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August 8, 2012
SCF baseball alum Rock Shoulders named "Best Name in Minor League Baseball"
TAMPA, Fla.- Former SCF baseball player, Rock Shoulders, was named the "Best Name in Minor Leagues" in the "Moniker Madness" competition. Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Moniker Madness ran through the beginning of August to highlight the "Best Names in Minor League Baseball". See the results: http://www.milb.com/milb/fans/moniker_madness/y2012/index.jsp Shoulders came to SCF from Brandon, FL for the 2010-11 school year. He was drafted out of SCF to the Chicago Cubs in the 25th round of the MLB 2011 draft.

July 25, 2012
SCF's Orlando Rivera selected for PGCBL All-Star Team
BRADENTON, Fla- SCF's Orlando Rivera was selected for the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League All-Star team. The teams will be directed by the Head Coaches from last year's Championship Series (Chris Ebright, Newark Pilots & Keith Griffin, Amsterdam Mohawks). "We have a lot of talent in the PGCBL this year. We expect many of the players at this year All Star game to be drafted by MLB next year." commented PGCBL President Jeff Kunion. The 2012 PGCBL All-Star Game was held on July 24 at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam, N.Y. The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game USA, the largest independent scouting service in the country. This year more than 1,300 players either wore the uniform of a PGCBL team or participated in a Perfect Game USA event played professional baseball.

July 11, 2012
Baseball Alum, Jeremy Schmidt, Named Head Coach for Booker High School Baseball
SARASOTA,FL-Jeremy Schmidt is counting on his Sarasota Sailor pedigree to help revive the Booker High baseball program. The 33-year-old was announced Monday as the new head coach of the Tornadoes, replacing Chris Hutchinson, who was relieved of his duties last month after going 8-58-1 in three seasons. "I've been (in Sarasota) my whole life," Schmidt said, "and I'm just looking forward to get this program built and see what we can do with the athletes in this school." Schmidt has playing experience at nearly every level. After graduating from Sarasota High in 1999, the right-handed pitcher attended State College of Florida for a year. In 2000 Schmidt was drafted by the Giants in the 37th round, but did not sign. Instead, he attended College of Charleston (S.C.), where he played for John Pawlowski, now the head coach at Auburn. Following a season with the Cougars, Schmidt was signed by Sarasota-based scout Paul Turco as a free agent with the Giants. In five years (2002-06) with the Giants and Reds, Schmidt advanced as high as the Double-A Southern League, posting a career record of 7-19 with a 4.13 ERA. In 2008 he joined Cardinal Mooney, first as its junior varsity head coach, then as an assistant on the varsity squad. Most recently, Schmidt managed a Little League team of 11-year-olds. It won its district and starts sectional play Saturday in Venice. He'll have his hands full with the Tornadoes, who snapped a 54-game losing streak last season. "The energy me and my staff has," Schmidt said, "we're going to come in and coach these kids up like we know how to coach them. "Break it down right from the beginning. It's fundamentals — we're going to teach them to play the game the right way." Besides playing for Clyde Metcalf at Sarasota, Schmidt learned under Tim Hill with the Lancers. "Just the coaches I played for and getting knowledge out of all of those guys," he said. "I learned a lot, just the way you run a simple little practice can go a long ways if you just do the right things."

June 26, 2012
Three SCF Teams earn NJCAA All-Academic Honors
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- NJCAA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., today released the 2011-2012 NJCAA All-Academic Teams. State College of Florida's baseball, tennis, and volleyball teams earned this honor. Over 450 teams qualified for academic team accolades. Nearly 60,000 student-athletes competed in the NJCAA for the 2011-2012 academic year on more than 3,500 teams in 28 different sports. The 2011-2012 season marks the 29th year the NJCAA has recognized the success of its student-athletes in the classroom. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983.

June 23, 2012
State College of Florida's Austin Chubb enjoys big day in pro debut (Bradenton Herald)
SCF's Chubb enjoys big day in pro debut Who says playing professional baseball is difficult? It wasn't for former State College of Florida catcher Austin Chubb on Friday in his minor-league debut. Chubb went 2-for-2 with a three-run home run and four RBIs as the Gulf Coast League Nationals defeated the Astros 12-3 in Kissimmee. Chubb, a 21tst-round pick of the Nationals out of Florida Southern earlier this month, entered the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. He hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth, a single in the seventh and the homer in the ninth.

