The Virginia Tech Hokies were having an unbelievable season on the baseball field in 2021 until a late slide dropped them under .500 in ACC play.
While the 2021 season was still a successful one, a six-game losing streak at the end of the season was disappointing for a talented roster on the verge of big things. So now, the Hokies are in Charlotte for the 2021 ACC Baseball Championship.
But, before play begins in the ACC baseball tournament, postseason awards went out Monday, and Virginia Tech freshman Gavin Cross had a big day. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound outfielder from Virginia High in Bristol, Tennessee, was named First-Team All-ACC. Cross was also named to the ACC All-Freshman Team.
Gavin is— Virginia Tech Baseball (@HokiesBaseball) May 24, 2021
First Tech freshman to be named First Team All-ACC
First All-Freshman honoree since 2018
.357 batting average
Led ACC in hits (70) and triples (5)#BIIB pic.twitter.com/cwJ8iilQz7
Cross finished the regular season with a .357 batting average with 11 home runs and 35 RBI. He led the ACC with 70 hits and five triples and finished No. 3 in total bases with 126.
Cross was previously named a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American.
Congratulations to Gavin Cross on the major honors.
The Hokies are in Pool A of play with No. 1 seed Notre Dame and No. 8 seed Virginia. The Hokies and Wahoos open play on Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET.