June 6, 2018 | July 11, 2018
2018 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American Team
2018 Baseball America Freshman All-American Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Left-handed pitcher Andrew Abbott (Halifax, Va.) was listed on the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball America Freshman All-America Teams. He was a second team honoree by Baseball America.
He is the first Cavalier freshman since 2015 to garner All-America honors.
Virginia has placed 16 different players on Freshman All-American teams since 2005, the second year of Brian O’Connor’s tenure in Charlottesville.
He pitched in a team-high 24 games with 23 of his appearances coming out of the bullpen. He struck out 78 batters in 51 innings pitched while sporting a 3.18 ERA. He accounted for six of the team’s 13 saves, tied for the most on the club.
He fanned a season-high six batters twice, including six of the seven he faced against Clemson on April 27. He struck out five or more batters in nine of his 24 relief appearances.
Prior to the ACC Championship in Durham, Abbott was one of 12 players listed on the ACC All-Freshman Team.