Tribute to the seniors

Posted: May 4, 2014 in Baseball

It’s senior day for the USF baseball team and 3 players will be suiting for the final time in a regular season home game. Let’s take a quick moment to acknowledge the 3 of them and what they have accomplished as Bulls.

Lawrence Pardo – LHP/1B – Miami, FL (Santa Fe College)

Pardo has had an interesting career in his two seasons at USF. In 2013, Pardo led the team with 33 appearances, recording a 5-1 record with 3 saves and a 2.27 ERA. He pitched 43.2 innings, allowing 36 hits, 15 runs, 24 walks, and struck out 42 batters. He was the most reliable arm coming out of the bullpen and used in high leverage situations. Pardo has played a different roll in 2014, being used as both a relief pitcher and as the starting first baseman. On the mound (stats are prior to the start of the Louisville series), Pardo has appeared in 17 games, recording 2 saves and a 1-0 record (ERA of 3.00). He has worked 24 innings while striking out 20 batters. Pardo hasn’t been on the mound as much as he was last season, but he has spent the time at first base, playing well with his glove and his bat. Pardo is batting .282 in 19 starts, hitting one double, one home run, and driving in 20 runs. Pardo has proven to be a reliable arm on the mound and in his final season, a steady bat in the batting order.

Jancik Serrallonga – LHP – Hialeah, FL

Serrallonga had a 2-1 record with 1 save in 42 appearances prior to the 2014 season. He had pitched 50 innings, striking out 26 batters and allowing just 18 walks during that time. This season, Serrallonga has taken on a much greater roll, making spot starts when called upon and being a key arm in late game situations. Serrallonga is 2-3 with 2 saves and a 2.33 ERA in 2014, appearing in 19 games. He has worked 38.2 innings (nearly doubling his career total entering the season), allowing 36 hits, 14 walks, and striking out 22 batters. Serrallonga has proven to be a reliable relief pitcher, capable of handling any late game situation.

Nolan Thomas – LHP – Big Pine Key, FL

In 2013, Thomas pitched 21.2 innings, compiling a 3-1 record in 13 games, working as a reliever and starting several games. He allowed 18 hits, 10 walks, and struck out 26 batters during that time. In 2014, Thomas has only appeared in 9 games, pitching a total of 4 innings and striking out 1 batter, dealing with an injury for most of the season, limiting his availability at times.

Thank you to all of the seniors and everything they have done during their USF careers.

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