“I am proud of RJ and Garett!” remarked head coach Craig Gibson. “One of the areas we pride ourselves and our program on is the academic success of our student/athletes. To be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American is a very special honor that these guys worked very hard to achieve this accomplishment.”
Delano, a graduate student from Callahan, Florida, was an infielder and right-handed pitcher. Following the season, Delano earned Second Team All-American honors from the Collegiate Baseball Foundation and Third Team All-American honors by D1 Baseball. He led the team with a .337 batting average and 52 RBI. Delano showed off his power with nine home runs and 13 doubles. On the mound, he made 15 appearances — 12 starts and three in relief. He posted a 6-1 record and 4.32 ERA, tallying 60 strikeouts to only 20 walks and held opponents to a .231 average through a team-high 81.1 innings. Delano was a finalist for the John Olreud Two-Way Player of the Year, given to the best two-way player in the country.
Yeager, a junior infielder from Lynn Haven, Florida, hit .308 with 13 home runs and finished second on the team with 50 RBI, the seventh-highest total in the Southern Conference. He had on-base percentage of .363 and stole 10 bases. Out of his 72 hits, 32 went for extra bases. Yeager has hit 28 career home runs, the program’s second-most by an active player. In the field, Yeager has a fielding percentage of .969 with 72 putouts and 145 assists. Yeager was a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award, which is presented to the best shortstop in the nation.