June 20, 2012
SCF's Goody signs with the New York Yankees (Bradenton Herald)
Former State College of Florida pitcher Nick Goody signed his first professional contract this past weekend and has joined the New York Yankees' rookie league affiliate in the New York-Penn League. Goody, who closed games for LSU this year, was a sixth-round selection in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. According to Baseball America, he signed for a $140,000 bonus, about $14,000 less than the amount slotted by MLB for his draft position.

June 19, 2012
SCF lands 5 on NJCAA Academic Athletes of Distinction list
BRADENTON,Fla- The State College of Florida landed five student-athletes on the National Junior College Athletic Association's Athletes of Distinction list. Sarah Geraldson (Volleyball) earned a 4.0 GPA during her two years at SCF and the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. Softball's Chelsea Oglevie earned the Superior Academic Achievement award with a 3.9 GPA throughout her career. Tyler Rocklein (Baseball/3.7 GPA), Jeff Dally (Baseball/3.6 GPA), and Tori Overmyer (Volleyball/3.63 GPA) all earned Exemplary Academic Achievement honors.

June 18, 2012
Baseball alum, LB Dantzler, RBI Double at College World Series, SC beat UF 7-3
SCF Baseball alum, LB Dantzler hit an RBI double to help propel the South Carolina Gamecocks over the University of Florida Gators, 7-3, at the College World Series.

June 11, 2012
MLB DRAFT: SCF Alum, Anthony Caronia, to Baltimore Orioles- 27th round
BRADENTON,Fla.- SCF Baseball alum, Anthony Caronia, was selected in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Caronia recently completed his junior season as the shortstop previously for the University of Tampa. The Orlando, Fla., native hit .295 with 19 RBI as a Spartan in 2012. He also led the team with 10 stolen bases. Caronia was part of the 2010 FCSAA State Championship team at SCF.

June 11, 2012
Three SCF Signees Selected during MLB Draft
BRADENTON, Fla. – Three State College of Florida signees had their names called during the Major League Baseball Draft. Two are local area players Correlle Prime (Manatee High School) and Zach Larson (Lakewood Ranch High School). Joining Prime and Larson was Anthony Seise from West Orange High School in Winter Garden, FL. Prime, was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 12th round. Eight rounds later, the Minnesota Twins made the speedy outfielder Larson the second SCF signee off the draft board. The outfielder is regarded for his instincts on the base paths and in the outfield as well as for his bat. Left-handed pitcher Seise became SCF’s third selection of the draft when the Colorado Rockies picked him in their 20th round. Seise, whose fastball has already been clocked in the low to mid 90”s has a tall frame that projects very well at the professional level.

June 7, 2012
MLB DRAFT: Former Manatee, Austin Chubb, goes in 21st round
LAKELAND,FL- Catcher Austin Chubb was selected in the 21st round by the Washington Nationals on Day 3 of the MLB Draft. Chubb went to Florida Southern College after playing at State College of Florida. He was first-team All-Sunshine State Conference selections for the second straight year this season. Chubb hit .291 with eight home runs and 33 RBI. He led the team in doubles with 17. As a junior, he hit .295 with five home runs and 26 RBI. Austin was part of the 2010 FCSAA State Championship team at SCF and went to the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.

June 7, 2012
Incoming Manatee, Correlle Prime, drafted in 12th round of MLB Draft

June 5, 2012
MLB DRAFT: SCF Baseball product, Nick Goody, 6th round to the New York Yankees
BRADENTON, FL- SCF Baseball product, Nick Goody, was drafted today in the 6th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the New York Yankees. This is the second consecutive year he has been pursued by the Yankees. Goody was drafted in the 2011 MLB Draft by New York in the 22nd round. Goody graduated from University High in Orlando, Florida with golden gloves his sophomore and senior years. There he helped lead them to their first district championship in 13 years. Goody was named a 2009 preseason Under Armor All-American. In 2010 he led SCF to the JUCO World Series Championship. In his sophomore year he had a 1.29 ERA and went 6-2 with 114 strikeouts in 84 innings. He was at the top of all the Manatees in those categories. He pitched in the FSCAA Sophomore State All-Star game and in the Florida Collegiate Summer League where he was Pitcher of the Week twice, and was the MVP in the championship game at Tropicana Field. He was also the 2011 Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year. Goody chose to play for the the LSU Tigers for his junior year. In 33 games and 32.1 innings, Goody had a 2.51 ERA, 45 strikeouts, and just three walks at LSU this spring. He is currently with LSU at the NCAA Division 1 Super Regional tournament. Click here for MLB Draft Tracker Results: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2012/draftcaster.jsp

