Parker Named Louisville Slugger All-American
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia sophomore outfielder Jarrett Parker (Stafford, Va.) has been named a 2009 Third-Team All-American by Louisville Slugger as announced today by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. Parker becomes UVa’s first All-America position player since Sean Doolittle in 2007.
Parker, a 2009 First-Team All-ACC pick, is batting .375 this season with a team-high 16 home runs and 60 runs batted in. He also has stolen 19 bases while playing in all 56 of the Cavaliers’ games.
Parker already has set the Virginia single-season runs record with 73. He also ranks among the top 10 in UVa single-season history in doubles (18 T8th), triples (6 T3rd), home runs (16 T3rd), runs batted in (60 T3rd) and total bases (162 2nd).
The Cavaliers’ leadoff hitter has scored at least one run in 42 of 56 games (75 percent) and ranks eighth in the ACC in batting. He leads the ACC in triples (6) and extra-base hits (40), is second in total bases (162) and fourth in hits (84).
Virginia (42-13-1) opens NCAA tournament play at 7 p.m. ET Friday, battling San Diego State in the NCAA Irvine Regional.