Padeway, Reeves, Meekins named to All-CAC First Team as seven Sea Gulls take home conference honors

Padeway, Reeves, Meekins named to All-CAC First Team as seven Sea Gulls take home conference honors

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its All-CAC baseball teams on Tuesday and Salisbury senior Connor Reeves and sophomores Matt Padeway and Justin Meekins were each named to the first team. Seniors Austin Heenan and Scott Ardoin, and juniors Jack Barry and Jack Decker were all awarded second team honors.

Reeves earned his first All-CAC award after providing one of the more dominant seasons on the mound in conference history. Reeves had broken both the CAC and Salisbury records for wins in a season, with 13 thus far. He is also first in the conference with a 1.22 earned run average, five complete games, and 110 2/3 innings pitched, and second behind teammate Heenan in strikeouts, with 103.

Meekins collected his second straight first-team award and is currenlty second in the conference in both stolen bases, with 20, and runs scored, with 56. He is third in the CAC in walks, with 28.

Padeway earned All-CAC honors for the first time after taking over as the primary backstop for the Sea Gulls in 2018. He has started at catcher in 41 of the team's 43 games this season, posting a .313 batting average, to go along with six home runs, 32 runs scored, and 26 runs batted in.

Ardoin earned his second-straight second team honors after starting in all 43 games for the Sea Gulls. He has posted a .341 batting average hitting primarily in the third spot in the order, while collecting 57 hits, scoring 34 runs, and driving in another 26. Ardoin sits second on the team with 17 stolen bases and is tied for second with 23 walks.

Heenan picked up his first All-CAC nod and is leading the conference with 110 strikeouts. He is second in the conference in both wins, with 10, and a 2.33 earned run average.

Barry earned his second-straight All-CAC award sitting second in the conference with a .423 batting average. He leads the Sea Gulls with eight home runs and 12 doubles and sits in second with 60 hits and 47 runs scored.

Decker picked up his first All-CAC nod after ranking second on the team with a .388 batting average, driving in 29 runs, and scoring another 25 while primarily batting cleanup as the team's designated hitter.

The Sea Gulls begin play in the NCAA tournament on Thursday, May 17, taking on St. Joseph's College (Long Island) in an NCAA regional hosted by State University of New York at Cortland. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

To see the All-CAC team in its entirety, click here.

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