Hultzen Tabbed Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA Preseason First-Team All-American
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia junior left-hander Danny Hultzen (Bethesda, Md.) has been named a 2011 Preseason First-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball magazine, the publication announced today. Hultzen was selected to the first team as a starting pitcher.
It marks the second preseason All-America honor this week for Hultzen. He was tabbed on the NCBWA First-Team All-America squad on Wednesday.
The reigning ACC Pitcher of the Year, Hultzen posted an 11-1 record with a 2.78 earned run average in 2010. In 106.2 innings, he allowed 75 hits and 24 walks while striking out 123. Batters hit a league-low .193 against him. In a limited role at the plate, Hultzen hit .281 with nine doubles and 10 runs batted in.
A semifinalist for Golden Spikes Award, Pitcher of Year Award and Dick Howser Trophy last year, Hultzen led the ACC with 11 wins and 123 strikeouts. He ranked ninth nationally in fewest hits allowed per nine innings (6.33), 13th in strikeouts and 36th in ERA. He pitched at least six innings in 14 of his 16 starts.
Hultzen is a two-time All-American and first-team All-ACC honoree. In his career he owns 20 wins, which is tied for sixth most in UVa history. Hultzen also ranks second in career winning percentage at .909 (20-2), seventh in career ERA at 2.50 and eighth in career strikeouts with 230.
Virginia opens the 2011 season Feb. 18 against UAB at the Auburn Tournament in Auburn, Ala. The Cavaliers also will face Auburn and Arkansas State in the tournament.