May 29, 2012
SCF Baseball players move on to Universities
BRADENTON,FL- SCF Baseball's sophomore class is moving on to several top Universities and baseball programs. Congratulations to these Manatees as they continue their academic and athletic careers. Tyler Rocklein - Florida Atlantic University Danny Bodziak - Florida Tech Josh Allen - University of West Florida Dayan Rodriguez - University of West Florida Josh Russell - Carson Newman Jay Murray - Barry University Josh Clemen - Montevallo University Victor Diaz - Old Dominion University GO MANATEES!

May 4, 2012
State College of Florida wins state tournament opener (Bradenton Herald)
LAKELAND -- Conner Hale's three-run triple in the top of the eighth inning erased a 1-0 deficit and led the State College of Florida baseball team to a 4-1 victory over Santa Fe College in the Manatee's first game at the Florida College Systems Activities Assocation state tournament at Joker Marchant Stadium. Dayan Rodriguez pitched 7 2/3 innings for the win, striking out 11 and allowing five hits and five walks. Devin Raftery got the save, striking out three in 1 1/3 innings. Hale collected two of SCF's three hits. Josh Allen squeezed home Dalton Busby with the Manatees' fourth run. The Manatees (33-15-1) meet Chipola College at 7 p.m. today in the second round.

May 3, 2012
BB State Tournament: SCF Baseball beats Santa Fe, 4-1
LAKELAND,Fla.- The SCF Baseball team opened the FCSAA State Tournament with a win over #2 ranked Santa Fe College. The Manatees trailed 1-0 through the first three innings. There were no hits through the sixth. Josh Allen earned a leadoff walk in the top of the 8th, stole second base, and advanced to third on an error. Santa Fe intentionally walked power hitter Tyler Rocklein with two outs. Freshman, Connor Hale, hit a bases clearing triple and the Manatees went on to win 4-1. Dayan Rodriguez (Sarasota,FL) earned the win going 7 2/3 innings allowing only 1 run and striking out 10. Devin Raftery came in for the save shutting down four Saints batters. The Manatees advance to meet Chipola College on Friday night at 7pm. Listen LIVE: Manatees Radio Network Watch LIVE: psblive.com

April 11, 2012
SCF Baseball headed to state tournament for 17th straight year (Bradenton Herald)
SCF baseballclinches statetourney berth (Bradenton Herald) Dayan Rodriguez threw six shutout innings to lift the State College of Florida baseball team to an 11-0 victory in seven innings Wednesday at South Florida Community College, clinching a 17th straight state tournament berth for the SCF program. The Manatees (30-13-1, 12-5) are in first place in the Suncoast Conference with three games to play. The top two teams in the conference standings advance to the state tournament. Rodriguez allowed four hits and struck out two. Connor Hale led the offense by going 3-for-4 and scoring twice. Orlando Rivera was on base four times with two hits and two walks, and Omar Garcia had two hits. Braden River product Dalton Busby drove in a pair of runs.

April 4, 2012
State College of Florida Manatees top Baltimore Orioles in charity baseball game (Bradenton Herald)
SARASOTA --By JASON DILL — jdill@bradenton.com Players like superstar catcher Matt Wieters and outfielder Adam Jones were just two of several everyday players who had exited after five innings on Tuesday as the Baltimore Orioles ended their stay at Ed Smith Stadium for another 11 months. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/04/04/3980023/state-college-of-florida-manatees.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

