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Melchionda and Bourdon Named to Baseball's All-ACC Team

Senior Anthony Melchionda

Senior Anthony Melchionda

May 21, 2012

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Senior Anthony Melchionda and sophomore Tom Bourdon of the Boston College baseball team were voted to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team on Monday, the league announced. These are the first such accolades for both Eagles (22-33, 10-20 ACC) and the first for BC since 2010 when Mickey Wiswall was selected to the first team.

Melchionda, a shortstop from Braintree, Mass., started in 53 games for the Eagles in 2012 and was named ACC Player of the Week twice. He led the team in runs scored (39) and was second in batting average (.310), slugging percentage (.476), on- base percentage (.389), hits (65), RBIs (35), doubles (17), multiple-hit games (21) and tied for second with six home runs. His batting average was tied for 20th in the ACC, while his .339 league average ranked sixth. He finished his career with 205 hits, tied for sixth in BC record books, and 117 RBIs, tied for ninth.

Sophomore Tom Bourdon


Bourdon, a centerfielder from Simsbury, Conn., led the Eagles in batting (.324), slugging percentage (.529), hits (79), RBIs (37), doubles, (18), home runs (10), total bases (129) and multiple-hit games (22). Both he and Melchionda tied for the most multiple-RBI games with eight. His 79 hits on the year tied for fourth on BC's single-season list. He also finished the season first among all ACC players for total bases, third for hits, tied for sixth for home runs, and 13th for his batting average. His six league home runs tied for fifth. He recorded a career-long hit streak in March and April with 12 hits and three RBIs.

All 12 conference squads were represented on the 2012 All-ACC Baseball Team. Florida State's James Ramsey was Player of the Year while head coach Mike Martin earned Coach of the Year accolades. NC State's Carlos Rodon was named Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

2012 All-ACC Baseball Team

FIRST TEAM
C - Pete O'Brien , Miami
1B - Jayce Boyd, Florida State
2B - Devon Travis, Florida State
3B - Richie Shaffer, Clemson
SS - Chris Diaz, NC State
OF - James Ramsey, Florida State
OF - Brandon Thomas, Georgia Tech
OF - Ryan Mathews, NC State
OF - Mac Williamson, Wake Forest
DH/UT - Phil Pohl, Clemson
SP - Marcus Stroman, Duke
SP - Buck Farmer, Georgia Tech
SP - Kent Emanuel, North Carolina
SP - Carlos Rodon, NC State
RP - Robert Benincasa, Florida State
RP - Michael Morin, North Carolina

SECOND TEAM
C - Jacob Stallings, North Carolina
C - Mark Zagunis, Virginia Tech
1B - Jake Davies , Georgia Tech
2B - Steve Wilkerson, Clemson
2B - Keith Werman, Virginia
3B - Trea Turner, NC State
SS - Anthony Melchionda, Boston College
OF - Daniel Palka, Georgia Tech
OF - Tom Bourdon, Boston College
OF - Thomas Brittle, Clemson
DH/UT - Brian Holberton, North Carolina
SP - Mike Compton, Florida State
SP - Brett Harman, Maryland
SP - Eric Erickson, Miami
SP - Branden Kline, Virginia
RP - Justin Thompson, Virginia
RP - Michael Dimock, Wake Forest

Player of the Year - James Ramsey, Florida State
Pitcher of the Year - Carlos Rodon, NC State
Freshman of the Year - Carlos Rodon, NC State
Coach of the Year - Mike Martin, Florida State

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