THE FLATS – Georgia Tech baseball’s redshirt junior Tristin English was named to the D1Baseball preseason all-America second team, it was announced Monday.
One of the top two-way players in the country, English was selected in the utility position for both his work at the plate and his work on the mound. The Williamson, Ga. native is one of just 10 players from the Atlantic Coast Conference to be selected overall to one of the three teams and is the league’s only utility representative.
English is coming off his best collegiate year, earning ABCA/Rawlings Atlantic all-region second-team honors and being named to the all-ACC first team as a utility player in 2018. A versatile talent, he saw time at DH, first base and on the mound over the course of 54 games for the then-sophomore. English drove in a team-high 60 RBI last season, hitting .279 with six home runs and a team-high 17 doubles at the plate last season, while also having the Jackets’ third-lowest ERA at 4.11. In 16 total appearances (nine starts), he fanned 51 batters – walking just 13 – and received two decision wins and one save.
Capitalizing on his sophomore campaign, English carried his momentum well into the summer in the Cape Cod League. En route to All-Star honors, he batted .300 overall, driving home 19 RBI and blasting five home runs. On the mound, English tossed nearly 70 combined innings – his first summer pitching action since undergoing successful Tommy John surgery in January 2017.
Baseball season ticket renewals and new sales are still underway for the upcoming 2019 regular season. Yellow Jackets’ season tickets are available for as low as $125 per ticket – a savings of nearly 50 percent compared to single-game pricing – and secures the best seats in the house for when top-5 opponents UCLA and North Carolina, as well as nationally ranked Georgia, Clemson and Auburn, arrive on The Flats.