April 15, 2013
THE FLATS – For the second time this season, Georgia Tech senior RHP Buck Farmer has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week. Farmer fired a complete-game, 10-strikeout masterpiece as the 19th-ranked Yellow Jackets defeated fifth-ranked Virginia, 2-1, on Friday.
Farmer improved his career record to 10-1 versus Coastal Division teams (3-0 versus UVa) with his second consecutive complete-game Friday night. Farmer fanned 10 Cavaliers, walked just one and scattered 10 hits (eight singles, two doubles) in improving to 7-1 this season and lowering his ERA to 1.41.
It’s his second win over a top-five team this year after beating No. 5 Florida State in March. In his career, the Conyers, Ga., native has made eight starts versus top-10 ranked ACC teams, and Farmer is 6-1 in those games with a 2.33 ERA. Farmer’s overall career of 2.91 ranks eighth all-time at Tech. He’s fourth at Tech in career wins (31) and strikeouts (339).
Farmer rolled up two double plays in the Virginia win, which aided his second-straight complete game and the fifth of his career. He didn’t work with more than one runner on base at any point in the game — Tech turned two double plays, two runners were thrown out stealing and the potential tying run was gunned down at the plate with a throw from left field from Kyle Wren in the seventh inning.
Farmer’s award is the league-leading fifth ACC weekly honor for the Jackets this season. Zane Evans has twice been named Player of the Week (March 4, March 18), Farmer has earned two Pitcher of the Week nods (Feb. 18, April 15), and Dusty Isaacs was named Pitcher of the Week on April 1.
The No. 19 Yellow Jackets (26-10, 11-7) wrap up a seven-game homestand this week with Savannah State in town Tuesday night at 6 p.m. and NC State at the Rusty C for a Top-25 ACC battle this weekend.
Tech’s ACC Weekly Honors In 2013
Buck Farmer — Pitcher of the Week — Feb. 18
Zane Evans — Player of the Week — March 4
Zane Evans — Player of the Week — March 18
Dusty Isaacs — Pitcher of the Week – April 1
Buck Farmer — Pitcher of the Week — April 15
ACC Weekly Honors In 2013
Georgia Tech — 5
North Carolina – 4
Florida State — 3
All-Time ACC Weekly Awards Leaders
Florida State — 121
Georgia Tech — 104
Clemson — 101
North Carolina — 80