Two days after being named to the D3baseball.com All-America Team, Salisbury senior pitcher/second baseman Pete Grasso and Wesley senior outfielder Trey Mears were tabbed as First Team All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings.
The CAC Co-Players of the Year were All-American First Team selections by both organizations.
Grasso played in 45 of 46 games for the Sea Gulls, totaling team-highs in hits (72), batting average (.381), and at-bats (189). On the mound Grasso was equally as impressive posting a 9-1 record with a team best 2.17 ERA while totaling 89 strikeouts and allowing only 22 earned runs.
For his career in the maroon and gold 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.
Mears led the CAC in batting average (.500), runs batted in (54), stolen bases (41), on-base percentage (.568) and slugging percentage (.772). He also ranked second in hits (68), runs scored (56) and total bases (105).
As of the latest NCAA stat report, Mears leads the nation in batting average, runs per game (1.65), RBIs per game (1.59) and stolen bases per game (1.21). Mears also knocked seven home runs with 14 doubles on the year. Mears reached base in all 34 games and registered a hit in 30 of Wesley's 34 games. He was a two-time ECAC South and CAC Player of the Week and twice on the D3baseball.com Team of the Week in 2017.
Mears sits in the top-10 in multiple career categories for Wesley. Mears ranks first all-time in doubles (46), tied for first in hits (222) and stolen bases (103), third in runs batted in (147) and games played (159) and fourth in runs scored (154).