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UMF Baseball Lands Four on the NAC All-Conference and Sports

PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 4:44 am
by MattyB
FARMINGTON, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington baseball had four student-athletes selected to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) All-Conference and Sportsmanship Teams on Thursday.

NAC All-Conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.

Sean Cabaniss (Vassalboro, Maine/Erskine Academy) earned a First Team All-Conference selection. Cabaniss has 42 hits in his senior campaign and only needs two more to break his own single-season mark, set last year as a junior. He was among the league’s best hitters this season. Cabaniss crushed three triples (2nd), a pair of home runs (3rd), touched a total of 59 bases (5th), and posted a .353 batting average (6th). Cabaniss was named to the All-Conference Team for the third straight season.

Jordan Croteau (South Paris, Maine/Oxford Hills) was one of the best catchers in the NAC and was named a Second Team All-Conference honoree. Croteau threw out 11 runners trying to steal a base, trailing the league leader by one runner. In the batter’s box, Croteau led the Beavers with seven doubles, second on the team with a .341 batting average behind only Cabaniss, and third with 20 RBI. In the NAC, the junior ranked in the top ten in home runs, batting average, and on base percentage.

Jimmy Neal (Farmington, Maine/Mt. Blue) joined Croteau as a Second Team All-Conference player. Neal was a dual-threat for the Beavers at the plate and on the mound. Neal was one of the top power hitters in the conference as the senior was third in home runs (3), fourth in runs (30), fifth in triples (2) and on base percentage (.450), and ninth in slugging percentage (.483). On the hill, he made five appearances for a total of 16.1 innings. The senior averaged 4.96 strikeouts per outing and had a perfect fielding percentage.

New to the conference this season is the selection of a Sportsmanship Team which is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the baseball culture and game environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the playing rules and etiquette. Kyle Peterson (Bethel, Maine/Telstar) was selected to represent UMF.

To view a PDF list of the All-Conference team click HERE.

UMaine-Farmington plays Husson on Friday in the North Atlantic Conference Championship Tournament, hosted by Castleton University