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Notre Dame Baseball Earns Four All-ACC Selections

May 24, 2021

Notre Dame baseball saw head skipper Link Jarrett earn ACC Coach of the Year recognition on Monday morning and the momentum continued in the afternoon as four players were named All-ACC. 

LHP John Michael Bertrand and first baseman Niko Kavadas were named All-ACC First Team, while RHP Tanner Kohlhepp and DH Carter Putz were named All-ACC Second Team. 

Bertrand has been Notre Dame’s ace in 2021 as he holds a record of 7-1 in 11 starts. The Georgia native also boasts the second-lowest ERA in the ACC at 2.77 while hitters are batting just .229 against him. 

Kavadas finished No. 4 in the ACC in home runs (16), walks (39) and RBI (49) during the regular season. The Granger (Ind.) native also finished third in the ACC in slugging percentage at .727. 

Putz led the Irish in batting average at .316 while adding three home runs and 34 RBI. He also led the Irish with 49 hits on the year. 

Kohlhepp led the ACC with an ERA of 2.56 and finished the regular season with a record of 7-1 while starting just one game. 

John Michael Bertrand
Record: 7-1 (11 appearances/11 starts)
ERA: 2.77
IP: 74.2
Hits: 64
Runs: 27
ER: 23
BB: 19
Strikeouts: 57
Batting Average: .229

Niko Kavadas
Batting Average: .303
Hits: 40
Runs: 32
HR: 16
2B: 8
RBI: 49
Slugging %: .727
Walks: 39

Tanner Kohlhepp
Record: 7-1 (20 appearances/1 start)
ERA: 2.56
IP: 52.2
Hits: 34
Runs: 16
ER: 25
BB: 17
Strikeouts: 57
Batting Average: .187

Carter Putz
Batting Average: .316
Hits: 49
Runs: 32
HR: 3
2B: 9
3B: 3
RBI: 34
Slugging %: .471
Walks: 15

2021 ACC Baseball Awards & All-Conference Teams
Player of the Year
– Matheu Nelson, Florida State, R-So., C
Defensive Player of the Year – Sal Frelick, Boston College, Jr., OF
Pitcher of the Year – Parker Messick, Florida State, R-Fr., LHP
Freshman of the Year – Parker Messick, Florida State, R-Fr., LHP
Coach of the Year – Link Jarrett, Notre Dame

All-ACC First Team
Sal Frelick, Boston College, Jr., OF
Luke Gold, Boston College, So., 3B
Cody Morissette, Boston College, Jr., 2B
Parker Messick, Florida State, R-Fr., SP
Matheu Nelson, Florida State, R-So., C
Luke Waddell, Georgia Tech, Jr., SS
Henry Davis, Louisville, So., C
Carson Palmquist, Miami, Fr., RP
Austin Love, North Carolina, So., SP
Jonny Butler, NC State, Jr., OF
Terrell Tatum, NC State, Jr., DH
Jose Torres, NC State, R-Fr., SS
John Michael Bertrand, Notre Dame, Gr., SP
Niko Kavadas, Notre Dame, Sr., 1B
Andrew Abbott, Virginia, Sr., SP
Gavin Cross, Virginia Tech, Fr., OF

All-ACC Second Team
Emmet Sheehan, Boston College, Jr., SP
Caden Grice, Clemson, Fr., 1B
James Parker, Clemson, R-So., SS
Joey Loperfido, Duke, Sr., OF
Brant Hurter, Georgia Tech, R-Jr., SP
Cooper Bowman, Louisville, So., 2B
Adrian Del Castillo, Miami, So., C
Christian Del Castillo, Miami, R-Jr., OF
Anthony Vilar, Miami, So., 2B
Justice Thompson, North Carolina, So., OF
Tyler McDonough, NC State, So., OF
Austin Murr, NC State, Jr., 1B
Tanner Kohlhepp, Notre Dame, So., RP
Carter Putz, Notre Dame, Jr., DH
Zack Gelof, Virginia, Jr., 3B
Ryan Cusick, Wake Forest, R-So., SP

All-ACC Third Team
RJ Schreck, Duke, Jr., OF
Robby Martin, Florida State, So., OF
Bryce Hubbart, Florida State, R-Fr., SP
Justyn Henry-Malloy, Georgia Tech, So., 3B
Kevin Parada, Georgia Tech, Fr., C
Alex Binelas, Louisville, So., 1B
Christian Knapczyk, Louisville, Fr., SS
Reid Johnston, NC State, Jr., SP
Evan Justice, NC State, Jr., RP
Sky Duff, Pitt, So., 3B
Nico Popa, Pitt, Sr., OF
Mitch Myers, Pitt, Jr., SP
David Yanni, Pitt, Sr., 2B
Kyle Teel, Virginia, Fr., DH
Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest, R-Jr., 1B
Brock Wilken, Wake Forest, Fr., 3B

All-Freshman Team
Mack Anglin, Clemson, SP
Caden Grice, Clemson, 1B
Bryce Hubbart, Florida State, SP
Parker Messick, Florida State, SP
Kevin Parada, Georgia Tech, C
Christian Knapczyk, Louisville, SS
Yohandy Morales, Miami, 3B
Carson Palmquist, Miami, RP
Jose Torres, NC State, SS
Kyle Teel, Virginia, DH
Gavin Cross, Virginia Tech, OF
Brock Wilken, Wake Forest, 3B

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