BULL, CAMPBELL NAMED TO 2014 COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS ALL-MEAC FIRST TEAM
May 21, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – It has been a banner season for senior Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) and Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) and the awards continue to come in, as the pair were named to the College Sports Madness All-MEAC First Team on Tuesday. The awards mark a total of 14 between the two this season as Bull has received nine awards and Campbell has claimed five.
The award is the second of the week for Bull, who was named to the All-MEAC Tournament Team on Monday. His year was highlighted by two national player of the week awards and three awards in the MEAC. He was named NCAA Player of the Week and Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball in April. He was a MEAC Player of the Week recipient and ECAC Corvias Player of the Week earlier this season. The senior was also named to the All-MEAC First Team last week, UMES Baseball MVP and was selected as the 2013-14 UMES Male Athlete of the Year.
He finished the season with team-highs in runs (41), hits (68) and doubles (12). Bull batted a .349 clip with a 12-for-18 effort in stolen bases. He carried a hit streak of 25 games earlier in the year and reached base in 33 straight contests. The local product was 10-for-10 over a four game stretch, four hits off the all-time NCAA Division I record of 14. He concludes his career as No. 2 in UMES history in single-season hits (68) and No. 3 in career hits (189).
Campbell finished the season ranked first for UMES and fifth in the MEAC in batting average (.371). The 2014 All-MEAC First Team selection led the Hawks in the majority of offensive categories including home runs (four), RBI (37), slugging percentage (.527), on-base percentage (.465), walks (26) and triples (two). The senior was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers (NCBWA) Player of the Week after he hit .591 over a six-game stretch in April.
He posted a streak of 27 straight games of reaching base safely earlier this year and had a seven-game hit streak on three separate occasions in 2014. He was named ECAC Corvias Player of the Week and MEAC Player of the Week in April. The senior finished his career as the No. 2 player in UMES history with 198 career hits, while also standing No. 3 in single-season hits (62)
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