CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sophomore Jake Gelof was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday. The Cavalier third baseman hit .900 (9-for-10) with four home runs and 15 RBI in four games.
Gelof reached bases 13 times and slugged 2.500 for the week. In the series finale against Cornell on Sunday he hit for the cycle in just four at bats and five innings played, becoming the first Cavalier to hit for the cycle in 21 years. In Friday’s series opener against the Big Red, Gelof smacked two homers and tallied eight RBI, the most by a Cavalier since 2013.
On the year, Gelof is slugging 1.722, the highest percentage in the nation. Through seven games, Gelof has driven in 19 runs the second most of anyone in college baseball. Gelof ranks fourth in the country in both home runs (5) and batting average (.611).
Gelof is the first Cavalier position player to take home ACC weekly honors since Pavin Smith and Jake McCarthy each won the award during the 2017 season. Last season Andrew Abbott won ACC Pitcher of the Week on two different occasions.
The Cavaliers are 7-0 through the first two week of play, their best start since the 2017 season. Virginia returns to action on Tuesday (March 1) when it takes on William & Mary at Disharoon Park. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.