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Three Wildcats Named to Baseball All-MEAC Team

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NORFOLK, Va. - Heading into the first day of competition at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Championships on Wednesday (May 15), officials from the MEAC office announced the 2013 regular season honors, with three Wildcats featured on the All-MEAC first team.

The first team featured two Wildcats pitchers, namely starting pitcher Montana Durapau and relief pitcher Jordan Dailey. A junior, Durapau (Deltona, Fla.) has accumulated a record of 8-3 on the year, with 67 strikeouts in 92 1/3 innings pitched, while carrying four complete games, two shutouts and an ERA of 3.41. On the other end of the game, senior closer Dailey (Orlando, Fla.) now owns the B-CU program’s appearances and saves records, pitching in 30 games this season with a 5-0 record and MEAC-leading 1.07 ERA.

The Wildcats’ lone position player on the All-MEAC first team is junior outfielder Josh Johnson, who has proven steady at the plate and on defense. Johnson (Tampa, Fla.) has been the Wildcats’ most consistent hitter in 2013, batting .322 heading into the tournament, with team-highs of 64 hits and 13 doubles, and 17 RBI, 29 runs scored and 15 bases stolen.

No Wildcats players were named to the All-MEAC second team.

Savannah State controlled the conference’s top honors, with Carlton Hardy winning Coach of the Year, Kyle McGowin earning Pitcher of the Year and Mendez Elder as Rookie of the Year. North Carolina A&T’s Kelvin Freeman was named the MEAC’s Player of the Year.

Delaware State led the conference with eight student-athletes earning all-conference first and second team selections.  Bethune-Cookman and Savannah State each had three all-conference nods.

The 2013 MEAC Baseball Championship started today, Wednesday, May 15 at 9 a.m. at the Marty L. Miller field on the campus of Norfolk State University.  The Wildcats’ opening-round game is at 7:30 p.m. as the Wildcats (30-23) take on Coppin State (16-31).

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