N.C. State pitcher Carlos Rodon keeps winning. The freshman from Holly Springs won nine games during the regular season and two ACC awards on Monday.
The ACC named Rodon the Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year. Rodons one of three Wolfpack players voted to the all-conference first-team by the leagues 12 coaches.
"I just tried to make an impact and win games, Rodon said Monday. Thats all I wanted to do."
He did that and more. Rodon went 9-0 with an ACC-best 1.59 earned run average to help the Wolfpack to a 38-15 record and the No. 3 overall seed in the ACC tournament in Greensboro. (The Wolfpack opens Wednesday against sixth-seeded Miami at 3 p.m.)
Florida State, the regular-season winner, led all teams with four All-ACC selections, including outfielder James Ramsey, who won Player of the Year honors.
The four ACC schools from North Carolina accounted for seven of the 16 first-team selections. Junior shortstop Chris Diaz and senior outfielder Ryan Mathews joined Rodon as the Wolfpack selections.
All-ACC is such a special award, N.C. State coach Elliott Avent said. Every player who has ever gotten that award, it means a lot to. Its so hard to get. There are so many great players in our league.
Sophomore pitcher Kent Emanuel and reliever Michael Morin were voted first-team for North Carolina, which won the Coastal Division and is the No. 2 overall seed in the ACC tournament.
Duke junior pitcher Marcus Stroman, who led the ACC in strikeouts, and Wake Forest junior outfield Mac Williamson also made the first team.
UNC placed two players on the second team, senior catcher Jacob Stallings and sophomore designated hitter Brian Holberton. N.C. State freshman third basemen Trea Turner also made the second team, as did Wake Forest reliever Michael Dimock.
2012 All-ACC baseball team
C Pete OBrien, sr., Miami
1B Jayce Boyd, jr., Florida State
2B Devon Travis, jr. Florida State
3B Richie Shaffer, jr., Clemson
SS Chris Diaz, jr., N.C. State
OF James Ramsey, sr., Florida State
OF Brandon Thomas, jr., Georgia Tech
OF Ryan Mathews, sr., N.C. State
OF Mac Williamson, jr., Wake Forest
DH/Utility Phil Pohl, sr., Clemson
SP Marcus Stroman, jr., Duke
SP Buck Farmer, jr., Georgia Tech
SP Kent Emanuel, so., UNC
SP Carlos Rodon, fr., N.C. State
RP Robert Benincasa, jr., Florida State
RP Michael Morin, jr., UNC
C Jacob Stallings, sr., UNC
C Mark Zagunis, fr., Virginia Tech
1B Jake Davies, fr., Georgia Tech
2B Steve Wilkerson, so., Clemson
2B Keith Werman, sr., Virginia
3B Trea Turner, fr., N.C. State
SS Anthony Melchionda, sr., Boston College
OF Daniel Palka, so., Georgia Tech
OF Tom Bourdon, so., Boston College
OF Thomas Brittle, jr., Clemson
DH/Utility Brian Holberton, so., UNC
SP Mike Compton, fr., Florida State
SP Brett Harman, sr., Maryland
SP Eric Erickson, sr., Miami
SP Branden Kline, jr., Virginia
RP Justin Thompson, sr., Virginia
RP Michael Dimock, sr., Wake Forest
Player of the Year: James Ramsey, Florida State
Pitcher of the Year: Carlos Rodon, N.C. State
Freshman of the Year: Carlos Rodon, N.C. State
Coach of the Year: Mike Martin, Florida State