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May 27, 2003

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia baseball player Joe Koshansky (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly) was named to the 2003 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Baseball Team following his performance in the 2003 ACC Baseball Tournament in Salem, Va. on May 20-25. Koshansky, a starting 1B/P who was also named to the 2003 All-ACC First Team last week, was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team as a utility/designated hitter.

Koshansky guided UVa to a record of 1-2 in the tournament after going 4-11 at the plate with six runs and two RBI and guided #6 seed Virginia to a 12-11 come-from-behind victory over #7 seed Wake Forest on May 23rd when he connected on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to advance UVa to the third round. Koshansky also made one start on the mound as a pitcher in UVa’s game with #3 seed N.C. State on May 22nd and stuck out six batters in the outing.

For the season, Koshansky started all 51 games he appeared in as either a first baseman, designated hitter or pitcher. He batting .320 for the year after recording 57 hits including 10 doubles and a team-high nine home runs and three triples. Koshansky scored 43 runs and drove in 36 RBI while leading the team with a .562 slugging percentage and 388 putouts. On the mound, Koshansky finished the season with a record of 7-2 and a 2.31 ERA. He struck out 54 batters in 58.1 innings of work and held opposing hitters to a .206 batting average.

Here is a complete look at the 2003 ACC All-Tournament Baseball Team:

2003 ACC All-Tournament Baseball Team

Pos.		Name			SchoolCatcher		Tony Richie		Florida StateFirst Base	Clifton Remole		Georgia TechSecond Base	Eric Patterson		Georgia TechShortstop		Chad Orvella		N.C. StateThird Base	Micah Owings		Georgia TechOutfield		Sean Farrell		North CarolinaOutfield		Jeremy Slayden		Georgia TechOutfield		Blake Balkcom		Florida StateUtility/DH	Joe Koshansky		VirginiaPitcher		Nate Cretarolo		N.C. StatePitcher		Brian Burks		Georgia Tech

Tournament MVP: Brian Burks – Georgia Tech

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