Mitchell, Parker Earn All-ACC Accolades


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CLEMSON -- Junior righthander D.J. Mitchell and freshman utility player Kyle Parker were both named First-Team All-ACC in 2008. The team was compiled by a vote of the 12 ACC head coaches.

Mitchell has a 6-4 record and 3.11 ERA in 13 starts and six relief appearances. In 92.2 innings pitched, he has allowed 89 hits (.254 opponents? batting average) and 37 walks with 95 strikeouts. He has also allowed just 16 extra-base hits, including only four home runs.

Mitchell, who did not even pitch in a game at Clemson until his sophomore season in 2007, leads the ACC in innings pitched and strikeouts.

Parker, who should be in his senior year of high school after graduating from Bartram Trail High School in Jacksonville, FL a semester early, was one of only two freshmen to earn first-team honors, joining ACC Freshman-of-the-Year Chris Hernandez, a lefthander from Miami (FL).

Parker is one of the nation?s highest-rated quarterbacks who signed to play football at Clemson. In 2008, he is hitting .310 with 12 doubles, 14 homers, 49 RBIs, and a .405 on-base percentage in 54 games (52 starts).

He excelled against ACC competition as well. In 29 ACC regular-season games, Parker hit .336 with six doubles, 10 homers, 34 RBIs, and a .441 on-base percentage. He tied for second in homers, was second in RBIs, and was fifth in slugging percentage (.673) in ACC regular-season games among all players.


2008 ALL-ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAMS

FIRST TEAM
Name			Cl.	Position	School
Yonder Alonso		Jr.	First Base	Miami	
Tim Fedroff		So.	Outfield	North Carolina	
Jimmy Gillheeney	So.	Relief Pitcher 	NC State	
Chris Hernandez		Fr.	Start Pitcher 	Miami	
Ryan Jackson		So.	Shortstop 	Miami	
Greg Miclat		Jr.	Shortstop 	Virginia	
D.J. Mitchell		Jr.	Start Pitcher 	Clemson	
Kyle Parker		Fr.	DH/Utililty 	Clemson	
Buster Posey		Jr.	Catcher 	Florida State	
Jack Rye		Sr.	Outfield 	Florida State	
Clayton Shunick		Jr.	Start Pitcher 	NC State	
Mark Sobolewski		So.	Third Base 	Miami	
Blake Tekotte		Jr.	Outfield 	Miami	
Elih Villanueva		Jr.	Start Pitcher 	Florida State	
Jemile Weeks		Jr.	Second Base 	Miami	
Alex White		So.	Start Pitcher 	North Carolina	


SECOND TEAM
Name			Cl.	Position	School
Dustin Ackley		So. 	First Base 	North Carolina	
Charlie Blackmon	RS-Jr. 	Outfield 	Georgia Tech	
Tony Delmonico		Jr.	Shortstop 	Florida State	
Derek Dietrich		Fr.	Shortstop 	Georgia Tech	
David Duncan		Jr.	Start Pitcher 	Georgia Tech	
Eric Erickson		So.	Start Pitcher 	Miami	
Matt Fairel		So.	Start Pitcher 	Florida State	
Tim Federowicz		Jr.	Catcher 	North Carolina	
Brad Feltes		Sr.	Third Base 	Georgia Tech	
Carlos Gutierrez	RS-Jr.	Relief Pitcher 	Miami	
Alex Hassan		So.	DH/Utility 	Duke	
Marcus Jones		Jr.	Outfield 	NC State	
Pat McAnaney		Sr.	Start Pitcher 	Virginia	
Matt Payne		Sr.	Outfield 	NC State	
Kyle Seager		So.	Second Base 	North Carolina	
Rob Wooten		Sr.	Relief Pitcher 	North Carolina	


Player of the Year ? Buster Posey, Florida State

Pitcher of the Year ? Alex White, North Carolina

Freshman of the Year ? Chris Hernandez, Miami

Coach of the Year ? Jim Morris, Miami

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