Florida Collegiate Summer League

    5 Interns, 1 Family; Winter Garden Squeeze Interns 2018

    Date:06/27/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Photo courtesy of Steven Ryzewski, Senior Sports Editor for ObserverPreps.com. WINTER GARDEN, Fla (June 24 2018) – Heller Brothers Ballpark, a place that 28 college baseball players consider home during the summer, is also home to five others, who have also dedicated themselves to the Winter Garden Squeeze. Among these five individuals, you find yourself within great company, as these five ...


    Home Away From Home: Brophy & Sequera Experience the Host Family Life

    Date:06/26/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER PARK, Fla (June 24, 2018) – Players on teams in the FCSL come from all over the United States to spend a summer in beautiful Central Florida to play baseball.  Sometimes, it’s not as simple as that.  Players need to find a place to stay and live for the two to three months that they are playing. Luckily, there is a solution to this issue, and it spawns from the genero...


    Scorps shortened week ends without a win

    Date:06/24/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

      WHAT HAPPENED   A week that started out with a loss to Winter Garden ended with another loss to Sanford. Between weather delays, postponements and sporadic play, the Scorpions couldn’t piece together nine innings of baseball to gather a win. In the three games Seminole County played, the opposition was the victorious side each time.   It started at West Orange High Scho...


    Dawgs Drop Three of Four Contests This Week

    Date:06/24/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER PARK, Fla (June 24, 2018) – The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs finished a rough week with a record of 1-3.  The week included a few blowouts and an extra inning victory. On Monday, the Diamond Dawgs took their biggest loss of the season against the Sanford River Rats.  The game only lasted seven innings, as the FCSL mercy rule was applied in an 11-1 loss. Winter Park got o...


    Week 3 Recap: Squeeze Go 2-2

    Date:06/24/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER GARDEN, Fla (June 24 2018) – The Winter Garden Squeeze went an even 2-2 this past week, beating Seminole Country twice in a row at home, and fell to DeLand twice.  The Squeeze introduced a few new members over the course of the week, which included shortstop Pablo Cabrera (Florida Southern), pitcher Shane Haight (Saint Leo), and returning league MVP from last...


    Week 3 Recap: Leesburg Bullpen Borders On Un-Hittable During 4-0 Week

    Date:06/24/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Leesburg, FL - The Leesburg Lightning needed a walk-off wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth to beat the second-place DeLand Suns in the first game of the week. The next three came a bit easier. Leesburg outscored their opponents 31-6 through the final three games this week thanks to hot bats and great relief pitching from the entire bullpen. In fact, opposing teams failed to register a run ...


    Rats Start Clicking, Score 27 Runs in Week 3

    Date:06/24/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

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    Suns Win Wild One at Melching

    Date:06/23/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- In a back-and-forth battle between the DeLand Suns and the Winter Garden Squeeze on Saturday night, it was the Suns that landed the final blow. DeLand scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to secure a wild 13-12 victory over Winter Garden on Melching Field, keeping the Suns in second place and moving DeLand's winning streak over the Squeeze to four games. Early o...


    Scorps can’t find a win in #StadiumShowdown against Sanford on Saturday night

    Date:06/23/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    The Seminole County Scorpions were finally able to play a full nine-inning game for the first time since Tuesday. The results came back similar, with the Scorpions falling to their opponent.   This time the Sanford River Rats were the victorious party by defeating Seminole County, 8-2, on Saturday night at Sanford Memorial Stadium.   It was a close game through the first five innings...


    Rounded Attack Propels Rats to Victory

    Date:06/23/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none} Boxscore   SANFORD, Fla – On Randy Harvey Night in Sanford, the Sanford River Rats t...


    Winter Garden Loses To DeLand

    Date:06/23/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER GARDEN, Fla (June 23, 2018) – A rollercoaster ride of a game against DeLand left Winter Garden unable to leave the Suns territory with a win, falling behind by one, 13-12.  The Squeeze struggled on the pitcher’s mound, where seven of their pitchers saw the field. “The game was up and down each inning, and the pitchers were weaker than the hitters tonight, and that&rs...


