Seven From ACC Earn ABCA All-America Baseball Honors

June 23, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Seven Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes earned 2011 All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings, as announced on Thursday.

Clemson shortstop Brad Miller, the ACC Player of they Year, earned first team honors, as did ACC Pitcher of the Year Danny Hultzen of Virginia.

Florida State’s Sean Gilmartin, North Carolina third baseman Colin Moran and Virginia reliever Branden Kline were named to the second team, while Florida State outfielder James Ramsey and Virginia catcher John Hicks were third-team selections.

Clemson’s Miller hit .395 to lead the ACC while driving in 50 runs, collecting 19 extra-base hits, and stealing 21 bases in 26 attempts. Miller’s .498 on-base percentage also leads the conference. Virginia’s Hultzen owns a 12-3 record, a 1.41 ERA and 157 strikeouts in 115 innings as the Cavaliers remain one of five teams still standing in the 2011 College World Series.

Florida State’s Gilmartin finished his junior season with a 12-2 record, a 2.09 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 120.1 innings. North Carolina’s Moran wrapped up his freshman season in the College World Series on Wednesday night, finishing with a .335 batting average, nine home runs and an ACC-leading 71 RBI. Virginia’s Kline is 4-1 with a 2.13 ERA and has tied the ACC and Virginia school record with 18 saves this season.

FSU’s Ramsey batted .364 with 10 home runs and ranks second among ACC players in RBI with 67. His 24-game hitting streak was the second-longest posted by an ACC player in 2011. Virginia’s Hicks hit his ninth home run of the season in Tuesday’s night’s College World Series game against South Carolina and is batting .337 with 59 RBI.