Baseball Reloading for Patriots
SSC looking to celebrate again
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Baseball Reloading for Patriots
Courtesy: Simone Amaduzzi Photography
March 8, 2018
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SANFORD, Florida - The definition of a streak is continuous period of specified success or luck. It can be two or three games or longer. In baseball, most streaks aren't very long and certainly three games seems long.  Make no mistake, St. Johns River has a great baseball program. The Vikings have fantastic facilities and they don't rebuild, they reload. But for Seminole State, the next game can't come fast enough. The Raiders travel to Ocala on Friday to take on the College of Central Florida Patriots at 1 p.m. The Patriots swept Daytona State in the conference opening series for both schools and have won 8 of their last 10.

SSC must return to the form that lead it to a 12-6 February. It sounds fundamental and it is, pitchers pitch, hitters hit and fewer errors. The Raiders are 12th in the nation in hits and third in the nation in stolen bases, these two stats show that the Raiders can generate some offense. The pitching staff is a bit nicked up like most teams this time of the year, with Jorge Meran missing some starts, but must improve on limiting big innings. Josh Hancock (1-3) will get the start on Friday.

Seminole State (13-13) will host CCF at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Ethan Koehler (1-1) will throw for the Raiders.


  • Admission for regular season games is $5 for Adults, $3 for Youth (12&Under). A new combined (with Softball) season ticket is $30. All can be purchased at the gate.
  • Mike Christopoulos (Valdosta State), Brock Howard (Florida), Jorge Meran (Thomas University), Zak Wilson (Florida Southern) and Austin Hurwitz (North Florida) have committed to four-year programs
  • The Jazzy Dog Cafe will be providing concessions this season
  • To support the Baseball Program through a donation please visit:
  • The 2017 team finished 25-25, its best record since 2013
  • There are opportunities to rent Seminole State Raider facilities, send an email to 

About the Seminole State Raiders:

The Raider Athletics Department of Seminole State College was established in 1965 and initially led by Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Joe Sterling. Seminole State currently sponsors five sports, all members of the NJCAA. Both Baseball and Softball facilities are located on College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.  Kurt Esser is the current Athletic Director.

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Mike Nicholson is the Head Baseball Coach at Seminole State. A native of Bessemer City, N.C., Nicholson earned his bachelor's degree in parks and recreation administration from Wingate University and his master's degree in physical education from Virginia Tech.
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