    Dasher's Big Night Propels Lightning to 13th Straight Win

    Date:06/23/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Winter Park, FL - Ja'Kobi Dasher (Flagler) was 2-for-23 on the season and in the midst of a disappointing start to the summer. Then all of a sudden, he wasn't. Dasher unleashed a pair of three-run, no doubt home runs Saturday night, doubling his hit total and earning him his first six RBIs of the season. Dasher's two bombs were part of a four home run night for the Leesburg Lightn...


    Dawgs Give Up 10 Runs in Final Two Innings, Lose to Lightning 14-2

    Date:06/23/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore WINTER PARK, Fla (June 23, 2018) – The Leesburg Lightning showed once again why they are at the top of the league with only one loss, as they unloaded four home runs and beat the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs in Winter Park on Saturday night by a score of 14-2 in seven innings. Saturday was meant to feature a double header between the visiting Lightning and Winter Park.  Game one...


    Winter Park Loses 9-2 to Lightning in Friday's Game

    Date:06/22/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore LEESBURG, Fla (June 22, 2018) – The Diamond Dawgs couldn’t break the Lightning’s winning streak as they extend it to 12 games with a 9-2 win over Winter Park.  Manager Chuck Schall’s squad gets two chances to break that 12 game winning streak tomorrow, as the Diamond Dawgs host a double header. Winter Park struggled with leaving runners on base again, as the...


    Suns Stymie Squeeze in Seven

    Date:06/22/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER GARDEN, Fla.- The DeLand Suns used a pair of big innings to move back into second place in the FCSL on Friday night, claiming an 8-4 victory over the Winter Garden Squeeze at West Orange High School. The game was delayed nearly two hours by rain and lightning, and was thus shortened to a seven inning contest. The first run of the game was plated by the Squeeze in the bottom of the second i...


    Squeeze Fall 8-4 Against DeLand

    Date:06/22/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER GARDEN, Fla (June 22, 2018) – After battling back, the Winter Garden Squeeze were unable to secure the win against the DeLand Suns, falling 8-4 after seven innings.  “Our hitters did a nice job at the plate, but to DeLand’s credit, they made some outstanding plays against us,” Head Coach Jay Welsh said. “Our pitchers just need to do a bette...


    Lightning Make it 12 Straight with Dominant Win Over Winter Park, 9-2

    Date:06/22/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Leesburg, FL – Offense, defense, pitching, you name it, the Leesburg Lightning (12-1) had it all tonight. Starter Hunter Caudelle (Georgia Gwinnett) pitched five solid innings, striking out six batters and giving up the only two runs of the game scored by the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (7-8) in Leesburg's 9-2 win. The Lightning played near flawless baseball, scoring nine runs while ...


    League to Honor Randy Harvey on Saturday

    Date:06/21/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    To purchase tickets, please click here: http://bit.ly/RandyHarveyFund On Saturday June 23 the Florida League will host a benefit for long-time collegiate umpire Randy Harvey.  The game, which features a matchup of the Seminole County Scorpions and the Sanford River Rats, will take place at 7pm at Sanford Memorial Stadium. Harvey, a Sanford native, has a storied umpiring career. Like most u...


    Leesburg Earns Spot in The Record Books With 8-2 Victory Over DeLand

    Date:06/20/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DeLand, FL - The Leesburg Lightning (11-1) picked up their record-breaking 11th straight win of the season, an 8-2 win over the DeLand Suns (7-7). The Lightning, who broke the all-time team record for longest winning streak with the win, were the beneficiaries of eight errors in the field by DeLand, leading to seven unearned runs. Leesburg lived up to their reputation, jumping on the scoreboard e...


    Errors Doom Suns in Home Loss

    Date:06/20/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- The DeLand Suns could not dig themselves out of a hole produced by eight errors, and suffered an 8-2 loss to the Leesburg Lightning at Melching Field on Tuesday night. The win was Leesburg's eleventh in a row, and dropped the Suns to 7-8 on the season. Leesburg never trailed in the contest, scoring two runs in the top of the second inning. Reigning FCSL Player of the Week Jose C...


