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Perfect Game Tabs 16 from ACC as Preseason All-America

Perfect Game Tabs 16 from ACC as Preseason All-America


GREENSBORO, NC. (theACC.com) — Led by five selections from Wake Forest and three from Virginia Tech, 16 Atlantic Coast Conference players were named as Preseason All-Americans by Perfect Game on Thursday.

The ACC contingent includes four first-team selections in Virginia third baseman Jake Gelof, North Carolina outfielder Vance Honeycutt, Wake Forest starting pitcher Rhett Lowder and Miami reliever Andrew Walters. Nine ACC squads had at least one player selected first-, second- or third-team.

The season opens for all Division I teams on Friday, Feb. 17. ACC teams wrap up regular-season play on Saturday, May 20, with the ACC Baseball Championship set for May 23-28 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Perfect Game 2023 Preseason All-America Team

First Team

RHP – Rhett Lowder, Wake Forest 

RP – Andrew Walters, Miami                

3B – Jake Gelof, Virginia   

OF – Vance Honeycutt, North Carolina                 

Second team

1B -Nick Kurtz, Wake Forest

DH – Brock Wilken, Wake Forest                  

OF – Jack Hurley, Virginia Tech.  

RP – Wyatt Crowell, Florida State                

Third team

C – Cooper Ingle, Clemson

3B – Yohandy Morales, Miami   

IF – Carson DiMartini, Virgiina Tech

OF – Travis Honeyman, Boston College

DH – LuJames Groover III, NC State

SP – Drue Hackenberg , Virginia Tech

 SP – Teddy McGraw, Wake Forest

RP – Camden Minacci, Wake Forest 

Perfect Game 2023 Preseason Rankings

5. Wake Forest

7. Louisville

9. Miami

13. North Carolina

15. Virginia Tech

19. Virginia 

21. NC State

Collegiate Baseball 2023 Preseason Rankings

6. Louisville

8. Miami

10. Wake Forest

11. North Carolina

16. Virginia

23. Georgia Tech

28. Virginia Tech

30. NC State

32. Florida State

42. Clemson

Collegiate Baseball 2023 Preseason All-America Team

First Team

RHP – Rhett Lowder, Wake Forest 

RP – Andrew Walters, Miami                

3B – Jake Gelof, Virginia   

OF – Vance Honeycutt, North Carolina                 

Second team

C – Jack Payton, Louisville                                               

3B – Yohandy Morales, Miami              

3B – Brock Wilken, Wake Forest                  

OF – Jack Hurley,…

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