Salisbury's Grasso Tabbed as ABCA/Rawlings South Region Player of the Year; Eight from CAC Earn All-Region Accolades
Salisbury's Grasso Tabbed as ABCA/Rawlings South Region Player of the Year; Eight from CAC Earn All-Region Accolades

Complete ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

Salisbury senior second baseman/pitcher Pete Grasso collected his second Regional Player of the Year award of 2017, this time being named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings South Player of the Year to highlight a group of eight CAC players on the all-region squad. 

Grasso, who was also named the D3baseball.com All-South Region Player of the Year and the CAC Co-Player of the Year, was one of four Sea Gulls on the all-region team. Senior catcher Tom LaBriola was also a first team selection, while sophomore third baseman Jack Barry and senior pitcher Jeff Oster were second team honorees. All for Sea Gulls were also named to the D3baseball.com All-Region team. 

Wesley senior outfielder Trey Mears, the CAC Co-Player of the Year, was a first team honoree for the Wolverines. Junior shortstop Chris Seibert received second team recognition for Wesley. Both Mears and Seibert also receive regional honors from D3baseball.com 

Christopher Newport senior pitcher Michael Thomas collected second team honors, while York senior outfielder Seth Brosius was named to the third team. 

The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America Committee.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans will be announced on the evening of Thursday, May 25. The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team will be announced on Wednesday, June 21.

 

2017 South-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams
NCAA Div. III South All-Region First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Tom LaBriola Sr. Salisbury MD
1B Kyle Mathews Sr. Eastern Mennonite VA
2B Brad Pennington Fr. NC Wesleyan NC
3B Blake Butcher Sr. LaGrange GA
SS Tavin Thompson Sr. LaGrange GA
OF Joe Hall Sr. Eastern Mennonite VA
OF Drew Judson Jr. Hendrix AK
OF Cole Migliorini Jr. Randolph-Macon VA
OF Trey Mears Sr. Wesley DE
DH Jake Loew Sr. Shenandoah VA
UT Pete Grasso Sr. Salisbury MD
P Stephen Himic Sr. Birmingham-Southern AL
P Billy Dimlow So. Emory GA
P Ryan Broaderick Jr. LaGrange GA
P Colin Morse Jr. Shenandoah VA
 
NCAA Div. III South All-Region Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Dan Cameron Sr. Shenandoah VA
1B Caleb Bloye Jr. Covenant GA
2B Trevor Denton Jr. Guilford NC
2B Jeff Butler So. Randolph-Macon VA
3B Jorge Leon So. Hendrix AR
3B Jack Barry So. Salisbury MD
SS Alfred Francis Sr. Berry GA
SS Chris Seibert Jr. Wesley DE
OF Matt Lillard Jr. Hendrix AR
OF Blane Swift Sr. LaGrange GA
OF Sean Guida Jr. Roanoke VA
OF Justin Erby Sr. Virginia Wesleyan VA
DH Casey Bell Sr. LaGrange GA
P Ryan Gaines Sr. Birmingham-Southern AL
P Michael Thomas Sr. Christopher Newport VA
P Jeff Oster Sr. Salisbury MD
P Patrick Monteverde Fr. Virginia Wesleyan VA
P Jonathan Fleckenstein Sr. LaGrange GA
P Tyler Hott Sr. Shenandoah VA
 
NCAA Div. III South All-Region Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Will Hylton Sr. Lynchburg VA
1B Luke Nussman So. Shenandoah VA
2B Tristan Baker So. Shenandoah VA
3B Ryan Weston Sr. Washington & Lee VA
SS David Scott Sr. Birmingham-Southern AL
SS Trey Akins So. Sewanee TN
OF Lane Deaver Sr. Ferrum VA
OF Brady Ballstadt So. Piedmont GA
OF Abel Arocho Sr. Shenandoah VA
OF Seth Brosius Sr. York PA
UT Rich Misischia So. Birmingham-Southern AL
P Hunter Peck So. Ferrum VA
P Piero Amador Jr. Greensboro NC
P Andrew Weekley Sr. LaGrange GA
P Nick Ferngren Jr. Rhodes TN
P Danny Devereux So. Washington & Lee VA
 
All-Region Position Player of the Year: Pete Grasso, Sr., Util., Salisbury
All-Region Pitcher of the Year: Ryan Broaderick, Jr., LaGrange