Three Sharks Sign Pro Contracts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Following the completion of the 2022 Major League Baseball draft, three Nova Southeastern Baseball players have signed professional contracts and joined the illustrious ranks of being “Sharks in the Pros.” Adan Fernandez, Jeremy Cook and Daniel Rivero all agreed to deals with the West Virginia Black Bears in the MLB Draft League. 

Fernandez had another prolific campaign for NSU in 2022, leading the club in home runs (12), and slugging percentage (0.570), while driving in 45 runs, and finishing the season with a 0.306 batting average. For his Sharks career, Fernandez totaled 25 home runs, 89 RBIs and held a 0.330 batting average. Fernandez also was recognized with a pair of All-Sunshine State Conference First-Team honors in 2021 and 2022.  

Cook anchored the Nova Southeastern pitching staff throughout the season, making a team-high 14 starts on the 2022 campaign. The left-hander registered a perfect 4-0 record in Sunshine State Conference play, pitching to a 3.88 earned run average, striking out 52 in 55.2 innings pitched. Cook made five consecutive quality starts in league play from April 3 to April 30, finishing the month with an ERA of 3.51. 

Across two seasons at NSU, Rivero appeared in 21 games and made 15 starts. During the 2022 campaign, Rivero tossed 16 consecutive scoreless innings in three starts between February 19 and March 4, during which he struck out 14 batters.  

The West Virginia Black Bears of the MLB Draft League finished as the first half champions with a 23-15 record and have gotten off to a 3-1 record in the second part of the season. Fernandez, Cook and Rivero joined the club during their road-trip and the Black Bears take on the Trenton Thunder on Tuesday, July 26.  

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Fernandez holds a 0.364 batting average, with three RBI and two runs, in three games since signing with the Black Bears. Cook tossed seven innings, while striking out 10 against the Frederick Keys in the first game of the second half. Rivero made his professional debut on 7/25, striking out two in two innings.  

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Pair of Sharks Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team

The 2022 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-Region teams were announced earlier Wednesday morning, with Daniel Irisarri and Jeremy Cook being recognized as Second-Team members in the South Region. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Division II All-America Committee.  

Irisarri, who also earned D2CCA All-South Region honors, was an offensive force for the Sharks during the 2022 campaign. Irisarri finished the season with a 0.340 batting average, tallied 67 hits, added four home runs, while driving in 42 and going a perfect 19-19 in stolen bases. In addition to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-Region and D2CCA honors, the junior also was named to the All-Sunshine State Conference First-Team.  

Cook, the Sharks leader in wins on the 2022 season, ended the campaign unbeaten with an 8-0 record on the mound. The south-paw led Nova Southeastern in innings pitched (83.2), wins (8), and strikeouts (84), while holding a 3.33 earned run average. In 15 starts, Cook recorded seven quality starts and saved his best work for the NCAA South Region Tournament. In the Sharks first game of the national tournament, the left-hander pitched into the ninth inning, throwing 8.1 innings, striking out seven, and allowed two earned runs in the Sharks victory over Valdosta State.  

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and High School. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007. 

The Chair of the ABCA NCAA Div. II All-America & Coach of the Year Committee is Rudy Garbalosa of Lynn University. Also on the committee are Randy Betten (Cal Poly Pomona), Jamie Detillion (Grand Valley State University), Jim Gantt (Catawba College), Rick Giannetti (Dominican College), Dave Hajek (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), Alex Koch (Wayne State College) and Joe Spano (Mercyhurst University). 

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 13,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. 

About Rawlings 
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes of all skill levels. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and an approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800. 

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Hernandez Signs Professional Contract

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Alex Hernandez, a former catcher for the Nova Southeastern Baseball program, has signed a professional contract with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League. Hernandez, the newest “Shark in the Pros,” will make his professional baseball debut on Tuesday evening against the Windy City ThunderBolts.  

The Gateway Grizzlies (Sauget, IL.) are in the West Division of the Frontier League and are currently 9-6 in the 2022 season.  

