May 23, 2011
Clemson, SC –
Brad Miller was named ACC Player-of-the-Year on Monday, voted on by the 12 ACC head coaches. The junior shortstop and Windermere, FL native, who leads the ACC in both batting average (.431) and on-base percentage (.536) by a wide margin, has totaled 11 doubles, three triples, four homers, 44 RBIs, 49 runs, a .605 slugging percentage, 37 walks, and a team-tying-high 21 stolen bases in 49 games (47 starts) in 2011. Miller became the first Tiger to be named ACC Player-of-the-Year since shortstop Khalil Greene, who won the award in 2002 on the way to earning national player-of-the-year honors. Miller also became Clemson’s 12th ACC Player-of-the-Year.
Five Tigers were also named First or Second-Team All-ACC. Miller and sophomore first-baseman Will Lamb, junior DH/UT Jeff Schaus were named Second-Team All-ACC. Shaffer is batting .316 with 13 doubles, two triples, 10 homers, 45 RBIs, 58 runs, and a .445 on-base percentage.
Lamb has hit safely in 41 of his last 44 games and is batting .343 with 13 steals. Pohl is hitting .328 with 17 doubles, four homers, and 31 RBIs. Schaus, who was a First-Team All-ACC selection in 2009 and a Second-Team All-ACC pick in 2010, is hitting .322 with 17 doubles, two triples, 40 RBIs, and a .427 on-base percentage. Schaus became the first Tiger to be named All-ACC three times since Khalil Greene (2000-02).
2011 All-ACC Baseball Team
FIRST TEAMName (Cl. – Position, School) John Hicks (Jr. – Catcher, Virginia) Pratt Maynard (Jr. – Catcher, NC State)Richie Shaffer (So. – First Base, Clemson) Devon Travis (So. – Second Base, Florida State) Colin Moran (Fr. – Third Base, North Carolina) Steven Proscia (Jr. – Third Base, Virginia) Brad Miller (Jr. – Shortstop, Clemson) James Ramsey (Jr. – Outfield, Florida State) Kyle Wren (Fr. – Outfield, Georgia Tech) David Coleman (Sr. – Outfield, Virginia) Andrew Rash (So. – Outfield, Virginia Tech) Mike McGee (Sr. – DH/Utiltiy, Florida State) *** Sean Gilmartin (Jr. – Starting Pitcher, Florida State) ** Mark Pope (Jr. – Starting Pitcher, Georgia Tech) Danny Hultzen (Jr. – Starting Pitcher, Virginia) *** Branden Kline (So. – Relief Pitcher, Virginia
SECOND TEAMName (Cl. – Position, School) Rafael Lopez (Sr. – Catcher, Florida State) Jake Davies (Jr. – First Base, Georgia Tech) Tommy Coyle (So. – Second Base, North Carolina) Matt Skole (Jr. – Third Base, Georgia Tech) ** Levi Michael (Jr. – Shortstop, North Carolina) Jeff Schaus (Sr. – Outfield, Clemson) *** Will Lamb (Jr. – Outfield, Clemson) Nathan Melendres (Jr. – Outfield, Miami) John Barr (Sr. – Outfield, Virginia)Phil Pohl (Jr. – DH/Utility, Clemson) Jed Bradley (Jr. – Starting Pitcher, Georgia Tech) ** Buck Farmer (So. – Starting Pitcher, Georgia Tech) Patrick Johnson (Sr. – Starting Pitcher, North Carolina) Tyler Wilson (Sr. – Starting Pitcher, Virginia) Tim Cooney (So. – Starting Pitcher, Wake Forest) Daniel Bennett (Sr. – Relief Pitcher, Florida State
Player of the Year – Brad Miller, Clemson
Pitcher of the Year – Danny Hultzen, Virginia
Freshman of the Year – Colin Moran, North Carolina
Coach of the Year – Brian O’Connor, Virginia
** – Two-time first- or second-team selection *** – Three time first- or second-team selection
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