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Payne, Hodges, Kindel and Wieters Earn All-ACC Honors

May 22, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Georgia Tech outfielder Danny Payne was named to the 2006 all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, while third baseman Wes Hodges, outfielder Jeff Kindel and catcher Matt Wieters earned second-team all-ACC honors.

Georgia Tech had four or more players on the all-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the 12th straight year.

Payne batted .356 with 12 home runs, 44 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 43 regular season games. The sophomore earned all-ACC honors for the first time in his career.

Hodges earned a spot on the all-ACC team for the second straight year after garnering first-team all-conference honors last season. Hodges hit .342 with 11 home runs and 62 RBI.

Kindel earned second-team all-ACC honors for the second straight season. The senior hit .338 with 11 home runs and 46 RBI.

Wieters hit .333 with eight home runs and 57 RBI, and led the Yellow Jackets with five saves while posting a 2.39 ERA as Tech’s closer. The sophomore was awarded all-ACC accolades for the second straight season after earning first-team all-conference honors and being named the ACC Rookie of the Year in 2005.

Virginia first baseman/pitcher Sean Doolittle was named the ACC Player of the Year, North Carolina’s Andrew Miller was named Pitcher of the Year, Wake Forest first baseman Allan Dykstra was named Rookie of the Year, and Clemson’s Jack Leggett was named Coach of the Year.

Atlantic Coast Conference 2006 Baseball Awards
First Team
Pos Name, School

3B Matt Antonelli, Wake Forest
OF Matt Camp, NC State
2B Ramon Corona, NC State
OF Jay Cox, North Carolina
SP Josh Cribb, Clemson
1B Andy D’Alessio, Clemson
SP Sean Doolittle, Virginia
DH Tom Hagan, Virginia
SP Bryan Henry, Florida State
SS Josh Horton, North Carolina
RP Ben Hunter, Wake Forest
OF Jon Jay, Miami
SP Andrew Miller, North Carolina
OF Danny Payne, Georgia Tech
OF Shane Robinson, Florida State
C Eddy Rodriguez, Miami

Second Team
Pos Name, School

1B Aaron Bates, NC State
SP Jason Berken, Clemson
SP Tyler Chambliss, Florida State
OF Tyler Colvin, Clemson
SS Jonathan Diaz, NC State
1B Allan Dykstra, Wake Forest
3B Wes Hodges, Georgia Tech
OF Jeff Kindel, Georgia Tech

C Caleb Mangum, NC State
OF Brandon Marsh, Virginia
RP Chris Perez, Miami
DH Jon Still, NC State
SP Jacob Thompson, Virginia
2B Jemile Weeks, Miami
C Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech
SP Robert Woodard, North Carolina

Player of the Year Sean Doolittle, Virginia

Pitcher of the Year Andrew Miller, North Carolina

Freshman of the Year Allan Dykstra, Wake Forest

Coach of the Year Jack Leggett, Clemson

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