April 23, 2012
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior Jake Davies has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for baseball, it was announced Monday by the league office. Davies hit .533, drove in nine runs, homered twice as the Yellow Jackets went 3-1 last week.
The first baseman from McDonough, Ga. extended his hitting streak to a career-long 14 games, going 8-for-15 (.533) with nine RBI to lead Tech to a crucial ACC series win at No. 6 North Carolina and a midweek win over Georgia State.
After tweaking his quad muscle in Friday’s game at UNC, Davies hit two monster home runs at Boshamer Stadium in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, including a clutch two-run shot that tied the series finale at 2-2 in the seventh inning. The Yellow Jackets then scored twice in the eighth to win 4-2 and take the series.
Davies scored a run in every game last week, did not strike out and played error-free in 43 chances at first base. He recorded a season-high four assists in Friday’s win.
The senior is hitting .360 on the season and leads the ACC with 46 RBI.
For Tech, which improved to 24-17 overall and 9-12 in ACC play, it marked the team’s first ACC road series win of the season and its first road series win over a Top 10 team since taking two at No. 2 Miami in 2009.
The Yellow Jackets battle Georgia Tuesday night at Turner Field in the 10th Annual Kauffman Tire Spring Baseball Classic For Kids. First pitch is 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.