Carico Named to ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team
Michael Carico’s catcher’s mitt is brown and black — but his glove is gold.
The Davidson standout and Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year has earned a Gold Glove from the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings. He’s the only catcher on the nine-player national team and Davidson’s first-ever Gold Glover.
In 364 defensive chances as a sophomore, Carico totaled 338 putouts and 24 assists and just two errors for a .995 fielding percentage. He threw out eight would-be base-stealers.
Carico just completed a record-breaking offensive season, while helping the Wildcats to a program-best 43-13 record and their first outright regular-season conference title.
Among many statistical highlights, Carico led the nation with a .559 on-base percentage, hit .406, slugged .843 and set the Davidson single-season mark with an A-10 leading 21 home runs. He also set single-season school records with 71 runs scored, 43 extra-base hits, 166 total bases, 26 hit-by-pitches and with the on-base and slugging percentages.
And the postseason has been quite busy as well — he’s been compiling awards and honors for weeks.
He’s earned All-America Second Team honors from Collegiate Baseball and the ABCA/Rawlings.
He was also named a finalist for the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award, is a finalist for the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher Award and earned ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region recognition.