DANBURY, Conn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference released its 2017 Division III Baseball Awards and All-ECAC South Region Selections on Wednesday morning. Four members of the Salisbury University baseball team earned recognition for their outstanding play on the field being named to either the first or second team.
Pete Grasso led the way for the maroon and gold as he was named All-ECAC First Team for his outstanding performance this past season both as a second baseman and pitcher. He played in 45 of 46 games, totaled team-highs in hits (72), batting average (.381), and at-bats (189). On the mound Grasso posted a 9-1 record with a team best 2.17 ERA while totaling 89 strikeouts and allowing only 22 earned runs.
For his career Grasso will finish top-10 in multiple statistical categories for the maroon and gold including tied for fourth in games played (169); first in at-bats (690), hits (252), triples (13), and runs scored (198); second in RBI (177); tied for fifth in doubles (43); third in total bases (381); fourth in strikeouts (192); and third in saves with 10.
Sophomore third baseman Jack Barry joined Grasso on the first team. He led the team in both home runs (12) and slugging percentage (.618) while finishing third on the team in doubles (11). He was the only player for Salisbury who tallied both double digit home runs and doubles this past season. Barry also finished second on the team with 49 RBI, just one off the leader.
Both sophomore Jay Perry and freshman Justin Meekins were second-team selections after their solid season for the Sea Gulls. Perry played in 32 games this season finishing second on the team in both batting average (.358) and home runs (9) while posting a .585 slugging percentage. Meekins led the team in on-base percentage (.542), hit-by-pitch (28), and runs scored (58) in his first season in the maroon and gold. Perry and Meekins also were two of only three players to post fielding percentages of .986 or better while playing in at least 30 games.
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