Coach Hall on Daniel Spingola
"Daniel is a very talented baseball player. He's been a role player to this point in his career, but now has a chance to start every day and I expect big things from him. He's got good speed and great defensive instincts."
Saw action in 51 games and made 21 starts in either the outfield or as the designated hitter... Hit .256 with a pair of doubles, his first career home run and 13 RBI... A tough out at the plate, he drew 14 walks against 13 strikeouts and posted an on-base percentage of .375... Launched his first career home run -- a walk-off two-run shot to right as Tech rallied with four runs in the final two innings to beat The Citadel, 5-4 on March 26... Was 2-for-4 in The Citadel game, matched his career-high of three RBI, and his RBI double put the Jackets on the board in the seventh inning... Had two hits in the Rutgers series and scored in the finale on March 3... Set a career high with three RBI in the Saturday win over Virginia Tech, 14-9... Went a career-best 3-for-3 with an RBI, a walk, a run and a stolen base in the series-opening 12-5 win over Boston College on March 15... Followed that with a hit and a run in the series finale versus BC... Had hits in both games of the Clemson series he played, with a an RBI, a double and a run scored... Drew a pinch-hit walk and scored at Miami on May 17... Had three hits, two RBI, a stolen base and scored twice in the NCAA Nashville Regional... Started in the outfield for three of Tech's five games in the Regional.
Played in 23 games and made eight starts... Hit .349 (15-for-43) with three doubles, five RBI and was 4-for-5 in stolen-base attempts... His .349 average was tops among Tech's reserve players... Hit a team-best .400 (4-for-10) in pinch-hit opportunities... Made his college debut with a pinch-hit versus Rutgers (3/2)... Recorded his first collegiate hit in the Wagner win (3/13)... He pinch-hit at Boston College (3/24) and went 1-for-2 with a double and a run... Earned his first career start in the second game of the doubleheader at Boston College (3/24)... Recorded his first career RBI versus No. 1 Florida State (4/8)... Had a pinch-hit single that scored a run at Wake Forest (4/13)... Had a hit and scored at No. 6 North Carolina (4/21)... Reached base three times in the Charlotte series finale, going 1-for-1 with two walks and two steals... Went 2-for-3 with a run in the Georgia win (5/9) -- first career 2-hit game -- and stole a base... Filling in for injured Brandon Thomas in left field, he had a big series at Virginia by going 5-for-11 with a run, three RBI, a double and played error-free... Went 1-for-3 at Mercer (5/15) with a stolen base... Had two hits with a double in the win over Clemson at the ACC Championship.
Lettered in two seasons of baseball as both an outfielder and left-handed pitcher for head coach Mike Strickland at Marist High School ... Also played three seasons of basketball for Marist ... Was a part of two state championship baseball teams at Marist in 2010 and 2011 ... Hit a team-leading 12 home runs his senior season ... Lists his greatest athletic accomplishment as being a starter on both state championship baseball teams in 2010 and 2011.
Full name is Daniel Christian Spingola ... Born May 5, 1993 in Chapel Hill, N.C. ... Son of Frank and Lindy Spingola ... Has two sisters, Lori and Amy ... His sister Lori is a pitcher on the University of North Carolina softball team ... His dad Frank played college baseball IUP in Pennsylvania ... Majoring in biomedical engineering ... Chose Georgia Tech because of its academic and athletic reputation and because it's close to home.