May 21, 2012
ATLANTA – Freshman right-handed pitcher Cole Pitts has been named the ACC Pitcher of the Week, after tossing a seven-inning gem as Georgia Tech clinched an ACC Tournament spot with a 2-1 win over No. 21 Miami Saturday at Russ Chandler Stadium.
With the Yellow Jackets in a potential do-or-die game in its regular-season finale, Pitts turned in the best start of his young career to beat the Hurricanes. After Miami had scored 12 times in the previous 11 innings of the series, the rookie limited the Hurricanes to just two hits, one run and fanned five in a career-long seven innings to improve to 5-4.
It was the first career ACC win for Pitts and the Jackets’ fourth win over a ranked ACC club in the last 30 days. The rookie tossed four different 1-2-3 innings, and yielded only four base runners (two hits, one walk, one via error) in the game.
The 6-foot-5 rookie from Moultrie, Ga. has allowed just five runs in his last 16 2/3 innings pitched.
Pitts’ honor is the third ACC weekly award won by the Jackets this season. Junior RHP Buck Farmer was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week on April 2nd after a complete-game shutout win over Duke, and senior 1B Jake Davies earned Player of the Week accolades after hitting .533, driving in nine runs and homering twice as the Yellow Jackets went 3-1 that week, including a series win at No. 6 North Carolina.