March 31, 2012
SCF sweeps FCSAA player and pitcher of the week honors, Orlando Rivera and Devin Raftery
Each week the FCSAA names one player of the week and one pitcher of the week for the state of Florida. This week, SCF players earned both honors. Orlando Rivera was named player of the week and Devin Raftery is the pitcher of the week. Orlando Rivera, a freshman from Orlando, Fla., batted .500 (6-for-12) with three runs scored, one double, one triple and three RBIs in three games. Rivera hit safely in all three games, which included bookend multi-hit outings. After going 2-for-5 with two runs scored against the University of Tampa JV on March 7, Rivera played a key role in back-to-back victories against No. 1 Polk State. He was 1-for-3 in the March 9 series opener then went 3-for-4 in game two the next day, including a game-tying two-run double. He later scored the game-winning run in SCF’s 3-2 victory. Devin Raftery, a freshman from Deltona, Fla., was 1-0 with two saves and a 0.00 ERA in three appearances last week. Raftery closed out each of the Manatees’ three games last week, including March 9 vs. top-ranked Polk State when he earned the win with 1.1 perfect innings (three strikeouts) in relief. The next day, he pitched a perfect ninth against Polk State to notch the save. He also picked up a save against the University of Tampa JV on March 7. For the week, Raftery pitched 3.1 perfect innings in relief and struck out six total batters. Please visit www.thefcsaa.com/baseball for further info

March 28, 2012
1100th win for Coach Tim Hill, SCF beats Tampa JV 10-7
TAMPA, Fla.- The State College of Florida Baseball team beat Tampa JV, 10-7. Joshua Russell was the winning pitcher and Devin Raftery picked up his 10th save of the season. Dalton Busby led the offense with three hits. The win was a special one because it was the 1100th win for Head Coach Tim Hill at State College of Florida.

March 27, 2012
FCSAA Coaches Poll, Softball climbs to #3, Baseball #5
After a week of both sports hanging in the #4 spot, softball climbs to #3 and baseball drops only one spot to #5 This is a weekly poll by the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) that is voted on by the Head Coaches in Florida. Baseball:http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/baseball/baseball-rankings Softball: http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/fast-pitch-softball/fcsaa-coaches-poll

March 22, 2012
South Florida CC defeats SCF baseball, 8-5
MANATEE -- The State College of Florida baseball team was looking to pad its slim lead. The top of the order was up with the bases loaded and just one out. But the Manatees couldn't generate the offense needed to plate the runners. Even though it was in the third inning of Wednesday night's Suncoast Conference game, the lack of extra runs ultimately doomed the Manatees against South Florida Community College. SCF also spotted the Panthers three runs in the first when catcher Bryan Voelkl double-clutched as South Florida pulled off a double-steal and eventually scored both players on a Dillon Popovich single. "It's a 3-0 deficit instead of 1-0," SCF head coach Tim Hill said. "I thought it was big." SCF managed to scratch out a run in the eighth, but it was a little too late against the Panthers, who picked up their second conference win with the 8-5 victory at Robert C. Wynn Field. SCF fell to 23-10-1 overall and 6-2 in conference play. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/03/22/3954419/south-florida-cc-defeats-scf-baseball.html#storylink=cpy

March 21, 2012
Little League Night at SCF Baseball, Wed, 4/4, 6pm
BRADENTON, Fla- SCF Baseball is hosting their annual little league night at their home games on Wednesday, April 4th, at 6pm. SCF takes on conference rivals Hillsborough CC. The Manatees invite all little league, Cal Ripken, AAU and other youth leagues to attend the "Rounding the bases with the Manatees" night. There will be Reebok prizes between innings including a free week at SCF Basbeall Summer Camp. The Tampa Bay Rays Street Team will be on site for games and fun for the family. All youth players wearing their uniforms will receive a free SCF Baseball poster. GO MANATEES!

March 20, 2012
Baseball and Softball climb to #4 in FCSAA poll
SCF Baseball and Softball have both climbed to reach the #4 spot in their respective FCSAA Polls. Baseball jumped from the sixth spot and softball up one from number five. This is a weekly poll by the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) that is voted on by the Head Coaches in Florida. Baseball:http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/baseball/baseball-rankings Softball: http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/fast-pitch-softball/fcsaa-coaches-poll

March 19, 2012
SCF downs South Florida, 9-2 in conference baseball action
AVON PARK, Fla- The State College of Florida baseball team won 9-2 improving their conference record to (6-1). Orlando Rivera had two hits including a three run double. Dalton Busby, Omar Garcia and Connor Hale had two hits each and Josh Allen added a solo home run. Starting pitcher Cedric Walker earned the win, tossing five innings giving up two hits, and an unearned run. SCF improved to 23-9-1 overall and remain at the top of the Suncoast Conference.

