NORTH FLORIDA OSPREYS BASEBALL
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North Florida Ospreys Baseball Tickets
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Home Games: Harmon Stadium
League: NCAA Division I
Head Coach: Tim Parenton
North Florida Ospreys Baseball TicketsAfter going 32-25 in 2019 under second-year head coach Tim Parenton, the University of North Florida Ospreys are positioned for a strong run into the future. The Ospreys represent the 16,958 students at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. North Florida has fielded a baseball team since 1988. The Ospreys joined the NCAA's Division I and the ASUN Conference in 2006. They own an all-time win-loss record of 1,167-642. They have won 15 conference championships as members of three conferences. Along with the ASUN, they belonged to the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference from 1994-1997 and the Peach Belt Conference from 1998-2005. They finished their time as a Division II program with a run to the College World Series in 2005. They made seven straight postseason appearances between 1999 and 2005. They began another string of postseason play in 2013 and have been to the postseason every year since. They return five starters and 16 letterwinners from the 2019 team, including eight pitchers. Grab your tickets at StubHub, and see the Ospreys fly into the future.
Who is the North Florida Ospreys' head baseball coach?Tim Parenton has been the University of North Florida's head baseball coach since June of 2017. In his first two seasons, the Ospreys went 60-53. In those two years, five Ospreys players were drafted by Major League Baseball clubs, one player was signed as a free agent and six players were named to the ASUN First Team All-Conference team. Parenton served as an assistant coach at North Florida from 2010-13. After that, he spent three years managing the Tampa Bay Rays' affiliate team, the Hudson Valley Renegades. His Renegades teams won division titles in 2014 and 2016. Parenton was also responsible for coordinating the Rays' extended spring training program. Parenton is known as a strong recruiter and developer of young talent. As an assistant at North Florida, three of his players were named Freshman All-Americans. Parenton is a graduate of Mississippi State, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1989. He played baseball and football at Mississippi State, helping the Bulldogs to the Sun Bowl in 1980 and the Hall of Fame Bowl in 1981. He is a native of New Orleans.
Where do the North Florida Ospreys play their home baseball games?Harmon Stadium is considered one of the best college baseball facilities in the country. Named in honor of North Florida donors Doug and Linda Harmon, the stadium seats 1,000 fans in chair-back and bench-back seats. The stadium measures 325 feet along its left and right field foul lines. It is 365 feet up the power alleys and 400 feet to the center-field wall. Named for former Ospreys coach Dusty Rhodes, the field itself has one of the finest playing surfaces in college baseball. Harmon Stadium has hosted many of the nation's top college baseball teams. It was the host of the ASUN Baseball Championship in 2018.
Who are the all-time great North Florida Ospreys baseball players?Brian Fleetwood set the all-time record for home runs (36) and runs batted in (163) between 1997 and 2000. North Florida's 200-Hit Club includes 15 players, led by Preston Hale, who hammered out 283 hits from 2007-10. Since 2014, 10 former Ospreys players have signed contracts with Major League Baseball organizations. Since 1996, six former Ospreys have appeared on Major League rosters. Todd Dunn is the highest-drafted former Osprey. He was drafted in the first round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1993.
Who are the North Florida Ospreys' biggest rivals in baseball?In the ASUN Conference, the Ospreys regularly play tough opponents like the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and the Stetson Hatters. Among their signature wins is a victory over then top-ranked Florida at Harmon Stadium in 2012. They also defeated Florida in 2019 when the Gators were ranked third.
Where can I get North Florida Ospreys baseball tickets?StubHub is your best resource for tickets, pricing and seat selection to see North Florida Ospreys baseball.
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