June 16, 2016
THE FLATS – After obliterating the school record books as one of the nation’s best closers, Georgia Tech’s Matthew Gorst was named to the 2016 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America Second Team.
Gorst is Georgia Tech’s first All-American since 2013 when Daniel Palka and Zane Evans each earned All-America honors from four publications. He is the 89th All-America selection in head coach Danny Hall’s 23-year career on The Flats.
Gorst, a 12th-round draft pick by the Boston Red Sox, was one of the nation’s best closers in 2016. He posted a 2-1 record with 12 saves and a school-record 0.55 ERA in a career-high 28 relief appearances. He was named second-team All-ACC and first-team ABCA/Rawlings All-Region as a relief pitcher and his 12 saves are tied for the second-most in school history.
Georgia Tech went 38-25 in 2016 and advanced to the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Gainesville Regional. It was the Yellow Jackets’ 20th Regional appearance under Hall and the 31st in school history.