Five W&M Baseball Players earn All-CAA honors

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W&M Baseball earns five All-CAA selections, behind Cullen Large’s (pictured above) first team All-CAA selection. (photo via tribeathletics.com)

 

The W&M season has come to a close, as the Tribe fell in consecutive games to UNCW and Charleston in the CAA Tournament, following a game-1 win over Elon. When it was all said and done, your Green and Gold finished with a very respectable 32-25 record in a tough CAA conference. The team found itself vying for first-place up until the end of the season, and it’s safe to say that this effort did not go unnoticed.

Several W&M players garnered All-CAA honors this year, including one First-Team selection. Several of these players return next year, which is very good news for the Tribe. There is certainly light on the horizon for this program, and we salute these players who turned in truly outstanding performances this season. Roll Tribe Roll.

First Team All-CAA

 

2B Cullen Large: .344, 6 HR, 38 RBI’s

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Cullen Large led W&M in batting average in route to a first team All-CAA selection. (photo via tribeathletics.com)

This is Cullen’s third consecutive all-conference honor, as he has picked up one each year he has worn the Green and Gold. Cullen led the team in batting average, and had 16 game hitting streak as well as a 21 game on base streak. Congrats, Cullen!

Second Team All-CAA

 

OF Brandon Raquet: .337, 3 HR, 20 RBIs

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Freshman Brandon Raquet earned 2nd team All-CAA and All-CAA Rookie Team honors. (photo: tribeathletics.com)

As just a freshman, Brandon Raquet put up HUGE numbers, which earned him not only a spot on the All-CAA Rookie team, but also a selection on the second team All-CAA. Combined with his numbers listed above, Raquet was third in the CAA with a .441 on base percentage.

Third Team All-CAA

 

DH Ryder Miconi: .319, 9 HR, 45 RBIs

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Ryder Miconi picked up two All-CAA selections as a third team and All-Academic selection. (photo via tribeathletics.com)

 

OF Ryan Hall: .299, 6 HR, 39 RBIs

 

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Ryan Hall picked up his second All-CAA honor, this time earning a third team All-CAA selection. (photo via tribeathletics.com)

Both Miconi and Hall pick up their second straight All-CAA honors after both earned a second team All-CAA selection last season. Miconi played a large role as a DH in the W&M offense, leading the team in both home runs and RBIs. Miconi also picked up a CAA All-Academic selection, proving his worth on and off the field. Hall finished the season with an impressive average and finished second on the team in RBIs.

All-CAA Rookie Team

 

OF Brandon Raquet: .337, 3 HR, 20 RBIs

IF Patrick Ryan: .256, 1 HR, 14 RBIs

Raquet’s amazing accomplishments are listed above. Racquet added two CAA Rookie of the Week honors, and led the league with a .394 average in conference play. Ryan earned CAA Rookie of the Week honors once, and started 27 out of 29 games played. W&M baseball is in good hands for the future with these two freshman.

CAA All-Academic Team

 

IF Ryder Miconi

Conclusion

While the team didn’t have any pitchers garner All-CAA distinctions, the unit still ranked third in the CAA in Team ERA. Very impressive. As stated, things are looking up for the Tribe next year, in what will undoubtedly be another competitive conference. Over the past few seasons, Tribe Baseball has truly distinguished itself as one of the premier men’s sports programs, continually vying for the CAA crown — last year winning it. We like what we see, and will continue to root on our Green and Gold. See you at Plumeri! LET’S GO TRIBE!!!

 

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