W&M picked to finish second in CAA baseball; Four Tribe players earn preseason honors

William and Mary put four on the Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Team, announced Tuesday afternoon, and the Tribe was picked to finish second in the league.

W&M senior Ryder Miconi was named to the preseason all-CAA squad and senior Daniel Powers and juniors Cullen Large and Ryan Hall each were honorable mention.

Reigning regular season league-champion UNC Wilmington was picked to top the league and Seahawks junior catcher Nick Feight was named preseason player of the year.

W&M, which won last year's CAA tourney title, will open the season Feb. 17 at Florida.

Predicted order of finish:1. UNC Wilmington (8 first-place votes), 2. W&M (1), 3. College of Charleston, 4. Delaware, 5. Elon, 6. James Madison, 7. Northeastern, 8. Towson, 9. Hofstra

Preseason All-CAA Baseball Team: Nick Feight, UNCW junior C (.349, 21 HR, 91 RBI); Brett Johnson, James Madison senior 1B (.328, 7 HR, 38 RBI); Nick Patten, Delaware sophomore 1B (.285, 12 HR, 46 RBI); Brian Mims, UNCW junior 2B (.371, 14 HR, 64 RBI); Richie Palacios, Towson sophomore SS (.329, 6 HR, 38 RBI, 32 SB); Daniel Stack, UNCW senior 3B (.284, 10 HR, 39 RBI); Jordan Glover, Delaware senior OF (.360, 5 HR, 52 RBI, 22 SB); Ky Parrott, James Madison senior OF (.318, 4 HR, 29 RBI, 15 SB); Robbie Thorburn, UNCW senior OF (.364, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 20 SB); Dupree Hart, Charleston sophomore UT (.314, 2 HR, 33 RBI); Ryder Miconi, W&M senior DH (.314, 2 HR, 26 RBI); C.J. Young, Elon senior DH (.293, 1 HR, 27 RBI).

Bailey Ober, Charleston junior SP (7-4, 3.53 ERA, 96 Ks); Alex Royalty, UNCW sophomore SP (8-2, 4.71 ERA, 57Ks); Brandon Walter, Delaware sophomore SP (7-3, 3.63 ERA, 85 Ks); Carter Love, Charleston junior RP (3-2, 10 saves, 2.87 ERA)
Honorable Mention: Erven Roper, Charleston C; Cullen Large, W&M 2B; Ryne Ogren, Elon SS; David Leiderman, Hofstra 3B; Charlie McConnell, Northeastern 3B; Kyle Baker,  Delaware OF; Casey Golden UNCW OF; Ryan Hall, W&M OF; Kyle Jackson, Elon OF; Cam Walsh, Northeastern OF; Terence Connelly, UNCW UT; Mike Fitzgerald, Northeastern SP; Dan Powers, W&M SP; Michael EvansJames Madison RP; Austin Magestro UNCW RP.

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