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#26 Matthew Gorst

Matthew Gorst - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-0
Weight 195
Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
Last School Johns Creek
Year Junior
Height / Weight 6-1 / 201
Matthew Gorst - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2016 All-ACC, Second Team

2016 (Junior): One of nation’s best closers … Posted 2-1 record and 12 saves with 0.55 ERA in 28 career-high relief appearances … Second-team All-ACC selection … Set Georgia Tech single-season ERA record and ranked among lowest in Division I … 12 saves are second-most in school history … Was 12-for-13 in save opportunities … Allowed only five runs on season, three earned, in 49.0 innings … Made season debut Feb. 19 vs. Purdue … Earned save after 1.0 scoreless inning with two strikeouts … Struck out three batters in three straight relief appearances against VCU (Feb. 21), Georgia Southern (Feb. 24) and UMBC (Feb. 28) … Second save of season came after 2.0 scoreless innings against UMBC … Gave up first run of season March 6 vs. Western Carolina, earned save … Notched fourth save at Auburn (March 8) … Fifth save came after 1.2 innings of scoreless relief in 3-2 win at No. 3 North Carolina (March 24) … Recorded three saves in seven-day span — Duke (April 1), at Mercer (April 5) and at Pitt (April 8) … Scattered three hits in 2.2 scoreless innings against NC State on April 17 to earn ninth save … Posted streak of 18.1 consecutive innings without allowing run … Tagged for game-winning run in extra-inning loss at Clemson (April 22), only loss of season … Rebounded with 1.0 scoreless inning at Clemson (April 24) for 10th save … Went career-long 6.1 innings and earned clutch win at No. 12 Virginia on May 15 … Limited Cavaliers to three hits with four strikeouts … Notched 12th save in first game of ACC Championship, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings against Boston College on May 24 … Was spectacular in 5.0-inning appearance against NC State in ACC Championship on May 27 … Struck out career-high eight batters and was one out away from win before error tied game, did not factor into decision … Allowed earned run against UConn (June 5) in NCAA Gainesville Regional, snapping streak of 18.2 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run.

2015 (Sophomore): Made 26 relief appearances, which ranked second-most on team … Posted 3-2 record with one save and 4.81 ERA … Was strong in ACC play, going 3-1 with save and 3.20 ERA … Was sharp in early-season win over Indiana State, pitching 2.2 one-hit innings and preserving shutout in Tech’s 1-0 win … Matched career-high four strikeouts and picked up first win of year in 2.1 shutout innings of relief against Duke on March 13 … Set down all three hitters faced including one via strikeout after entering with runner on second and none out in seventh inning of 13-6 win over No. 21 Georgia … Worked 5.0 scoreless innings in two relief appearances at Virginia Tech, including 1.2 hitless innings for win in 11-5 victory on April 3 … Came back in series finale at VT and matched career-long 3.1 innings of relief and struck out career-best six en route to first career save as Tech clinched series … Picked up first career win over Top 25 opponent with career-high 4.0 innings of relief against No. 15 Virginia … Set down six straight hitters in two scoreless innings after issuing leadoff walk against Boston College on April 17… Tossed scoreless frame in first career postseason appearance against No. 24 Virginia in ACC Tournament on May 19.

2014 (True Freshman): Made 15 relief appearances as rookie … Logged 21.1 innings and was 1-0 … Made collegiate debut in Tech’s 7-3 win over UNCG on Feb. 21 … Pitched 0.2 innings scoreless with strikeout versus Wake Forest on March 7 … Worked career-long 3.0 scoreless innings of relief during Yellow Jackets’ comeback win over No. 22 Miami, 13-7, on March 14 … Set career-high with four strikeouts by pitching two scoreless innings of relief at Georgia State on March 18 to finish off Tech’s 9-4 win … Established new career-high of 3.1 innings of relief at No. 13 North Carolina on March 22, allowing three hits and one run with three strikeouts in 6-5 win in 13 innings … Tossed inning of scoreless relief during Tech’s 7-3 win over Georgia State on April 2 … Pitched two scoreless innings versus Duke on April 4 and recorded first career win … Tossed two innings of relief, allowing one run, in Tech’s 13-6 extra-inning win at Maryland on April 20 … Made pair of relief appearances in USF series, including perfect inning (six pitches) versus Bulls on May 15.

Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner at Johns Creek High School under head coach Billy Nicholson … Was recognized as Louisville Slugger All-American and Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America in 2013 … Was named to Region 6-AAAAAA first team as both pitcher and designated hitter in 2013 … Was named Region Pitcher of the Year and first-team All-Region shortstop in 2012 … Graduated as school record-holder for most innings pitched in career, most wins in career and single-season and career strikeouts … Lists most memorable athletic accomplishment as winning 2013 Connie Mack World Series … Three-year letterwinner and two-time All-Region second-team pick on football field for Johns Creek … Was four-year honor roll student.


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