Three Cavaliers Named Collegiate Baseball All-Americans
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia was represented by three of its players on the 2010 Collegiate Baseball All-America team, announced today by the publication. Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) was named to the first team, while Kevin Arico (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) and Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) each earned third-team honors.
Hultzen is 9-1 with an ACC-low 2.43 earned run average this season. In 92.2 innings, he has allowed 62 hits and 20 walks while striking out 111 batters. Opponents are batting just .184 against him this year.
Hultzen became Virginia’s first ACC Pitcher of the Year and was a first-team All-ACC selection this year. He has been consistently strong all season and has pitched at least six innings in 12 of his 14 starts. He ranks eighth nationally in hits allowed per nine innings (6.02) and 18th in strikeouts.
Arico is currently tied for the national lead this season with 16 saves, which is a single-season school record at Virginia. A First-Team All-ACC honoree in 2010, Arico is 1-1 with a 2.93 earned run average. In 27.2 innings pitched, he has recorded 38 strikeouts and seven walks.
Arico currently ranks second in Virginia history with 27 saves. That total also ranks eighth in ACC history.
Gosselin is ranked fourth in the ACC with a .379 batting average this season. A first-team All-ACC honoree for the second year in a row, he is tied for third in the league with 88 hits, which is just six hits shy of the single-season school hits record.
Gosselin ranks fourth in the ACC in doubles with 21 and is seventh in triples with four.
Virginia begins the 2010 NCAA Tournament at 4 p.m. Friday when it plays host to VCU in the first game of the NCAA Charlottesville Regional at Davenport Field.