Oglethorpe’s Giordano, Sarisky honored by Georgia Dugout Club

Oglethorpe’s Giordano, Sarisky honored by Georgia Dugout Club

(Story taken from the Oglethorpe University website)

ATLANTA, Ga. - In their September newsletter the Georgia Dugout Club named Oglethorpe head baseball coach Dan Giordano and former Oglethorpe pitcher Daniel Sarisky the 2009 Division III Georgia Coach and Player of the Year, respectively.

Giordano guided a roster with only two seniors to its best season in seven years as the Stormy Petrels posted a 19-17 record for the 2009 season. With so many underclassmen on the roster, Giordano did an outstanding job and has the Petrels fortunes pointing upwards as we head towards the 2010 schedule.

Sarisky, meanwhile, dominated the mound as a relief pitcher for Oglethorpe in 2009, compiling a sparkling 5-1 record and 2.98 ERA. Sarisky struck out a ridiculous number of 65 batters in only 40.1 innings en route to being an All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team selection. He was drafted by Major League Baseball's Houston Astros in the 42nd round of the 2009 draft.

Voting was conducted by board members of the Georgia Baseball Dugout Club.