Opening Weekend for some Top Tier Alums at the JUCO/NAIA/Division II Level

by Matt Plante
Vice President

Opening Weekend for some Top Tier Alums at the Junior College, NAIA & Division 2 Level

Here were some of the highlights:

Peyton Isaacson, Saint Leo
Isaacson continues to impress as his senior campaign begins. Isaacson after being a stud performer in the Sunshine State Conference last year collected a hit in all four games played on opening weekend. He went 8 for 15 in four games, hitting .533 with a homer and 3 RBI's. Saint Leo is pre-season ranked #23 in D2 baseball and they went 3-1 to open the year taking 2 of 3 from Alabama-Huntsville and a game from #8 pre-season ranked North Greenville. 

Tyler Acosta, State College of Florida CC
Acosta started off his freshman season by collecting hits in all 5 of the games played in the opening week. Acosta went 9 for 24, hitting .375 with a homer, a triple, a double and 5 RBI's. His team went 4-1 on the week only losing to Miami-Dade.

Jackson Shepherd, Mesa CC
Shepherd went 1 for 1 in a pinch-hit appearance and collected a save vs. Grand Canyon in the opening weekend for Mesa. In the save appearance on the mound, Shepherd went 2 innings giving up 0 runs on only 2 hits. Mesa CC are 4-1 to start the year. 

Jordan Garcia, Daytona State CC
Garcia got his 1st start on opening week vs. Rollins JV team, where he went 1 for 2. Daytona State is 2-4 to start the season.

Brandon Williams, Polk State CC
Williams picked up his 1st win on the opening week since his transfer for Northern Illinois University. He went 5 innings vs. Warner University giving up 0 runs on 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4.  Polk State is 5-2 to start the year. 

Drew Nichols, Marymount California 
Nichols took a loss in his 1st relief appearance of the 2019 campaign vs. Arizona Christian where he went 2 innings giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 2. Nichols bounced back nicely later in the week, where he threw 3 innings of relief vs. the Master's giving up only 1 run off 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3. Marymount is 2-3-1 to start the year. 

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