LaBriola named ECAC South Player of the Year; four Sea Gulls named to All-ECAC teams

LaBriola named ECAC South Player of the Year; four Sea Gulls named to All-ECAC teams

DANBURY, Conn. – Salisbury University baseball junior Tom LaBriola was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference South Player of the Year, leading the Gulls' four All-ECAC South All-Star selections, the league announced.

LaBriola was named the Player of the Year following a break-out season in his first year as the team's starting catcher, along with being named to the All-ECAC South first team. He finished the season as the team's leader in batting (.413), hits (66), and RBI (55). LaBriola also finished second with 47 runs scored and 12 doubles on the year, while smashing four home runs. He was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year for his efforts, as well, while also being named to the All-South Region second team and the American Baseball Coaches' Association/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-South Region second team.

He was joined on the All-ECAC South first team by senior Jake Dmiterchik and junior Pete Grasso.

Dmiterchik was honored, following a season in which he led the Sea Gulls with nine home runs and a .682 slugging percentage. He ranked second with 48 RBI, while also scoring 45 runs, batting .386, and notching a .455 on-base percentage, which all were good for third on the team. Dmiterchik was also named to the All-CAC, All-South Region, and ABCA All-South Region first teams this season.

Grasso was tabbed to the first team, after having a successful season at the plate and on the mound. He led the team with 108 total bases, tallying 65 hits, 14 doubles, four triples, and seven home runs; the doubles and triples both led the team, as well. Grasso hit .409 on the year, good for second on the team, along with his .679 slugging percentage and .486 on-base percentage.

As the team's leading pitcher, Grasso notched seven wins and three saves on the year to pace the Gulls. He finished second with a 4.14 earned-run average, while leading the team with 55 strikeouts. Grasso was also honored to the All-CAC and All-South Region first teams and the ABCA All-South Region second team on the year.

Senior Kyle Goodwin also earned a spot on the All-ECAC teams, being named to the second team. He finished the year with a .374 average, while leading the team with 53 runs, a .490 on-base percentage, and 17 hits by pitch. Goodwin tied for second with seven home runs on the year, while driving in 33 runs and smacking 11 doubles. He also added a first-team All-CAC selection and second team selections to the All-South Region and the ABCA All-South Region teams.

To view the full ECAC release, click here.

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