2003 All-ACC Baseball Team Announced


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Salem, Va. – With 8 All-ACC selections, the Florida State Seminoles head up the 2003 All-Atlantic Coast Conference baseball teams as selected by a vote of the league’s nine head coaches. The teams, announced today at the 30th annual ACC Baseball Tournament, also include five players from NC State and four players from Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Maryland and Virginia each tab one All-Conference selection.

Wake Forest junior Jamie D’Antona was named ACC Player of the Year after hitting .370 on the season with a .728 slugging percentage. D’Antona recorded 34 hits, nine doubles, eight home runs, 31 RBI and 12 walks this season, leading the Demon Deacons to a 29-22 ledger. He stands fifth on the league’s all-time home runs list with 58 and is tied for seventh on the RBI list with 239.

Georgia Tech’s Micah Owings was tabbed the conference Rookie of the Year after helping the Yellow Jackets to a 39-15 overall record and a 17-7 record in the ACC in his freshman campaign. The utility player collected 22 RBI, while throwing 49.1 innings in eight conference match-ups.

NC State’s Elliot Avent was named this year’s ACC Coach of the Year after leading the Wolfpack to a 39-14 record and a 15-9 conference mark. NC State enters the Championship as the third seed and will face six seeded Virginia at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, May 21.

2003 All-ACC Baseball Team
First Team

1B Michael Johnson      Clemson
2B Eric Patterson       Georgia Tech
3B Jamie D’Antona       Wake Forest
SS Stephen Drew         Florida State
C Colt Morton           NC State
OF Adam Bourassa        Wake Forest
OF Jeremy Cleveland     North Carolina
OF Tony McQuade         Florida State
P Joey Devine           NC State
P Trent Peterson        Florida State
P Kyle Sleeth           Wake Forest
P Vern Sterry           NC State
At Large Joe Koshansky  Virginia
At Large Micah Owings   Georgia Tech

Second Team
1B Jerrod Brown         Florida State
2B David Slevin         Clemson
3B Brad McCann          Clemson
SS Russel Triplett      Clemson
C Tony Richie           Florida State
OF Sean Farrell         North Carolina
OF Joe Gaetti           NC State
OF Ryan Johnson         Wake Forest
OF Matt Murton          Georgia Tech
P Kyle Bakker           Georgia Tech
P Daniel Davidson       Florida State
P Daniel Hodges         Florida State
P Matt Lynch            Florida State
P Mike Rogers           NC State
P Steve Schmoll         Maryland
At Large Ryan Blake     North Carolina
At Large Chad Prosser   North Carolina

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