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Danny Hultzen, Brian O'Connor repeat as ACC Pitcher, Coach of the Year

Seven Cavaliers were selected for the 2011 All-ACC Baseball team, as announced by the league today. Headlining the pack is junior Danny Hultzen, who claimed a second consecutive ACC Pitcher of the Year honor. Head Coach Brian O'Connor was also voted the ACC Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.

A three-time All-ACC selection, Hultzen becomes the first player to claim back-to-back ACC Pitcher of the Year honors since the award was established in 2005. It is the third major conference award for the Bethesda, Md., native, who also was named the 2009 ACC Freshman of the Year.

Hultzen has posted a 9-3 record and a 1.49 ERA while leading the Cavaliers (45-9) to a share of the ACC Coastal Division title and a No. 1 national ranking for much of the season. His 131 strikeouts lead the conference and rank second nationally. The junior lefthander owns a 29-5 career record for an .853 winning percentage that currently ranks 19th all-time among ACC pitchers.

O'Connor received his second straight ACC Coach of the Year Award and his third overall after guiding the Cavaliers to at least a share of the Coastal Division title and the No. 1 seed in the ACC Championship for the second straight year. Virginia's 45 wins tie for third-best in school history and are six behind the record of 51 set last season.

Joining Hultzen on the All-ACC squad are junior catcher John  Hicks, junior third baseman Steven Proscia, senior outfielder David Coleman and sophomore relief pitcher Branden Kline on the first team, while senior outfielder John Barr and senior pitcher Tyler Wilson were named to the second team.

The Hoos placed a league-high seven players on the All-ACC teams. Atlantic Division Champion Florida State and Coastal Division Co-Champion Georgia Tech each saw six players voted to the team, while five were chosen from Clemson and four from North Carolina.

The full roster follows the jump.


2011 All-ACC Baseball Team


Name                         Cl.          Position            School

John Hicks                 Jr.          Catcher            Virginia

Pratt Maynard             Jr.          Catcher            NC State

Richie Shaffer             So.        First Base           Clemson

Devon Travis              So.      Second Base        Florida State

Colin Moran                Fr.        Third Base          North Carolina

Steven Proscia            Jr.        Third Base          Virginia

Brad Miller                  Jr.         Shortstop           Clemson

James Ramsey           Jr.          Outfield            Florida State

Kyle Wren                   Fr.          Outfield            Georgia Tech

David Coleman           Sr.          Outfield            Virginia

Andrew Rash             So.          Outfield            Virginia Tech

Mike McGee               Sr.         DH/Utility           Florida State ***

Sean Gilmartin            Jr.     Starting Pitcher      Florida State**

Mark Pope                  Jr.     Starting Pitcher      Georgia Tech

Danny Hultzen            Jr.     Starting Pitcher      Virginia ***

Branden Kline             So.      Relief Pitcher        Virginia



Name                         Cl.          Position            School

Rafael Lopez               Sr.          Catcher            Florida State

Jake Davies                Jr.         First Base           Georgia Tech

Tommy Coyle             So.      Second Base        North Carolina

Matt Skole                  Jr.        Third Base          Georgia Tech **

Levi Michael               Jr.         Shortstop           North Carolina

Jeff Schaus                Sr.          Outfield            Clemson***

Will Lamb                   Jr.          Outfield            Clemson

Nathan Melendres      Jr.          Outfield            Miami

John Barr                   Sr.          Outfield            Virginia

Phil Pohl                     Jr.         DH/Utility           Clemson

Jed Bradley                Jr.     Starting Pitcher      Georgia Tech**

Buck Farmer              So.    Starting Pitcher      Georgia Tech

Patrick Johnson         Sr.    Starting Pitcher      North Carolina

Tyler Wilson               Sr.    Starting Pitcher      Virginia

Tim Cooney               So.    Starting Pitcher      Wake Forest

Daniel Bennett            Sr.      Relief Pitcher        Florida State