Hultzen Tabbed NCBWA Freshman All-American
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia’s Danny Hultzen (Bethesda, Md.) was one of 37 standout freshman college baseball players featured on the annual Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Team, the organization announced Monday.
Hultzen has been a two-way standout for the Cavaliers this season. The first ACC Freshman of the Year in UVa baseball history, Hultzen has seen time at pitcher, first base, left field and designated hitter this year. On the mound, he has a 9-1 record with a 2.09 ERA in 16 games (15 starts). In 86.0 innings, Hultzen has 95 strikeouts, which is a Virginia freshman record.
At the plate, Hultzen has a .333 batting average tops among ACC freshmen. He also has three home runs and 33 runs batted in. Hultzen was named to the Irvine All-Regional Team (pitcher) as well as the ACC All-Tournament Team (Utility/DH) this year.
The 2009 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, June 9.
Virginia continues its postseason run this weekend against LSU in its first College World Series appearance. Game times will be announced later this evening.