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April 11, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Clemson junior shortstop Brad Miller has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week, and Virginia junior Danny Hultzen earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors presented by Chevrolet following their performances during the period of April 4-10.
Miller had a remarkable week at the plate, going 14-for-21 (.667) with two doubles, two triples, seven RBIs, eight runs, a .952 slugging percentage and 696 on-base percentage. The Windermere, Fla., native added two walks and four stolen bases as the Tigers won four of five games.
Miller, also named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, did not commit an error in 28 chances at shortstop, which included several highlight-reel plays. He had at least two hits in all five games as well. In the three-game ACC series against Maryland, Miller was 10-for-13 (.769) with two doubles, two triples, six RBIs, five runs, and two steals. He also had at least three hits and two RBIs in each of the three games against the Terrapins. Miller raised his batting average from .333 at the start of the week to an ACC-best .423. He also sports an ACC-best .545 on-base percentage, and nine stolen bases in 24 games (22 starts).
Hultzen captured his second ACC Pitcher of the Week honor after a stellar performance against Georgia Tech last Friday night as the Cavaliers posted a 6-2 win in the series opener between top 10 teams and Coastal Division co-leaders.
Facing the ACC's top offense, Hultzen finished with a dozen strikeouts against the Yellow Jackets - the most by any pitcher against Georgia Tech this season. The Bethesda, Md., native allowed seven hits and one earned run in his 8-plus innings stint and did not issue a walk.
Hultzen now leads the ACC with 90 strikeouts - 25 more than any other pitcher in the conference.