Farrell Honored to NCBWA All-Region Second Team

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications

PENSACOLA, Fla.- Junior third baseman Chris Farrell collected another postseason honor on Monday as he was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-Region second-team to wrap up his first season with the Sailfish.

The All-Region nod comes on the heels of being named to the Idependents Collegeiate Athletic Association (ICAA) First Team.

Palm Beach Atlantic's top hitter for most of the season and everyday starter at the hot corner finished the year with a team-high .376 batting average and also led the team in hits (65), doubles (15) and runs scored (33).

The Coral Springs, Fla. native also finished near the top in several other offensive categories such as RBI's (34), On-Base Percentage (.443), Walks (22), and triples (1). He also only committed eight errors on the season. 

Sal Giardina Jr. of Lynn University and Jordan DeLorenzo of the University of West Florida were named the South Region Player and Pitcher of the Year respectively. University of Tampa's Joe Urso earned the NCBWA Region Coach of the Year distinction.

2014 NCBWA Division II All-South Region Team

NCBWA Division II All-South Region First-Team
SP Jordan DeLorenzo, West Florida
SP Jimmy Gutowski, Eckerd
SP Preston Packrall, Tampa
RP Bill Mendek, Lynn
C Sal Giardina, Jr., Lynn
1B Fran Whitten, Saint Leo
2B Matthew Fears, Valdosta State
3B Cash Oliver, Tuskegee
SS Fernando Tanaka, Stillman
OF James Campbell, Albany State
OF Michael Danner, Tampa
OF Sheehan Planas-Arteaga, Barry
DH Stephen Dezzi, Tampa
UT Dylan Harris, Saint Leo

NCBWA Division II All-South Region Second-Team
SP Joseph Falletta, Stillman
SP David Heintz, Tampa
SP Michael Manley, Delta State
RP Tyler Valis, Stillman
C Carlos Leal, Delta State
1B Nick Baldelli-Boggs, Stillman
2B Orlando Rivera, Tampa
3B Chris Farrell, Palm Beach Atlantic
SS Mike Reed, Valdosta State
OF Dominic Brugnoni, Florida Southern
OF Jordan Chovanec, Delta State
OF Austin Southall, West Florida
DH Bryant Hayman, Valdosta State
UT Sean Plunkett, West Florida

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