CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Second baseman Nic Kent (Charlottesville, Va.) was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. It marked the second-straight season a Cavalier first year has been recognized by the publication.
Kent emerged as one the top players both offensively and defensively for Virginia and garnered First Team All-ACC honors, the first UVA freshman to be listed on the first team in 10 years. He drove in a team-high, 42 RBI, becoming the first UVA freshman to lead the team in RBI in 20 years.
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Kent batted .337, the second highest average on the team and 12th highest in the ACC. He led the team with 17 stolen bases, the third most ever by a UVA first year. He compiled 68 hits nine doubles, three triples and three home runs in 2019. In conference play, Kent ranked in the top-10 among his ACC cohorts in stolen bases (10 – T-3rd), triples (3 – T-2nd) and hits (40 – T-8th).
Put a ⭐️ on your scorecard on this play from Nic Kent! He’s been busy, his 5th assist in 4 innings help Chesdin Harrington work a scoreless T4!
UVA leads Louisville, 11-3
Michaels, Richardson & Morris due up pic.twitter.com/sRc7m1uSQI
— Virginia Baseball (@UVABaseball) May 11, 2019
Kent started 52 games of the team’s 56 games, all at second base. He posted a fielding percentage of .972, committing just six errors in 218 chances. In 30 ACC games he committed just two errors and, in the series-clinching win over No. 5 Louisville, recorded eight assists.
WOAH! 👀 Nic Kent with a run-saving play to end the bottom of the 4th! #SCtop10
UVA leads Liberty, 3-0 after 4
Gelof, Kent, Morris due up pic.twitter.com/P1V3DLHHs0
— Virginia Baseball (@UVABaseball) March 13, 2019
Virginia Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-Americans
2005 Sean Doolittle, UTL
2005 Robert Poutier, RHP
2005 Pat McAnaney, LHP
2006 David Adams, IF
2006 Jeremy Farrell, IF
2006 Greg Miclat, IF
2006 Jacob Thompson, RHP
2008 Dan Grovatt, OF
2009 Danny Hultzen, UTL
2009 Steven Proscia, IF
2012 Derek Fisher, OF
2013 Joe McCarthy, OF
2014 Daniel Pinero, SS
2015 Pavin Smith, OF
2015 Adam Haseley, UTL
2018 Andrew Abbott, LHP
2019 Nic Kent, 2B