Ten From ACC Named Louisville Slugger All-America

May 30, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Ten  Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-America Baseball Team announced by Collegiate Baseball newspaper on Thursday.

The conference’s contingent is led by ACC Pitcher of the Year Kent Emanuel of North Carolina, who was named to the first team. Emanuel enters NCAA postseason play at 10-3 with a 2.11 ERA and 79 strikeouts in an ACC-high 110.2 innings pitched. The junior left-hander has thrown a conference-leading five complete games this season.

Second-team selections include Miami pitcher Bryan Radziewski (9-2, 1.49) and NC State’s Carlos Rodon (8-2, 3.48). Rodon leads the nation and set a school single-season record with 151 strikeouts in 101 innings pitched.

ACC Player of the Year Colin Moran of North Carolina, who leads the nation in RBIs with 84 and is batting. 357, was named to the second team at third base. NC State shortstop Trea Turner (.376, 40 RBIs, 29 stolen bases) was also a second-team selection, along with Virginia Tech outfielder Tyler Horan (.349, 11 home runs, 50 RBIs).

The third team includes Florida State pitcher Scott Sitz (9-1, 1.73), Georgia Tech catcher Zane Evans (.369, 14 home runs, 62 RBIs) and outfielder Daniel Palka (.332, 17 homers, 65 RBIs) and North Carolina first baseman Cody Stubbs (.362, 7 homers, 72 RBIs).

All of the players selected are preparing for the NCAA Tournament, which get under way with Friday’s Regionals. A league-record tying eight ACC teams are included in the 64-team field.