July 9, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sean Gilmartin wrapped up the 2009 season with a pair of first team Freshman All-America awards as announced by Baseball America and Rivals.com. Gilmartin put a stamp on his first season with the Garnet and Gold as he was named an All-American and/or Freshman All-American by six different organizations or publications this year.
In what was an outstanding freshman campaign, Gilmartin finished the season with a 12-3 record and a 3.49 ERA posting 83 strikeouts in 98 innings of work. He made 15 starts and three relief appearances in 2009 while picking up one save. The Moorpark, Calif., native became the Seminoles’ Friday night starter just three weeks into the season. He finished the year leading the ACC in wins and ranked in the top 10 in complete games (t-1st), opponents batting average (3rd), innings pitched (t-3rd) and ERA (8th). Gilmartin became just the second freshman in school history to earn first team All-ACC accolades.
In 2009, Gilmartin was named a second team All-American, Freshman All-American and Freshman Pitcher of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He was also honored as a third team All-American and a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and to the Ping! Baseball Freshman first team. The southpaw received third team All-America and first team All-Atlantic Region accolades from the ABCA/Rawlings. Gilmartin became just the second Seminole this decade to be named an All-American as a freshman, joining Stephen Drew in 2002.