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April 30, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia’s baseball player Jeff Kamrath (Houston, Texas/Kinkaid) was named the Co-Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week after an excellent pitching performance in his last outing. He shared the conference award with Clemson’s Khalil Green and becomes the first Cavalier this season to receive the honor.

Kamrath, a right-handed sophomore pitcher, guided Virginia to a 5-1 upset victory over the #10 ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in his last outing on April 26th when he pitched a complete game while allowing only one run on three hits through nine innings of play. Kamrath’s performance guided UVa to its first win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta in 14 years (since 1988) and broke the Yellow Jackets’ 27-game home winning streak. Prior to its 5-1 loss to Virginia, GT was undefeated at home with a 22-0 record and had beaten Virginia 18 consecutive times in Atlanta.

Kamrath has started all 12 games he has appeared in on the mound this season and has a record of 6-3 on the year. He boasts a team-low ERA of 2.39 which also ranks second in the ACC. Kamrath has pitched a team-high 79 innings and leads the team with 57 strikeouts after facing 292 batters. He has also held opposing batters to a team-low .209 batting average. Kamrath has twice pitched a complete game this year, including a complete game shutout against the Maryland Terrapins on April 5th in College Park, Md. in the Cavaliers’ 5-0 victory over the Terrapins.

– UVa –

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