Grovatt Named ACC Player of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia outfielder/pitcher Dan Grovatt (Jr., Tabernacle, N.J.) has been tabbed the ACC Player of the Week following his big week against William and Mary and Florida State.
Grovatt hit .529 (9-for-17) last week as the top-ranked Cavaliers went 3-1, including a series win at then-No. 2 Florida State – UVa’s first-ever series win against the Seminoles. He finished the week with three home runs, seven runs batted in and seven runs scored. He recorded eight hits in the Florida State series – most of any ACC player over the weekend.
Grovatt began his big week Wednesday with a key single during UVa’s four-run sixth-inning rally in a 12-6 win at William and Mary, which had knocked off 11th-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill the previous day.
On Friday, Grovatt recorded his first career multiple-home run game and UVa’s first multi-homer game since 2008 with a pair of home runs in the Cavaliers’ 5-0 win at Florida State. He also tied his career high in hits with a four-hit effort Friday.
On Saturday, he earned the win on the mound and also had a key single and run during the Cavaliers’ six-run rally in the ninth inning that produced a 9-8 win. On Sunday, Grovatt clubbed his third homer of the weekend in the first inning.
For the season, Grovatt is batting .424, which is tied for ninth in the ACC.
Grovatt is the second Cavalier to earn an ACC weekly honor this season. Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week on March 1.
Virginia returns home at 5 p.m. Tuesday for a rematch with William and Mary. UVa then travels to James Madison for a 6 p.m. contest Wednesday.