Six Cavaliers Claim VaSID All-State Baseball Honors
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia was represented by six student-athletes on the 2010 University Division All-State Baseball team, as announced Tuesday by the Virginia College Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) highlighted the state-high six UVa honorees by notching Pitcher of the Year honors for the second-consecutive season.
Hultzen and outfielders Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) and Jarrett Parker (Jr., Stafford, Va.) all were named to the first team for the second straight year. Pitcher Kevin Arico (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) also was named to the first team. Keith Werman (So., Vienna, Va.) and Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) were named to the second team at second base and shortstop, respectively.
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 also was a unanimous All-America selection by all of the major publications. Hultzen 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.
Arico led the nation with 18 saves this season and was a finalist for the NCBWA’s Stopper of the Year Award. In the process, he broke the UVa single-season saves record and tied the ACC single-season saves mark. A first-team All-ACC honoree and All-American, Arico went 1-1 with a 2.88 earned run average in 2010. In 34.1 innings he allowed 32 hits and walked only eight while striking out 44. He was a 10th-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.
Parker had another impressive year, batting .333 with 10 home runs, 56 RBI and a school-record eight triples. Through three years, he holds the school record with 18 triples, which ranks 10th in ACC history. A second-team All-ACC honoree, he was impressive in the field as well, earning an ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award. He did not commit an error while playing in all 65 games this year. Parker was a second-round selection of the San Francisco Giants in the 2010 MLB Draft.
Gosselin had a record season for the Cavaliers. The first-team All-ACC honoree and third-team All-American 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 is one of just 18 players in Division I to own 100 or more hits this season. Gosselin was selected in the fifth round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves.
A second-team All-ACC selection, Werman hit a team-best .414 in 2010 and also stole 10 bases. He was one of the toughest players to strike out in the country, recording just nine strikeouts in 190 plate appearances (27th nationally at one strikeout every 16.9 at bats). He also was consistent in the field and committed just two errors in 181 chances – good for a .989 fielding percentage.
Cannon, also a second-team All-ACC pick, recorded another strong season as he wrapped up a record-breaking career. He hit .330 with 19 doubles, three homers and 38 RBI during his senior season. He finished his career as Virginia’s career leader in games played (244), at bats (907) and doubles (62) and also was tied for second in hits (276) and third in triples (12). He also played a solid shortstop, recording a .966 fielding percentage with only seven errors. Cannon was selected in the 12th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
Virginia finished its season with a 51-14 record, setting a program record for victories in a season. UVa also went 23-7 in winning the ACC Coastal Division title and breaking the school record for conference wins in a season. The Cavaliers went on to win the NCAA Charlottesville Regional for the team’s second straight regional title.