SCF Inducts Volleyball and Baseball Players into Hall of Fame
(Bradenton, Fla., March 7, 2012) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) inducted baseball players Pat Osburn and Mac Scarce and the 1988 volleyball team into the SCF Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at SCF Bradenton this spring.
Obsurn and Scarce were pitchers who played for Hall of Fame Coach Robert C. Wynn.
Scarce helped lead his team to win back-to-back state championships in 1968 and 1969. In 1968, his team also finished as national runner-up. Scarce earned All-American honors in 1969 and holds several SCF baseball records. After competing at SCF, he played for Florida State University where he posted 18 saves in 1971, a National Collegiate Athletic Association national record at the time. Scarce was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1971 and played professional baseball until 1978.
Osburn also was a part of the 1969 team that won the state championship. He earned All-Conference and All-State honors as the Pitcher of the Year and was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American in 1969. He continued with Scarce to Florida State University before he became a Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers.
As the first team to be inducted into the SCF Athletics Hall of Fame, the 1998 volleyball team is considered the best volleyball team in SCF’s history. The team won the 1988 state championship and finished third in the nation with a 40-3 record. Led by Hall of Fame Volleyball Coach Sandy Holliman, the team included players Sherry Laurie, Becky Thysen, Lisa Page and LeAnn Justice. Laurie earned honors as First Team NJCAA All-American and Page earned Honorable Mention.