Posted: May 21, 2020
FORT MYERS, Fla.- After helping revive the Florida SouthWestern State Baseball program the past two seasons, Buccaneer slugger Jose Marcano has signed with NAIA national powerhouse Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Marcano played in a team high 26 games for the Bucs this season, hitting .316 with five doubles, and 15 RBIs while also swiping 10 base which ranked second on the team. He had nine multi-hit games including three straight in late February when he went 6-11 with three doubles and six RBIs. In two seasons, Marcano played in 76 contests for FSW, notching 64 hits, 22 for extra bases, and 46 RBIs.
He will join a Southeastern squad who was well on their way to their fourth straight NAIA National Tournament appearance this spring. The Fire finished 2020 on a 25 game winning streak and a 26-1 overall record after three straight 50 win seasons. Two seasons ago, Southeastern claimed its first National Title in program history, knocking off Freed-Hardeman in the championship game to finish 59-7.
Marcano is the seventh sophomore to sign to move on from this year's 2020 squad and 20th in the past two seasons.