PASADENA, Calif. (May 11, 2015) – Caltech baseball senior Derek Kearney (Carlsbad, Calif. / La Costa Canyon) has been named Second Team All-SCIAC and senior Ryan Casey (Valencia, Calif. / Valencia) has been named to the All-Sportsmanship team, the conference office announced today.
Kearney compiled the third-lowest single season ERA in program history while limiting two of the top four offenses (Redlands and La Verne) in the conference to a single earned run in 15 innings. He also turned in another quality start vs. Occidental College (6.1 IP, 3 ER) and limited La Verne to just two earned runs over 5.1 innings in the SCIAC opener and went on to record his first career win in the second game of the doubleheader sweep over Drew University. Kearney also tied the single-season mark for games started (13), ranked third in innings pitched (81.1) and tied-fourth in complete games (six). He becomes the first baseball player to be named All-Conference since 2012 and the first pitcher since 1991.
Casey finishes his career having played all 10 positions during his time at Caltech, including making starts at five separate spots this year alone. Valued as much for his versatility as his selfless willingness to contribute in any way he was needed, Casey led the team with a .959 fielding percentage as he made a team-low four errors while once again leading the squad in hit-by-pitches at the plate (eight) and sacrifice bunts (three) as one of just three Beavers to post an on-base percentage above .300 (.318).