Ranked No. 17 in the preseason Collegiate Baseball poll, the Cavalier baseball team has some aces of its own to keep opposing batters off balance. Standouts include Danny Hultzen, who returns as reigning ACC Pitcher of the Year, and Tyler Wilson, who led the ACC with most innings for a relief pitcher in 2010. Here’s a look at some stats and honors from last season and beyond:

Danny Hultzen

Danny Hultzen (Col ’12)

Record: 11-1 (best in ACC)
ERA: 2.78 (second-best in ACC)
Innings pitched: 106.2

  • First-Team All-American
  • First-Team All-ACC and All-ACC Academic Baseball Team (second year for both)
  • First in ACC in strikeouts per nine innings (10.38) and strikeouts (123)

Tyler Wilson

Tyler Wilson (Col ’11)

Record: 8-4
ERA: 3.41
Innings pitched: 63.1

  • Batters hit .198 against him, including league-leading .183 in ACC games only
  • Entered this season with 17 career wins, two shy of the top 10 at UVA
  • Had 67 strikeouts last season and 63 in 2009
  • In 2009, tied for most wins on the team (nine), tied for second in appearances (31) and pitched in seven of
  • UVA’s nine NCAA Tournament games