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Five Seminole Baseball Players Earn All-ACC Honors

May 26, 2004

SALEM, VA — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the All-ACC Baseball teams as well as the individual honorees for the 2004 baseball season Monday evening at the awards cookout at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia. Florida State junior shortstop Stephen Drew was named to the first team for the second straight year and was joined on the All-ACC first team by outfielder Eddy Martinez-Esteve. Senior second baseman Bryan Zech, freshman first baseman Ryne Malone and senior pitcher Rhett James earned All-ACC second team recognition.

As selected by a vote of the league’s nine head coaches, first-year head coach Brian O’Connor of Virginia was honored as Coach of the Year. The Cavaliers Joe Koshansky and Daniel Bard of North Carolina were named the Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively. In selecting the first and second All-ACC teams, Georgia Tech led all schools with six student-athletes. Florida State and North Carolina each placed a total of five members on the All-Conference teams, with Clemson, NC State and Virginia next with four. Duke and Maryland each tallied two All-ACC members, followed by Wake Forest with one.

The Seminoles open play in the 2004 ACC Tournament Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. against NC State.

2004 First Team All-ACC

Chris Iannetta, North Carolina – Catcher

Kevin Hart, Maryland – First Base

Eric Patterson, Georgia Tech – Second Base

Ryan Zimmerman, Virginia – Third Base

Stephen Drew, Florida State – Shortstop

Brandon Boggs, Georgia Tech – Outfield

Marshall Hubbard, North Carolina – Outfield

Eddy Martinez-Esteve, Florida State – Outfield

Daniel Bard, North Carolina – Starting Pitcher

Mike Rogers, NC State – Starting Pitcher

Vern Sterry, NC State – Starting Pitcher

Joey Devine, NC State – Relief Pitcher

Anthony Buffone, Maryland – At-Large

Kris Harvey, Clemson – At-Large

Joe Koshansky, Virginia – At-Large

Tim Layden, Duke – At-Large

Micah Owings, Georgia Tech – At-Large

2004 Second Team All-ACC

Lou Santangelo, Clemson – Catcher

David Hicks, NC State – First Base

Bryan Zech, Florida State – Second Base

Brad McCann, Clemson – Third Base

Mark Reynolds, Virginia – Shortstop

Steven Blackwood, Georgia Tech – Outfield

Clifton Remole, Georgia Tech – Outfield

Javi Socorro, Duke – Outfield

Andrew Dobies, Virginia – Starting Pitcher

Andrew Kown, Georgia Tech – Starting Pitcher

Andrew Miller, North Carolina – Starting Pitcher

Patrick Hogan, Clemson – Relief Pitcher

Ben Ingold, Wake Forest – At-Large

Rhett James, Florida State – At-Large

Ryne Malone, Florida State – At-Large

Greg Mangum, North Carolina – At-Large

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