June 3, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech third baseman Matt Skole has been named to the 2009 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team, as chosen by Collegiate Baseball.
Skole, a freshman from Woodstock, Ga., started all 58 games on the hot corner and concluded the 2009 season one home run shy of tying the Tech record for a freshman. He belted 17 home runs in his first season on the Flats while batting .302 with 13 doubles and 58 RBI.
A graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic in 2008, Skole ended the 2009 season by hitting safely in all five games of the NCAA Atlanta Regional. He also belted two home runs and had two doubles and eight RBI in his first postseason.
Former standouts Jason Varitek, Nomar Garciaparra, Mark Teixeira and Matt Wieters were all named Freshman All-Americans in their first seasons at Georgia Tech, and Skole becomes the 28th player in school history to receive the honor. Current teammates Derek Dietrich and Deck McGuire were tabbed to Louisville Slugger’s Freshman All-America squad in 2008.
A total of five players from the Atlantic Coast Conference were named to this year’s Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team. Joining Skole on the squad are Florida State’s Sean Gilmartin Levi Michael from North Carolina and Steven Proscia and Danny Hultzen from Virginia.