Bradenton, Fla - State College of Florida Athletics is pleased to introduce the Hall of Fame class of 2017. The following three former baseball players will be inducted on January 19, 2017 at the IMG Academy Golf Club.
- Harry Saferight was a member of the 1968 and 1969 baseball teams and was coached by Hall of Fame Coach, Robert C. Wynn. The catcher was twice voted as an All-State honoree. Helping the team to the 1968 JUCO World Series, Saferight, was selected as a member of the All-Tournament Team. Saferight continued his education and baseball career at Florida State University. He was a member of the 1970 FSU team that qualified for the College World Series. After being drafted 5 times, Saferight signed to play professional baseball in 1971 with the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He played 12 years or professional baseball and made the Major League roster with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Josh Renick played baseball for Hall of Fame coach Tim Hill Sr. in 1998 and 1999. The second baseman, Set the single season stolen base record in 1999 with 72 steals and a career record 98-99 of 81 steals. He hit .408 as a sophomore and was 1st team all-conference and second team all-state. Renick led the team in runs, walks and steals during that season. His JUCO World Series team finished third in the nation. He signed to Middle Tennessee State University where he played on teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament. He was drafted in the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round and played professionally for the next 8 seasons.
- Nick Goody played for Hall of Fame coach Tim Hill Sr. in 2010 and 2011. Goody helped the team reach the JUCO World Series in 2010 after winning the program's 13th State Championship. The Manatees won the Suncoast Conference title in back-to-back years and Goody led the way with a 6-2 record and 1.29 ERA in 2011. He was selected at Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year, All-State/Region, and All-American in 2011. After the 2011 season, Nick continued his athletic and academic pursuits at Louisiana State University. In the 2012 campaign, Goody was third in the Southeastern conference with 11 saves and earned a 2.67 ERA and served as the closer on the SEC Champion team. He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the New York Yankees. Goody made his Major League debut in 2015 with the Yankees and continues to play professional baseball.
These three deserving individuals enter the Hall of Fame as the tenth SCF Athletic Hall of Fame Class. The Hall of Fame was started to recognize and honor former outstanding players, coaches, staff, and friends of the program for their contributions and achievements in athletics.
The Hall of Fame is the opening event of SCF's annual Homecoming weekend. Also, included in the weekend are the SCF Golf Classic and alumni games for baseball and softball.