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Raider Baseball Season Recap
Courtesy: Simone Amaduzzi Photography
June 1, 2018
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SANFORD, Florida - Every baseball season has ups and downs, Seminole State's year was no different. While the team's ultimate goal of post season was not achieved, playing meaningful games late and a victory over the #1 ranked team in the nation (at the time) were just a few of the many positives for the year.

Seminole State Baseball 2018 review

  • Record 24-26 including a 17-12 record at The Jack (home)
  • Competed for Mid-Florida Conference playoff spot until the final week of the season
  • Defeated the #1 team in the country at the last home game
  • 9 graduating sophomores continuing their academic and athletic careers at 4-year colleges
  • 3 All Mid Florida Conference Players
  • 9 All-Conference Academic Team members (3.0 GPA or above)
  • 6 All-State Academic Team members (3.3 GPA or above)
  • 2 players with 4.0 GPA for the year
  • 1 Finalist for Bill Tuten Baseball State academic award
  • 1 State Pitcher of the Week
  • 1 National Pitcher of the Week
  • 1 No hitter thrown

Some Individual accomplishments:

  • Austin Hurwitz: 1st Team All- Conference catcher
  • All-Conference & All-State Academic Team
  • 1st in State in throwing out runners stealing
  • Committed to University of North Florida
  • Jake Wright: 2nd Team All-Conference Outfielder
  • 2nd in State in On Base %
  • Committed to Coastal Carolina University

  • Kobe Barnum: 2nd Team All-Conference Infielder
  • All-Conference Academic Team
  • All-State Academic Team
  • Returning for 2019

Mike Christopoulos: Committed to Valdosta State University

  • Scott Fickas: All-Conference Academic Team
  • All-State Academic Team
  • 4.0 GPA, graduated in 1 year
  • Mack Blythe Freshman of the Year Award
  • Committed to Warner University

  • Brock Howard: 2nd in Conference in Stolen Bases
  • Committed to University of Florida

  • Brady Martello: Finalist for Bill Tuten award
  • All-Conference Academic Team
  • All-State Academic Team
  • Committed to Florida Tech

  • Jorge Meran: Committed to Thomas Univ.

  • Liam Silvagnoli: Committed to UCF
  • All-Conference Academic Team

  • Trace Thornal: Committed to Valdosta State

  • Noah Wilkes: Committed to Valdosta State
  • All-Conference Academic Team
  • All-State Academic Team

  • Zac Wilson: Threw No Hitter vs Morton College
  • All-Conference Academic Team
  • All-State Academic Team
  • Committed to Florida Southern University

  • Freddy Torres: Committed to Edward Waters College

  • Grant Sandberg: Attending UCF

  • Josh Hancock: 3rd in conference in strikeouts per game (9.36)
  • TBA commitment

  • Ethan Koehler: Named State Pitcher of the Week
  • Named National Pitcher of the week
  • Returning for 2019

  • Tim Dixon: 4.0 GPA for the Year
  • All-Conference Academic Team
  • All-State Academic Team
  • Returning for 2019

  • Kelyn Fox: All-Conference Academic Team
  • Returning for 2019

RAIDER NOTES:

  • Information on Camps and Showcases can be found: http://mikenicholsonbaseballcamps.com/camps.php
  • The Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Schedules will be announced over the summer.
  • 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.
  • To support the Baseball Program through a donation please visit: http://app.eteamsponsor.com/ETS/supportUs/42943869
  • The 2017 team finished 25-25, its best record since 2013
  • There are opportunities to rent Seminole State Raider facilities, send an email to esserk@seminolestate.edu 

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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