Florida Collegiate Summer League

    12th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament Set for November 17th & 18th

    Date:09/18/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    The Florida League Celebrity Golf tournament is the league's biggest annual fundraiser. Each year in November, thirty foursomes descend on Central Florida to take part in this exciting event. For the past eleven years, the completely private and very prestigious Interlachen Country Club (Winter Park, Florida) has been gracious enough to host our annual Celebrity Golf Tourna...


    All-Florida League Team

    Date:08/12/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    The Florida League front office has selected the honorees for the 1st and 2nd All-Florida League teams. Players were chosen by positions where they played a majority of their innings. Let's meet the team: Starting Pitcher Jack Wolgast Winter Park Southeastern  Wolgast was a big reason behind Winter Park's dominance all year long. The sophomore right-hander dominated throughout the s...


    Wolgast Named League Cy Young Winner

    Date:08/12/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Jack Wolgast is the third Diamond Dawg to take home post-season hardware, earning the Cy Young Award as voted on by Florida League coaches and staff.  Wolgast made seven appearances for Winter Park this summer, and posted minuscule numbers. After allowing a first inning run to the Scorpions in his season debut on June 2, the righty gave up zero runs for the next 18.2 innings that h...


    Townsend Honored as Florida League MVP

    Date:08/12/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- DeLand Suns outfielder Mark Townsend (Stetson) has been named the 2019 Florida League Most Valuable Player, as selected by the coaches and staff of the FCSL. Townsend is the second DeLand Sun in franchise history to be named the top player in the league, joining Austin Hays, who won the award in 2014 and went on to play for the Baltimore Orioles. Following his freshman season at Ste...


    Carruyo Unanimous Choice for Reliever of the Year

    Date:08/09/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs keep adding to their trophy collection as closer Brian Carruyo was voted by the Florida League coaches and staff as the unanimous choice for Relief Pitcher of the Year.  Carruyo very well may have been the most valuable player to don a Diamond Dawgs uniform this summer. The sophomore appeared in 18 of Winter Park's 37 regular season games (49%), and also pit...


    Leesburg's Backus Earns Sportsmanship Award

    Date:08/09/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Jarrett Backus of the Leesburg Lightning has been awarded the 2019 Florida League Sportsmanship Award by the Florida League coaches and staff.  One player from each of the six teams in the league was nominated by their coach for the award. Criteria include performance on the field, respect for the game, umpires, and opposing players, a willingness to work hard, and a demonstration of high mo...


    Schall Tabbed as Coach of the Year

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

    LONGWOOD, Fla. - The Florida League front office has named Chuck Schall of the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs as the 2019 Coach of the Year. This is the second time that Schall has won the award.  Winter Park held the top position in the standings for most of the summer. The Diamond Dawgs began their season 4-0 before losing their first game. Following that first loss, the Dawgs ripped off a...


    Winter Park Shuts Out DeLand to Win Title

    Date:08/06/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DeLand, Fla.- Oh how sweet it is. After a gut-wrenching walk-off loss, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs dominated the DeLand Suns, 4-0, to win their first Florida League title since 2014. The future of Southeastern University dominated for the Dawgs tonight, as both Jack Wolgast and Luis Cabrera were big reasons for the Dawgs success. Winter Park struck first for the first time this series, as a cos...


    Dawgs lose heartbreaker to Suns, 3-2

    Date:08/04/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DeLand, Fla.- It was an instant classic on Sunday evening, as the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs and DeLand Suns squared off in game two of the championship series. Unfortunately, this will be one that the Dawgs will not want to remember. Winter Park fell 3-2 in extra innings, as DeLand stayed alive forced a decisive game three scheduled for Monday night. DeLand struck first in front of their home cro...


    Suns Walk Off Into Game Three

    Date:08/04/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- The DeLand Suns won an instant classic in Game Two of the Florida League Championship Series, walking off in the bottom of the tenth inning for a 3-2 victory over the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs. The Suns victory, which moved the team one win away from their second consecutive FCSL title, forces a Game Three Monday night in Sanford. For the second game in a row, the Suns struck first,...


