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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Boston College’s Joe Cronin has been voted the ACC Baseball Player of the Week, while Duke’s Brian McAfee was selected as the Pitcher of the Week.
ACC weekly honors are determined by a vote of a select media panel. This is the first career weekly award for both players.
Cronin led the Eagles on the week with a .526 average (10-for-19), 10 hits, three doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, four walks, a 1.211 slugging percentage, and a .609 on-base percentage. The senior infielder from Scarborough, Maine, had seven extra-base hits in five games as Boston College went 3-2. In a series victory at No. 13 NC State, Cronin was 5-for-11 with five RBI and three extra-base hits as Boston College won its opening conference series for the first time since 2009.
McAfee tossed his first career shutout Sunday to power Duke past No. 14 Virginia, 3-0. The Cavaliers entered the game as one of the top offenses in the ACC, but McAfee needed just 94 pitches – 72 for strikes – to keep Virginia off the board for nine innings. A graduate student from Bothell, Washington, McAfee scattered five singles, struck out three and did not walk a batter. McAfee’s shutout is the first by a Blue Devil since Drew Van Orden tossed a scoreless complete game on May 22, 2014 against Georgia Tech.