    Rats Rally but Can't Hold Off Winter Park

    Date:06/20/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none} Boxscore   SANFORD, Fla – The Sanford River Rats erased a seven-run deficit over the span ...


    Winter Park Puts Up 8 Runs in 5th Inning, Defeats Sanford in Extras

    Date:06/19/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore SANFORD, Fla (June 19, 2018) – The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs defeated the Sanford River Rats by a score of 9-8 in 10 innings on Tuesday night.  These two teams have played each other five times.  Four of those games have been decided by a run and two have needed extra frames.  The Diamond Dawgs are 5-1 this season in one run ballgames. This game was a roller co...


    Back To Back Wins For The Squeeze

    Date:06/19/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore WINTER GARDEN, Fla (June 19, 2018) – The Winter Garden Squeeze defeated the Seminole County County for the second night in a row on Tuesday night, defeating the Scorpions 7-5 after a tense back and forth scoring battle. Winter Garden veteran Shane Haight (Saint Leo) started on the mound for the Squeeze, pitching a total of five innings followed by Logan Sabo (Montevallo), then Wil...


    Back-and-Forth Game Ends in Loss for Seminole County

    Date:06/19/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - At West Orange High School, the Seminole County Scorpions (5-9) locked in on the Winter Garden Squeeze for their second meeting with them in as many days. But for the second straight day, the Squeeze came out victorious in another game on their home field. Winter Garden (5-8) defeated the Seminole County Scorpions, 7-5, on Tuesday night.   “I liked the effort we ...


    Lightning Make History With Thrilling Walk-Off Win

    Date:06/18/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score Leesburg, FL – Down since the fifth inning, the Leesburg Lightning (10-1) used a furious ninth inning rally to overcome a DeLand Suns (7-7) lead, ending with a walk-off wild pitch from Suns reliever Kyle Wiseman (Lake Sumter). Leesburg’s 6-5 win marked their fourth one-run win of the season. As they so often do, the Lightning got on the board early, scoring one run in the b...


    Walk-Off Sinks Suns in Leesburg

    Date:06/18/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score LEESBURG, Fla.- The DeLand Suns took a two-run lead into the bottom of the ninth inning at Pat Thomas Stadium on Monday night, but fell victim to a walk-off win from the Leesburg Lightning, who won their tenth game in a row with a 6-5 victory. The Suns dropped to 7-7, but remained in second place in the standings. Leesburg opened the scoring with an unearned run in the bottom of the fi...


    Rats Explode for 11 Runs, Rout Diamond Dawgs

    Date:06/18/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none} Boxscore   SANFORD, Fla – On a beautiful night in downtown Sanford, the Sanford River Rat...


    Scorpions drop series opener to Squeeze on the road

    Date:06/18/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    At Heller Bros. Ballpark on West Orange High School’s campus, right field is shadowed by pine trees rooted in the ground.   On Monday night, those trees were visited by a rocket.   Not an actual rocket, but a solo shot of the bat of left-handed batter Kerry Carpenter (Virginia Tech). On a two-strike count, the right fielder for the Seminole County Scorpions turned on a changeu...


    Dawgs Lose as Rats Score Eleven Unanswered Runs

    Date:06/18/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score SANFORD, Fla (June 18, 2018) – There are some games where the ball just doesn’t bounce in a team’s favor, and that was the story for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs on Monday night as they fell victim to the mercy rule in the seventh inning and lost 11-1 to the Sanford River Rats The scoring started early again for the Diamond Dawgs.  Alex Jackson (Wichita Sta...


    Squeeze Take Game One Of Series Against Scorpions

    Date:06/18/2018   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Boxscore WINTER GARDEN, Fla (June 18, 2018) – The Winter Garden Squeeze took game one of a three-game series, 4-1, against the Seminole County Scorpions on Monday night at Heller Bros. Ballpark. Ryan Ashworth (Flagler) made the start on the mound for the Squeeze and only allowed one run, and pitched a total of six innings. Ryan Welsh (Undecided) pitched the next two innings, with two shuto...