    Ten Hits Not Enough as Suns Go Down 1-0

    Date:08/03/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, Fla.- The DeLand Suns had an early lead over the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs on Saturday night, but fell in Game One of the Florida League Championship Series by a final score of 4-1 at Sanford Memorial Stadium. DeLand will need to win back-to-back games against the 32-7 Diamond Dawgs to win their second straight league championship. Both starters worked four scoreless innings to start the...


    Dawgs on the cusp of greatness with game one victory

    Date:08/03/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, Fla. – In a crucial game one of the championship series, it was the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs who emerged victorious over the DeLand Suns, 4-1. After a slow start, the Dawgs offense put up four runs and the pitching staff shut scattered ten hits, only allowing one run to clinch the series opening win. It was a pitching duel through the game’s first five innings, before the Su...


    Rats summer comes to a close in game two loss to Suns

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, FL — The Sanford River Rats saw their season come to an end on Wednesday night with a 5-3 loss to the DeLand Suns in game two of the semifinals of the FCSL Playoffs. The River Rats lost in front of their home crowd in Sanford Memorial Stadium, but the team did not go down without a fight.   After diving into a 2-0 hole, the River Rats found life in the bottom of the thir...


    Deja Vu: Suns Sweep Rats, Head Back to Florida League Finals

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, Fla.- For the first time in franchise history, the DeLand Suns will play in back-to-back Florida League Championship Series. The Suns punched their ticket to the Championship Series with a 5-3 victory over the Sanford River Rats at Sanford Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night. The River Rats, who went to four straight Florida League championship games from 2014-2017, have been swept out o...


    Dawgs cruise over Lightning, 8-4, for Game One victory

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, FLA.- An offensive explosion on Tuesday night led the Winter Park Diamond dawgs to an 8-4 victory and a series lead over the Leesburg Lightning. Coleson Hebble (Swarthmore) and Luis Cabrera (Southeastern) each had three hits and two RBI’s to lead the way. Winter Park struck first in the bottom of the second inning with three runs to take a quick lead. An RBI double off the bat of H...


    River Rats Rally Comes Up Short Against DeLand

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, FL — The Sanford River Rats gave up four runs in the bottom of the second inning thanks to the first seven batters for the DeLand Suns reaching base. That would be the only inning that the Suns scored, but the River Rats could not complete the comeback and fell to the Suns 4-2 in the opening game of the series at Melching Field.    In game one of the semifinal series betw...


    Pitching Staff Leads Suns to 1-0 Lead

    Date:07/30/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- The DeLand Suns moved within one game of their second consecutive trip to the Florida League Championship Series with a 4-2 victory over the Sanford River Rats at Melching Field on Tuesday night. The Suns took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series with the victory over the visiting Rats in Game 1 of the 2019 FCSL Semifinals.  The River Rats struck first on Tuesday night, scori...


    Bolts Drop Game One To Diamond Dawgs

    Date:07/30/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, Fla. - The Lightning won the play-in game against the Seminole County Scorpions on Monday night and were rewarded with a spot in the semifinals versus Winter Park. The semifinals is a best-of-three series, with games one and three (if necessary) being hosted by Winter Park, and game two taking place in Leesburg. Winter Park will play all of their home playoff games at Sanford Memorial Sta...


    Scorps Season Comes To An End After Loss To Lightning

    Date:07/30/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score LEESBURG, Fla-- There is something great about the competition of playoff baseball, and at Pat Thomas Stadium Monday night, the Seminole County Scorpions battled against Leesburg Lightning for an absolute classic. Leesburg rallied late to beat Seminole County by a score of 4-2, ending the Scorpions 2019 campaign. Quinton Martinez (Appalachian State) toed the rubber for Seminole County ...


    Lightning Win Play-In Game, 4-2

    Date:07/29/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    LEESBURG, Fla. -- What’s better than playoff baseball? There is truly nothing like a postseason game at Pat Thomas Stadium. The Seminole County Scorpions had the daunting task of walking into the Pat to face the Leesburg Lightning in a win-or-go-home situation. The matchup was the play-in game of the FCSL playoffs, with the winner moving on to face the top seed, Winter Park, and the loser go...


    Florida League Weekly Recap #9

    Date:07/29/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    The 2019 Florida League playoffs are set after the final week of the regular season. The seeds feel into place similar to the last two weeks of the season, with no teams moving up or down. Winter Park ended with a 30-7 record, tying the mark for most regular season wins that was set in 2017 by the Sanford River Rats. Their winning percentage of .811 sets a new league record. DeLand checks in ...