Hernandez played in 41 games during his senior season at Nova Southeastern, batting 0.255 on the season, while hitting seven home runs and driving in 30. Hernandez excelled behind the plate for the Sharks, throwing out 55% of base stealers in 2022. For his career at NSU, Hernandez appeared in 102 games, hitting 0.255, with 11 home runs and 46 runs batted in.  

Hernandez helped lead the Sharks to a 36-17 record and back to the NCAA South Region Tournament. To watch Hernandez’s professional debut, click here. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Baseball, be sure to follow on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_Baseball.  

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Sharks Season Ends in Extra Innings Heartbreaker

TAMPA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Baseball season ended in heartbreaking fashion, as the Sharks were defeated 3-2 by the Tampa Spartans in 12 innings on Sunday afternoon. NSU ends the season with a record of 36-17, 17-13 in Sunshine State Conference play. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP 

RECORDS: Nova Southeastern 36-17, Tampa 44-11 

SCORE: Nova Southeastern 2, Tampa 3 

LOCATION: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla. 

GET SOCIAL: Instagram & Twitter – NSU_Baseball 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

TOP 2ND: The Spartans got on the scoreboard first in the winner-take-all game, scoring two runs in the top of the second to take an early 2-0 lead over the Sharks.  

BOTTOM 3RD: With two outs in the inning Nova Southeastern cut the deficit in half with an RBI single from Daniel Irisarri, scoring Adam Frank. The Sharks had the bases loaded following the single but were unable to capitalize.  

BOTTOM 5TH: Tyler Epstein led off the inning with a single that deflected off the mitt of the diving first baseman. Epstein manufactured the run on his own, as the shortstop advanced to third on a wild pitch before scoring on a dropped third strike, throw down to first base.  

TOP 9TH: Matt Ornelas, who had entered the game as a reliever in the third inning, threw 6.1 innings of shutout relief, striking out six, while just allowing two hits. The left-hander held the Spartans at bay and put the Sharks in a position to win the game in the late innings.  

BOTTOM 9TH: Michael Avendano worked a lead-off walk as the Sharks had the winning run on base with no outs in the inning. Later in the inning, Bryce Hazzard lined a single to left field, allowing Alex Hernandez to move into scoring position for NSU. Stephen Schissler was called upon as a pinch runner for Hernandez, as Tampa made a move to the bullpen. Epstein lined a single to right, loading the bases for Adam Frank, with the winning run just 90 feet away. Tampa escaped the bases loaded jam, and the winner-take-all contest went into extra innings.  

TOP 10TH: Head Coach Laz Gutierrez called upon his closer, Michael Dillon, as the game turned over into extra innings.  

TOP 12TH: It took three extra innings for either side to crack the scoreboard again, but the Spartans did first, recording two straight hits and scoring the go-ahead run with a double.  

BOTTOM 12TH: The Sharks were unable to tie the game, despite having a pair of runners reach base, as their season came to a heartbreaking end in Tampa. 

UPCOMING 

The Sharks will be back in action in the Spring of 2023. For updates, be sure to follow on Twitter and Instagram at @NSU_Baseball 

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Sharks Rally Late Against Spartans, Fall Just Short

TAMPA, Fla. – Despite rallying, and bringing the tying run just 90 feet away, the Nova Southeastern Sharks were defeated for the first time in the NCAA South Region Tournament against top-seeded Tampa 8-7 on Saturday afternoon. The Sharks and Spartans will face-off in a winner-take-all game on Sunday. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP 

RECORDS: Nova Southeastern 36-16, Tampa 43-11 

SCORE: Nova Southeastern 7, Tampa 8 

LOCATION: Tampa, Fla. | UT Baseball Field 

GET SOCIAL: Instagram & Twitter – NSU_Baseball 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

TOP 1ST: Adam Frank and Duncan Pastore put immediate pressure on the Spartans by recording two consecutive base hits, putting runners on first and third. The Sharks were unable to capitalize in the inning, grounding into a double play and ending the threat.  

