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Six Yellow Jackets Earn All-ACC Baseball Accolades

May 24, 2004

SALEM, Va. – Georgia Tech’s Brandon Boggs, Micah Owings and Eric Patterson were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team, while Steven Blackwood, Andrew Kown and Clifton Remole were second-team selections. The ACC announced the All-ACC Baseball teams as voted on by the league’s nine head coaches on Monday evening at the awards cookout in Salem, Va.

Boggs, Tech’s center fielder, earned All-ACC honors for the first time in his career after batting .349 with eight home runs, 54 RBI and 11 stolen bases. The junior from Marietta, Ga., was the only Tech player to start all 55 games during the regular season.

Owings, Tech’s No. 1 starting pitcher and everyday designated hitter, was named to the first-team All-ACC squad for the second consecutive year. Owings leads the Yellow Jackets with 15 home runs and 59 RBI while posting a .332 batting average. On the mound, the sophomore from Gainesville, Ga., is 8-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 90.2 innings.

Patterson earned first-team All-ACC honors at second base for the third consecutive season. The junior from Kennesaw, Ga., leads the ACC and ranks in the top 10 nationally with 43 stolen bases. He is batting .320 and leads the Yellow Jackets with 65 runs and 45 walks. Patterson is the third Georgia Tech player to earn first-team All-ACC honors for three straight years, joining Jason Varitek (1992-94) and Andy Bruce (1989-91).

Blackwood earned All-ACC honors for the first time in his career after leading the Yellow Jackets with a .357 average and 20 doubles. The sophomore from Roswell, Ga., has a team-high 76 hits while driving in 55 runs.

Kown moved into Tech’s starting rotation in 2004 and earned All-ACC honors for the first time. The junior from Marietta, Ga., leads the Yellow Jackets’ pitching staff with a 9-1 record while posting a 3.53 ERA in 94.1 innings.

Remole moved to the outfield three weeks into the season after starring at first base the previous two seasons. The junior from Marietta, Ga., earned All-ACC honors for the first time in his career, batting .346 with 45 RBI.

The Yellow Jackets had three first-team All-ACC honorees for the first time since 2000.

Virginia pitcher/first baseman Joe Koshansky was named the ACC Player of the Year, North Carolina pitcher Daniel Bard was tabbed the ACC Rookie of the Year, and Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor was named the ACC Coach of the Year.

2004 First Team All-ACC
Chris Iannetta, North Carolina – Catcher
Kevin Hart, Maryland – First Base
Eric Patterson, Georgia Tech – Second Base
Ryan Zimmerman, Virginia – Third Base
Stephen Drew, Florida State – Shortstop
Brandon Boggs, Georgia Tech – Outfield
Marshall Hubbard, North Carolina – Outfield
Eddy Martinez-Esteve, Florida State – Outfield
Daniel Bard, North Carolina – Starting Pitcher
Mike Rogers, NC State – Starting Pitcher
Vern Sterry, NC State – Starting Pitcher
Joey Devine, NC State – Relief Pitcher
Anthony Buffone, Maryland – At-Large
Kris Harvey, Clemson – At-Large
Joe Koshansky, Virginia – At-Large
Tim Layden, Duke – At-Large
Micah Owings, Georgia Tech – At-Large

2004 Second Team All-ACC
Lou Santangelo, Clemson – Catcher
David Hicks, NC State – First Base
Bryan Zech, Florida State – Second Base
Brad McCann, Clemson – Third Base
Mark Reynolds, Virginia – Shortstop
Steven Blackwood, Georgia Tech – Outfield
Clifton Remole, Georgia Tech – Outfield
Javi Socorro, Duke – Outfield
Andrew Dobies, Virginia – Starting Pitcher
Andrew Kown, Georgia Tech – Starting Pitcher
Andrew Miller, North Carolina – Starting Pitcher
Patrick Hogan, Clemson – Relief Pitcher
Ben Ingold, Wake Forest – At-Large
Rhett James, Florida State – At-Large
Ryne Malone, Florida State – At-Large
Greg Mangum, North Carolina – At-Large

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