    Dawgs close season on high note, split DH with Rats

    Date:07/28/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    SANFORD, Fla.- Winter Park closed the regular season on a positive note, as the Dawgs split a doubleheader on Saturday night against the Sanford River Rats. The Dawgs tied the season record for most wins in a season (30) and set the record for highest winning percentage in a season (.811) Game One: Winter Park fell behind early as Sanford struck for two runs in the third and three in the fourth...


    Suns Set Franchise Record in Finale

    Date:07/28/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- The DeLand Suns set a franchise record for wins in a summer in the final game of the regular season, claiming a 3-1 victory over the Winter Garden Squeeze at Melching Field. The victory was the 27th of 2019 for DeLand, who won 26 games (including the playoffs) during the 2012 and 2018 Florida League championship seasons. Each of the three DeLand runs were plated in the bottom of the...


    Seminole County Swept By Leesburg To End Regular Season

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

      LEESBURG, Fla-- In a doubleheader with the Leesburg Lightning Saturday evening at Pat Thomas Stadium, the Seminole County Scorpions were swept by scores of 4-2, and 12-5.  The Scorpions left 17 runners on base combined in the two games.  Game One Seminole County was the home team in game one and fell behind early. Leesburg scored its first run of the game on the very first pitch...


    Lightning Sweep Regular Season Finale for Ninth Straight Win

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    LEESBURG, Fla. -- The Leesburg Lightning (21-17) and the Seminole County Scorpions (8-30) returned to Pat Thomas Stadium for a double header on the final day of the regular season.   GAME ONE The Lightning entered the game 1.5 games back of the Sanford River Rats, as the Rats resided in the third place spot in the standings. Sanford defeated Winter Park to prevent the Bolts from overtaking...


    Squeeze Drop Season Finale to Suns

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score DELAND, Fla. - The Winter Garden Squeeze (6-30-1) recorded seven hits but fell short, 3-1, to the DeLand Suns (27-13) Saturday night at Melching Field. DeLand struck first in the bottom of the first inning, scoring all three of their runs in the opening frame. With two runners on, Brandon Hylton (Stetson) delivered with an RBI double, then later in the inning, Joe Burke (Kentucky Wesle...


    Squeeze Use Seven-Run Seventh Inning to Knock Off Suns, 13-4

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score DELAND, Fla. - The Winter Garden Squeeze (6-29-1) collected a season-high 20 hits to even up the series against the DeLand Suns (26-13), winning 13-4. Both teams got off to a hot start during the first three innings, with a combined eight runs being scored. After DeLand struck first in the top of the first, Winter Garden countered with a run on three hits in the home half. Ethan B...


    Suns Topped by Squeeze

    Date:07/26/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    DELAND, Fla.- The DeLand Suns surrendered eleven unanswered runs on Friday night, and fell 13-4 to the Winter Garden Squeeze at Melching Field. The game was moved to Melching Field from Lake Minneola High School due to the field conditions in Minneola, and served as the final home game of the season for the Squeeze. Both teams scored four runs in the first three innings of the contest, with DeLan...


    Scorpions Silenced In Loss to Lightning

    Date:07/26/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score LEESBURG, Fla-- The Seminole County Scorpions offense couldn’t find a rhythm in the 6-1 loss to the Leesburg Lightning at Pat Thomas Stadium Thursday night. A pair of two-run home runs early in the ballgame was the deciding factor for the Lightning in this one. Seminole County jumped to a quick lead in the top of the first inning. With two out and the bases empty, Parker Smith (R...


    Squeeze Offense Falls Flat, Loses to DeLand

    Date:07/25/2019   Source:Florida Collegiate Summer League  

    Box Score DELAND, Fla. - The Winter Garden Squeeze (5-29-1), despite seven hits in the ballgame, fell short to the second-place DeLand Suns (26-12), 8-2, at Melching Field Thursday night. The Squeeze, looking to continue their offensive momentum from Tuesday’s win,  jumped out to an early lead, 1-0, in the top of the second inning. Bryce Jackson (Clarion) kickstarted the offense with ...