Baseball alum throws out first pitch

By Matt Shearman ‘10

Sal Giardina ’86, who captained the Fighting Knights baseball team from 1983-1985, returned to the home field that provides many fond memories for him. Giardina revisited the LU campus on Alumni Weekend to throw out the first pitch and to watch his alma mater take on the University of Tampa.

After finishing his playing career for the Fighting Knights, Giardina served as Paul Turner’s assistant for two years before taking on the position of head coach of the team.

Giardina now resides in Tampa with this family and his son plays for the Tampa team. Giardina’s wife, Laurel, also graduated from Lynn University in 1987.