March 18, 2013
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech junior C Zane Evans has been honored for the second time in three weeks as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week in baseball after helping the Yellow Jackets to a sweep of Boston College this weekend.
The high-scoring Jackets are 17-2 overall, 5-1 in the ACC, and lead the nation in scoring at 10.0 runs per game. Tech welcomes Georgia Southern tomorrow at 6 p.m. on $2 Tuesdays at Russ Chandler Stadium. Grandstand tickets, sodas and popcorn are just $2 each on Tuesdays.
Evans enjoyed another big offensive week as the junior from Roswell, Ga., drove in nine runs of the team’s 32 runs in a dominant three-game sweep of BC. Evans finished the week hitting .467 (7-for-15) with five runs, a team-best nine RBI, two doubles, two home runs and a triple. He slugged a team-best 1.133, played error-free at catcher and gunned down one of BC’s two steal attempts on the weekend.
His two-run homer on Friday broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning, and he scored twice more as Tech pulled away for a 12-5 win. Saturday he smacked his second career triple in the first inning to give Tech a 1-0 lead, and then followed later with his ACC-leading eighth homer – a three-run shot – in the 11-3 rout. Sunday, his two-run single in the seventh inning helped blow open Tech’s 2-1 lead en route to the 9-1 win.
Evans has hit safely in 12-consecutive games and has reached base at least once in 18-straight. Over his career-best 12-game hitting streak, Evans is hitting .510 (26-for-51), is slugging 1.039, has hit seven of his eight homers and accounted for 23 RBI.
His .395 average is third on the club and ranks sixth in the ACC. He leads the conference in homers (eight), RBI (30) and slugging percentage (.789).
Tech leads the ACC with three weekly awards this season. All-time, the Jackets’ 102 ACC weekly honors is second-most behind 120 from Florida State.
ACC Honors In 2013
Georgia Tech – 3
Florida State – 2
North Carolina – 2
North Carolina State – 2
Virginia Tech – 1
Maryland – 1
All-Time ACC Weekly Awards Leaders
Florida State – 120
Georgia Tech – 102
Clemson – 100
North Carolina – 78