Edge makes national All-Star Team, set for World Series
Lake City native Brock Edge has been named to the NJCAA National All-Star Team after a phenomenal freshman season at Santa Fe.
Edge, the son of former Florida Gators punter Shayne Edge, starred for the Saints this season with a .409 batting average along with 10 home runs.
The Santa Fe rightfielder is joined by teammate Devin Hemenway, a pitcher who was also named to the national JUCO team.
They’re the only junior college players out of Florida to receive the honor.
“They gave me the call and I almost didn’t believe them at first,” Edge said of the news. “They told me about the Team USA (selection) and it was all pretty surreal.”
Hemenway – like Edge, his roommate at Santa Fe – was selected First-Team All Conference this season. Both are on a 26-man roster which will begin competing on Aug. 1-11 leading up to the NBC World Series, where teams from around the globe are slated to participate. Edge prepares to travel to Tyler, Texas this coming week to begin practice, alongside Hemenway, representing the entire state.
Edge says the summer exhibition will be made easier having his teammate by his side as they prepare to head west to Texas then Kansas.
“We were definitely worried about not knowing anybody, especially coming from Florida. So I’m glad he’s coming,” Edge said.
The former two-sport star athlete out of Columbia is entering his sophomore year at Santa Fe. But not before things heat up with some summer competition against the best across the nation.
“I just want to see how I would stack up against those guys, should be neat for sure,” he said. “I’ve never been out of the state much, so this should be pretty cool.”