Kent the headliner among All-ACC 'Hoos

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Nic Kent began his first season with the Virginia baseball program as the Cavaliers' opening day second baseman and No. 9 hole hitter. On Monday, Kent ended the regular season as an All-ACC first team selection.

The St. Anne's-Belfield graduate was named first-team All-ACC at second base on Monday, as well as a second baseman on the league's All-Freshman team. Kent ended the regular season second on the team with a .333 batting average and 15 stolen bases, while tied for the team lead with 41 RBI. Kent's also tied for eighth in the ACC with a team-best three triples.

Kent has started 50 of the Cavaliers' 54 games this season, including the last 47 at second base. He's been the No. 2 hitter in the Wahoos' lineup since late March. He's just the second UVA player ever named All-ACC first team at second base, joining Andy Weber last season.

Joining Kent on the All-ACC team on Monday was another Central Virginia product -- UVA shortstop Tanner Morris, who was named to the third team. Morris finished the regular season ninth in the league with a UVA-best .353 batting average, and tied for 10th in the ACC with 54 runs scored. His 21 doubles lead the conference.

Kent and North Carolina's Aaron Sabato were the only freshmen to earn All-ACC first team honors this spring. Sabato was named the league's Freshman of the Year on Monday after hitting .358 with 13 home runs and 54 RBI during the regular season.



 
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