THE FLATS – Georgia Tech baseball redshirt-junior Tristin English was named the ACC Player of the Week and a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week for his impressive performance last week, it was announced Monday.
English helped the Yellow Jackets go 3-1 on the week, securing wins against then-No. 15 Auburn and then-No. 9 North Carolina, by hitting .533 on the week for eight hits, two doubles, a triple and two home runs for nine RBI. He also crossed the plate seven times himself.
Perhaps most impressive, The Williamson, Ga. native joined a distinguished group in Tech history by becoming the first Yellow Jacket in 18 years to hit the cycle when he went 4-for-5 for three RBI, five runs on April 6 to even the series with UNC. English capped the accomplishment with a clutch eighth-inning home run that would set-up Tech’s ability to walk-off the Tar Heels in the ninth.
One of the top two-way utility players in the country, English also closed the rubber game on the mound Sunday, keeping UNC at bay in the ninth to clinch the series and sole possession of the Coastal Division for Georgia Tech.
The first baseman currently leads the conference in ACC play in RBI (23) and home runs (7), while also ranking fourth in hitting (.411) and second in slugging (.893).
English was also named a “Standout Player” from this past weekend by Baseball America.
— Georgia Tech Baseball (@GTBaseball) April 8, 2019