Vance Honeycutt named ACC Tournament MVP

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UNC baseball freshman Vance Honeycutt is having a season to remember in Chapel Hill.

After a two home run game in Sunday’s Atlantic Coast Conference title game win over NC State, Honeycutt became the first player in program history to reach 20+ home runs and 20+ steals in a single season. And shortly after, he was rewarded for his play in the tournament.

Honeycutt was named the ACC Tournament MVP following the Tar Heels title run over the past four games, the league announced shortly after Sunday’s game.

The freshman outfielder went 6-15 with four home runs, 10 RBI, five runs, and four walks over the four games and was the best player on the field in all four of those UNC wins.

Honeycutt is having a fantastic season for the Tar Heels, opting to play in Chapel Hill after being selected in the 20th round of the 2021 MLB Amateur Draft by the San Francisco Giants. He’s hit 21 home runs on the year.

He was also named First-Team All-ACC for the tournament.

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