D.R. Meadows and Chipola head to the playoffs as conference champions

Last year D.R. Meadows helped lead the Toombs County Bulldogs to the GHSA Class AA State Semifinals by pitching the Dawgs to game one victories at Laney, Banks County and Dodge County. This season, his first at Chipola College, in Marianna, Florida, Meadows played on a team that went 38-15 and won the Panhandle Conference with a 16-8 record.

The Indians, the defending NJCAA champions, open up the postseason on Friday at 4 p.m. eastern playing Miami Dade College in the first round of the FCSAA State Tournament to be held at Publix Field at Joker Merchant Stadium in Lakeland- the spring home of the Detroit Tigers seats 8,500.

Miami Dade finished second in the Southern Conference with an 18-10 record and the Sharks were 35-15 overall.

FCSSA Tourney Schedule

Watch Games

Friday, May 11
Game 1 – State College of Florida vs. Tallahassee, 10 am
Game 2 – Broward  vs. Central Florida, 1 pm
Game 3 – Chipola vs. Miami Dade, 4 pm
Game 4 – Santa Fe vs. Hillsborough, 7 pm

Saturday, May 12
Game 5 – Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 10 am
Game 6 – Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 1 pm
Game 7 – Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 4 pm
Game 8 – Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7 pm

Sunday, May 13
Game 9 – Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 loser, 1 pm
Game 10 – Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 4 pm
Game 11 – Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 7 pm

Monday, May 14
Game 12 – Game 9 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 1 pm
Game 13 – Game 11 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 4 pm

Tuesday, May 15
Game 14 – Game 13 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 11 am
Game 15 – if necessary, 3 pm

NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Coaches’ Poll
May 1, 2018

The final NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Coaches’ Poll, with number of first-place votes in parentheses, 2018 record, previous ranking and total points in voting by Region 8 baseball coaches, the FCSAA Baseball Chair and the FCSAA Scoreboard Coordinator.

Rank

Team

Record

Pts

Pvs

1.

State College of Florida (18)

42-11-1

215

1

2.

Santa Fe (2)

37-9

190

2

3.

Chipola (1)

38-12

188

3

4.

Broward

34-16

145

4

5.

Miami Dade

35-15

124

5

6.

Central Florida

31-13-1

108

7

7.

Tallahassee

35-18

102

6

8.

Hillsborough

27-23

63

9

9.

St. Johns River State

31-16

27

8

10.

Palm Beach State

31-20

23

10

Santa Fe is ranked sixth in the NJCAA Division 1 National Poll. State College of Florida is seventh and Chipola 13th.

Chipola ended the regular season with three straight home losses including 6-4 to Louisiana State University Eunice on Sunday. Meadows started in left field and he drove in the first run of the game with a grounder to the right side of the infield with one down in the bottom of the third inning.

Meadows went 0-for-3 in the game with a fly ball to left and he also reached on a fielders choice. D.R. hit .250 during the regular season (15-for-60). He scored 15 runs and drove in seven. He walked eight times with 15 strikeouts.

D.R. also pitched five times in relief and he struck out nine batters in 4 2/3 innings giving him a 17.36 strikeouts per nine innings rate. His ERA was 3.68 and teams hit .278 against him.