Three Mocs Tapped in Major League Baseball Draft
Three Florida Southern players were picked in the recent 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. Day two of the draft saw pitcher Gus Schlosser go in the 17th round by the Atlanta Braves while infielder Colin Kaline went to the Detroit Tigers with their 26th round selection. Catcher Zach Maggard was also tabbed by the Tigers in the 34th round on day three.
Schlosser was the Moccasins' No. 1 starter this season and posted a 7-1 record with a 2.90 earned run average, the best ERA among the Moccasin starting pitchers. A second-team All-Sunshine State Conference selection, Schlosser was second on the team in strikeouts with 82 while walking just 19 batters.
Kaline, a four-year player for the Moccasins, hit .287 with a home run and 17 RBI this season. The grandson of Detroit Hall of Famer Al Kaline, Colin was this year's recipient of the Pat McFadden Award as FSC's top male scholar-athlete, posting a 3.61 grade point average.
Maggard, was a four-year starter behind the plate for the Moccasins, playing in 182 games in his FSC career and starting 177. This season he hit .291 with nine home runs and 26 RBI while 34 career home runs rank third in FSC history.
Florida Southern has nine players currently playing professional baseball including on player in the Major Leagues in Matt Joyce who is the starting rightfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays. Joyce is the 10th Moccasin to reach the Major Leagues. (Visit the baseball page at www.fscmocs.com to see a complete listing of Moccasins in professional baseball.)