B.J. Leach
B.J. Leach
Year Inducted: 2007
Sports Played or Coached: Baseball, 1998-99

B.J. Leach played two seasons on the baseball team (1998 and 1999). In 1999 he became the first player to be named Division II National Pitcher and Player of the Year at different positions. As a pitcher that season, he was 11-2 with a 2.05 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 127.1 innings. When he wasn’t pitching, he played second base and led the team with a .418 batting average with 10 home runs and a team-high 55 RBI. He was a first-team All-American as a pitcher and a second-team All-American as a second baseman. He also was the Sunshine State Conference Pitcher and Player of the Year that season. In 1998, he was 9-3 on the mound with a 2.02 ERA and hit .329 with eight home runs and 36 RBI. A 1999 FSC graduate, his career slugging percentage of .695 is second-best in school history and his career .375 batting average is sixth-best.