2018-19 FSW Baseball News

  • Kinsch Becomes Bucs' 12th 2019 Division I Signee
    August 12, 2019
    A program record 12th Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneer signed at the NCAA Division I level on Monday as Bucs infielder Nathan Kinsch inked with the University of North Carolina-Charlotte to play for the 49ers next season. 
  • Bucs Baseball Summer League Wrap Up
    August 07, 2019
    Summer baseball is winding down, or has wrapped up for the 12 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers competing around the country this summer.  We take one final look at how they did in today’s summer league wrap up. 
  • FSW Top 10 of 2018-19- #1, FSW’s 57 Game Winning Streak
    July 19, 2019
    We have finally reached the top moment of the 2018-19 FSW Athletics year and what a year it was! We have counted down championships, and records, and firsts and today as we get to #1, we look back at arguably the most impressive streak for any school, at any level, in collegiate sports history.  Our #1 moment is the Bucs’ combined 57 game winning streak across their four sports.
  • Bucs' Burke Signs With Shockers
    July 19, 2019
    Florida SouthWestern State sophomore Mikey Burke has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for one of the most historic NCAA Baseball programs in the country, the Wichita State Shockers, giving the Buccaneers 11 Division I signees from their Suncoast Conference Championship squad. 
  • FSW Top 10 of 2018-19- #3, Bucs Take Over NJCAA Rankings
    July 17, 2019
    Having already touched on a number of firsts during our countdown of the top 10 moments in the 2018-19 FSW Athletic season, as we work our way to #3, we have another.  Our #3 moment is the Bucs taking over the NJCAA National rankings with both Men’s Basketball and Softball finishing the regular season ranked #1, Women’s Basketball climbing into the top 10 for the first time in program history, and Baseball receiving their first national ranking in program history this year.
  • Bucs Baseball Summer Leagues Update #2
    July 16, 2019
    With their teams in pushes for postseason berths, we check back in with our 12 Bucs playing in collegiate summer leagues across the country.
  • FSW Top 10 of 2018-19- #5, FSW Claims First Baseball Title
    July 15, 2019
    After just three short years of competition, three of the four FSW Athletics programs had already claimed their place atop the Suncoast Conference hierarchy, bringing home at least one conference championship in their respective sport.  In year four, the fourth team joined the club, which brings us our #5 moment of the Bucs’ 2018-19 year, Baseball claiming their first Suncoast Conference title, on the last day of the regular season to boot. 
  • FSW Top 10 of 2018-19- #7, FSW Goes 4 For 4 in Suncoast Titles/All-Americans
    July 11, 2019
    2018-19 was a magical year for Florida SouthWestern Athletics in a number of ways, but the most impressive of feats was the well-roundedness of the Bucs success.  Our #7 accomplishment of the year highlights just that, as all four FSW teams captured Suncoast Conference Championships and each also sported an All-American, both firsts in the Bucs young history. 
  • FSW Top 10 of 2018-19- #9, Bucs Baseball Sweeps Defending Champs
    July 09, 2019
    Our #9 moment of the FSW Athletics year comes courtesy of the Bucs Baseball team, who made it be known that they would be a force to be reckon with in 2019 with this result. 
  • Bucs a Cut Above the Rest in 2018-19
    July 01, 2019
    The 2018-19 athletic season was a historic one for the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers.  The Bucs four squads each captured Suncoast Conference Championships and advanced to the FCSAA State Tournament, the only school in Florida to boast that, while FSW teams combined for a .865 overall winning percentage, easily the top mark in the Sunshine State and likely the highest nationwide.
  • 38 Bucs Bring Home Academic Awards For 2018-19
    June 27, 2019
    Along with a historic year on the diamonds and the courts at Florida SouthWestern State this season, 38 Buccaneer student-athletes doubled down with excellent years in the classroom, earning Suncoast Conference, FCSAA, and NJCAA Academic Awards for the 2018-19 school year. 
  • Bucs Baseball Summer Leagues Update #1
    June 26, 2019
    Spread out across six different leagues around the country, 12 Florida SouthWestern State baseball players are sharpening their skills this summer.  We will check in on the Buccaneers playing summer ball throughout their seasons with today being our first look. 
  • Santos Signs at North Florida, Solomon to William & Mary
    June 19, 2019
    Two more Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers have inked NCAA Division I Letters of Intent recently as pitcher Rafael Santos will remain in the Sunshine State and head to the University of North Florida while slugger Tyler Solomon will play at William & Mary in Virginia next season.
  • Bucs' Gusto Picked in 11th Round of MLB Draft by Houston Astros
    June 12, 2019
    With the 346th pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft, the Houston Astros have made Florida SouthWestern State righthander Ryan Gusto the highest Buccaneer draft pick since the program’s resurgence in 2016.  Gusto was the 2017 World Series Champion’s 11th round choice.
  • FSW's Davis Picked by Chicago Cubs in MLB Draft
    June 12, 2019
    For the first time in program history, Florida SouthWestern State has two Major League Baseball draft picks in the same year as in the 38th round on Wednesday, Buc freshman Marc Davis was selected by the Chicago Cubs, following up Ryan Gusto's selection in the 11th round by the Houston Astros.  
