Baseball America released its annual Freshman All-American Team on Monday, a roster that includes three UNC standouts–more than any other school in the country.
ACC Freshman of the Year Ashton McGee leads the group of young Tar Heels, having earned his spot by hitting .327 with seven home runs–while also hanging around the top of the team leaderboards in nearly every offensive category.
Next on the list is 6-foot-6-inch right-hander Gianluca Dalatri.
The native of Wall Township, New Jersey established himself as a force in UNC’s starting rotation right from the get-go. His 97 innings pitched led the team this past season, as he posted 85 strikeouts compared to just 19 walks.
Closer Josh Hiatt represents the Tar Heels’ third–and final–Freshman All-American.
After redshirting in 2016, Hiatt quickly became one of the top relievers in the country. He appeared in a team-high 32 games, while recording 64 strikeouts, 13 saves and a microscopic 1.90 ERA.
This trio ties UNC’s all-time record for most Freshman All-Americans in a single season, which was set in 2013 when Skye Bolt, Landon Lassiter and Trent Thornton earned the honor.