Detmers Wins ACC Pitcher of the Year, Headlines Six Cards on All-ACC Team

With the regular season wrapped up for Louisville, six Cardinals, including the 2019 ACC Pitcher of the Year Reid Detmers, earned All-ACC honors as voted by the conference on Monday.

Detmers becomes the second Louisville pitcher to win the award since Drew Harrington took it in 2016. The sophomore earned it by leading the ACC in wins (11), strikeouts (138), and ERA (2.42). He also tallied at least ten strikeouts in eight starts, and his 138 strikeouts for the season is currently eight shy of tying Brendan McKay’s single-season record of 146. In addition, Detmers was the only Louisville player in the All-ACC First Team.

Three Louisville players — third baseman Alex Binelas, relief pitcher Michael McAvene, and first baseman Logan Wyatt — were selected to the Second Team, however. Binelas ended his freshman campaign as a Second Team player and All-ACC freshman, leading the Cardinals with 13 home runs to go with his .327 batting average and 52 RBIs.

Michael McAvene earns second-team honors as a top reliever and closer for Louisville, going 2-0 with six saves and a 1.98 ERA. Logan Wyatt now becomes a two-time All-ACC player, averaging .309 at the plate with 50 RBIs, nine home runs, and 63 walks.

Shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald and infielder Justin Lavey were selected to the Third-Team All ACC. Fitzgerald led U of L with a .338 batting average and 60 RBIs. Lavey was ninth among all ACC batters with a .347 batting average, and only had one error all season as he made starts at third base, second base, and shortstop throughout the year.

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