INDIANAPOLIS – Wesley College outfielder Trey Mears '17 is officially the NCAA Division III national leader in four different statistical categories.
Mears led all of Division III in runs per game (1.65), runs batted in per game (1.59) and stolen bases per game (1.21) while tying for the lead in batting average (.500) with Wyatt Ulrich of St. John's (Minn.). Mears was tops in all three divisions in batting average, runs per game and stolen bases per game.
Mears was named First Team All-America by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings and D3baseball.com after capturing First Team All-South Region accolades from both organizations. Mears was also honored by the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) as the Co-Player of the Year and also by the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) as it's Division III South Player of the Year in 2017.
Mears led the CAC in batting average (.500), runs batted in (54), stolen bases (41), on-base percentage (.568) and slugging percentage (.772). He also ranked second in hits (68), runs scored (56) and total bases (105). Mears also knocked seven home runs with 14 doubles on the year. Mears reached base in all 34 games and registered a hit in 30 of Wesley's 34 games. He was a two-time ECAC South and CAC Player of the Week and twice on the D3baseball.com Team of the Week in 2017.
Mears sits in the top-10 in multiple career categories for Wesley. Mears ranks first all-time in doubles (46), tied for first in hits (222) and stolen bases (103), third in runs batted in (147) and games played (159) and fourth in runs scored (154).
The Wolverines finished third in the CAC Tournament with an overall record of 19-15 and a regular season CAC record of 9-9.