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On Saturday, Freshman Corey Baptist became the 65 player drafted out of St. Petersburg College in the last 22 years. Within the MLB Amateur Draft, he went in the 17 round to the Detroit Tigers. Baptist who hit .397 with 9 home runs on the season, was a staple of the Titans line up. As a Titan, Baptist received several accolades, including: being voted twice within the season as FCSAA Region 8 player of the week, voted NJCAA Division 1 player of the week, voted First-Team All Suncoast Conference, First-Team All-State and was an Honorable Mention All American.

Coach Ryan Beckman had this to say about Baptist being drafted, “We are very excited for him. This was a goal he wanted from the day he stepped on campus and as a coach you always enjoy watching when players reach their goals.”

Baptist is expected to sign with the Tigers this week and should be reporting to Lakeland to begin his Rookie Ball season sometime shortly after that.

The Volleyball Fall 2014 Schedule has been released. Our St. Petersburg College Titans begin their regular season on Aug. 22 when they face Pasco-Hernando State College. After a 6 game regular season road trip, our Titans will play their home opening game on Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. versus South Florida State College. Come out and support our Titans! All games are played at the St. Pete/Gibbs gymnasium: 6605 5 Ave. N., St. Pete.

 

Softball signee

St. Petersburg College’s Women’s Softball team has signed Kristen Guthery. Kristen will be a utility player and comes from Jupiter, Fla. Congratulations Kristen and welcome to the team!

Kristen Signed

Karina Langer signsSt. Petersburg College’s Women’s Softball Player, #16 Karina Langer, has signed with Palm Beach Atlantic University. Her new team, the Sailfish, play within the NCAA South Region. Congratulations Karina on your signing!

 

 

After three weeks of battling back from an early conference deficit, the Titans earned a playoff seed on the last day of the season with an 8-5 victory over South Florida State College. Our Titans finished the conference season at 14-14 and with a 30-19 record overall in regular season play.

For the first time ever, the third place teams for each conference in the FCSAA, faced each other for a play in game into the State Tournament. Our Titans faced the Southern Conference third place team, Easter State College. The game was to be played at South Florida State College in Avon Park.

After falling down early, our Men’s Baseball team battled back with a pair of home runs from Joey Koehler and Jabe Molinaro. Unfortunately that was not enough for our Titans. Eastern Florida State capitalized on some defensive miscues, which ended the game with a walk off two run homerun. Following the game, Coach Beckman said, “Congratulations to Eastern! They have a good ball club and I wish them the best of luck. As for our guys, we had a great run and I could not be prouder of the fight and grit they showed over the past month. This team brought SPC back to the playoffs.”

Recently the Suncoast Conference coaches voted on the post-season honors:

• Relief Pitcher Alex Deise was voted the Suncoast Conference Fireman of the Year.
• Freshman Corey Baptist was voted first team All-Conference.
• Second team All-Conference:
o Jabe Molinaro
o Tyler Atwell
o Jacob Wright
o Trey Amburgey
o Alex Deise

Be sure to follow off season news for the Titans on twitter @SPCBaseball or online at http://www.spcollege.edu.

Freshman Corey Baptist earns the National Player of the Week Honors after hitting .636 (7 for 11) with 2 home runs, 3 doubles, 7 RBIs, 3 runs, and 2 stolen bases.

After Baptist received the honor, Coach Beckman mentioned, “We are proud of what Corey accomplished. Every game this time of year is a must win game, and Corey did his part to lead our offense.”

The baseball team has two games remaining in the season and currently is in a tie for second place. One more win will clinch the team’s first playoff berth since 2010. Two more wins will clinch their spot in the state tournament. The Titans next home game is Saturday at 1 p.m. against South Florida State College.

Our St. Petersburg College Men’s Baseball team is excited to play State College of Florida in the 3rd Annual Veterans Salute Baseball game. This game will take place on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Jack Russel Stadium. The gates will open at 5 p.m. and the first pitch will be thrown at 6 p.m. Admission is free and the first 200 fans will receive a free SPC Baseball program stress ball. Go Titans!

Jack Russell Stadium
Address: 800 Phillies Drive, Clearwater

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