Trio of Cavaliers Earn NCBWA All-America Honors
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three members of the Virginia baseball team have been honored on the 2010 NCBWA All-America Team. Kevin Arico (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) and Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) each were awarded First-Team All-America laurels, and Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) earned third-team honors.
Arico led the nation with 18 saves this season and is a finalist for the NCBWA’s Stopper of the Year Award. In the process this year, he broke the UVa single-season saves record and tied the ACC single-season saves mark. A First-Team All-ACC honoree, Arico went 1-1 with a 2.88 earned run average. In 34.1 innings he allowed 32 hits and walked only eight while striking out 44.
Hultzen went 11-1 with an ACC-low 2.78 earned run average this season. In 106.2 innings, he allowed 75 hits and 24 walks while striking out 123. Opponents hit just .193 against him this year.
Hultzen became Virginia’s first ACC Pitcher of the Year and was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2010. He was consistently strong all season and pitched at least six innings in 14 of his 16 starts. He currently ranks 10th nationally in hits allowed per nine innings (6.33) and 11th in strikeouts and wins.
Gosselin had a record season for the Cavaliers. He hit .382 while breaking the Cavaliers’ single-season hits record with 100 hits. He led the team in home runs (11), runs (67), doubles (22), walks (39), total bases (163) and stolen bases (18), and also did not commit an error. He currently is one of just 18 players in Division I to own 100 or more hits this season.