Gainesville, FL – Sophomore pitcher Brad Markey had one of the most successful seasons on the mound in the history of the Santa Fe baseball program and for his efforts was named the Mid-Florida Conference Pitcher of the Year and to the All-MFC First Team.
Markey won 10 of his 13 starts and finished with a record of 10-3, one short of the all-time single season wins mark set last season by Malcolm Clapsaddle. Four of his wins were of the complete game variety. He currently has a 1.45 ERA and struck out 62 batters in 87 innings pitched with only nine walks and opposing hitters managed just a .223 average against him.
Joining Markey on the MFC First Team are second baseman Shane Kennedy who finished his sophomore campaign with a .381 average, led SF in hits (61), triples (8), homeruns (8), RBI (40) and was 20-for-21 stealing bases. Freshman outfielder Mallex Smith (.387, 8 2B, 7 3B, 17 RBI, 30 steals); freshman infielder/pitcher Caleb Denmark (.329, 5 2B, 4 HR, 33 RBI and 0.90 ERA, 2-0, 4 saves); sophomore catcher Tim Remes (.337, 4 HR, 30 RBI) and sophomore pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (8-1, 2.15 ERA, 59 K’s).
Freshman shortstop Jacob Tillotson was named the MFC Defensive Player of the Year and an All-MFC Second Team honoree. He committed just eight errors in 205 chances, good for a .961 fielding percentage. Offensively he hit .284 with nine doubles, two triples, a homerun and 21 RBI with six steals.
Rounding out the Second Team: sophomore outfielder Drew Doty (.380, 12 2B, 2 HR, 34 RBI); sophomore outfielder Trey Griffin (.306, 14 2B, 3 HR, 34 RBI); freshman designated hitter/catcher AJ Mazzurco (.351, 8 2B, 21 RBI, .455 OBP) and freshman pitcher JT Simpson (6-2, 1.85 ERA, 36 K’s).
Coach Johnny Wiggs took home his fourth straight Mid-Florida Conference Coach of the Year award and fifth overall in his six seasons at Santa Fe.
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