March 17, 2012
Manatees' streak ends at 10 (Bradenton Herald)
MANATEE -- Ryan Etsell said he learned State College of Florida’s offensive strategy revolved around small-ball tactics from watching the Manatees take down his Hillsborough Community College Hawks the past two games. So on Friday night, Etsell attacked SCF’s bats in an effort to thwart the speedy Manatees’ greatest attacking asset. It worked with Etsell throwing a shutout as the Hawks blasted the hosts 10-0 in Suncoast Conference action. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/03/17/3944883/manatees-streak-ends-at-10.html#storylink=cpy

March 15, 2012
Baseball is (5-0) in conference play with extra inning win over HCC, 9-6
TAMPA,Fla.- SCF continued their win streak and defeated Hillsborough Community College 9-6 in 11 innings. After jumping out to a 5-1 lead after two innings, HCC rallied with five runs in the 4th inning to take a 6-5 lead. The score remained 6-5 until the top of the 9th inning when Andrew McNett drove in Tyler Rocklein with a one out single. SCF won it with three runs in the 11th inning as McNett drove in Rocklein again with the winning run and Devin Raftery added a two out, two RBI single. Raftery also threw the final three innings to pick up the win as SCF won its 10th consecutive game. Rocklein and McNett led the offense with three hits and 2 RBI’s each. The Manatees improved to 22-8-1 overall and 5-0 in the Suncoast Conference.

March 14, 2012
SCF baseball wins 9 straight with 4-0 shutout over HCC
TAMPA,Fla- State College of Florida baseball defeated Hillsborough Community College, 10-4 for their 9th consecutive win. Robby Kalaf threw six strong innings to earn the win. Connor Hale had four hits and Devin Raftery hit a home run and added two RBIs. Andrew McNett and Danny Bodziak each drove in two runs for the night. SCF improved to 4-0 in the Suncoast Conference and 21-8 overall.

March 12, 2012
Baseball takes three from Polk State College, Walker gets win in 6-3 victory
WINTER HAVEN, Fla- SCF baseball traveled to Polk State College defeated the Eagles 6-3 to sweep the three game series. Starting pitcher Cedric Walker threw five innings to pick up the win. Tyler Hesselgesser threw two scoreless innings and Devin Raftery picked up his state leading 9th save of the season. Omar Garcia led the offense with four hits and two stolen bases. Dalton Busby had two hits, including a two out, two run single in the top of the 9th inning to add 2 insurance runs. This improved the Manatees to (20-8) and (3-0) in Suncoast Conference play.

March 10, 2012
7th staight win makes SCF (2-0) in conference play
BRADENTON, Fla. - SCF defeated Polk State College 3-2 as starting pitcher Evin Lynch picked up the win, throwing 7 innings. Josh Russell threw a scoreless 8th inning while Devin Raftery pitched a perfect 9th inning to pick up his 8th save of the season. After spotting Polk two runs in the top of the 1st inning, SCF rallied with three runs in the 6th inning on a leadoff single by Andrew Widell. The rally continued with a double by Josh Allen, a two-run double by Orlando Rivera and an RBI single by Connor Hale. Rivera had three hits to lead the offense.

March 9, 2012
SCF baseball opens conference play with 1-0 win over Polk State College
WINTER HAVEN, Fla.- SCF opened up conference play with a hard fought 1-0 victory against Polk State College. Starting pitcher Dayan Rodriguez threw an outstanding game, tossing 7.2 innings allowing only five hits while walking none and striking out six. Devin Raftery threw the final 1.1 innings to pick up the win as SCF scored in the top of the 9th on an RBI single by Danny Bodziak.

March 6, 2012
Baseball No. 7 and Softball No. 5 climb the FCSAA Polls
BRADENTON,Fla- The FCSAA Coaches' Polls were released today. Baseball climbed up two spots to seventh, and softball claimed the fifth spot. FCSAA polls are released every Tuesday morning. Baseball: http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/baseball/baseball-rankings Softball: http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/fast-pitch-softball/fcsaa-coaches-poll

March 2, 2012
SCF tops TCC, 5-3
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- SCF beat Tallahassee Community College 5-3. Dayan Rodriguez threw 6 strong innings to pick up the win. Josh Russell threw 2 effective innings and Devin Raftery threw a scoreless 9th to pick up the save. Tyler Rocklein led the offense with a 2 run home run while Josh Allen added a two-run triple. The Manatees are in Tallahassee for Sat and Sunday games. Saturday's game has been moved up to 1pm due to incoming weather.

