Region 8 Baseball/Softball Notebook: May 24

Photo courtesy of Tom Hagerty, Polk State College
Photo courtesy of Tom Hagerty, Polk State College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 24, 2016) – The Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) has released its NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week selections for games played May 16-22.

Congratulations to Santa Fe College, FCSAA State Baseball Champions, who has qualified for the NJCAA Division I JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.

At last week’s NJCAA Division I Softball Championships, Chipola College brought home a runners-up finish after falling to Butler (Kan.) Community College in the national championship game, 4-2.

This will be the final report of the 2016 season.

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NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Baseball Player of the Week
Matt Allen, Santa Fe
Sophomore – C
Jacksonville, Fla. 

  • Named Most Valuable Player at the NJCAA Gulf District/FCSAA State Baseball Tournament
  • Batted .438 (7-for-16) with five runs scored, one double, three home runs and eight RBIs in four games during the voting period; batted .368 overall for the tournament
  • Hit safely in the final four games for the Region 8 No. 1 Saints, including a combined 6-for-12 in three game vs. No. 2 Chipola
  • Doubled and homered as part of a 2-for-4, four-RBI effort in teams’ first meeting
  • Homered twice and drove in three runs in Santa Fe’s 6-4 win in the championship game

NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Trent Johnson, Santa Fe
Sophomore – RHP
Williston, Fla. 

  • Named Most Outstanding Pitcher at the NJCAA Gulf District/FCSAA State Baseball Tournament
  • Was 1-0 with 4.50 ERA in one appearance during the voting period; 2-0 with 2.25 ERA overall in two appearances for the tournament
  • Allowed four hits and an unearned run over eight innings in Santa Fe’s opening 6-1 win against Eastern Florida State
  • Went eight innings and picked up the win in the championship game over Chipola
  • In 16 total innings at the tournament, allowed 12 hits and two walks while striking out 14