May 28, 2012
ATLANTA – On the heels of earning Most Valuable Player honors at the 2012 ACC Baseball Championship, Georgia Tech senior 1B/LHP Jake Davies has been selected as the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week. Davies’ monster week keyed the Yellow Jackets’ ACC title run.
The senior from McDonough, Ga. had an incredible four-game stretch in the ACC tournament, going 7-for-16 at the plate with four home runs, one double, seven runs scored, 11 RBI (two shy of the ACC Tournament record), a 1.250 slugging percentage and walked four times.
Davies was a Second Team All-ACC selection at first base after hitting .324 in the regular season with a conference-leading 58 RBI. Entering Friday’s NCAA Regional opener versus College of Charleston in Gainesville, Fla., Davies averaged has spiked to .332 and he continues to pace the league with 69 RBI.
In addition to his offensive numbers, the watch list member for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award also pitched a career-long six innings, allowing two hits and one run during a 5-1 win over Clemson that clinched a spot in the ACC championship game.
Davies is the first Tech player to claim a National Player of the Week honor from Louisville Slugger since former Jacket pitcher Mark Pope on April 18, 2011.
Seven previous Yellow Jackets have earned ACC tournament MVP honors — Tyler Greene (2005), Brian Burks (2003), Jason Basil (2000), Ty Griffin (1988), Todd Shiver (1987), Jeff Distasio (1986) and Scott Jordan (1985).