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Four Tigers Named to All-ACC Baseball Team

Four Tigers Named to All-ACC Baseball Team

May 21, 2012

Clemson, SC –

Four Tigers were named First or Second-Team All-ACC in 2012. Senior designated hitter Phil Pohl and junior third-baseman Richie Shaffer were both named First-Team All-ACC, while junior outfielder Thomas Brittle and sophomore second-baseman Steve Wilkerson were named Second-Team All-ACC. The team was compiled by a vote of the 12 ACC head coaches.

Pohl, who was a Second-Team All-ACC pick in 2011, leads the team with 50 RBIs and is hitting .296 with 10 doubles, eight homers, 28 runs, and two steals. Shaffer leads the team with a .344 batting average. Shaffer, who was also a First-Team All-ACC selection in 2011, has totaled 10 homers, 18 doubles, two triples, 45 RBIs, 44 runs, 51 walks, a .470 on-base percentage, and seven steals in 2012.

Brittle, who had a 22-game hitting streak during the regular season, is hitting .313 with seven doubles, eight triples, two homers, 33 RBIs, 38 runs, a .400 on-base percentage, and 11 stolen bases along with making many diving and run-saving catches in centerfield. Wilkerson is batting .316 with 12 doubles, three triples, 29 RBIs, 46 runs, and eight steals. Wilkerson has had hitting streaks of 19 games and 15 games in 2012.

2012 All-ACC Baseball Team
 
FIRST TEAM
Name Cl. Position School
Pete O’Brien Sr. Catcher Miami
Jayce Boyd Jr. First Base Florida State
Devon Travis Jr. Second Base Florida State**
Richie Shaffer Jr. Third Base Clemson**
Chris Diaz Jr. Shortstop NC State
James Ramsey Sr. Outfield Florida State**
Brandon Thomas Jr. Outfield Georgia Tech
Ryan Mathews Sr. Outfield NC State
Mac Williamson Jr. Outfield Wake Forest
Phil Pohl Sr. DH/Utility Clemson**
Marcus Stroman Jr. Starting Pitcher Duke
Buck Farmer Jr. Starting Pitcher Georgia Tech
Kent Emanuel So. Starting Pitcher North Carolina
Carlos Rodon Fr. Starting Pitcher NC State
Robert Benincasa Jr. Relief Pitcher Florida State
Michael Morin Jr. Relief Pitcher North Carolina
 
SECOND TEAM
Name Cl. Position School
Jacob Stallings Sr. Catcher North Carolina
Mark Zagunis Fr. Catcher Virginia Tech
Jake Davies Sr. First Base Georgia Tech**
Steve Wilkerson So. Second Base Clemson
Keith Werman Sr. Second Base Virginia**
Trea Turner Fr. Third Base NC State
Anthony Melchionda Sr. Shortstop Boston College
Daniel Palka So. Outfield Georgia Tech
Tom Bourdon So. Outfield Boston College
Thomas Brittle Jr. Outfield Clemson
Brian Holberton So. DH/Utility North Carolina
Mike Compton Fr. Starting Pitcher Florida State
Brett Harman Sr. Starting Pitcher Maryland
Eric Erickson Gr. Starting Pitcher Miami
Branden Kline Jr. Starting Pitcher Virginia**
Justin Thompson Sr. Relief Pitcher Virginia
Michael Dimock Sr. Relief Pitcher Wake Forest
 
Player of the Year – James Ramsey, Florida State
Pitcher of the Year – Carlos Rodon, NC State
Freshman of the Year – Carlos Rodon, NC State
Coach of the Year – Mike Martin, Florida State
** – Two-time first- or second-team selection

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