March 4, 2013
THE FLATS – Junior Zane Evans has been honored as the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week after hitting .579 with four home runs as No. 20 Georgia Tech went 5-0 last week. It is the first career ACC weekly award for Evans.
The native of Roswell, Ga., was a team-best 11-for-19 at the plate (.579), scoring eight times and driving in nine runs for Tech, which improved to 11-1 on the season. He homered four times in a three-game stretch, walked three times and did not strike out. Evans slugged 1.211, posted a .636 on-base percentage (both team highs) and had at least a hit in every game.
As a team, Tech hit .377 in five games last week and out-scored the opposition 61-15.
Evans was 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in the 11-4 win at Georgia Southern Tuesday, including a game-winning two-run blast that broke a 4-4 tie in the sixth. He hit a three-run shot in the seventh inning of that game. Evans homered, scored three times and pitched the final two innings of scoreless relief in Wednesday’s 14-8 win at GSU. He had six hits, a homer and three RBI in the sweep of Rutgers.
After opening the season hitting just .125 (2-for-16), Evans is 13 for his last 28 (.464) with all five of his homers and 12 of his 16 RBI. The five home runs this season leads the ACC and matches the career-high from his Freshman All-America campaign in 2011.
The Yellow Jackets host Mercer Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium in a battle of teams with 11-1 records. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.