Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Morgan Swem0
FSC Baseball team plays Detroit Tigers
The Florida Southern College Men’s baseball team recently faced off against the Detroit Tigers. The game was held at the Joker Marchant Stadium, also known as Tiger Town. This isn’t the first time the Mocs have played the Detroit Tigers—the Mocs have played them over 20 times in recent years.
This game is a unique opportunity for the Moccasins. Not many college students can say that they have played against a professional team. It is a great way for the players to learn and grow.
“I thought we played great and, out of the three years that I’ve been here, it was the best we’ve played yet. It was a great experience, and it was a lot of fun,” Moccasin first baseman Jason Sierra said.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the players. It’s something that the players and students alike look forward, and enjoy doing.
Florida Southern offers tickets for students to come and cheer on their school. Though the game is usually in the middle of the day during the week, students who don’t have classes to go to love attending.
“I thought it was a great game and the section we got to sit in thanks to FSC was awesome,” sophomore Paige Kinstler said. “I loved sitting behind the dugout. Being a huge STL Cardinals fan, I rarely like to watch other MLB teams when they aren’t playing them, but I’ve grown to grown to also like the Tigers now, just living here in Lakeland with the atmosphere. And of course, the game was even cooler since our Mocs got to play the Tigers. This was my second year attending the game and I plan to make it a tradition.”
Though many of the students don’t expect the Mocs to win, it is one of the more popular games to attend and helps bring school spirit.
“I’ve gone to the game the past three years, it’s so fun. It’s such a memorable experience and it’s an amazing time for Florida Southern students to go watch together,” sophomore Samantha Jenkins said.
The game ended in an 8-0 loss on Thursday for the Mocs and will not count on their record. Though the Mocs lost, they did play a good game and learned a lot in the process. It was a fun and exciting tradition for both Florida Southern players and students.