By: Matt Rothman
On Thursday, former Marjory Stoneman Douglas Star third basemen Hunter Fitz-Gerald officially signed with the Seattle Mariners as an undrafted free agent.
Hunter, the son of the current varsity coach Todd Fitz-Gerald, played two years with the Eagles and hit 11 home with 45 RBIs. During his senior year, Hunter batted .515 and was drafted out of high school in the 33rd round by the Colorado Rockies, but he decided to play collegiately at Florida Southwest College, where he was a member of the All-State Team.
The power-hitting left-hander hit 10 home runs and drove in 48 runs before playing at Old Dominion, where he finished tied for 23rd in the country with 22 home runs. He also was tied for 33rd with 70 RBIs in only 55 games and made the All-Conference Team after his team won 32 games.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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