Sophomore Danny Hultzen and junior Kevin Arico were named to the Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America first team, it was announced today. Junior Phil Gosselin was also recognized, as he was named to the third-team All-America. Earlier today, Hultzen was also named a second-team All-American by Baseball America.
Hulzten went 11-1 (ranked 12th in the nation in victories) this season, with an ACC-low 2.78 ERA (ranked 35th in the country). In 106.2 innings, he had 123 strikeouts (ranked 11th in the country) and allowed only 6.33 hits per nine innings (10th best in the country). He is Virginia's first ACC Pitcher of the Year.
Arico has an equally impressive resume. He leads the nation in saves (18) and has a 2.88 ERA in 29 appearances. Over 34.1 innings, he's had 44 strikeouts.
Phil Gosselin set a school record this year with 100 hits on the season, the most in the ACC and 16th most in the country. He leads the team in runs (67), doubles (22), and home runs (11).
The season may be over for these Hoos, but expect the accolades to keep pouring in, as the Virginia Baseball program is one that has established itself as a contender.