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Andrew Abbott

LHP
Position
6'0''
Height
175 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
L/L
B/T
Republican Grove, Va.
Hometown
Halifax County
High School / Club
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CAREER
• Became the second pitcher in UVA history to strikeout 300 batters in a careers
• Struck out 327 batters from 2018-21, the second most ever by a UVA pitcher
• Finished career with 76 appearances, the 10th-most in UVA history
• His 162 strikeouts in 2021 were the second most by a UVA pitcher program history
• Logged 106.2 innings pitched in 2021, the 10th-most ever by a UVA pitcher

2021
• Drafted in the second round (53rd overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2021 MLB Draft
• One of 25 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award, the ninth UVA player to be named a semifinalist
• A consensus All-American – D1Baseball (Second Team), NCBWA (Second Team), Baseball America (Second Team), ABCA (Second Team), Perfect Game (Second Team), Collegiate Baseball (Second Team)
• A First Team All-ACC selection as a starting pitcher, the first UVA student-athlete since Connor Jones in 2016
• Recognized on the the ACC All-Academic Team for the third time in his career, the only three-time honoree on the 2021 squad and the fifth three-timer in UVA history.
• Went 9-6, with a 2.87 ERA in 106.2 innings pitched
• Ranked third in the NCAA in strikeouts (162) ninth in games started (17) and 11th in strikeouts per nine innings (13.67)
• Led the ACC in innings pitched (106.2), starts (17) and strikeouts (162). Ranked second in the ACC in wins (9), ERA (2.87) and strikeouts per nine innings (13.67)
• Pitched 7.1 innings of the program’s seventh no-hitter and struck out a career-high 16 batters against Wake Forest on May 14, his final start at Disharoon Park
• Struck out 10 or more batters six times and 14 or more batters on three occasions (14 at FSU on March 5, 14 vs. Duke on April 23 & 16 vs. Wake Forest on May 14)
• The 16 strikeouts against Wake Forest on May 14 were tied with teammate Brandon Neeck for the most by an ACC pitcher in 2021 and were tied for the seventh most of any pitcher in the NCAA

2020
Ranked No. 7 in D1Baseball.com’s Top 50 relief pitchers in college baseball
• Appeared in nine games, all out of the bullpen, the second most on the staff
• His 1.35 ERA was the lowest among UVA relievers and fifth lowest among ACC relievers with 10 or more innings pitched
• Struck out 28 batters (the most among any ACC reliever) in 13.1 innings pitched
• Recorded team-high three wins against VMI (2/19), William & Mary (2/25) and Dartmouth (3/1)
• Pitched a season-high 3.1 innings pitched and struck out a career-high eight batters in win over William & Mary (2/25)
• Did not allow an earned run in his first 10 innings pitched allowed only two in 13.1 innings pitched on the year
• Credited with a team-best three bullpen holds – vs. Oklahoma (2/14), Dartmouth (2/29) and NC State (3/6)

2019
• One of five Cavaliers named to the Named to the ACC All-Academic Team, also listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Tied for second on the staff with 24 appearances as a sophomore
• Struck out 59 batters in 44 innings while pitching to a 3.89 ERA
• Two of his three saves on the year came against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.
• Made two starts, including a six-strikeout effort in four innings against Liberty on April 23
• Selected to participate on the USA Collegiate National Team, the ninth Virginia player ever
• Led the Team USA pitching staff with seven appearances, combined for two shutouts and was credited with one save. Went 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched.

2018
• Baseball America & Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-American (first UVA Freshman All-American since 2015)
• Named to ACC All-Freshman Team
• Listed on the ACC All-Academic Team and on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Tied a team-high with six saves (T-7th most in ACC). Of his six saves, three came in appearances of three innings or more
• Appeared in 24 games, 23 in relief. His one start came against VMI on Feb. 27
• His 74 strikeouts as a reliever were the third most in the ACC, sixth-most in NCAA
• He struck out five or more batters in nine of his 24 appearances on the mound
• Pitched to a 3.18 ERA while striking out 71 batters in 51 innings pitched.
• Fanned a season-high, six batters twice (Apr. 27 vs. Clemson & May 18 at Wake Forest)
• Against Clemson on Apr. 27, he struck out six of the seven batters he faced.
• On the mound for four of the team’s seven shutouts
• In his final eight appearances, allowed two runs in 15.1 innings pitched (1.17 ERA) with 25 strikeouts and two saves

HALIFAX COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
• Selected by New York Yankees in 36th round of 2017 MLB Draft
• 2017 Gatorade Virginia Player of Year and PBR Player of Year
• Was 9-0 with 0.28 ERA in 72 2/3 innings his senior year (158 strikeouts, four walks)
• Named First-Team All-State, Piedmont District Player of the Year and Conference 16 Player of Year in 2016 and 2017
• Three-time All-Piedmont District First Team, All-5A North Region First Team and All-Conference 16 honoree
• Named 2017 5A State and North Region Player of Year
• Coached by Kenneth Day at Halifax County HS
• Also was four-year member of swimming team
• Four-time All-Piedmont Academic Team honoree in both baseball and swimming
• Two-time team captain in both baseball and swimming
• Took seventh place in state in 50 freestyle his junior year and sixth his senior year
• Was two-time All-State and four-time All-Piedmont District honoree in swimming
• Four-time All-Piedmont District First Team selection and two-time All-Conference 16 First Team and All-5A North Region honoree in swimming
• Member of National Honor Society

PERSONAL
• Graduated in three years with a degree in Biology, currently pursuing his master’s degree in Psychology
• Son of David and Jeanette Abbott
• Has two sisters, Brittany and Jessie
• Jessie swam at Edinboro from 2011-14