Reeves named South Region Pitcher of the Year; four earn all-region honors

Reeves named South Region Pitcher of the Year; four earn all-region honors

MINNEAPOLIS – The organization released its 2018 All-South Region team Tuesday morning and four Salisbury University baseball players earned recognition, including starting pitcher Connor Reeves, who was named South Region Pitcher of the Year.

Reeves had an impressive senior season for the Sea Gulls, collecting a 14-3 record in 20 appearances. His 14 wins are the most in Division III baseball this season and breaks both the Salisbury University and Capital Athletic Conference single season records. Reeves also leads the nation with a 0.73 WHIP, is fourth in strikeouts with 113, and holds the seventh-best earned run average at 1.19.

Joining Reeves on the First Team All-South Region are teammates Austin Heenan and Justin Meekins.

Heenan, a senior, had an equally impressive season on the mound, appearing in 15 games for the Sea Gulls, amassing 10 wins. He finished the season with a 2.24 earned run average and collected 118 strikeouts, ranking him second in Division III.

Meekins, a sophomore, had a solid second year for the Sea Gulls, leading the team with 64 hits, 57 runs, 28 walks, and 21 stolen bases. He also finished second on the team with 35 runs batted in and third with a .356 batting average.

Junior Jack Barry rounds out the group, earning Second Team All-South Region honors. Barry appeared in 40 games for the Sea Gulls and led the team with a .413 batting average, eight home runs, and 103 total bases. He finished second on the team behind Meekins with 62 hits and 47 runs.

The 2018 season marks the seventh year that has named All-Region teams, with 800 players nominated. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region, as well as staff and contributors.

To View the All-Region release in its entirety, click here

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