B-CU Baseball: Three Wildcats Honored With All-MEAC Accolades

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NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman had three players selected to the 2015 All-MEAC Baseball Team on Monday afternoon, announced by the conference office in Norfolk, Virginia. Pitchers Clint Clymer and Keith Zuniga were honored to the All-MEAC First Team, while outfielder Nathan Bond received All-MEAC Second Team honors.

All awards are voted on by the conference’s head baseball coaches and sports information directors.

ZunigaZuniga, a redshirt senior from Nogales, Arizona, was selected to the all-conference first team as one of three starting pitchers. The 6-0, 183-pound right-hander tallied a record of 6-5 on the campaign, adding a 3.16 ERA. He tossed 77 innings for the Wildcats, turning in three complete games – adding one shutout and combining for another. Zuniga ended the regular season with 49 strikeouts and just 12 walks allowed in 12 starts on the year.

Against MEAC opponents, Zuniga recorded a 6-2 record in eight starts.

 

 

 

ClymerClint Clymer, a junior right-hander from nearby Ormond Beach, Florida, is earning his first All-MEAC honors after transferring into the Maroon and Gold in the fall from Southern Wesleyan. On the year, Clymer led the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with seven saves in 25 appearances, all out of the bullpen. The Seabreeze High alum posted a 4.03 ERA in 38 complete innings of work. He registered 28 strikeouts and combined with Zuniga for a shutout. Clymer also saw time in the field and at the plate for the Wildcats, registering a .200 batting average with two hits, two RBI and a run scored as a first baseman/designated hitter.

 

 

BondThe final All-MEAC contributor for Bethune-Cookman is junior college transfer Nathan Bond, landing on the all-conference second team. Coming into the B-CU program in the fall from nearby Daytona State, Bond led the Wildcats at the plate on the campaign with a .323 batting average. The Orlando, Florida native played and started all 53 games, most of them in the outfield, leading the team in at-bats (195) and hits (63). He added a .285 slugging percentage with nine doubles and a home run, going on to draw a team-high 26 walks with a team-low 19 strikeouts.

Savannah State first baseman Charles Sikes was selected as the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Player of the Year. Adan Ordonez of North Carolina A&T State was named Rookie of the Year, while Norfolk State’s Matt Outman earned Pitcher of the Year honors. Norfolk State’s Claudell Clark received Coach of the Year accolades.

Bethune-Cookman opens the 2015 MEAC Championships as the second seed out of the Southern Division, taking on the Northern Division’s No. 3 seed Delaware State. First pitch is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, at 9 a.m., in Salisbury, Maryland.

 

 

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