SALISBURY, Md. – The organization D3baseball.com released its 2017 All-American team's Thursday morning. Salisbury University pitcher and second baseman Pete Grasso was recognized as the D3baseball.com Player of the Year after his tremendous senior season as well as being named a First Team All-American by the organization.
Grasso played in 45 of 46 games, 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.
The post season accolades continue to roll in for Grasso, who was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year earlier this month as well as a member of the All-CAC first team. He was also named the D3baseball.com South Region Player of the Year, the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Player of the Year, as well as first-team selections for D3baseball.com, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and ABCA/Rawlings.
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