Seven Saints Earn MFC Honors

headshot photos of Saints baseball players Anthony Arguelles, Michael Paul, Brock Edge, Parker Beiderer, Caleb Stafford, Garrett Mathes and Cade Westbrook

The Mid-Florida Conference All Conference teams for the 2019 baseball season saw seven Santa Fe College players chosen, including the MFC Defensive Player of the Year.

First Team All Conference includes Anthony Arguelles, a freshman right-handed pitcher (5-0, 3.17 ERA) with 65.1 innings pitched with 69 strikeouts and zero walks.  Arguelles also threw a no-hitter February 2.

Five players were selected to the Second Team: outfielder Brock Edge, right-handed pitcher Michael Paul, first baseman Garrett Mathes, catcher Caleb Stafford and third baseman Cade Westbrook

Sophomore Edge had a .329 batting average with 42 runs scored, 10 doubles, four home runs, 36 runs batted in and five stolen bases in six attempts.  He will continue his baseball and academic career with the University of Florida.  Paul (7-2, 2.38 ERA) had 52 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched.  Mathes earned his spot with a .340 batting average, 40 runs scored, 15 doubles, six home runs and 40 runs batted in.

Stafford is the second Saints freshman to earn All Conference honors this season and had a .231 batting average with 17 runs scored, two doubles and 15 runs batted in.  Westbrook impressed this season with a .312 batting average, 17 runs scored, seven doubles, three triples and 40 runs batted in.

Conference defensive player of the year was awarded to Parker Beiderer, a sophomore with a .333 batting average, 38 runs scored, six doubles, three triples, 24 runs batted in and 16 stolen bases in 19 attempts.  His defensive effort throughout the season earned him this top honor.

Coach Wiggs and the Saints are heading to the Florida State College Activities Association State tournament for the 10th time in 13 years on Friday May 10 as they face Florida Southwestern State College in Lakeland, Florida.  First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.


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