PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Davis Mikell of the Castleton University baseball team was named to the Little East Conference All-First Team on Tuesday afternoon after putting together a huge campaign in which he batted over .570 through the season's first 13 games.
Recording 62 hits - fifth best in the Little East - during the 2019 season, Mikell finished with a team- and conference-leading .446 batting average. Putting together 19 multi-hit games, Mikell slapped two hits in 11 games, three hits in seven contests and reached the five-hit plateau once. The Williston, Vt. native tallied nine multi-RBI games and had a 16-game and 22-game hitting streak and reached-base streak, respectively, throughout the year.
Mikell also notched an LEC leading .552 on-base percentage (OBP) and a .676 slugging percentage, good for third in the league. On a national scale, Mikell ranked 11th in batting average and sixth in OBP. Unafraid to show his power, Mikell earned 94 total bases, consisting of 10 doubles, two triples and six home runs while driving in 33 runners. Walking a team-leading 29 times, he was hit by five pitches, stole six bases and scored 32 runs.
Having a day for the ages, the junior infielder posted the single best performance of his career in a doubleheader sweep - 13-4 and 13-7 - at Bard College in early March. Mikell went 7-for-7 with three doubles, two triples, four RBI, three walks and eight runs scored. The performance earned him his second-straight Little East Player of the Week honor, a spot on the D3baseball.com Team of the Week and National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association (NCWBA) Hitter of the Week.
The dual-threat talent, Mikell tossed 17 innings from the bump and recorded seven saves - good for top 25 in the nation. He struck out 19 opposing hitters, limiting their batting average to just .234, while posting a 1.59 earned-run average. Meanwhile, in the field, he made 224 put-outs, recorded 19 assists for a .988 fielding percentage.
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