The 20th annual SWFL Invitational will be held September 14-16, 2018 at Terry Park and the Player Development Complex-PDC. The Invitational is an opportunity to play baseball in a relaxed professional atmosphere. It’s a 3 game round robin event that is well attended by College Coaches who can resume recruiting and Pro Scouts who want to see the players. The SWFL Invitational Showcase on September 14 is a good opportunity to measure your skills and be seen by College coaches.
September 14, 2018 – SWFL Showcase – The SWFL Showcase is an open showcase for all players in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 classes. It’s a great opportunity for all players participating in the SWFL Invitational to be seen by College coaches in a workout setting before the games begin.
When: Friday, September 14th, 2018
Who: Open to all Class of 2019, 2020 & 2021 prospects.
Where: Terry Park 3410 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33916
Position Players: No pitching at this Showcase.
Check-in at 3:45pm – all players must be registered by Friday September 14 at 10am. Please register at www.SWFLBaseball.com Showcase will include 60, BP and defensive segment.
Returning SWFL 2019 graduates – $50
All other participants – $125
Confirmed Colleges: Embry Riddle U, Florida Southern College, Florida Gulf Coast U, Eckerd College, Florida SouthWestern State College, Pasco Hernando College and 2-4 more Colleges will be announced at a later date.
SWFL Baseball is proud of our 2015 commitments. They have worked and earned the opportunity to play college baseball on scholarship. Congratulations!
Alex Goebel – Santa Fe State
Andrew Mink – Ave Maria U
Brandon Hernandez – Santa Fe State
Chris Berry – U North Florida
CJ Alexander – Ball State U
Cody Spencer – South Florida State
Danny Oberst – Indian River State College
David Dinorcia – Lemoyne U
Donovan Petrey – Florida State U
Garrett Bye – U South Florida
Garrett Zech – U South Florida
Jacob Silverstein – Bethune Cookman
John D’Amelio – Navy
Jordan Spicer – Polk State
Kevin Mitchell – Ave Maria U
Kyle Babb – Ave Maria U
Michael Iantosca – St. Anselm College
Parker McPhail – Belmont Abbey
Shane McClanahan – Charleston Southern
Thaddeus Ward – U Central Florida
Troy Bacon – U of Florida
Tyler Luneke – Brevard College – NC
Zuriel Collins – Charleston Southern
The Southwest Florida Baseball 17U Grey team won the Perfect Game Florida State Championship behind good pitching, situational hitting and a patient approach at the plate. Troy Bacon pitched 6 innings of 1 run baseball, Thaddeus Ward threw 2 scoreless innings and Jose Valmana picked up the win with 1 inning of scoreless relief. Read more
16 players have earned scholarships to play baseball in college. Six Division colleges are represented and along with a strong group of Division 2, NAIA and State of Florida 2 year colleges. Congratulations to the players, parents and the SWFL families.
Here is the complete list of signees:
- Drew Freedman; Gulf Coast HS – Wake Forest U
- Bobby Brennen; Bishop Verot HS – Maine U
- Dominic Blanco; Gulf Coast HS – Bethune Cookman
- Jonah Owenby; Bishop Verot HS – U South Florida
- Luke Spangler; Cape Coral HS – U of Miami
- Kyle Kemp; Charlotte HS – Lipscomb U
- Seth DeHaven; Bishop Verot HS – Tusculum College
- Alex Hanson; Wharton HS – Eastern Michigan
- Robert Emerson; Community School – Lake Sumter St
- Ryan Keegan; Estero HS – Ave Maria U
- Danny Tufariello; Bishop Verot HS – Tusculum College
- Kevin Buckley; Tampa King HS – State College of Florida
- Matt Zino; Gulf Coast HS – State College of Florida
- Zak Spivy; Gulf Coast HS – Polk State College
- Andrew Steele; North Port HS – Ave Maria U
- Andrew Giddens; Lakewood Ranch HS – Ave Maria U
SWFL 16U scored five in the third and went on to beat SF Elite Squad Louisville Slugger 16U. Garrett Zech (2015, Naples, FL) led the offense with three hits including a triple and two RBI’s. Jacob Silverstein (2015, Seminole, FL) pitched in with two singles. Troy Bacon (2015, Sickles, FL) helped out his team with a double and an RBI. Brandon Hernandez (2015, Royal Palm Beach, FL) went 1 for 3 with a double and three RBI’s. Shane McClanahan (2015, Cape Coral, FL) pitched five innings and struck out five. He allowed three hits and walked just one batter. Conor Roe (2015, Gulf Coast, FL) threw the last two innings. He struck out three and allowed just one walk.
Andrew Gotfried (2015, Calvary Christian, FL) led the Slugger’s offense with two singles. Daniel Reyes (2015, Mater Academy, FL) hit a triple in the loss