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Two Yellow Jackets Earns Louisville Slugger All-America Accolades

June 3, 2010

TUSCON, Ariz. – Georgia Tech pitcher Deck McGuire and first baseman Tony Plagman have earned third-team All-America honors from Louisville Slugger, as announced by Collegiate Baseball Thursday.

McGuire, who earned first-team honors in 2009, is currently 8-4 on the season while holding a 3.01 ERA. The junior from Richmond, Va. leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in strikeouts (112) and innings pitched (104.2), while second in ERA. McGuire is semifinalist for the 2010 USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award (awarded to the nation’s top amateur player). His 27 career wins are the most by any active pitcher in the conference.

Plagman is concluding his four-year career on the Flats by earning his first-ever Louisville All-America accolades, after joining McGuire and fellow teammates Derek Dietrich and Matt Skole on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team earlier this month. The Alpharetta, Ga., native is a big reason the Jackets rank second in the nation in home runs (114) in 2010 , as his 53 career home runs (19 on 2010) are the third most in school history and five shy of breaking the all-time school record of 57 set by Jason Varitek in 1994. He currently ranks in Tech’s career top-10 in doubles (7th, 56), homers (3rd), RBI (7th, 214), total bases (3rd, 500) and at bats (5th, 840).

The Jackets will begin play at the 2010 NCAA Tournament Friday, hosting Alabama, Elon and Mercer at Russ Chandler Stadium. Alabama and Elon will kickoff the regional at 3 p.m., while Georgia Tech and Mercer are set for a 7 p.m. matchup.

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