Seven from ACC Named Louisville Slugger All-America #ACCBase

June 2, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Brad Miller of Clemson, ACC Pitcher of the Year Danny Hultzen of Virginia, and Florida State pitcher Sean Gilmartin were named to The 2011 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-America team announced today by Collegiate Baseball.

In addition, Georgia Tech starting pitcher Mark Pope earned second-team honors, while Virginia reliever Branden Kline, Virginia catcher John Hicks and ACC Freshman of the Year Colin Moran of North Carolina were named to the third team. All seven ACC All-America players were instrumental in helping their teams secure spots in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, which gets under way on Friday with Regional play.

The Tigers’ Miller, a junior shortstop, enters NCAA play leading the ACC in batting with a .419 average. Miller has hit five homers and driven in 46 runs while ranking among the conference’s stolen base leaders with 21. Hultzen owns a 10-3 record and 1.59 ERA for the ACC Champion Cavaliers while ranking second nationally in strikeouts with 136 (and just 16 walks) in 96.1 innings. FSU’s Gilmartin (11-1, 1.52 ERA) ranks fifth nationally among active NCAA pitchers with 32 career wins and has struck out 116 batters (with only 18 walks) in 106.1 innings this season.

Georgia Tech’s Pope (11-4, 1.77) is currently tied for most wins among ACC pitchers this season. Virginia’s Kline (3-0, 1.85) leads the ACC and ranks among the national leaders with 17 saves. The Cavaliers’ Hicks, a Johnny Bench Award semifinalist, is batting .338 with six home runs and 50 RBI. Moran, North Carolina’s starting third baseman, leads the ACC with 68 RBI through 59 games while batting .343.

UCLA pitcher Trevor Bauer was named the 2011 Louisville Slugger National Player of the Year. Please see the attached file for the complete release from Collegiate Baseball.