Headlined by First-Team Selection Leblanc Pitt Baseball has Four All-ACC Selections

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Charles Leblanc garnered first-team honors as the All-ACC selections were announced Monday afternoon.

(Photo of Charles Leblanc courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

Pitt landed four individuals on the squads with Leblanc, T.J. Zeuch, Nick Yarnall and Yaya Chentouf earning the distinction.

The All-ACC selections are the first in program history, as Pitt joined the ACC prior to the 2013 season.

Leblanc highlights the group, joining a cast of 16 student-athletes to garner first-team recognition. The ACC regular season batting champion, Leblanc posted an average of .405 in 49 games, finishing 13th in the nation. The sophomore shortstop led the team in average, runs scored, hits, RBIs, on-base percentage and assists. His on-base mark of .494 was good for 17th in the NCAA.

Joining the second team, starting righty Zeuch was lights out for the Panthers in his junior season, despite missing the first four weeks of the year due to injury. Zeuch led the Pitt staff with a 3.10 ERA, going 6-1 in 10 starts, fanning 74 batters in 69.2 innings pitched. He surrendered just 61 hits and 19 walks, holding his opponents to an average of just .229.

Landing on the third team was junior Yarnall, who made 48 appearances for Pitt, as a first baseman, left fielder or designated hitter. Yarnall led the Panthers with 11 home runs on the season, tied for fifth in the ACC and ranking 79th in the nation. He averaged .23 homers per game, good for fourth in the league. The utility man racked up a slugging percentage of .556 and committed just two errors on the year.

In his first season of collegiate play, Chentouf filled multiple roles for the Panthers, coming out of the bullpen and playing in center field. Chentouf was called upon as the Pitt closer, earning six saves, tying for sixth most in the league. In 24 innings of work he allowed just 22 hits and three walks, striking out 17 and holding batters to an average of just .232. To open the season, he did not surrender a walk through 18.2 innings. He made 17 appearances in the outfield, batting .212 with seven hits and six RBIs.

2016 ALL-ACC BASEBALL TEAMS

First Team
C – Chris Okey, Clemson
C – Zack Collins, Miami
1B – Tristin English, Georgia Tech
2B – Nate Mondou, Wake Forest
3B – John Sansone, Florida State
3B – Will Craig, Wake Forest
SS – Charles Leblanc, Pitt
OF – Seth Beer, Clemson
OF – Kel Johnson, Georgia Tech
OF – Matt Gonzalez, Georgia Tech
OF – Corey Ray, Louisville
DH/UT – Brendan McKay, Louisville
SP – Drew Harrington, Louisville
SP – Brendan McKay, Louisville
SP – Connor Jones, Virginia
RP – Zack Burdi, Louisville

Second Team
C – Matt Thaiss, Virginia
1B – Preston Palmeiro, NC State
1B – Pavin Smith, Virginia
2B – Nick Solak, Louisville
2B – Johnny Ruiz, Miami
3B – Evan Mendoza, NC State
SS – Taylor Walls, Florida State
OF – Jimmy Herron, Duke
OF – Tyler Ramirez, North Carolina
OF – Stuart Fairchild, Wake Forest
DH/UT – Jack Labosky, Duke
SP – Brandon Gold, Georgia Tech
SP – J.B. Bukauskas, North Carolina
SP – T.J. Zeuch, Pitt
RP – Pat Krall, Clemson
RP – Matthew Gorst, Georgia Tech

Third Team
C – Will Smith, Louisville
1B – Gavin Sheets, Wake Forest
2B – Ernie Clement, Virginia
3B – Blake Tiberi, Louisville
SS – Connor Justus, Georgia Tech
SS – Devin Hairston, Louisville
SS – Brandon Lopez, Miami
OF – Willie Abreu, Miami
OF – Carl Chester, Miami
OF – Josh McLain, NC State
DH/UT – Nick Yarnall, Pitt
SP – Justin Dunn, Boston College
SP – Michael Mediavilla, Miami
SP – Zac Gallen, North Carolina
SP – Parker Dunshee, Wake Forest
RP – Bryan Garcia, Miami

All-Freshman Team
Jacob Stevens, SP, Boston College
Seth Beer, OF, Clemson
Jimmy Herron, OF, Duke
Zack Kone, SS, Duke
Cal Raleigh, C, Florida State
Tristin English, 1B, Georgia Tech
Joey Bart, C, Georgia Tech
Devin Mann, 2B, Louisville
Frankie Bartow, RP, Miami
Brett Kinneman, OF, NC State
Matt Vierling, OF, Notre Dame
Yaya Chentouf, RP, Pitt


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