Florida Tech’s Scotty Ward Named to All-SSC Second Team
By Florida Tech // May 13, 2014
SECOND CONSECUTIVE SEASON WARD HAS BEEN NAMED ALL-SSC SECOND TEAM
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Sunshine State Conference announced the 2014 All-SSC Baseball Team Monday morning, and Florida Tech junior pitcher Scotty Ward earned conference honors.
Ward was selected to the All-SSC Second Team. It is the second consecutive season that Ward has been named All-SSC Second Team.
Ward, a native of Port Orange, Fla., started 12 games on the mound this season for the Panthers. He recorded a 5-2 record, and led the club with a 1.98 ERA. His 1.98 ERA was the third best in the SSC. Ward pitched 81.2 innings, and earned three complete games.
His complete game shutout of West Georgia back on March 8 earned Ward SSC Pitcher of the Week Honors. He allowed 18 earned runs, walked 14 batters, and struck out 38. Opposing batters hit just .228 against Ward this season.
Sal Giardina of Lynn was selected as the Player of the Year, and Tampa’s Preston Packrall was named the Pitcher of the Year. Dylan Harris of Saint Leo was named Freshman of the Year, and Tampa’s Joe Urso earned SSC Coach of the Year honors.
Voting for the All-SSC Baseball Team was conducted among the league’s head coaches.
2014 ALL-SSC BASEBALL TEAM
1B – Fran Whitten, Saint Leo (Sr.)
2B – Orlando Rivera, Tampa (Jr.)
3B – Dylan Harris, Saint Leo (Fr.)
SS – Giovanny Alfonzo, Tampa (Jr.)
SS – Alvin Swoope, Nova Southeastern (Fr.)
C – Sal Giardina, Jr., Lynn (Sr.)
OF – Dominic Brugnoni, Florida Southern (RSo.)
OF – Keith Curcio, Florida Southern (Jr.)
OF – Michael Danner, Tampa (Sr.)
OF – Sheehan Planas-Arteaga, Barry (Jr.)
DH – Mario Urdaneta, Nova Southeastern (Jr.)
UT – Stephen Dezzi, Tampa (Sr.)
SP – Jimmy Gutowski, Eckerd (Jr.)
SP – David Heintz, Tampa (So.)
SP – Preston Packrall, Tampa (Sr.)
SP – Jed Vandernaald, Lynn (Sr.)
RP – Bill Mendek, Lynn (Jr.)
Player of the Year – Sal Giardina Jr., Lynn
Pitcher of the Year – Preston Packrall, Tampa
Freshman of the Year – Dylan Harris, Saint Leo
Coach of the Year – Joe Urso, Tampa
1B – Sean O’Brien, Tampa (Sr.)
2B – Lucas Luopa, Eckerd (Fr.)
3B – Thomas Kain, Lynn (Jr.)
SS – Taylor Perez, Saint Leo (So.)
C – Nick Tindall, Tampa (Jr.)
OF – Christian Coburn, Rollins (Jr.)
OF – Zach Gawrych, Tampa (Sr.)
OF – Connor Obrochta, Tampa (Sr.)
OF – Cole Stancil, Saint Leo (So.)
DH – Chris Hanson, Eckerd (Sr.)
UT – Alex Debellis, Lynn (Jr.)
SP – Clay Chapman, Florida Southern (Sr.)
SP – Brian Johnson, Florida Southern (Sr.)
SP – Trey Oest, Tampa (So.)
SP – Scotty Ward, Florida Tech (Jr.)
RP – Nate Carter, Florida Southern (Sr.)
RP – Kevin McNorton, Tampa (Sr.)