Three Tigers named to All-ACC Baseball Team


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Three Tigers were named First or Second-Team All-ACC in 2010, announced Monday by the ACC Office. Junior outfielder Kyle Parker was the Tigers’ lone First-Team All-ACC selection, while senior second-baseman Mike Freeman and junior outfielder Jeff Schaus were named Second-Team All-ACC. The team was compiled by a vote of the 12 ACC head coaches.


It was the second time Parker was named First-Team All-ACC, as he received that same honor as a freshman in 2008. Parker became the first two-time, First-Team All-ACC player at Clemson since Kris Harvey accomplished the same feat in 2004 and 2005. Schaus was also a First-Team All-ACC selection as a sophomore in 2009.


In 2010, Parker is hitting .373 with 18 homers, 14 doubles, 56 RBIs, 69 runs, a .725 slugging percentage, 47 walks, a .508 on-base percentage, and four steals in 53 games. Schaus is batting .307 with 13 homers, 10 doubles, two triples, an ACC-high 71 RBIs, 58 runs, and six steals in 56 games. Freeman is hitting .323 with seven homers, 19 doubles, one triple, 48 RBIs, 56 runs, and 11 stolen bases along with an outstanding .970 fielding percentage.


2010 ALL-ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAMS



FIRST TEAM

Name Cl. Position School

Yasmani Grandal Jr. Catcher Miami **

Mickey Wiswall Jr. First Base Boston College **

Tony Plagman Sr. First Base Georgia Tech **

Dallas Poulk Sr. Second Base NC State

Matt Skole So. Third Base Georgia Tech

Derek Dietrich Jr. Shortstop Georgia Tech ***

Kyle Parker Jr. Outfield Clemson **

Tyler Holt Jr. Outfield Florida State **

Phil Gosselin Jr. Outfield Virginia **

Austin Wates Jr. Outfield Virginia Tech

Deck McGuire Jr. Starting Pitcher Georgia Tech **

Chris Hernandez Jr. Starting Pitcher Miami ***

Matt Harvey Jr. Starting Pitcher North Carolina

Danny Hultzen So. Starting Pitcher Virginia **

Kevin Arico Jr. Relief Pitcher Virginia

Mike McGee Jr. Utility/DH Florida State **



SECOND TEAM

Name Cl. Position School

Steve Domecus Sr. Catcher Virginia Tech **

Scott Lawson Sr. First Base Miami **

Mike Freeman Sr. Second Base Clemson

Keith Werman So. Second Base Virginia

Harold Martinez So. Third Base Miami

Tyler Cannon Sr. Shortstop Virginia **

Jeff Schaus Jr. Outfield Clemson **

Drew Poulk Sr. Outfield NC State

Kyle Wilson Sr. Outfield NC State

Jarrett Parker Jr. Outfield Virginia **

Jed Bradley So. Starting Pitcher Georgia Tech

Robert Morey Jr. Starting Pitcher Virginia

Justin Wright Jr. Starting Pitcher Virginia Tech

Daniel Miranda So. Relief Pitcher Miami

Ben Rowen Sr. Relief Pitcher Virginia Tech

Thomas Nichols Jr. Utility/DH Georgia Tech



Player of the Year – Yasmani Grandal, Miami



Pitcher of the Year – Danny Hultzen, Virginia



Freshman of the Year – Marcus Stroman, Duke



Coach of the Year – Brian O’Connor, Virginia



** - Two-time first- or second-team selection

*** - Three time first- or second-team selection


Clemson’s Boyd, North Carolina’s Bates receive ACC Baseball Weekly honors

Player and Pitcher of the Week key series sweeps in regular-season finales


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson outfielder Wilson Boyd has been named the final ACC Baseball Player of the Week for the 2010 season, while North Carolina’s Colin Bates received the Pitcher of the Week honor.


Boyd, senior outfielder from Hickory, N.C. led Clemson to a 4-0 week, including a three-game sweep over No. 6 Florida State to give Clemson the ACC Atlantic Division co-championship and the No. 2 seed in this week’s ACC Baseball Championship at Greensboro, N.C.


The highlight of Boyd’s week was his go-ahead, run-scoring single with two outs in the eighth inning to give the Tigers a 9-8 win over the Seminoles on Thursday. In four games last week, Boyd batted .571 with eight hits, a homer, double, five RBIs, three runs, four walks, a .667 on-base percentage, and a steal. He had multiple hits in each of the first three games of the week, including two three-hit games, and walked three times in four plate appearances in the final game of the week.


In the three-game sweep over the Seminoles, Boyd was 5-for-9 (.556) with a homer, four RBIs, three runs, four walks, and a .692 on-base percentage. On the season, he is batting .295 with five homers, nine doubles, and 41 RBIs in 53 games.


Bates, a senior, wrapped up his last home week as a Tar Heel in tremendous fashion.


Bates anchored a North Carolina which posted a 3.50 ERA and 28 strikeouts to just 10 walks in four games last week. The Naperville, Ill., native pitched six shutout innings of relief to lead Carolina to a 5-3 come-from-behind win over Virginia Tech on Friday. The victory helped the Tar Heels secure a series sweep.


In two appearances last week, Bates notched a 1.23 ERA allowing just one run on three hits while striking out nine.

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