With the College World Series in the books and the baseball draft done and over, too, the Times-Union looks at area college baseball players and how they fared during the 2017 baseball season.
Position, Player, Class, College, Local tie
IF Hunter Alexander, Jr., Alabama, Clay
Batted .282 with 6 HR, 33 RBI in 47 games.
C Matt Allen, Jr., Liberty, Creekside
Played 44 games without an error, batting .220 with 12 RBI.
P Conner Andrews, So.*, North Florida, Mandarin
Did not play.
OF Rhett Aplin, Jr., Florida State, Fleming Island
Batted .322 with 6 HR, 24 RBI in 47 games, pummeling the baseball with a .958 OPS; FSU’s top hitter before breaking foot.
OF/1B Keenan Bell, Fr., Florida, Episcopal
Batted .283; hit 2 HR, had 12 RBI in 34 games in Gators’ title-winning season.
P Kyle Bialousz, So., Mercer, Brunswick
Pitched in six games with a 9.82 ERA.
IF Cameron Blaquiere, Jr., Western Carolina, Bolles
Batted .267 with 7 HR, 32 RBI in 52 games, starting as Catamounts’ third baseman.
OF Dalton Board, So.*, North Florida, Bishop Kenny
Batted .278 in 29 games.
IF David Boyle, So.*, Jacksonville, Providence
Did not play.
P Blair Calvo, Jr., Pittsburgh, Nease
Did not play; recovering from Tommy John surgery.
IF Angel Camacho, So., Jacksonville, Creekside
Batted .299 with 6 HR, 34 RBI while playing 50 games, taking over at first base.
OF John Cassala, So., Jacksonville, Bartram Trail
Batted .207 with 11 RBI in 22 games.
C/P Mike Cassala, So., Jacksonville, Bartram Trail
Batted .287 with 20 RBI in 50 games; also pitched in 15 games with 5.96 ERA.
UT Garett Delano, Fr., Brown, West Nassau
Batted .254 with team-high 4 HR and 12 RBI, playing all 37 games; also 2-0, 1.98 on mound.
IF Seth DeWitt, Sr., Jacksonville, Fletcher
Batted .279-1-11 in 29 games.
IF Evan Fernandez, So.*, Jacksonville, Trinity Christian
Batted .265 with 4 HR, 20 RBI in 47 games across multiple roles.
C James Fitzpatrick, Jr., North Florida, Bartram Trail
Played in eight games, batting .091 with a homer.
P/OF J.C. Flowers, Fr., Florida State, Trinity Christian
Batted .235-2-32 in 68 games; .994 fielding percentage helped earn ACC All-Freshman honors.
P Ryan Fultz, Fr., Troy, Bolles
Pitched in 14 games, going 0-1 with 4.80 ERA.
P/IF Chris Gau, So., Jacksonville, University Christian
Went 2-4 with 3.96 ERA, 69 K as Dolphins’ third starter; excelled with bat, .400 with a homer.
P/3B Caleb Gay, Fr., Alabama A&M, Christ’s Church
Batted .240 with 7 RBI in 31 games; also went 2-5 with 6.14 ERA as third starter.
IF/OF Adam Genners, Jr., Manhattan, Stanton
Played in 30 games, batting .192 with 4 RBI.
IF/OF Paul Genners, Jr., Manhattan, Stanton
Hit one home run, batted .167 in six games.
SS Hunter Hanks, R/R, Sr., Lipscomb, Baker County
Clubbed team-high 8 homers, along with 39 RBI and .267 average; second team All-Atlantic Sun.
P Cayden Hatcher, R/R, Jr., Nicholls State, Ponte Vedra
Compiled 4-4 record, 6.07 ERA in 16 games with 11 starts.
IF Christian Hicks, Jr., Florida, Bolles
Corner infielder batted .282-4-27 in 64 games for national champions.
IF Christian Jones, Jr., Campbell, Eagle’s View
Hit 5 homers, 28 RBI with .210 average in 53 games.
OF Nathan Koslowski, Sr.*, Jacksonville, Episcopal
Led Dolphins in numerous offensive categories (.329 average, 48 RBI, 18 2B, .855 OPS); first-team All-Atlantic Sun.
UT Chris Lehane, Jr.*, Jacksonville, Fletcher
Batted .288, drove in 17 runs in 50 games.
