ACC Pitcher of the Week (April 30, 2018)
ACC Pitcher of the Week (April 2, 2018)
2018 (Sophomore): Named ACC Pitcher of the Week on April 2 and April 30 … Made 15 starts on the season for the Jackets, tying the team-high … Went 8-4 overall with a 4.18 ERA on the season … His eight wins were tops on the team and tied for the ACC lead … One of only six pitchers in the ACC to throw a complete-game shutout … He was second on the team with 92.2 innings pitched … Was also second on the team with 101 strikeouts on the season … Held opponents to a .224 batting average on the season … Threw over 100 pitches in 10 of his 15 starts, including a season-high 118 pitches in the road win at No. 6 NC State (March 23) … Recorded a team-high eight quality starts on the season … Threw a complete-game two-hit shutout versus Wake Forest on April 27, striking out 12 batters in the win … Totaled double-digit strikeouts four times on the season – including a career-high of 12 twice versus Miami (March 30) and against Wake Forest (April 27) … Went 5.0-complete innings in the season-opening win over Minnesota (Feb. 16) … Pitched 7.0-scoreless innings in the home win over Dartmouth (Feb. 23) … Also threw 6.0-scoreless innings in the shutout over Illinois-Chicago (March 2) … Earned the win in his start against Virginia Tech (March 16) and struck out 11 batters over 7.0 innings in the road win at No. 6 NC State (March 23) … Allowed just one run and struck out 12 over 8.0 innings in the home win over Miami (March 30) …Went the distance, striking out 12 and not allowing a runner past second base in the two-hit complete-game shutout versus Wake Forest (April 27) … Also earned the win with 10 strikeouts over 6.0 innings versus No. 10 Duke (May 17) … Pitched well at No. 6 Clemson (March 9), allowing just two runs on three hits over 5.0 innings, but did not factor in the decision … Also got a no-decision at Pittsburgh (April 13), despite allowing just three runs over 6.0 innings, and versus Radford (May 4) where he surrendered three runs on four hits over 7.0 innings of work … Went 7.0-complete innings, allowing two runs on three hits and eight strikeouts versus Pittsburgh (May 22) in the first game of the ACC Championship, but did not factor in the decision.
2017 (Freshman): Was the first true freshman to start opening-day for the Yellow Jackets on the mound since Kris Wilson in 1995 … Made a team-high 15 starts on the mound for the Jackets and threw a team-high 82.2 innings … Was tied for the team lead with six wins on the year … Struck out a team-high 74 batters … Had four quality starts on the season … Went 6-4 with a 5.23 ERA … Made his collegiate debut on opening day versus BYU on Feb. 17 … Earned a win against BYU, striking out five over 5.0 scoreless innings in the 5-3 win (Feb. 17) … Struck out five more batters over 5.0 innings in the 15-6 win over Youngstown State (Feb. 23) … Threw 6.0 scoreless innings, striking out seven in the 12-3 home win over Belmont (Mar. 3) … Pitched 4.0 innings in his ACC debut against Miami on Mar. 10 … Surrendered just three runs and struck out five over 6.1 innings of work in a 13-3 win at Virginia Tech (April 21) … Earned the win throwing a season-high 8.0 scoreless innings, while striking out six in Tech’s 3-0 shutout win over UIC (April 28) … Recorded the win in the 14-7 win over No. 8 Virginia (May 18), going 6.0 innings in the ACC victory … Struck out a career-high eight batters over 6.0 innings in a 5-4 loss to No. 12 Wake Forest at the 2017 ACC Baseball Championship … Also hit .500 (3-for-6) with three RBIs and a sacrifice bunt at the plate, registering an at bat in four games, including making one start at designated hitter … Recorded his first career hit, an RBI single against Louisville on April 15.
Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner in baseball at Mays High School under head coach Reginald Austin … Two-year team captain on the baseball team … Tabbed a 2016 Perfect Game/Rawlings third team all-American … Also named to the Perfect Game southeast all-region first team … Ranked 149th overall nationally by Perfect Game in the 2016 recruiting class and 27th nationally at the shortstop position … A 2015 Perfect Game underclass first team all-American and a 2014 Perfect Game underclass high honorable mention all-American … Led his team to the 2016 Region AAAAA Baseball Championship his senior season … Named to the Region AAAAA all-region team and the all-state team in 2016 … A three-time Team MVP in 2014, 2015 and 2016 … Threw five no-hitters in his high school career … Holds the Mays school record in wins with 32 and in home runs with 25 … Also played quarterback for two years for Mays … Pllayed summer baseball for the East Cobb Yankees … Led the Yankees to the 2016 Connie Mack World Series Championship … Was named the Connie Mack World Series MVP and won the Connie Mack World Series Gold Glove award.
Personal: Full name is Xzavion Rashan Curry … Born on July 27, 1998 in Orangeburg, S.C. … Son of Reginald Curry and Tinika Freeman … Has three younger siblings in Jalen, Destiny and Chance … Father, Reginald, played football at Clemson and South Carolina State … Mother, Tinika, was a cheerleader at S.C. State … Began playing baseball at the age of five … Lists hitting a walk-off home run in the Connie Mack World Series as his most memorable athletic accomplishment … Chose Tech because of the academics, the chance to play NCAA Division I baseball and the relationship with the Georgia Tech coaches … Intends to major in business administration.