May 25, 2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss senior pitcher Cameron Giannini (Danville, Va.) and sophomore second baseman Nick Dawson (Bartlett, Tenn.) were named to the 2014 Conference USA All-Tournament Team Sunday afternoon.
The duo were announced following the championship game that featured Rice defeating UTSA 11-5 at Pete Taylor Park on the Golden Eagle campus.
Giannini threw a complete-game in defeating East Carolina 3-1 on Friday night. He limited the Pirates to just five hits and three walks, while fanning five in the longest outing of his three-year Golden Eagle career.
Dawson hit safely in all five tournament games and hit .400 (8-for-20) in the event with a pair of runs scored and four RBI.
Rice's Michael Aquino, on the strength of a .571 batting average (12-for-21) with two home runs, 10 RBI and seven runs scored was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
The following is the C-USA All-Tournament team selections:
C - John Bormann, UTSA
IF - Nick Dawson, Southern Miss
IF - Skyler Ewing, Rice
IF - Ford Stainback, Rice
IF - Tyler Urps, Old Dominion
OF - Michael Aquino, Rice
OF - Nick Walker, Old Dominion
OF - John Welborn, UTSA
DH - Chase McDowell, Rice
P - Justin Anderson, UTSA
P - Blake Fox, Rice
P - Cameron Gianinni, Southern Miss
P - Brock Hartson, UTSA
Michael Aquino, Rice