Baseball's Shaw Named All-ACC First Team
May 19, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass - Boston College sophomore Chris Shaw was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team on Monday afternoon, voted on by the league's 14 head coaches. The right fielder is the first Eagle to earn the first-team honor since 2010.
Shaw ended the regular-season ranked eighth in the league with a .329 batting average and second among outfielders behind ACC Player of the Year DJ Stewart of Florida State. Shaw also tied for fifth with 68 hits, tied for third with 18 doubles, tied for sixth with 45 RBIs, tied for third with 104 total bases and ninth with a .502 slugging percentage. His .322 batting average in ACC games ranked sixth in the conference, his five home runs and 28 RBIs tied for second, his 37 hits tied for seventh, his 60 total bases ranked fourth and his .522 slugging percentage ranked seventh.
The Lexington, Mass., native's 18 doubles also tied for eighth in BC single-season record books and his six sacrifice flies tied for second. He recorded a 16-game hit streak that was third in Boston College history (dating back to 2005). He ended the season by reaching base safely in the last 21 games and had at least one hit in 22 of the final 24 games.
Shaw started all 55 games for the Eagles (22-33, 10-20 ACC), playing 53 in right. He did not make an error in 105 chances and tallied six outfield assists. He led the Maroon in Gold in nine offensive categories, including batting average, slugging percentage, hits, RBIs, doubles, home runs (6) and multiple-RBI games (10). He also drove in the game-winning run five times.
Virginia's Nathan Kirby and Miami's Chris Diaz were named ACC Co-Pitchers of the Year and Miami catcher Zack Collins earned ACC Freshman of the Year honors. Virginia's Brian O'Connor was selected as the ACC Coach of the Year.
Miami and Clemson each had seven players voted first-, second- or third-team All-ACC, followed by Florida State with six selections. The Seminoles' four first-team selections rank second behind Virginia, followed by NC State with three, and Boston College, Clemson, Miami and North Carolina with one each.
Fifteen of the 48 student-athletes named to the 2014 All-ACC Baseball Team are repeat selections, including a trio of three-time honorees in NC State's Trea Turner and Carlos Rodon, and Clemson second baseman Steve Wilkerson.
2014 All-ACC Baseball Teams
ACC Player of the Year: DJ Stewart, Florida State