We continue the countdown today at number 85 with sophomore infielder Nolan Fontana from Florida. He is from Winter Garden Florida and attended West Orange High School where he played for head coach Jesse Marlo. As a senior, he earned third-team all-state in Class 6A after batting .507 and leading the Warriors to a 22-3 mark and a Regional Final appearance. He was also named All-Area Central Florida by ESPN Rise Magazine, first-team all-district, first-team Central Florida Metro Conference and was named West Orange’s Most Valuable Player.
Nolan continued his baseball career at Florida where he started in 63 games as a freshman. He ended up with a .287 batting average while hitting three homers and driving in 49 runs. He was also solid on the basepaths with 11 stolen bases in 16 attempts. He was fantastic in the 2010 NCAA Tourney hitting .360 with a homer and 3 RBI as he help lead the Gators to the College World Series.
Nolan played the summer of 2010 with the USA Collegiate National Team where he made 17 appearances (15 starts) while hitting .250 with 3 RBI. Baseball America rated him the 13th best prospect on the team.
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