Three Panthers Named All-MSAC
May 25, 2016
Three Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team. Sophomores Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) were joined by freshman Matt Van Allen (West Genesee H.S./Camillus) on the All-MSAC team, giving the Panthers three of the 15 players honored. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams. The Panthers finished with a record of 12-6 in the MSAC, finishing second in the conference standings.
Ferrezza played in 42 games, all at shortstop. He finished the year with 51 hits, the fourth most in season in Panthers history, and his career total of 91 hits established a new Tompkins Cortland record. His batting average of .383 was second on the team and ranks as the sixth-best in program history, and his career average of .364 is the fifth-best ever for a Panther.
Scarselletta led the team in hitting with a .396 batting average, the fifth-best in program history. He played in 39 games and had two of the longest hit-streaks in program history; a nine-game streak in the middle of the season and a 10-game streak to end the year. The ten-game streak ranks as the seventh-longest in program history. He also was second on the team with two home runs.
Van Allen tied the program record with four hits in one game, led the team with 29 RBI, finished second on the team with 44 hits, and second with nine doubles. His .373 batting average was third-best on the team and his .517 slugging percentage was tops. As the team’s first baseman, he set a program record with 259 putouts in 39 games.
It’s the tenth straight year Tompkins Cortland has placed a player on the all-conference team, and the seventh time the Panthers have had at least three representatives.