Virginia sweeps ACC Baseball weekly honors
May 3, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Top-ranked Virginia, which currently owns a 10-game winning streak, swept ACC Baseball honors for the week ending May 2. Junior second baseman Phil Gosselin was voted the ACC Player of the Week, while sophomore Danny Hultzen claimed Pitcher of the Week honors.
The ACC hits leader with 77, Gosselin had hits in all five games (including four multiple-hit games) as Virginia completed a perfect week.
Last Tuesday saw Gosselin break a scoreless tie with a two-out grand slam in the second inning of Virginia’s 6-3 win over Coastal Carolina, which was ranked as high as fourth nationally. The next night, he tied a career high with four hits against Georgetown.
The West Chester, Pa., native then went 6-for-16 over the weekend at Duke, with three doubles. For the week, the Cavaliers’ leadoff hitter had a .500 on base percentage and posted a team-best eight RBIs.
Hultzen tossed his first career complete game in dominating fashion, facing just five batters over the minimum in Friday’s 12-3 road win at Duke.
Hultzen held Duke to its second-lowest hit total of the year while retiring the last 10 hitters and 21 of the final 22 batters that he faced. Ten of those final 21 outs came by strikeout. During that stretch, only five balls left the infield.
Overall, the ACC’s strikeout leader tied a career high with 13 Ks while not walking a batter. The Bethesda, Md., native went to a three-ball count to just two of the 32 batters he faced. One of his earned runs was a result of double caused by a lost fly ball in the sun.