|Senior Pitcher Chuck Crowder|
ATLANTA (MAy 22) — Georgia Tech senior pitcher Chuck Crowder and freshman third baseman Mark Teixeira were named to to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference baseball first-team Saturday afternoon. The team is selected by the league’s nine head coaches.
Crowder made the team for the second straight year after posting a 10-5 record and a team-low 3.85 earned run average. The lefthander from Mantua, Ohio, earned his 10th victory Wednesday with six no-hit innings against North Carolina in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Crowder has won 22 games in the past two years, and he ranks third all-time at Tech and seventh in ACC history in victories (33) and strikeouts (377).
Teixeira, who ranks among the ACC’s top 10 in most offensive categories with a .387 average, 13 home runs and 65 RBI, is the only freshman on among the first-team selections, giving an indication that he may win the conference’s Rookie of the Year award when that honor is announced Tuesday along with the league’s player and coach of the year. The switch-hitter has set Tech freshman records for base hits (87), RBI and doubles (18).
|Freshman Third Baseman Mark Teixeira|
ACC home run and RBI leader Marshall McDougall was one of four Florida State players named along with outfielder Matt Diaz, starting pitcher Nick Stocks and reliever Chris Chavez. Wake Forest, the defending ACC champions, placed three players on the first team, including first baseman Jon Palmieri, designated hitter Danny Borrell and starting pitcher Mike MacDougall.
The rest of the first team included catcher Dan Moylan of North Carolina, shortstop Vaughn Schill of Duke and outfielders Patrick Boyd of Clemson and Tyrell Godwin of North Carolina. Matt Postell of N.C. State was named as a utility player.