BOTTOM 1ST: NSU starting pitcher Cooper Omans pitched out of his own jam, fielding a comeback grounder to strand runners on the corners.  

BOTTOM 2ND: Tampa scored six runs in the inning, two on a home run, before Ryan Bradarich entered in relief with the bases loaded. Bradarich let two of his inherited runners score, but the Spartans led 6-0 in the early innings.  

TOP 6TH: Frank broke up a string of ten consecutive outs for the Sharks with a single to left field and later came into score on an RBI single from Pastore, putting the score at 8-1.  

TOP 8TH: Alex Hernandez led off the frame with a double to left and moved to third on a groundout by Hazzard. Tyler Epstein sent a ball to right field, which allowed Hernandez to score on the second straight productive out for NSU, as the Sharks trailed 8-2.  

TOP 9TH: With two outs in the inning, things looked bleak for the Sharks, but Michael Avendano started a rally with a line drive single to right and drove in Adan Fernandez to put the score at 8-3. Nik Sanders – entering as a pinch hitter – worked a walk and Hernandez did the same to load the bases, forcing Tampa to take out their starting pitcher. Avendano scored on a wild pitch and Hazzard recorded the third straight walk to keep the bases loaded and bring the tying run to the plate. The Spartans made their third pitching change of the inning, which still didn’t faze NSU, as Epstein walked and put the tying run on first with Frank coming to hit. Frank lined a single to center, scoring two, and moved the tying run to third base. Tampa called upon their fourth pitcher in the inning, with the Sharks holding all momentum. The bases were loaded once again but the NSU rally fell short, as Nova Southeastern dropped the contest 8-7.  

Ryan Bradarich, entering as a reliever, threw the final 6.2 innings – the longest outing of his collegiate career – and kept the Sharks in the game. 

UPCOMING 

Nova Southeastern and Tampa will face-off for the final time on the 2022 season on Sunday, May 22, at 1 p.m. The winner will advance to the Super Regional Tournament.  

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Sharks Power Past Tampa for Tournament Victory

TAMPA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks have advanced to the championship round of the NCAA South Region Tournament following a 9-3 victory over Tampa on Friday evening from the UT Baseball Field. Carlos Rey was dominant on the mound, throwing 6.2 innings, striking out seven and earning his sixth win of the season. Adan Fernandez sparked a four-run bottom of the fourth inning with a lead-off home run.  

INSIDE THE MATCHUP 

RECORDS: Nova Southeastern 36-15, Tampa 41-11 

SCORE: Nova Southeastern 9, Tampa 3 

LOCATION: Tampa, Fla. | UT Baseball Field 

GET SOCIAL: Instagram & Twitter – NSU_Baseball 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

BOTTOM 3RD: Nova Southeastern broke through and got on the scoreboard with a sacrifice fly from Adam Frank to give NSU a 1-0 lead.  

TOP 4th: Tampa responded with a two-run home run, taking a 2-1 lead, but Carlos Rey settled back in and struck out the next two Spartans he faced.  

BOTTOM 4TH: Adan Fernandez blasted his second home run in as many days at the NCAA Tournament on the first pitch of the bottom half of the inning, tying the score at 2-2. Daniel Irisarri followed with a bunt single and later scored on a Tampa fielding error to give NSU a 3-2 advantage. Frank dropped in a two-run single, putting the Sharks in front 5-2 and with full momentum. 

TOP 5TH: Rey maintained the momentum for the Sharks, setting the Spartans down in order and ended the inning with an emphatic strikeout.  

BOTTOM 5TH: Fernandez led off the frame with a double down the left-field line and came across to score on a two-run home run from Irisarri that was driven to the opposite field, giving the Sharks a 7-2 lead.  

6TH INNING: Both clubs traded runs in the sixth, as Nova Southeastern hung on to an 8-3 lead over the Spartans.  

TOP 7TH: Matt Kavanaugh entered in relief of Rey with two outs in the seventh inning. Kavanaugh inherited runners on second and third but struck out the first batter he faced to escape the jam. 

