Florida Southern Moccasins vs. Detroit Tigers
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Place: Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland, Florida
How to “watch”: MLB GameDay. As usual, there won’t be a TV or radio broadcast of this exhibition, but you can follow along with some of the action through an actual GameDay thingy. Not all of the action, though. Just whatever the intern can keep up with.
Feel free to make jokes about crashing the FSC website, though. That’s just tradition.
JaCoby Jones - CF
Mikie Mahtook - LF
James McCann - C
Chad Huffman - DH
Dawel Lugo - 2B
Dominic Ficociello - 1B
Jason Krizan - RF
Kody Eaves - 3B
Sergio Alcantara - SS
Alex Wilson, Joe Jimenez, Kevin Comer, Buck Farmer, James Russell, Tyler Alexander
Among Tigers pitchers on list today after Wilson: Joe Jimenez, Buck Farmer, Zac Reininger, Enrique Burgos, Kevin Comer, James Russell, Anthony Castro, Tyler Alexander, Jeff Thompson.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 22, 2018
Things we know
The Mocs are undefeated, at 10-0 on the season. They have scored 69 runs on the season, and are hitting .307/.394/.506 with 18 home runs as a team. Junior outfielder Hayden Marze leads the team with five homers and 14 RBI in 35 at-bats. Infielder Omar Villaman has the best batting average and on-base percentage on the team, at .472 and .537. Seven Mocs already have 10 hits or more on the year, and five are slugging .500 or better. Senior Logan Browning has started three of the team’s 10 games, winning two. He has a 1.40 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 19 1⁄3 innings.
The Tigers beat the Mocs 8-0 last year behind strong pitching performances from Myles Jaye and Sandy Baez, among others.
Mocs hitters will be understandably distracted by the bounce house from hell in center field.
Giant kids bounce house from last year... pic.twitter.com/9qKpORiB1H— Ryan Eversole (@mav713) February 22, 2018
Jim Adduci is still around.
Jim Adduci is listed as a reserve first baseman for today’s scrimmage. He’s not taken one infield rep this spring— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) February 22, 2018