Virginia Baseball Players Brandon Creswell And Dan Street Named To 2001 All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team
May 21, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia baseball players Brandon Creswell (Newport News, Va./Menchville) and Dan Street (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) were named to the 2001 All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team. Creswell and Street were the only Virginia players selected to the All-ACC first or second teams.
Creswell, a senior left-handed pitcher, started 14 of the 14 games he appeared in and recorded 100.0 innings of work on the mound. He pitched four complete games including one shutout contest against the #3 ranked Miami Hurricanes in Coral Gables, Fla. on April 27th. Creswell turned in a 7-4 record and posted a 3.42 ERA while recording a team-high 75 strikeouts. He held opposing batters to a .288 batting average. Creswell was twice named the ACC Pitcher of the Week (April 2nd and 16th) and was also the Co-ACC Pitcher of the Week on April 30th.
Street, a junior utility player who served as a right-handed pitcher and spent time at first, second and third base this season, started 44 of the 45 games he appeared in including all 10 games he appeared in as a pitcher. At the plate, he finished second on the team with a .343 batting average after recording 57 hits (nine home runs, nine doubles, one triple), 43 RBI and 33 runs. Street also had a .572 slugging percentage and was successful on five of his seven stolen base attempts. He had 156 putouts and 76 assists with a .959 fielding percentage.
On the mound, Street finished 4-4 and turned in a 2.76 ERA after going 75.0 innings with five complete games. He tallied 36 strikeouts and held opposing batters to a .219 batting average. He was named the ACC Player of the Week on April 23rd and was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week on February 19th.
With seven All-ACC selections, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons highlighted the 2001 All-Atlantic Coast Conference baseball teams as selected by a vote of the league’s nine head coaches. The teams, which were announced at the 28th annual ACC Baseball Tournament, also included six players from Clemson and Florida State. Georgia Tech had four all-conference selections followed by North Carolina and Virginia with two apiece and NC State with one selection.
Georgia Tech’s Jason Basil made his third straight appearance on the All-ACC team while the following players made their second appearance: Ryan Barthelemy (FSU), Khalil Greene (CU), John-Ford Griffin (FSU), Richard Lewis (GT), Bryan Prince (GT), Jarrod Schmidt (CU), Cory Sullivan (WF) and Brian Wright (NCSU).
Here is a complete look at the 2001 All-ACC Baseball First and Second Teams:
2001 All-ACC Baseball Team
Pos. Name Year School1B Ryan Barthelemy Jr. Florida State2B Russ Adams So. North Carolina3B Jeff Baker So. ClemsonSS Khalil Greene Jr. ClemsonC Bryan Prince Sr. Georgia TechOF John-Ford Griffin Jr. Florida StateOF Cory Sullivan Sr. Wake ForestOF Brian Wright Jr. NC StateDH Jarrod Schmidt So. ClemsonU Dan Street So. VirginiaSP Brandon Creswell Sr. VirginiaSP Steve Reba Jr. ClemsonSP Blair Varnes Jr. Florida StateRP Dave Bush Jr. Wake Forest
Pos. Name Year School1B Jamie D’Antona Fr. Wake Forest2B Ryan Riley Sr. Clemson3B Corey Slavik Sr. Wake ForestSS Richard Lewis Jr. Georgia TechC Jason Aquilante Sr. Wake ForestOF Jason Basil Sr. Georgia TechOF Karl Jernigan Sr. Florida StateOF Casey Stone Sr. ClemsonDH Carlos Brackley Sr. Wake ForestU Jason Howell Sr. North CarolinaSP Steve Kelly Jr. Georgia TechSP Matt Lynch So. Florida StateSP Cory Sullivan Sr. Wake ForestRP Justin Lord Fr. Florida State