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Representing the South Atlantic Region

North Florida Ospreys

CONFERENCE:    Peach Belt Conference

LAST CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE:   2001 (2-2)

CHAMPIONSHIPS:   None

2005 RECORD :  45-15

COACH:   Dusty Rhodes (18th year)

TOP PLAYERS:

  • IF Marion Knowles(.327, 17 HR, 51 RBIs)
  • IF Jon Skorupski (.338, 13 HR, 47 RBIs)
  • DH Brennan Grogan (.355, 4 HR, 33 RBIs)
  • P Josh Papelbon (7-3, 1.48 ERA, 12 Saves)
  • P Ryan Amason (6-2, 3.20 ERA 79 K) 

NOTES:

  • UNF battled back in the loser's bracket to earn the regional title over kennesaw State, in a battle of two schools leaving D-II at the end of this season.  The Ospreys will move to D-I next fall. 
  • Jacob Dixon was the winning pitcher in the deciding game against Kennesaw and earned tournament MVP honors.
  • Six players were named to the all-region team led by seniors Marion Knowles, Jon Skorupski and Sadry Cafe
  • Dusty Rhodes was named Peach Belt Coach of the Year.
  • Jon Skorupski is a transfer from Florida, Sadry Cafe transferred from South Carolina, and Brennan Grogan transferred from Notre Dame.
  • Knowles set career highs in home runs and RBIs this season.
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