Flagler trio earn all-conference honors, Anderson receives Elite 15 Award
May 13, 2019
The Flagler College baseball team placed three of its members on the All-Peach Belt Conference Teams, which were announced last Thursday evening at the pre-tournament banquet at the First Coast Technical College's Character Counts Conference Center. Aaron Anderson and Robert Girgis earned first-team honors while Sean Lawlor took home second-team accolades. Anderson was the recipient of the Elite 15 Award presented by the Education Advisory Board (EAB).
Anderson, a sophomore first baseman from St. Johns, Florida, is fourth in the Peach Belt in hits (68), ninth in batting average (.356) and 10th in on-base percentage (.452). He is fourth in putouts (347) and fifth in total chances (365). Anderson has a team-best 21 multi-hit games and has had the longest hitting streak, 16 games, on the team.
Anderson became the second Flagler student-athlete to receive the Elite 15 Award (Michael Maiocco, 2016). The PBC Elite 15 Award presented by EAB is given to the student-athlete participating in each of the PBC's 15 championship sports with the highest cumulative GPA. Ties are broken by giving the honor to the student-athlete with the most credit hours earned. Modeled after the NCAA Elite 90, the Elite 15 Award is in its seventh year as a major PBC honor. Anderson is an accounting and finance major at Flagler.
Girgis, a senior pitcher from Jacksonville, posted a perfect 8-0 record this season. He holds a 2.69 earned run average and has 76 strikeouts in 73 2/3 inning pitched. Girgis is 15th in NCAA Division II in wins. He has Flagler's lone complete game this year. He leads the Peach Belt in wins, is third in ERA, eighth in innings pitched, 11th in strikeouts, and 12th in strikeouts per nine innings pitched (9.34). Girgis was the PBC Pitcher of the Week (April 15). He scattered seven hits and allowed one run with five strikeouts in a complete game win over Georgia College. Girgis struck out a season-high 10 batters vs. Young Harris and tossed 6 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts in an 8-1 win at North Georgia.
Lawlor, a junior outfielder from Boca Raton, Florida, is batting .305 with a team-high seven home runs and a team-high 44 runs batted in. He also has eight outfield assists. Lawlor is fifth in the Peach Belt in RBI. He has 14 multi-hit games and had an eight-game hitting streak during the season.