  • Gusto Named FSW's First Baseball All-American
    June 11, 2019
    For the first time in program history, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers have an NJCAA All-American as Tuesday, ace Ryan Gusto was named a Second Team All-American by the association after a season in which he was named both the Suncoast Conference and FCSAA Pitcher of the Year. 
  • Three More Bucs Headed Division I
    May 28, 2019
    The list of Division I signees for the Florida SouthWestern State baseball team continues to grow as Nate Madej (South Alabama), Shamir Morales (Bethune-Cookman), and Josh McAllister (Georgia) will all play at the top level of NCAA Baseball next season as announced recently. 
  • FSW Righthander Inks with FAU
    May 16, 2019
    Following a two year run close to home on the Gulf Coast at Florida SouthWestern State College, Buccaneer righthander Joey Mugavero will make the trip across Alligator Alley to play on the East side of the state at Florida Atlantic University the next two seasons after signing with the Owls on Thursday.
  • FSW Closes Season Ranked #18
    May 15, 2019
    After not garnering a single national ranking in their first three years of existence, the Florida SouthWestern State Baseball team made up for lost time this season, closing 2019 ranked #18, wrapping up an 11 week stretch of being ranked in every poll of the 2019 regular season. 
  • Bucs Comeback Falls Just Short, Season Ends at State Tournament
    May 12, 2019
    The #11 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers worked themselves into a hole they couldn’t get out of Saturday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland and therefore saw their season come to an end at the 2019 FCSAA State Tournament. FSW fell behind 8-0 after two innings against Miami Dade and battled back valiantly, putting the tying run on base late in the game, but it wasn’t meant to be as they fell 14-11 to end the best season in school history at 40-14.
  • Bucs Knocked Off in State Tournament Opener
    May 10, 2019
    Playing in their first FCSAA State Tournament in program history, the #11 Florida SouthWestern Buccaneers could never get their bats going Friday afternoon, managing just two hits in a 2-1 loss to Santa Fe to fall to the tournament’s elimination bracket Saturday.
  • Gusto Named FCSAA Pitcher of the Year
    May 09, 2019
    Thursday night at the FCSAA State Tournament Banquet, Florida SouthWestern State sophomore Ryan Gusto made program history as he was named FSW’s first FCSAA Pitcher of the Year award winner. 
  • Gusto, Morales, Bizier Lead Seven Bucs Honored by Suncoast Conference
    May 08, 2019
    On the heels of their first Suncoast Conference Championship in program history, seven Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers were honored by the conference in the release of their 2019 All-Conference squads.  Leading the way was Ryan Gusto who was named the Pitcher of the Year, Shamir Morales who was the Defensive Player of the Year and Coach Ben Bizier who was named Coach of the Year. 
  • Bucs Head to State Tournament Ranked 11th in NJCAA Polls
    May 07, 2019
    After wrapping up their first Suncoast Conference Championship in program history on Wednesday, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers wrapped up the regular season ranked #11 in the NJCAA as announced by the National Office on Tuesday. 
  • FSW Clinches First Suncoast Conference Championship
    May 01, 2019
    For the first time in history, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers are Suncoast Conference Champions.  The Bucs made history on Wednesday, battling back from an early deficit to beat Polk State 8-5 in their final game of the regular season, winning their 40th game and locking up their first conference title in the process. 
  • Myers Named FCSAA Pitcher of the Week
    April 30, 2019
    Riding a hot streak down the stretch of the 2019 regular season, Florida SouthWestern State sophomore Mitch Myers has been named the FCSAA/Region VIII Pitcher of the Week for the final week of the season.
  • Florentino Earns Second Player of the Week Nod
    April 30, 2019
    Recording multiple hits in all three games for the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers last week, sophomore Victor Florentino has been named the FCSAA/Region VIII Player of the Week for the second time this month as announced by the state on Tuesday.
  • Bucs Up a Spot to #12 in National Poll
    April 30, 2019
    On the heels of a 3-1 week, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers have moved up one spot to #12 in the NJCAA National Rankings as announced by the National Office on Tuesday.
  • FSW Beats Polk, Clinches First FCSAA State Tournament Berth
    April 29, 2019
    With a 10-3 win over Polk State Monday night at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, the #13 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers have punched their first ticket to the FCSAA/Region VIII Tournament next week and have clinched at least a share of their first Suncoast Conference Championship in the process. 
  • Ferreira Saves Bucs Out of Pen, FSW Downs Polk 7-3
    April 27, 2019
    In sports, all coaches ask is for players to be ready when their number is called.  Jesse Ferreira was just that Saturday afternoon for the #13 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers, as he was called upon to pitch out of the bullpen for just the second time this season and rose to the occasion, throwing four shutout innings, striking out seven to allow the Bucs to come away with a key 7-3 win over Polk State to move to within two victories of their first conference title in program history.
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