June 5, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Coming off one of his best performances of the year against Georgia in the Tallahassee Regional, Sean Gilmartin was honored for the second time this season by Collegiate Baseball as he was named a Freshmen All-American.
Gilmartin threw all nine innings against the Bulldogs for his second complete game of the season and first covering all nine innings. The freshman southpaw limited the Georgia offense to just two runs on five hits, a day after the Bulldogs scored 24 runs on 23 hits against Ohio State in the first game of the Tallahassee Regional.
The Moorpark, Calif., native showed great command of his pitches getting ahead in the count throughout the afternoon. Gilmartin went to a three ball count just twice on Saturday, once in the second and one more time in the eighth. He finished the game with six strikeouts and did not walk a batter for the first time in 14 starts this year.
Gilmartin currently boasts a 12-3 mark with a 3.48 ERA recording 81 strikeouts in 93 innings of work heading into this weekend’s Super Regional against Arkansas. He was honored as a third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball just weeks ago and is the second Seminole this decade to be named an All-American as a freshman, joining Stephen Drew in 2002. Gilmartin became the Seminoles Friday night starter just three weeks into the season. He currently leads the ACC in wins and ranks in the top 10 in complete games (t-1st), opponents batting average (2nd), innings pitched (5th), ERA (6th) and strikeouts (10th). He became just the second freshman in school history to earn first team All-ACC accolades.