Joe Jordano named Big East Coach of the Year; Several players named to All Big East teams

Pitt's baseball team had the best year in school history in terms of regular-season wins in 2013. On Tuesday, many of its members were rewarded with Big East honors.

Most notably, head coach Joe Jordano was named Big East Coach of the Year. Jordano certainly deserved the award leading Pitt to a school-record 40 wins despite the Panthers not being given much respect in the preseason Big East polls.

Several players were named to All Big East teams, too. Pitcher Ethan Mildren, catcher Elvin Soto, and outfielder Casey Roche were all named to the first team. Five players made the second team including pitchers Matt Wotherspoon and Rhys Aldenhoven, designated hitter Boo Vazquez, and outfielders Steven Shelinsky and Stephen Vranka.

None were really big surprises and all deserved to be on the teams in some form. You could make an argument for Shelinsky to have made the first team since he led the conference in home runs and hit over .300, but other than that, hard to complain too much.

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