BOTTOM 7TH: Irisarri led off the inning with a single and promptly stole second base to move into scoring position. Michael Avendano moved Irisarri to third with a fly out, which forced to Tampa to intentionally walk Nik Sanders – who had just entered as a pinch hitter – to put runners on the corners. Alex Hernandez lined a single to left field, scoring Irisarri and gave NSU a 9-3 advantage. 

TOP 9TH: Kavanaugh pitched the final 2.1 innings, and sealed the win with a double play. 

UPCOMING 

Nova Southeastern now will play the winner of Tampa and Valdosta State in the first game of the NCAA South Region Tournament Championship on Saturday, May 21. If Nova Southeastern wins, the Sharks will advance to the NCAA Super Regional Tournament.  

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Cook Pitches Sharks to NCAA South Region Win

TAMPA, Fla. – Nova Southeastern began its NCAA South Region tournament run with a dominant 11-3 victory against Valdosta State on Thursday evening from the UT Baseball Field. Jeremy Cook guided the Sharks to the victory, twirling a masterpiece on the mound. The left-hander threw 8.1 innings, striking out seven and allowing just two earned runs.  

INSIDE THE MATCHUP 

RECORDS: Nova Southeastern 35-15, Valdosta State 30-15 

SCORE: Nova Southeastern 11, Valdosta State 3 

LOCATION: Tampa, Fla. | UT Baseball Field 

GET SOCIAL: Instagram & Twitter – NSU_Baseball 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

TOP OF THE 3RD : The fifth-seeded Sharks got the scoring started as Bryce Hazzard led off the inning with a single to second base. Tyler Epstein followed with a single of his own, moving Hazzard to third base. Adam Frank drove in Hazzard with a sacrifice fly, giving NSU an early 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Adan Fernandez blasted a two-run to put the Sharks ahead 3-0.  

TOP OF THE 5TH: Following a pair of miscues by the Blazers, the Sharks tacked on their fourth run of the contest as Epstein scored from second on a dropped third strike and errant throw.  

BOTTOM OF THE 5TH: Cook worked around a pair of two out singles, keeping Valdosta State off the board through five innings and the Sharks in the lead at 4-0. 

TOP OF THE 6TH: Nova Southeastern plated five runs in the sixth inning, breaking the game open. Epstein recorded a two out double, driving in Gabriel Rivera and Daniel Irisarri. Frank followed with a two-run single of his own, scoring Epstein and Hazzard to put the Sharks ahead 8-0. Another series of miscues from the Blazers led to Frank scoring from first on a stolen base.  

TOP OF THE 8TH: Frank added two more RBIs with another two-run double, extending the lead to 11-0. 

BOTTOM OF THE 8TH: Cook finished his final full inning of work with a strikeout. 

BOTTOM OF THE 9TH: Valdosta State scored three runs in the inning, not allowing Cook to finish the complete game, but Ryan Bradarich finished the victory for the Sharks. 

UPCOMING 

Nova Southeastern takes on Sunshine State Conference rival and host Tampa in the winner’s bracket game on Friday, May 20. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. 

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Two Sharks Earn D2CCA All-Region Honors

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Division II Conference Commissioners Association announced the 2022 D2CCA All-Region Baseball first and second-teams earlier this afternoon. Duncan Pastore and Daniel Irisarri both represented Nova Southeastern with First-Team selections.  

Irisarri also earned First-Team All-Sunshine State Conference honors earlier this week, batted 0.346 on the regular season for the Sharks. The infielder finished second on the club in hits (62), while adding three home runs, 18 stolen bases and 39 runs batted in. Pastore, a Second-Team All-SSC representative, hit 0.360 on the campaign for the Sharks, leading NSU in hits (63), and RBI (55), while hitting four home runs and 13 doubles.  

As first-team All-Region selections, Irisarri and Pastore will now be placed on the national ballot for All-America consideration. The All-America teams are scheduled to be released on Wednesday, June 1. The complete D2CCA All-South Region teams can be found on the following page

The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies, and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and work closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities. 

