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 outfielderand senior pitcher 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