Louisville Baseball’s Webster, Kilen, and Rose Earn ACC Honors

The University of Louisville baseball team had three players recognized as the ACC announced its yearly awards on Monday.

Evan Webster was named to the All-ACC Second Team, Gavin Kilen earned a spot on the Third Team, and Zion Rose was selected for the All-ACC Freshman Team. The ACC season honors were determined by votes from the league’s 14 head coaches.

Evan Webster

  • Position: Saturday Starter
  • Stats: 5-2 record, 3.54 ERA, 68.2 innings, 60 strikeouts
  • ACC Rankings: Fourth in walks per nine innings, seventh in strikeout-to-walk ratio
  • Performance: Webster excelled in his fifth season, starting all 14 weekends and setting career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts.

Gavin Kilen

  • Position: Sophomore Infielder
  • Stats: .333 average, 69 hits, 22 doubles, 124 total bases, nine home runs
  • ACC Rankings: Led the ACC in doubles
  • Performance: Kilen led Louisville in hits, doubles, and total bases, tallying 34 extra-base hits after not homering as a freshman.

Zion Rose

  • Position: Freshman Outfielder
  • Stats: .382 batting average, eight doubles, five triples, four home runs, 10 stolen bases, 19 walks, 18 strikeouts
  • Performance: Rose led the Cardinals in batting average and made an immediate impact with his consistent hitting and base running.

The Cardinals, seeded seventh, will compete in the ACC Baseball Championship at Truist Field in Charlotte, N.C. Louisville will begin pool play against Miami on Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET and face Clemson on Friday at 3 p.m. ET. If they win both games, they will advance to the semifinal round on Saturday, with the championship game set for Sunday. All ACC Championship games will be broadcast on ACC Network, except the final, which will air on ESPN2.

Player of the Year: James Tibbs III, OF, Florida State
Pitcher of the Year: Chase Burns, SP, Wake Forest
Freshman of the Year: Drew Burress, OF, Georgia Tech
Defensive Player of the Year: Vance Honeycutt, OF, North Carolina
Coach of the Year: Scott Forbes, North Carolina
All-ACC Teams
First Team
Aidan Knaak, SP, Clemson*
Charlie Beilenson, RP, Duke
Ben Miller, 3B, Duke
Zac Morris, 2B, Duke
Jonathan Santucci, SP, Duke
Jamie Arnold, SP, Florida State
James Tibbs III, OF, Florida State
Drew Burress, OF, Georgia Tech
Gage Ziehl, SP, Miami*
Casey Cook, OF, North Carolina*
Vance Honeycutt, OF, North Carolina
Jacob Cozart, C, NC State
Ethan Anderson, DH/UT, Virginia
Griff O’Ferrall, SS, Virginia
Chase Burns, SP, Wake Forest
Nick Kurtz, 1B, Wake Forest
Second Team
Blake Wright, 2B, Clemson
Alex Stone, C, Duke*
Cam Smith, 3B, Florida State
Matthew Ellis, DH/UT, Georgia Tech
Payton Green, SS, Georgia Tech
Evan Webster, SP, Louisville
Daniel Cuvet, 3B, Miami*
Jason DeCaro, SP, North Carolina
Parks Harber, 1B, North Carolina
Shea Sprague, SP, North Carolina
Alex Makarewicz, 3B, NC State*
Phil Fox, RP, Pittsburgh
Harrison Didawick, OF, Virginia
Jacob Ference, C, Virginia
Casey Saucke, OF, Virginia
Ben Watson, OF, Virginia Tech
Third Team
John West, SP, Boston College*
Cam Cannarella, OF, Clemson
AJ Gracia, OF, Duke
Marco Dinges, DH/UT, Florida State
Jaime Ferrer, OF, Florida State
Gavin Kilen, SS, Louisville
Matthew Mattthijs, RP, North Carolina*
Dalton Pence, RP, North Carolina
Luke Stevenson, C, North Carolina
Sam Highfill, SP, NC State
Garrett Pennington, 1B, NC State
Evan Blanco, SP, Virginia
Henry Godbout, 2B, Virginia
Chris Cannizzaro, OF, Virginia Tech
Brett Renfrow, SP, Virginia Tech
Marek Houston, SS, Wake Forest*
Seaver King, 3B, Wake Forest
*Designates At-Large Selection
% 17 players on the Third Team due to a tie in the voting
All-ACC Freshman Team
Aidan Knaak, SP, Clemson
AJ Gracia, OF, Duke
Kyle Johnson, OF/SP, Duke
Drew Burress, OF, Georgia Tech
Zion Rose, C, Louisville
Daniel Cuvet, 3B, Miami
Jason DeCaro, SP, North Carolina
Gavin Gallaher, 3B, North Carolina
Luke Stevenson, C, North Carolina
Jacob Dudan, RP, NC State
Eric Becker, INF, Virginia
Henry Ford, 1B, Virginia
Brett Renfrow, SP, Virginia Tech

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