The Sharks begin NCAA South Region tournament play against Valdosta State on Thurs., May 19, from the UT Baseball Field in Tampa, Fla. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. 

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Five Sharks Named to All-SSC Teams

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Sunshine State Conference announced its 2022 baseball postseason awards on Monday afternoon. A total of five Sharks were named to the All-SSC teams, with two student-athletes earning first-team recognition.  

Daniel Irisarri and Adan Fernandez were the NSU representatives on the First-Team, while Duncan Pastore, Jeremy Cook and Michael Dillon were selected to the Second-Team.  

Irisarri earns his first All-SSC honor of his Shark career, as the third-baseman ended the 2022 season leading NSU in batting average (0.322) in Sunshine State Conference action and went a perfect 13/13 in stolen base attempts. In total, Irisarri hit 0.346 on the campaign, finishing second on the club in hits (62), while driving in 39.  

Fernandez repeats as an All-Sunshine State Conference First-Team honoree, leading the Sharks in home runs (10) for the third consecutive season. Fernandez hit 0.310 on the season, driving in 42 and totaling 11 doubles. In SSC action, Fernandez batting 0.299, recording six home runs, 21 runs batted in. 

Pastore opened the 2022 season by being recognized as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Player of the Week and used the early hot streak to fuel a solid comeback season. Pastore closed the regular season with the team lead in batting average (0.360), hits (63), RBIs (55), while swiping 14 bags on the bases.  

Cook anchored the Nova Southeastern pitching staff throughout the season, making a team-high 14 starts on the 2022 campaign. The south-paw registered a perfect 4-0 record in Sunshine State Conference play, pitching to a 3.88 earned run average, striking out 52 in 55.2 innings pitched. Cook made five consecutive quality starts in league play from April 3 to April 30, finishing the month with an ERA of 3.51.  

Dillon was the definition of shutdown reliever for the Sharks, making an immediate impact as the closer for Nova Southeastern in his first season. On the campaign, Dillon finished the season with a stellar 1.57 ERA, earning 14 saves, while pitching 23 innings and striking out 19. Dillon has been pitching his best as the postseason approached, having thrown a combined nine shutout innings in his last seven appearances.  

2022 All-SSC Baseball First Team 

1B Jeff Liquori Florida Southern So. Lake Mary, Florida 

2B Buck Anderson Saint Leo Jr. Torrance, California 

3B Daniel Irisarri Nova Southeastern Jr. Miami, Florida 

SS JD Urso Tampa Fr. Tampa, Florida 

C Jeremy Kennedy-Davis Embry-Riddle So. Pompano Beach, Florida 

UT Drew Ehrhard~ Tampa Gr. Tampa, Florida 

DH Adrien Roa Saint Leo Sr. Davie, Florida 

OF Bobby Sparling Saint Leo Jr. Palm Coast, Florida 

OF Duncan Hunter Florida Southern Gr. Riverview, Florida 

OF EJ Cumbo Tampa So. East Meadow, New York 

OF Adan Fernandez Nova Southeastern Sr. Miramar, Florida 

SP Jaylyn Whitehead Rollins Gr. Ocoee, Florida 

SP Haden Erbe Tampa Sr. Lafayette, Louisiana 

SP Nate Madej Florida Southern Sr. Lemont, Illinois 

SP Michael Paul Tampa Jr. Clearwater, Florida 

RP Braydon Nelson Tampa Jr. Brecksville, Ohio 

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2022 All-SSC Baseball Second Team 

