Seven Cavaliers Named to 2010 All-ACC Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A school-record seven Virginia baseball players have been named to the 2010 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team by voting of the league’s coaches. Virginia also captured two of the major awards, as Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) earned Pitcher of the Year honors, while Brian O’Connor was named Coach of the Year.
Hultzen joins teammates Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) and Kevin Arico (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) on the All-ACC First Team. Gosselin earned a spot on the First Team in the outfield, while Arico was the conference’s lone First Team representative at relief pitcher.
UVa had four second-team honorees: Keith Werman (So., Vienna, Va.) at second base, Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) at shortstop, Jarrett Parker (Jr., Stafford, Va.) in the outfield and Robert Morey (Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.) at starting pitcher.
It marks the most players Virginia has ever put on the All-ACC Baseball Team. The previous high was five, set in 2007 and 2009.
Hultzen is the first Cavalier to earn ACC Pitcher of the Year honors. He was a first-team honoree at utility last season as a freshman. In 2010, he leads the ACC with a 2.08 earned run average as well as 106 strikeouts. He boasts an 8-1 record this season, including a 6-0 mark in ACC games. Hultzen is among the contenders for several national awards, including the Dick Howser Trophy.
O’Connor was voted ACC Coach of the Year for the second time. He also earned the award in his first season at Virginia (2004). He led the top-ranked Cavaliers to a 45-10 overall regular-season record, a Coastal Division title (with a 23-7 ACC mark) and the top seeding for the ACC Championship. Virginia’s 45 wins tie for third-best in school history and stand just four victories shy of the record 49 posted by last season’s College World Series team.
Gosselin hit .379 as the Cavaliers’ leadoff hitter in the regular season. He racked up 85 hits (third in the ACC), with 21 doubles (second in the ACC) and seven home runs. He scored 56 times, drove in 49 runs and stole 15 bases.
Arico has recorded 15 saves this season, which is a single-season school record and also leads all Division I pitchers this year. He is 1-1 this season with a 3.04 ERA. He has 36 strikeouts and just seven walks in 26.2 innings.
Werman is batting .446 this season. He has 54 hits, including four doubles and three triples. He also has driven in 21 runs and scored 28 times and also boasts a sparkling .986 fielding percentage.
Cannon earned All-ACC honors at shortstop for the second straight year. He hit .342 with 17 doubles, three home runs and 34 RBI in the regular season. The school’s all-time leader in doubles (60), Cannon also has played the most games (234) and owns the most at bats (673).
Parker also made the All-ACC team for the second straight season. He is batting .340 overall but ranks seventh in the ACC with a .371 batting average in conference games. He finished the regular season with eight home runs, 48 RBI and a school-record eight triples.
Morey earned All-ACC honors for the first time. He won his last five starts and is tied for first in the league with nine wins, including seven in league play. Morey is 9-1 this year with a 3.14 earned run average, which is fifth in the ACC. Opponents are batting just .218 against him. In 86 innings, he has allowed 67 hits and 33 walks while striking out 66.
The tournament’s top seed, Virginia (45-10, 23-7 ACC) will open play in the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship at noon Wednesday when it takes on No. 8 seed Boston College at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.
Name, Class, Position, School
Yasmani Grandal, Jr., Catcher, Miami **
Mickey Wiswall, Jr., First Base, Boston College **
Tony Plagman, Sr., First Base, Georgia Tech **
Dallas Poulk, Sr., Second Base, NC State
Matt Skole, So., Third Base, Georgia Tech
Derek Dietrich, Jr., Shortstop, Georgia Tech ***
Kyle Parker, Jr., Outfield, Clemson **
Tyler Holt, Jr., Outfield, Florida State **
Phil Gosselin, Jr., Outfield, Virginia **
Austin Wates, Jr., Outfield, Virginia Tech
Deck McGuire, Jr., Starting Pitcher, Georgia Tech **
Chris Hernandez, Jr., Starting Pitcher, Miami ***
Matt Harvey, Jr., Starting Pitcher, North Carolina
Danny Hultzen, So., Starting Pitcher, Virginia **
Kevin Arico, Jr., Relief Pitcher, Virginia
Mike McGee, Jr., Utility/DH, Florida State **
Name, Class, Position, School
Steve Domecus, Sr., Catcher, Virginia Tech **
Scott Lawson, Sr., First Base, Miami **
Mike Freeman, Sr., Second Base, Clemson
Keith Werman, So., Second Base, Virginia
Harold Martinez, So., Third Base, Miami
Tyler Cannon, Sr., Shortstop, Virginia **
Jeff Schaus, Jr., Outfield, Clemson **
Drew Poulk, Sr., Outfield, NC State
Kyle Wilson, Sr., Outfield, NC State
Jarrett Parker, Jr., Outfield, Virginia **
Jed Bradley, So., Starting Pitcher, Georgia Tech
Robert Morey, Jr., Starting Pitcher, Virginia
Justin Wright, Jr., Starting Pitcher, Virginia Tech
Daniel Miranda, So., Relief Pitcher, Miami
Ben Rowen, Sr., Relief Pitcher, Virginia Tech
Thomas Nichols, Jr., Utility/DH, Georgia Tech
Player of the Year – Yasmani Grandal, Miami
Pitcher of the Year – Danny Hultzen, Virginia
Freshman of the Year – Marcus Stroman, Duke
Coach of the Year – Brian O’Connor, Virginia
** – Two-time first- or second-team selection
*** – Three time first- or second-team selection