Fall Report: Florida Atlantic

Fall Report

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Zach Schneider, who last season had the second-greatest saves year in Florida Atlantic Owls history, had zero scholarship offers as a high school junior.

That’s when he got creative.

“I was throwing a bullpen (session),” Schneider said, “when I told my coach, ‘Let me drop down sidearm.’”

The idea worked. Schneider was intriguing enough as a sidewinder to earn a scholarship to Polk State (Fla.) CC. He went 5-1 with a 1.19 ERA and 11 saves as a college sophomore, using that as a springboard to FAU.

With the Owls last season, Schneider went 7-1 with[…]


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