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Last Thursday, John Farrell (not THAT John Farrell) gave up two earned runs in six innings at home against Georgia State, and his teammates backed him with 15 runs to give the senior righthander his tenth win on the season. Farrell's 10-2 mark and 2.42 ERA earned him first-team All-CAA honors, making him only the sixth pitcher in school history to make the league's top team. Farrell tied for the CAA lead in wins and finished second in ERA.
First-year Head Coach Jamie Pinzino earned CAA Coach of the Year honors as the Tribe finished with a 35-20 mark, including a school-record 17 conference wins. W&M finished second in the CAA, better than all but two seasons in the 320 years in which Tribesmen have played baseball. Or rounders. Or other ball and stick games. The Tribe was second in the league in both 2001 and 2002, as well.
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Farrell and sophomore Jason Inghram (2.53) both finished in the top five in ERA, with Ingrham recording the league's best opponent's batting average (.219) and finishing second in strikeouts with 94.
That 2001 team earned the second of W&M's only two NCAA Tournament appearances, defeating JMU, 6-5, in the final game of the CAA Tournament. W&M opens the 2013 CAA Tournament tomorrow against the winner of the Delaware/JMU opener. Only seven teams are eligible for the championship in this, the year of the CAA's discontent.
So you're sayin' there's a chance. The Ghost of Rosy Waugh is sitting up and taking notice.