February 28, 2012
SCF over U of Tampa JV, 7-4, Raftery picks up 5th save, Rodriguez adds win
TAMPA- State College of Florida baseball beat the University of Tampa JV last night 7-4. Dayan Rodriguez was the winning pitcher while Devin Raftery picked up his fifth save of the season. Raftery also added three hits and two RBIs. Andrew McNett drove in 2 runs to help the Manatees win over the Trojans.

February 24, 2012
Russell earns win on the road, SCF 14 - FSCJ 11
JACKSONVILLE- SCF beat Florida State College-Jacksonville, 14-11. Josh Russell was the winning pitcher for SCF. Rivera, Rocklein and Hale each collected 3 hits. Dalton Busby and Devin Raftery each drove in 3 runs. SCF was down 5-0 early and 9-5 after 4 innings but rallied to score 2 runs in the 6th, 2 runs in the 7th, 3 runs in the 8th and 2 runs in the 9th to pull out the win.

February 21, 2012
Alex Burgos, 8th best prospect in Detroit Tigers' Organization
Baseball America recently ranked former Manatee, Alex Burgos, as the 8th Best Prospect in the Detroit Tiger’s organization. They also have projected him to be a No. 3 starter, but more realistically he'll be a No. 4 at the Major League level. Burgos pitched SCF to the 2010 Junior College World Series, earning JUCO all-America honors by going 13-2, 2.07 with 115 strikeouts in 100 innings. He has put up similar numbers in pro ball since signing as a fifth-round pick. He was one of the Midwest League's best pitchers. He will open the 2012 season in high Class A.

February 21, 2012
SCF beats IRSC 8-7 with bottom of 9th RBI single
BRADENTON,FL- SCF beat Indian River last night 8-7 with a Dalton Busby RBI single. The hit came with bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th to break a 7-7 tie.  Devin Raftery was the winning pitcher.  Josh Allen hit a three run home run and Bodziak, Hale and Busby each had 2 hits.  Orlando Rivera added 2 RBIs and was on base four times with an RBI single and 3 walks.

February 21, 2012
Alumn Josh Renfro, career high 8 Ks in start for College of Charleston
Former Manatee, Josh Renfro, got the start for College of Charleston on Friday, February 16th. Senior LHP, Renfro, kept the University of South Alabama off the board until the bottom of the sixth inning. Renfro did not earn a decision but gave up only two runs, none earned, and only four hits while striking out eight batters in 5.2 innings pitched. The eight strikeouts were one away from Renfro's career high of nine set last season.

February 20, 2012
Three baseball alumns had successful NCAA Division I opening weekend performances
Three of SCF Baseball's most recent alums had successful opening weekend performances at the NCAA Division I level. Nick Goody (LSU) struck out the side in the 9th inning on Friday, February 17 as LSU defeated Air Force 10-2 in their season opener. LB Dantzler (University of South Carolina) had the game winning hit in the bottom of the 8th inning during South Carolina’s season opener as they defeated VMI 2-1. LB also hit a 3 run HR and double with 4 RBIs as South Carolina beat VMI 13-1 on Saturday. LB finished the weekend series going 4-11 (.364) with five RBIs and a .727 slugging percentage. Jeremy Strawn (FAU) started game three Sunday against Alabama. FAU swept the Crimson Tide. Jeremy threw four effective innings, giving up one run and 3 hits while striking out 4.

February 19, 2012
Baseball drops game three of home series vs. FSCJ
BRADENTON,FL- SCF lost to FSC-Jacksonville today, 6-5 in 10 innings. The game was tied 1-1 with 2 outs in top of 8th inning when FSCJ hit a 3 run homerun and added another run to make it 5-1. SCF added a run in the bottom of the 8th on a 2 out RBI single from pinch hitter, Kory Britton. SCF then tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the 9th. Orlando Rivera hit a two-out RBI single to make the score 5-3. Connor Hale then delivered a two run single to tie the game at 5. SCF stranded the winning run at 3rd base in the 9th inning. The Manatees had runners at 1st and 3rd in the 10th inning when they ended the game with a flyout. Tyler Rocklein had three hits while Connor Hale and Andrew Widell each added 2 hits.

