— ACC Network (@accnetwork) May 15, 2021
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Andrew Abbott (Republican Grove, Va.) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday (May 17) after his role in Virginia’s no-hitter against Wake Forest. He earned the award back on May 3 and is the first Cavalier to win the award twice in the same season since 2016.
Abbott was lifted after 7.1 innings of hitless baseball in the series opener against Wake Forest on Friday (May 14). Freshman Jake Berry and senior Griff McGarry recorded the final five outs to seal the program’s seventh no-hitter. Abbott struck out 16 batters, the most by an ACC pitcher this season and tied for the third most ever by a UVA pitcher in a single game.
The first eight outs of the contest were swinging strikeouts. Abbott struck out the side four times and retired the final 12 batters he faced. He leads the ACC in strikeouts this season with 115, the sixth-most in a single season by a UVA pitcher. In the process he moved up to third all-time on Virginia’s career strikeout list with 280.
16 Ks for No. 16.
An unforgettable final start at The Dish for Andrew Abbott.
— Virginia Baseball (@UVABaseball) May 15, 2021
The no-hitter was the first thrown by an ACC school this season and the 24th across college baseball in 2021. Virginia is also responsible for the last no-hitter thrown in ACC play when Nathan Kirby struck out 18 in a no-no against Pittsburgh on April 4, 2014.
The regular season concludes for Virginia at Boston College with a three-game series set to begin on Thursday.
Multiple ACC POTW Awards in Same Season
Seth Greisinger (2) – 1996
Casey Kennedy (2) – 1997
Brandon Creswell (3) – 2001
Jacob Thompson (2) – 2007
Andrew Carraway (2) – 2008
Danny Hultzen (2) – 2011
Connor Jones (2) – 2016
*UVA Pitchers Only