2018) – Game two of the first round between the Leesburg Lightning and Winter Park Diamond Dawgs saw another close contests decided by just one run.  This time, Winter Park won by a score of 3-2 to even the series and set up a win or go home situation for both teams on Friday night. The start of the game was moved up to 6 p.m. to accommodate a power ...


    Rats' Season Ends with 5-1 Loss to Suns

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

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    Lightning Fall 3-2 to Set Up Win Or Go Home Game 3 With Diamond Dawgs

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Winter Park, FL - 11. That's the number of runners that the Leesburg Lightning left on base in their Game 2 loss to the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs on Thursday night. Only two runs crossed the plate for the visiting Lightning despite putting up 12 hits as they lost to the fourth-seeded Diamond Dawgs, 3-2. Winter Park got all three of their runs in separate innings, starting with a sol...


    Aaron Anderson With A Record Breaking Season

    Date:08/01/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER GARDEN,Fla (August 1, 2018) – Although the Winter Garden Squeeze couldn’t clinch a seed in playoffs, Aaron Anderson (Flagler) was able to walk away from Winter Garden as a new record holder in the Florida College Summer League.  Before Anderson, the record for highest batting average (min. 100 AB) was .430, held by Sanford River Rat Omar Villaman, in 2016. Anderson ended h...


    Advantage, DeLand: Suns Top Rats in Game One

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- The DeLand Suns moved within one win of their first trip to the FCSL Finals in six years on Tuesday night after a 2-1 victory over the Sanford River Rats in Game 1 of the Florida League Playoffs. The Suns rode yet another stellar outing from Jesus Valoy (Miami Dade) and some timely baserunning to their first postseason victory since 2016. After three scoreless innings, Sanford got o...


    Williams Shines but Dawgs Shutout in Game 1

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore LEESBURG, Fla (July 31, 2018) – Game one of a three game series between the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs and the Leesburg Lightning was a tight one throughout.  In game one of round one, Leesburg would pull out a 1-0 victory and now just needs one more win in the next two games to advance to the championship round. Winter Park had a chance to get on the board in the third inning...


    Rats fall to Suns Despite Stellar Pitching

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

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    Lightning Take Game One Behind Shapiro’s Complete Game Masterpiece

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Leesburg, FL – On fire does not even begin to describe Joshua Shapiro (Marshall) on Tuesday night. The southpaw from Columbus, Ohio threw a complete game, two-hit shutout when his team needed it most to propel the Leesburg Lightning to a 1-0 series lead over the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs. The Diamond Dawgs could only manage one hit off of Shapiro through the first eight innings, but Leesbur...