Doolittle Named Baseball America Preseason All-American
Jan. 5, 2006
DURHAM, N.C. – – Virginia sophomore first baseman/ left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle has been selected to the Baseball America Preseason All-America Third Team, the organization announced. Doolittle has been named to the preseason Wallace Award Watch List and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason All-America Second Team.
Doolittle, one of the nation’s top two-way players, hit .313 last spring with 70 hits, 11 home runs and 57 RBIs. He started all 59 games in the field for the Cavaliers while helping lead the club to the 2005 ACC Tournament Championship game and a NCAA Regional appearance. Doolittle also made 22 appearances on the mound and going 3-2 with a 1.64 ERA and two saves, He recorded 66 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings. The Tabernacle, N.J. native was also named to the All-ACC Second Team, ACC All-Tournament Team, Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team and Baseball America Freshman All-American First Team last season.
Following the collegiate season, Doolittle was selected to the USA Baseball National Team. He posted a .347 batting average during his stint with Team USA – second-highest on the elite American squad. He recorded 17 hits, 11 runs scored, nine RBI and five doubles.
The ACC was well represented on the Baseball America list, as 10 league players were selected to the three teams.
First Team C: J.P. Arencibia, Tennessee. 1B: Matt LaPorta, Florida. 2B: Adam Davis, Florida. 3B: Wes Hodges, Georgia Tech. SS: Evan Longoria, Long Beach State. OF: Colin Curtis, Arizona State; Drew Stubbs, Texas; Shane Robinson, Florida State. UT: Joe Savery, Rice. P: Daniel Bard, North Carolina; Ian Kennedy, Southern California; Andrew Miller, North Carolina; David Price, Vanderbilt; Max Scherzer, Missouri.
Second Team C: Brian Jeroloman, Florida. 1B: Mark Hamilton, Tulane. 2B: John Shelby, Kentucky. 3B: Matt Antonelli, Wake Forest. SS: Jason Donald, Arizona. OF: Brennan Boesch, California; Chris Errecart, California; Jon Jay, Miami. UT: Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech. P: Andrew Brackman, Norte Carolina State; Dallas Buck, Oregon State; Joba Chamberlain, Nebraska; Brad Lincoln, Houston; Kyle McCulloch, Texas.
Third Team C: Chad Tracy, Pepperdine. 1B: Aaron Bates, North Carolina State. 2B: Jim Negrych, Pittsburgh. 3B: Chris Coghlan, Mississippi. SS: Josh Rodriguez, Rice. OF: Jordan Danks, Texas; Hunter Mense, Missouri; Michael Taylor, Stanford. UT: Sean Doolittle, Virginia. P: Jared Hughes, Long Beach State; Wade LeBlanc, Alabama; Tim Lincecum, Washington; Mark Melancon, Arizona; Brandon Morrow, California.