Four Hurricanes Named to All-ACC Baseball Teams

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Four Miami Hurricanes were among those recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference Monday for their outstanding performances during the 2019 season.

Redshirt sophomore Michael Amditis, freshman Adrian Del Castillo and redshirt junior Brian Van Belle were selected to the All-ACC Second Team, while sophomore Raymond Gil was named to the All-ACC Third Team. Del Castillo was also one of 12 players picked for the 2019 ACC All-Freshman Team.

Amditis was named the catcher on the All-ACC Second Team after an excellent season in Coral Gables. After missing most of the last two seasons due to injury, the Boca Raton, Fla., native emerged as a steady force offensively and behind the plate. Amditis hit .308 with six doubles, seven home runs and 24 RBI over 45 games. Defensively, he threw out 29 percent of base stealers and was an outstanding blocker and receiver in his 42 starts at catcher.

Del Castillo was one of the most dangerous hitters in the ACC, as his 62 RBI and 19 doubles both ranked fourth in the conference to end the regular season. The Miami native started all 55 games and finished the season with a .324 batting average and 27 extra-base hits. His 19 multi-hit games are tied for the team lead with fellow freshman Anthony Vilar, while his 15 multi-RBI performances rank second on the Hurricanes to Alex Toral’s 17. Del Castillo’s numbers are even more impressive among his fellow freshmen; he ranks second among freshmen nationally in doubles (19) and runs batted in (61), seventh with 49 runs scored and 10th in hits (67) and total bases (110). He is also the third-toughest freshman to strike out in all of Division I. A versatile player, the Miami native played four different positions for the Canes in 2019: 25 games in right field, 16 games at designated hitter, 12 games at catcher and two games at third base.

Van Belle emerged as Miami’s most consistent starting pitcher in his first season donning the orange and green. A transfer from Broward College, Van Belle opened the season as the Sunday starter and climbed up to the front of the rotation and continued his excellence on the mound. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native led the Canes with eight wins and had a 3.29 ERA and 71 strikeouts over a team-high 82 innings pitched. His eight wins are tied for third-most in the ACC, while his 82 innings pitch rank fourth in the conference.

Gil had an excellent sophomore season for the Hurricanes, finishing with a team-best .326 batting average while providing thump in the middle of Miami’s lineup. The powerful third baseman ranked second on the team with 14 doubles and 11 homers and had a .980 OPS. Gil was third on the team with 16 multi-hit games and posted a five-hit performance at Wake Forest on May 10. The Miami native also had a pair of multi-homer games, belting a pair of home runs against UMBC on March 3 and at FAU on March 27.

The complete All-ACC Baseball Teams are listed below:

2019 All-ACC Baseball Teams
Player of the Year – Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest
Pitcher of the Year – Reid Detmers, Louisville
Defensive Player of the Year – Will Wilson, NC State
Freshman of the Year – Aaron Sabato, North Carolina
Coach of the Year – Danny Hall, Georgia Tech

First Team
C – Kyle McCann, Georgia Tech
C – Patrick Bailey, NC State
1B – Tristin English, Georgia Tech
1B – Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest
2B – Nic Kent, Virginia
3B – Drew Mendoza, Florida State
SS – Will Wilson, NC State
OF – Grayson Byrd, Clemson
OF – Kennie Taylor, Duke
OF – Michael Busch, North Carolina
OF – Chris Lanzilli, Wake Forest
DH/UT – Aaron Sabato, North Carolina
SP – Reid Detmers, Louisville
SP – Connor Thomas, Georgia Tech
SP – Dan Metzdorf, Boston College
RP – J.C. Flowers, Florida State
 
Second Team
C – Michael Amditis, Miami
1B – Logan Wyatt, Louisville
2B – Jack Owens, Virginia Tech
2B – Cody Morrisette, Boston College
3B – Alex Binelas, Louisville
SS – Logan Davidson, Clemson
OF – Sal Frelick, Boston College
OF – Tyler McDonough, NC State
OF – Baron Radcliff, Georgia Tech
OF – Nico Popa, Pitt
DH/UT – Adrian Del Castillo, Miami
SP – Drew Parrish, Florida State
SP – Davis Sharpe, Clemson
SP – Derek West, Pitt
SP – Brian Van Belle, Miami
RP – Michael McAvene, Louisville
 
Third Team
C – Kyle Wilkie, Clemson
1B – Evan Edwards, NC State
2B  — Justin Lavey, Louisville
3B – Jake Alu, Boston College
3B – Raymond Gil, Miami
SS – Tanner Morris, Virginia
SS – Tyler Fitzgerald, Louisville
OF – J.C. Flowers, Florida State
OF – Connor Perry, Pitt
OF – Reese Albert, Florida State
DH/UT – Michael Guldberg, Georgia Tech
SP – CJ Van Eyk, Florida State
SP – Tyler Baum, North Carolina
SP – Xzavion Curry, Georgia Tech
SP – Mat Clark, Clemson
RP – Carson Spiers, Clemson
 
All-Freshman Team

OF – Sal Frelick, Boston College
2B – Cody Morrisette, Boston College
SP – Mason Pelio, Boston College
SP/DH – Davis Sharpe, Clemson
SS – Ethan Murray, Duke
DH/UT – Robby Martin, Florida State
3B – Alex Binelas, Louisville
DH/UT – Adrian Del Castillo, Miami
DH/UT – Aaron Sabato, North Carolina
SS – Danny Serretti, North Carolina
OF – Tyler McDonough, NC State
2B – Nic Kent, Virginia

Miami will compete in the 2019 ACC Baseball Championship this week, beginning Thursday at 3 p.m. against Virginia. The Hurricanes will conclude pool play on Friday at 3 p.m. against North Carolina.