1B Dan Sullivan Tampa Jr. Palatine, Illinois 

2B Matt Archer Lynn Jr. Fort Salonga, New York 

3B Anthony Sanabria Lynn Sr. Hialeah, Florida 

SS Chase Achuff Rollins Gr. St. Petersburg, Florida 

C Dylan Owens Florida Tech Sr. Viera, Florida 

C Eddie Niemann Saint Leo Sr. Scottsdale, Arizona 

UT Joe Stella Barry Fr. Pittston, Pennsylvania 

DH Duncan Pastore Nova Southeastern So. Tampa, Florida 

OF Jordan Lala Tampa Jr. Tampa, Florida 

OF Nate Chevalier Florida Southern Gr. Valrico, Florida 

OF Parker Smith Rollins So. Orlando, Florida 

OF Ihosvany Castaneda Barry Jr. Pembroke Pines, Florida 

SP Jeremy Cook Nova Southeastern Sr. Weston, Florida 

SP Dawson Lane Florida Southern Sr. Lakeland, Florida 

SP Aric McAtee Florida Southern Jr. Oak Harbor, Ohio 

SP Jared Beck Saint Leo Sr. Davenport, Iowa 

RP Ryan Langford Florida Southern Sr. Pembroke Pines, Florida 

RP Michael Dillon Nova Southeastern So. Fishers, Indiana 

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2022 SSC Baseball All-Defensive Team 

1B Jake Andriole Eckerd Fr. Indianapolis, Indiana 

2B Joe Wike Eckerd Fr. Liverpool, New York 

3B Joey Rubin Rollins Fr. Charlton, Massachusetts 

SS Chase Achuff Rollins Gr. St. Petersburg, Florida 

C Dylan Owens Florida Tech Sr. Viera, Florida 

OF Jordan Lala Tampa Jr. Tampa, Florida 

OF Nate Chevalier Florida Southern Gr. Valrico, Florida 

OF Sam Schner Florida Tech So. Boca Raton, Florida 

P Jaylyn Whitehead Rollins Gr. Ocoee, Florida 

The Sharks have advanced to the NCAA South Region Tournament, which is set to begin on Thursday, May 19, from Tampa, Fla. Nova Southeastern will start its postseason run with a matchup against Valdosta State from the UT Baseball Field at 5 p.m. on 5/19. For tournament information, click here. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Baseball, be sure to follow on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_Baseball.  

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NSU Punches Ticket to NCAA Regional Tournament

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks baseball team has been selected to the NCAA Regional Tournament for the first time under Head Coach Laz Gutierrez. The Sharks (34-15) last appeared in the tournament in 2019.  

NSU was selected as the fifth seed in the South Region, and will travel to Tampa, Fla., for the regional tournament. Nova Southeastern started the season on a 17-game winning streak, climbing the polls to the No. 1 ranking for the second time in program history.  

The Sharks offense is led by Duncan Pastore, Daniel Irisarri, Adam Frank and Adan Fernandez. Pastore enters the postseason with a 0.360 batting average and holds the team lead in hits (63) and runs batted in (55). Irisarri, a 0.346 hitter on the campaign, finished the regular season second on the club in hits (62). Fernandez led Nova Southeastern in home runs for the third straight season, blasting 10 in his senior year. Frank was the fourth Shark to complete the regular season with a batting average over the 0.300 plateau, batting 0.333 on the campaign.  

The duo of Carlos Rey and Michael Dillon anchored the Sharks pitching staff, giving Nova Southeastern a lights out pair of relievers from the bullpen. Rey finished the regular season with a 1.01 earned run average, striking out 69 hitters in 44.2 innings pitched and held opponents to a 0.137 batting average against. Dillon, the Sharks closer, yielded just four earned runs in 23 innings, pitching to the tune of a 1.57 ERA while earning 14 saves.  

Jeremy Cook made 14 starts on the 2022 season for NSU and finished the year with a 3.46 ERA and a perfect 7-0 record, while throwing a team-best 75.1 innings. Cooper Omans ended the regular season tied for the team lead in wins with Cook, holding a 3.14 ERA, making eight starts.  

The Sharks are set to take on fourth seed Valdosta State on Thurs., May 19 from the UT Baseball Field in Tampa, Fla. NSU beat Valdosta State 13-3 on 2/11 from the NSU Baseball Complex.  

To stay up-to-date on the Sharks tournament run, be sure to follow on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_Baseball.  

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