Baldwin named CAA Player of the Year

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW Red Shirt Junior Infielder Brooks Baldwin was named Player of the Year by league coaches, the Colonial Athletic Association announced Tuesday when announcing all-conference teams and player awards.

Baldwin, who started the season as the Tour’s preseason player of the year, becomes the eighth Seahawk to win the Bill Brooks Award, named after the longtime UNCW baseball coach. and director of the athletics department. Baldwin also earned first-team All-CAA honors for the second consecutive season, but the first as an infielder. Baldwin earned All-CAA honors in 2021 in the outfield but moved to second base this season.

In 2022, Baldwin led the CAA with a .348 batting average and 144 total goals. He enters the CAA Tournament tied for third with 11 home runs and ranks among the conference leaders in five other categories.

Baldwin joins former Seahawks Trent Mongero (1989), Battle Holley (1994), Bryan Britt (1996), Mark Carver (2008), Nick Feight (2016), Casey Golden (2017) and Greg Jones (2019) as winners of the Brooks Prize for UNCW.


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