Virginia’s Andrew Carraway was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 12th round of the First Year Player Draft. Carraway has not only been a mainstay on the Cavalier pitching staff since he arrived at Virginia four years ago but has been a noteworthy student-athlete off the field.
In 2006, Carraway’s freshman year, he went 2-0 and posted a 2.91 earned run average in 19 appearances. He followed that with a stellar sophomore campaign in which he led the Cavaliers with 42 innings of relief in 22 appearances out of the bullpen.
Carraway made the transition to the starting rotation during the 2008 season and was the only pitcher in NCAA Division I to rank among the top 30 nationally in strikeouts and fewest walks per nine innings. He ranked eight in the ACC in strikeouts, with 87, and walked just 12 batters, the fewest in the ACC, in 75 innings of work.
This year, Carraway has been integral to the Cavaliers success. He is 8-1 on the season and received the win in game two of the Oxford Super Regional when he pitched 3.1 scoreless innings of relief versus Ole Miss.
Carraway was a candidate for the Lowes’ Senior Class Award. This award honors the premier senior student athletes. Carraway has maintained a 3.47 grade point average while studying in the McIntire School of Commerce at UVa. He was also awarded the privilege of living on the lawn. He was one of just 100 students chosen to receive the honor.
Carraway has amassed a career 15-4 record and looks to continue his success in the upcoming College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Two other Cavaliers were also drafted on the second day of the MLB Draft. Jeff Lorick was picked up in the 20th round and 598th overall by the Braves and Robert Poutier was selected by the Padres in the 29th round.