Hultzen, Parker Earn NCBWA All-America Honors
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia utility player Danny Hultzen (Fr., Bethesda, Md.) and outfielder Jarrett Parker (So., Stafford, Va.) each have been chosen to the 2009 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-America team. Both players were second-team selections.
Hultzen, who was selected as an NCBWA Freshman All-American earlier this week, has been a two-way standout for the Cavaliers this season. The first ACC Freshman of the Year in Virginia 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 has been named to the Irvine All-Regional Team (pitcher) as well as the ACC All-Tournament Team (Utility/DH) this year.
Parker was a First-Team All-ACC pick this season after putting up record-setting numbers. He currently has a .364 batting average with 16 home runs and 65 runs batted in. The Cavaliers’ leadoff hitter also has 19 stolen bases while playing in all 62 of Virginia’s games.
Parker has set the Virginia single-season records in runs (75) and total bases (173) and has tied the records for hits (92) and triples (7). He also ranks among the top 10 in UVa single-season history in doubles (19 T5th), home runs (16 T3rd), RBI (65 3rd).
Virginia (48-13-1) will play in the program’s first-ever College World Series, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday when it takes on LSU. UVa will play Arkansas or Cal State Fullerton in its second game on Monday.