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Pope Earns Louisville Slugger All-America Honors

June 2, 2011

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech junior pitcher Mark Pope was named to the Louisville Slugger All-America Second Team, as announced Thursday by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Pope’s honor gives Georgia Tech at least one All-American for the third straight season, and eighth time in the last 10 years.

Earlier in the week, Pope was named a semifinalist for USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award, given to the nation’s top amateur player. Vote for Pope at GoldenSpikesAward.com.

The Marietta, Ga., native is 11-4 with a 1.77 ERA in 112 innings on the season. Pope’s 11 wins and 112 wins are tops among the Atlantic Coast Conference. He has pitched five complete games this season, three of them coming as shutouts.

Pope has four career shutouts in three seasons on the Flats, a Georgia Tech modern day record.

He tossed a complete-game one-hitter against Wake Forest on April 15, becoming the first Tech pitcher to toss a one-hitter since the 1997 season.

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