December 16, 2009
Jarrett Parker and Danny Hultzen have been named Preseason All-Americans by the National College Baseball Writers' Association. Both were instrumental in Virginia's trip to the College World Series in 2009 and both will be looked to again to lead the way in 2010.
Parker, a junior outfielder, is a first team Preseason All-American at the outfield spot. He posted a .355 batting average and hit 16 home runs while driving in 65 RBI. He spent the season as the starting center fielder and led off the batting order for most of the season. He set school records in runs, hits, and total bases. Parker earned All-ACC First Team honors in 2009 as well.
Hultzen picked up second team Preseason All-American honors as a utility player. He became the first Virginia player to earn ACC Freshman of the Year last season, after excelling both on the mound and at the plate. Hultzen hit .327 which was good enough for second in the ACC among freshmen. He also posted a 2.17 earned run average on the hill and boasted a 9-1 record. His 107 strikeouts set a Virginia freshman record and are sixth all-time in school history.
The Cavalier baseball team opens its season on February 19 when the Cavs travel to East Carolina to open up a weekend series.