February 17, 2012
SCF beats FSCJ
BRADENTON,FL- SCF beat Florida State College-Jacksonville 12-4. Cedric Walker was the winning pitcher. Orlando Rivera led a 16 hit attack going 5-5 with three RBIs and two stolen bases. Josh Allen had three hits, including a triple and five RBIs. Tyler Rocklein added two hits and two RBIs while Danny Bodziak and Omar Garcia each had two hits.

February 15, 2012
Manatees handle Tampa JV, 13-6
SCF beat the University of Tampa JV 13-6. The winning pitcher was Tyler Hesselgesser. Omar Garcia had 3 hits and 4 RBIs. Bryan Voelkl had 3 hits and 2 RBIs while Danny Bodziak had 3 hits. Tyler Rocklein, Connor Hale and Andrew McNett each added two hits.

February 14, 2012
SCF beats Seminole State College 8-5
SANFORD,FL- SCF won 8-5 over Seminole State. Dayan Rodriguez got the win to improve to 3-0. He threw a 2 hitter in 7 innings. Devin Raftery had 2 singles, a walk and a solo homerun for the Manatees. Raftery also picked up a save. Connor Hale and Orlando Rivera had 3 hits each to assist in the team's offensive attack.

February 11, 2012
SCF drops two to Broward CC
SCF loses 3-1 and 5-4 to Broward Community College in non-conference action today. Jeff Dally and Jimmy O'Neil earned the losses.

February 9, 2012
Baseball drops to Seminole State College, 7-5
2/8/2012-BRADENTON,FL- With a two-run rally in the bottom of the 9th, SCF fell short to Seminole State College, 7-5. The Manatees had the winning run at the plate with 1 out and did not score. Josh Clemen got the loss for the night. Josh Allen and Orlando Rivera each had two hits. Rivera stole two bases and Allen added three stolen bases. SCF is now (6-4) for the season. They play tomorrow at home against Tampa JV at 6pm.

February 8, 2012
Fredrickson family donates to SCF Baseball in memory of Randy Frederickson
(Bradenton, FL) Susan Fredrickson and her children Sarah and Kyle, have chosen to give a donation to State College of Florida’s baseball program. It is in honor of their husband and father, Randy Fredrickson, who graduated from MCC (now SCF) in 1985, spent 24 years in the Manatee school district and served as a baseball umpire. Mr. Fredrickson had a great love for baseball, the College and education.

February 6, 2012
SCF v. College of Central Florida 4-2, Rodriguez gets second win
SCF took care of College of Central Florida in Ocala Monday night, 4-2. The Manatees' offensive attack was led by Daniel Bodziak with 3 hits and Tyler Rocklein with 2 RBIs. Sophomore transfer, Dayan Rodriguez picked up the win for the second time this year.

February 3, 2012
SCF BB beats IRSC
Starting pitcher Josh Clemen earned his second victory of the season to lead the State College of Florida baseball team to an 8-3 victory over Indian River State College Thursday in Fort Pierce. The Manatee High product went 5 1/3 innings in route to the win. Tyler Rocklein, also out of Manatee, had three hits and three RBI for SCF (3-2). Daniel Bodziak, Andrew Widell and Andrew McNett had two hits each for SCF. SCF hosts Broward College in a doubleheader on Saturday. Action begins at 1 p.m. at Robert C. Wynn Field.

February 3, 2012
SCF wins in a rout
FORT PIERCE - State College of Florida erupted for 11 hits en route to an 8-3 victory over host Indiana River State College on Thursday night. Sophomore Tyler Rocklein went 3-for-4 at the plate with three doubles to lead SCF. Four players had multiple hits for the Manatees.

January 31, 2012
Orioles to play exhibition game against SCF Baseball on April 3rd
1/31/2012- SARASOTA,FL- The Orioles today announced that they have reached an agreement with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Manatees Baseball, to play an exhibition game at Ed Smith Stadium on Tuesday, April 3 at 1:05 p.m. There will be no admission charge to attend the game, with the exception of reserved tickets near the SCF dugout which will be sold by the college with proceeds supporting Manatees athletics. Tickets can be reserved through the SCF athletic department at 941-752-5261.