OF Todd Lott, R/R, Fr., Louisiana-Lafayette, Trinity Christian
Batted .266, hit one HR, had 17 RBI in 43 games.
IF Max Miller, Jr., Duke, Ponte Vedra
Team captain started all 58 games at second base, batting .237 with 23 RBI, 12 steals; hit first career homer.
IF Collin Morrill, Jr., New Orleans, Bishop Kenny
Did not play.
OF/C Josh Moser, Jr., Central Florida, Fleming Island
Batted .231-2-6 in 31 games.
OF Austin Murphy, Jr., Central Florida, Episcopal
Did not get a hit in six games.
OF Tanner Murphy, Fr., North Florida, Bartram Trail
Batted .337 with 17 RBI in 34 games, with .824 OPS.
P Tyler Myrick, Fr., Florida International, Columbia
Pitching ace for Panthers went 6-2, 3.73 ERA with 57 K; named Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
OF Bryce Newman, Fr., Georgia Southern, Bolles
Did not play.
C Matt Olive, Sr., Eastern Kentucky, Fletcher
Played in 24 games, slugging 4 HR with .246 average.
P Trey Piesco, Fr., High Point, St. Joseph
Appeared in two games.
P Will Pillsbury, Fr., The Citadel, Oakleaf
Pitched in 12 games, going 1-7 with 8.80 ERA.
P D.J. Roberts, Fr., South Florida, Atlantic Coast
Strong freshman season with 3-0, 3.35 ERA in 11 games before season ended early.
OF Will Robertson, Sr., Davidson, Bolles
Pounded 18 HR and 19 doubles, posting .333 average and 1.032 OPS; named second-team All-American by Baseball America.
C Will Sarsen, Fr., Army, Fleming Island
Appeared in 13 games, batting .118.
P Shawn Sausville, Jr., Savannah State, Atlantic Coast
Pitched in 12 games, going 0-3 with a 10.90 ERA.
P Trey Seabrooke, Fr., Navy, Bishop Kenny
Unbeaten on mound in 11 games; went 2-0 with 2.74 ERA, no homers allowed.
P Greg Shannahan, So.*, Jacksonville, Episcopal
Pitched in six games, going 1-0 with 8.74 ERA.
P Paul Sheffield Jr., Jr., Savannah State, Trinity Christian
Pitched in 16 games, going 1-4 with 6.83 ERA.
OF J.J. Shimko, Jr., USC Upstate, Mandarin
Played all 55 games and led Spartans with 16 doubles, batted .300 with 35 RBI.
P Hamp Skinner, Fr., Samford, Bolles
Pitched 13 games, mostly in relief, finishing 1-1 with 3.86 ERA.
OF Zack Smith, Jr., Jacksonville, Episcopal
Batted .333 in 12 games.
OF Jordan Stacy, Jr., Bethune-Cookman, Episcopal
Showed power with 5 homers, 25 RBI to go with .248 average.
P Jay Stadius, Jr.*, North Florida, Bartram Trail
Pitched in two games.
P Zach Strickland, Fr., Georgia Southern, Ware County
Pitched in 12 games; posted 0-1 record with 9.49 ERA.
IF L.J. Talley, Fr., Georgia, Charlton County
Played 44 games for Bulldogs at second and first, with .257-2-12 season at plate.
P Andy Toelken, Jr., Missouri, Clay
Excellent on mound with 5-3 mark, 2.82 ERA, 52 K; Mizzou’s most reliable starter in 16 games.
P Dalton Whitaker, So.*, Winthrop, Bartram Trail
Led team with 28 appearances and nine saves on mound, finishing 4-3 with 6.06 ERA.
IF Mac Wilson, Jr., North Florida, Providence
Hit .270 with 15 RBI in 43 games.
C Reagan Wright, So.*, Jacksonville, West Nassau
Batted .370 in 16 games.
OF Wes Weeks, So., North Florida, Clay
Batted .267 with a pair of HR, 21 RBI in 53 games, mostly playing left field for Ospreys; also stole 11 bases.
P Will Zirzow, Jr.*, Florida State, Bolles
Posted 3-1 record, 2.58 ERA in 20 games; fanned 52 batters in just 45.1 innings.