Doolittle Named to the 2007 Wallace Watch List
Dec. 7, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia junior first baseman/ left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle (Tabernacle, N.J.) is one of 12 returning members of last season’s College Baseball Foundation All-America Team heading up a list of 148 baseball student-athletes on the 2007 Wallace Watch. Doolittle was one of the three finalists for the award in 2006. He joins Cal State Fullerton Wes Roemer as the other 2006 finalist up for the award in 2007.
It is one of three preseason honors for Doolittle who was selected to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason All-America first team.
Doolittle had another great season for the Cavaliers in 2006 as he went 11-2 on the mound with a 2.38 ERA. He registered 108 strikeouts in 90.2 innings while holding opponents to a .193 batting avg. He tied for the team-lead in RBI (57) and tied the single-season record for base on balls (54). Doolittle came within one win on the mound of tying the single season school record in wins. Doolittle hit .324 with 70 hits, 15 doubles, one triple and four home runs after playing in all 62 games for the Cavaliers. Virginia won a school record 47 games in 2006 and a school record 21 conference games. He helped UVa to a third place finish in the ACC.
Doolittle was named the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and a first team All-ACC selection as a starting pitcher. He has been named a second team All-American by Louisville Slugger, the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association and Baseball America as a utility player. He also was named to the College Baseball Foundation’s All-America team. Doolittle was also selected SEBaseball.com’s ACC Player of the Year and a first team All-ACC selection by SEBaseball.com.
Following the collegiate season, Doolittle was selected to the USA Baseball National Team. He helped Team USA capture its second straight FISU (International University Sports Federation) World Championship with an 18-9 win over Chinese Taipei at Latino Stadium in Havana, Cuba. Doolittle went 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI in that win. Doolittle, who spent most of the summer starting at first base for Team USA, batted .244 with four doubles, two home runs and 15 RBI this summer. He made one appearance on the mound, striking out four batters in two innings of work.