NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Michigan State rising senior Blaise Salter has been named the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Most Valuable Player as well as the league's Top Pro Prospect, it was announced by commissioner Sean McGrath this week.
Salter helped the Newport Gulls to the 2014 Fay Vincent Sr. Cup as NECBL champions. He finished the summer as the league leader in RBIs (42), while tying for the league lead in home runs (nine). His 49 hits and 11 doubles both led the Gulls. He posted a team-high .340 batting average and a .385 on-base percentage.
Salter was also one of 26 student-athletes that garnered All-NECBL honors.
This past spring as junior with the Spartans, Salter was named a NCBWA All-American. Salter was one of the Big Ten's most feared offensive threats in 2014 as the designated hitter was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team. He ranked first in the Big Ten in doubles (22), third in RBIs (50), fourth in slugging percentage (.484), fifth in total bases (107) and tied for sixth in home runs (five).
The New England Collegiate Baseball League is a wooden bat college summer league that fields teams in all six New England states.Partially funded by Major League Baseball, the NECBL started play in 1994.