Florida State senior outfielder James Ramsey and NC State freshman pitcher Carlos Rodon lead the 2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
Ramsey, who led the Seminoles to the Atlantic Division title and the No. 1 seed in this week’s ACC Championship at Greensboro’s NewBridge Bank Park, was selected as the conference Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.
Rodon, who posted a 9-0 record on the mound to help the Wolfpack to the No. 3 overall seed in the ACC Championship, was voted both ACC Pitcher and ACC Freshman of the Year.
Coach of the Year honors went to Florida State’s Mike Martin for the seventh time. Martin became the third coach in NCAA Division I history to post at least 1,700 career wins while guiding the Seminoles to the Atlantic Division title, a 43-12 overall record and a No. 1 national ranking for several weeks late in the regular season. Florida State became just the third team in ACC history to post 24 league wins in a season.
Ramsey, a native of Alpharetta, Ga., enters the ACC Championship as the league’s second-leading hitter with a .380 average, fifth in home runs with 11and 10th in RBI with 45. The Golden Spikes Award candidate and Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist has also excelled in the classroom as a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District IV selection.
Rodon, who hails from Holly Springs, N.C., boasts an ACC-low 1.59 ERA in addition to his perfect record on the mound. The 6-foot-3, 234-pound left-hander ranks second among league pitchers with 114 strikeouts in 96 innings and leads the ACC in complete games with two. The only freshman listed among the 2012 Dick Howser Trophy semifinalists, Rodon tied an NC State record for first-year players with his nine regular-season wins.
In addition to Ramsey and Rodon, the 2012 All-ACC first and second teams feature the ACC’s leading hitter (Florida State’s Jayce Boyd at .399), home run leader (Wake Forest’s Mac Williamson with 17), the leader in RBI (Georgia Tech’s Jake Davies with 58) and the leader in stolen bases (NC State’s Trea Turner with 54).
Among pitchers, the team includes strikeout leader Marcus Stroman of Duke (136 in 98 innings), the leader in wins (Florida State’s Mike Compton with 10) and the leader in saves (North Carolina’s Michael Morin with 17.
All 12 conference squads are represented on the 2012 All-ACC Baseball Team, and seven student-athletes are repeat selections.
2012 All-ACC Baseball 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
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