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
TOURNAMENT MVP Michael Aquino, Rice
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