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Patterson Leads Five All-ACC Baseball Selections

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Freshman second baseman Eric Patterson, a first-team selection, led a group of five Georgia Tech baseball players selected to the 2002 All-Atlantic Coast Conference baseball team as announced by the league office on Saturday evening.

Patterson becomes only the second Yellow Jacket in school history to be named to the first-team as a freshman.

Juniors Jeff Watchko and Tyler Parker were joined by sophomores Kyle Bakker and Matt Murton as second-team All-ACC selections.

The 14-player all-conference team is selected by a vote of the leagues nine head coaches.

The 2002 ACC Player, Rookie and Coach of the Year will be released on Monday, May 27.

2002 All-ACC Baseball Team

First Team

1B — Michael Johnson, Clemson
2B — Eric Patterson, Georgia Tech
3B — Ryan Barthelemy, Florida State
SS — Khalil Greene, Clemson
C — Tony Richie, Florida State
OF — Adam Bourassa, Wake Forest
OF — Adam Greenberg, North Carolina
OF — Brian Wright, NC State
DH — Ryan Johnson, Wake Forest
U — Chris Maples, North Carolina
SP — Matt Lynch, Florida State
SP — Steve Reba, Clemson
SP — Kyle Sleeth, Wake Forest
RP — Dave Bush, Wake Forest

Second Team

1B — Jerrod Brown, Florida State
2B — Nick Blue, Wake Forest
3B — Jeff Baker, Clemson
SS — Stephen Drew, Florida State
C — Tyler Parker, Georgia Tech
OF — Tony McQuade, Florida State
OF — Matt Murton, Georgia Tech
OF — Nick Rogers, Florida State
DH — Dan Street, Virginia
U — Russell Triplett, Clemson
SP — Kyle Bakker, Georgia Tech
SP — Matt Henrie, Clemson
SP — Jeff Kamrath, Virginia
RP — Jeff Watchko, Georgia Tech

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