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Boston College Baseball: Justin Dunn, Jacob Stevens Earn Conference Honors

Dunn named Third Team All-ACC and this week's ACC Pitcher of the Week while Stevens is named to the All-Freshman Team.

Courtesy BC Athletics | John Quackenbos

Boston College took home two Atlantic Coast Conference season honors on Monday, as starting pitchers Justin Dunn and Jacob Stevens were named all conference. Dunn was named Third Team All-ACC while Stevens was named to the All-Freshman team.

The ACC also awarded Dunn with its Pitcher of the Week award.

After starting the season with eight appearances out of the bullpen, Dunn transitioned to a starting role and immediately made an impact. He finished the season 3-1 with two saved and three combined shutouts in six starts, recording a 1.22 ERA with 32 strikeouts since transitioning. On the season as a whole, he's combined for 49 strikeouts and just 15 walks.

Dunn recently was named a semifinalist for the Greg Olson Award, which honors college baseball's breakout player of the year. A sixth round pick according to most preseason predictions, he's now landing on draft boards in the first round and will likely not make it past the MLB Draft's first day.

This past weekend against Georgia Tech, he threw his first complete game, completing all nine innings with a career-high nine strikeouts while not walking a single batter in an 8-3 victory, earning him Pitcher of the Week honors.

As for Stevens, the man they call "Bear" is 3-3 on the year with a 2.04 ERA. Opening the season with 29 innings sans an earned run, he's struck out 67 this season to just 30 walks with a .209 opposing batting average. Named to the midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list, he struck out nine against North Dakota State and earned a victory over Louisville by throwing seven innings in that game.

The Eagles are headed to the ACC Tournament for just the third time since joining the conference ten years ago. They'll play for the first time since 2010 on Tuesday, when they take on Georgia Tech at 3 PM.