May 18, 2009
Danny Hultzen has made a big impact on the mound, in the field, and at the plate during his first season as a member of the Cavalier baseball team, and, according to the ACC, he's the best rookie in the conference this season.
Hultzen was tabbed as the ACC Freshman of the Year on Monday, as Virginia prepares for the conference tournament. The freshman has put together a stellar rookie year. He has a record of 7-1 on the mound, holding a 2.28 ERA. The ERA is the second-best in the ACC this season. He also has 80 strikeouts on the year, which marks a Virginia freshman record. Hultzen is also batting .331 at the plate, second among conference freshmen.
Hultzen is the first Virginia player ever to win the ACC Freshman of the Year award, but his accolades do not end there. He is also a member of the All ACC First Team as the utility player.
Four other Cavaliers earned spots on the first team. Phil Gosselin and Tyler Cannon grabbed the honor at second base and shortstop, respectively. Dan Grovatt and Jarrett Parker were also honored with first team status as outfielders.