January 30, 2012
Josh Allen Named 2012 JUCO First Pitch Classic Defensive Player of the Tournament
Josh Allen of State College of Florida was selected as the Defensive Player of the tournament for the 2012 JUCO First Pitch Tournament hosted by St. Pete College.

January 29, 2012
Mound of question marks for St. College of Florida Baseball
By JASON DILL - jdill@bradenton.com MANATEE -- Entering his final season as State College of Florida’s head baseball coach, Tim Hill said he wouldn’t know what he has in his 2012 team until it stepped on the field. The Manatees lost four starting pitchers from last season’s 33-20 squad that went 0-2 in the state tournament.

January 29, 2012
State College of Florida rolls past Miami Dade
ST. PETERSBURG — The State College of Florida got a solid start from Dayan Rodriguez and plenty of offense in a 10-4 win over Miami-Dade College on Sunday at Al Lang Field. Rodriguez allowed four hits in 6 1/3 solid innings of work. He gave up two runs, one earned, and struck out two without walking a batter.

January 28, 2012
SCF falls to Palm Beach, Chipola
CLEARWATER — The State College of Florida dropped a pair of baseball games in a season-opening weekend set at Jack Russell Stadium. The Manatees opened with an 8-6 loss to Palm Beach State College. Josh Allen was 2-for-4 with a triple an an RBI. Connor Hale had a two-run double in the first inning for SCF. In the second game, a 4-1 loss to Chipola College, SCF was held to three hits. The Manatees (1-2) got just one off Indians reliever Brian Bardis, who walked one and struck out two in the final five innings.

January 28, 2012
Season opener - Miami Dade
STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA 10, MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE 4 -- Josh Clemen pitched gave up five hits and struck out four over five innings as the Manatees opened their season with a victory at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater. Omar Garcia went 3-for-4 with a double. Devon Raftery also went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, while Daniel Doziak was 2-for-5. Manatee product Tyler Rocklein and Lakewood Ranch product Andrew McNett each drove in two runs.

January 21, 2012
SCF Alumni Players Pay Tribute to Coach Tim Hill
MANATEE -- It was the last time he’ll suit up as State College of Florida’s head baseball coach in the annual alumni game. To commemorate Tim Hill’s upcoming farewell tour, Robin Jennings, a former major league player and SCF alum, presented his former coach with a present: a 5-foot-tall wood bat engraved with the college’s three names (Manatee Junior College, Manatee Community College and SCF) with years of service and “Seven,” the nickname everyone uses for the veteran coach. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/01/22/3810141/paying-tribute-to-seven.html#storylink=cpy

January 10, 2012
SCF Announces Baseball Head Coach Transition at the End of the Season
Head Coach Post Goes to Tim Hill II When Longtime Head Coach and Hall of Famer Tim Hill Sr. Retires After This Season (Bradenton, Fla., January 10, 2012) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) announced the pending retirement of its legendary head baseball coach and the appointment of a new head coach who pledges to add his own winning record to the program’s celebrated tradition.

January 10, 2012
Head Baseball Coach Transition Press Conference
Watch the press conference announcing the Head Coach transition after 2012 Spring Season. Coach Tim Hill retires and Coach Tim Hill II steps up to be the 3rd Head Coach in SCF Baseball's 53 year history.

January 9, 2012
SCF Baseball's Wynn Field is 2011-2012 ABCA Collegiate Field of the Year
The American Baseball Coaches' Association selected SCF Baseball's Robert C. Wynn Field as the 2011-2012 Field of the Year. SCF groundskeeper, Gary Lewis (center), is presented a certificate from SCF facilities department and members of the 2012 SCF baseball team.

October 31, 2011
SCF Baseball's Josh Allen Commits to University of Central Florida
Sophomore transfer, Josh Allen, committed to the NCAA Division I UCF Baseball Program.

July 25, 2011
SCF Baseball 2010-2011 Players Move On
The 2010-2011 SCF Baseball team had ten players sign to NCAA Division I and II institutions. They had 11 of 12 sophomore players move on to collegiate and professional baseball.

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SCF Baseball Players Go Pro