Zac Gallen Named National Pitcher of the Week

UNC junior Zac Gallen has been named the National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the group announced Tuesday.

The right hander dominated Virginia Tech in his start on Friday night, striking out a career-high 13 Hokies en route to a four-hit complete-game shutout. The 13 strikeouts were the most by a Tar Heel pitcher since Matt Harvey struck out 15 Clemson Tigers in 2010. UNC starter JB Bukauskas followed up Gallen’s Friday night performance with his own 13-strikeout game in Saturday’s series clincher against Va Tech.

No. 15 UNC will be back in action on Wednesday night in Charlotte taking on No. 8 South Carolina. The Tar Heels will continue ACC play this weekend travelling to take on the Virginia Cavaliers.

Bolt, Lassiter, Thornton: Freshman All-Americans

LYNCHBURG, VA – UNC baseball is the only school to place three freshman on the Freshman All-America team, according to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association.

Outfielder Skye Bolt, designated hitter Landon Lassiter, and pitcher Trent Thornton all made the first team.

Five other schools placed two rookies on the first- and second- team lists. The ACC had five players named First-Team All-America, the most of any conference.

2013 NCBWA Freshman All-American Team