GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech sophomore pitcher Connor Thomas was voted the ACC baseball pitcher of the week, the league office announced today.
ACC weekly honors are determined by a vote of a select media panel. It is the second ACC weekly honor for Thomas who was named the co-pitcher of the week back on April 9.
Thomas recorded his third complete-game win of the season going the distance in a 5-1 road win at Virginia on Saturday. Thomas, who registered his 100th strikeout of the season in the win, allowed one unearned run on six hits, no walks and seven strikeouts in the complete-game win. The left-hander, who leads the ACC in complete games and innings pitched this season, did not walk a batter in a game for the sixth time this season, while all six base hits he allowed were singles. The sophomore from Omega, Georgia, pitched around three Tech errors to strand 10 UVA runners. He leads the ACC in strikeout-per-walk ratio, walks-per-nine innings and WHIP on the year. He has not lost a start since March 23 going 4-0 over his last seven starts and left the game with the lead in his three no-decisions over that span.
The left-hander joins fellow teammate and starting pitcher Xzavion Curry as two-time ACC weekly award winners this season, as Curry received the ACC pitcher of the week honor on both April 2nd and April 30th.
Thomas was also named the NCBWA National Pitcher of the Month for April earlier this month, the Perfect Game/Rawlings National Pitcher of the Week on May 1st, and one of eight players recognized by Collegiate Baseball as a National Player of the Week on April 30.