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ANTONIO VELEZ

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Antonio Velez

(Updated July 2019)
position
Left Handed Pitcher
height
6'1"
weight
185
year
Junior
hometown
Brandon, Fla.
high school
Brandon
other college
Hillsborough Community College

JUNIOR (2019):

Finished 5-2 with a 4.17 earned run average and a save…in the postseason, appeared in four of FSU’s 8 games, allowing just two runs in 10 innings with 13 strikeouts…won both games of the Baton Rouge Super Regional against LSU…in the CWS-clinching game two, allowed just four hits and struck out six in 4.2 innings, keeping the Tigers off the board before Drew Mendoza’s walk-off single in the 12th inning led FSU to its 23rd College World Series…struck out all three hitters in his one scoreless inning in the College World Series against Texas Tech…his one save came against FAU in the Athens Regional opener, pitching the final 3.1 innings of FSU’s 13-7 win…made three starts during the season…had a season-high 6.0 innings pitched against Jacksonville…struck out a season-high six batters three different times.

PERSONAL:

Went 4-4 with 80 strikeouts in 14 appearances at Hillsborough Community College…No. 73 left-handed pitcher coming out of Brandon High in 2016…went 27-7 at Brandon, compiling a 1.34 earned run average in 61 appearances…as a senior, went 10-3 with a 0.92 ERA and 151 strikeouts…at the plate, hit .400 with two home runs and 16 RBI…his 151 strikeouts were the fifth-most in the country in 2016…named the Florida 7A Player of the Year by the FACA…named All-Tampa and All-Hillsborough County by the Tampa Bay Times…struck out 122 batters as a junior, second-most in Florida…2015 Hillsborough County Pitcher of the Year by the Tampa Bay Times…majoring in social science…born March 31, 1997.