Hultzen Named Collegiate Baseball National Player of Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) was tabbed Collegiate Baseball‘s National Player of the Week on Monday after a sensational outing Friday night against East Carolina. He also earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors.
Hultzen pitched seven innings of dominant baseball Friday. In seven innings he racked up a career-high 15 strikeouts while not walking a batter. He allowed just a run in the seventh inning as well as three hits.
The 15-strikeout effort was the most by a Cavalier since Seth Greisinger racked up 16 strikeouts against North Carolina on March 23, 1996. After giving up a single to start the game, Hultzen retired the next 19 batters from the first into the seventh innings, with just one ball leaving the infield in that span. He went to a three-ball count just two times and struck out the side on three occasions.
In addition to his pitching outing, Hultzen also went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI.
This marks the fourth time Hultzen has earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors. He took home the honor once as a freshman and twice last season.
Through two games in 2011, Hultzen is 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA. In 13.2 innings he has struck out 25 batters and walked just one. He also is batting .333 with a team-high 10 RBI.
Virginia returns to action at 4 p.m. Tuesday against William and Mary.