Wieters Named ACC Player of the Week

March 28, 2005

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Matt Wieters was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday, earning the conference honor for the second time in 2005.

Wieters went 10-for-15 (.667) in four games against Auburn and Miami last week, leading the Yellow Jackets to their first series win over the Hurricanes in Coral Gables.

The freshman hit two home runs and tallied eight RBIs, posting a 1.200 slugging percentage and a .706 on base percentage. Wieters led Tech in Sunday’s 11-10 comeback win, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs. With the score tied 9-9 in the top of the ninth inning, he hit a two-run homer that gave the Yellow Jackets an 11-9 lead.

On Saturday, the Goose Creek, S.C., native had his second five-hit game of the year, going 5-for-5 with four RBIs. He went 2-for-4 with a home run on Wednesday versus Auburn.

For the season, Wieters is hitting .438 with four home runs and 26 RBI, posting a .554 on base percentage and a .675 slugging percentage. In nine ACC games, Wieters is batting .676 (25-for-37) with three home runs and 19 RBI.


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