News and notes from the nine-time ACC Champions
Jonathan King and Daniel Spingola are repeat honorees.
A.J. Murray and Daniel Spingola prepare to embark on pro baseball career
News and notes from the nine-time ACC Champions
Seniors A.J. Murray and Daniel Spingola were drafted, along with five incoming freshmen
Baseball Wins Thriller at Kennesaw State (Photos by Ken Langley)
Tech Beats Wake, 5-3, In ACC Tournament Opener (Photos by Sara D. Davis)
2014 Baseball Team Photos
Photos by Mike Strasinger
Honors & Awards
*2014 Second Team All-ACC
*2014 ACC All-Tournament Team
*2014 ACC All-Academic
*2012 & 2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll
MLB Draft History
*Drafted in the 24th round by the Chicago Cubs in 2014 but chose to remain at Tech.
Played in 49 games and made 47 starts in the outfield... Finished the year hitting .259 overall with eight doubles, a triple, two homers, 26 RBI and six stolen bases... Finished his 186-game college career as a .293 hitter with 22 doubles, nine triples, six homers, 80 RBI and 28-for-34 in stolen bases... Had a career-best 12-game hitting streak and a career-best and team-leading 26-game reached-base streak... Suffered an ankle injury late in the season versus Clemson... Went 5-for-14 and scored five times in the three games of the Caravelle’s Resort Baseball at the Beach... Recorded his first multi-RBI performance thanks to a two-run fifth inning single in Tech’s 7-1 win over Indiana State on 3/1... Was 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run against Notre Dame on 3/7... Hit safely in every game against the Irish... Scored twice and doubled in the 22-6 victory over Georgia Southern on 3/10... Went a combined 6-for-13 with four runs and two stolen bases in the series win at Duke... Hammered his first home run of the season to deep right-center field at pitcher-friendly Jack Coombs Field... Extended hitting streak to eight games with an 11th-inning single in Tech’s 7-6 victory over Kennesaw State on 3/17... Pounded a game-tying RBI double in the eighth inning of Tech’s come-from-behind 6-5 win against North Carolina on 3/21... Singled versus Auburn on 3/24 to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games, which ended at Louisville... Reached base four times and scored twice on three walks and a hit by pitch in the 13-6 win at #21 Georgia on 3/31... Pulled an RBI single through the right side to pad Tech’s eighth inning lead in the 6-3 win at Georgia State on 4/1 to extend his reached-base streak to 20 games (career-high)... Caught fire in the series victory over Virginia Tech, going 8-for-13 with six RBI and reached safely in 11 of 16 plate appearances... Matched career-bests with four hits and three RBI in Sunday's win at VT, including his first career multi-double performance... Launched a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie versus Mercer on 4/7 as Tech won 4-3... Went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles in the 11-4 win over No. 15 Virginia to extend his reached-base streak to 26 games, before it ended in Sunday's game versus Virginia... Was hampered by a late-season ankle injury suffered versus Clemson on 4/25... Sat out the series-finale versus Clemson to snap a streak of 97 consecutive games started.
Second Team All-ACC selection... ACC All-Academic selection... Provided the Yellow Jackets a breakout season offensively, hitting a team-best .319 in 62 starts... Played in all 64 games... Led the ACC in hits (82) and triples (8), becoming the first Jacket since Nomar Garciaparra in 1994 to lead the league in triples... His .336 average in ACC play was fourth-best in the conference... Led the team by scoring nine game-winning runs... Recorded a first-inning hit in five-consecutive games late in the year... Drove in Tech's tying run in the seventh inning with his first career triple as the Jackets rallied for a 6-5 win over Old Dominion on opening day... Had two hits, including a two-run home run and scored four times in the BGSU series sweep... Enjoyed a big series versus Wake Forest, going 5-for-10 on the weekend with five runs, a triple, an RBI, two walks and three stolen bases... That included a three-hit effort on 3/7... Posted another huge series versus No. 22 Miami by going 7-for-13 (.538) with five RBI, five runs and two stolen bases... Was a career-best 4-for-4 with three RBI and three runs during Tech's 13-7 win on 3/15... Had one hit in each game of the UNC series to extend his hitting streak to nine games... Ripped his third triple off the wall in right in Game 1... Had an RBI and scored in Game 3... His hit streak reached a career-best 11 games at Pitt on 3/28, but was snapped on 3/29... Was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs in Tech's 7-4 win over Duke on 4/4 and his RBI single drove in Brandon Gold as the game's lone run in the sixth inning in the 1-0 win over Duke on 4/6 to sweep the series... Was 6-for-13 (.462) in the series win over No. 1 Florida State, including a double, a triple, two RBI and five runs... He accounted for the winning runs in each of the first two games of the series... In the 4-1 win over Georgia on 4/15, he singled and scored in the first inning for the fourth straight game... Also gunned down a UGA runner at second base in the fourth inning trying to stretch a single into a double -- his second outfield assist... Had two hits at Maryland on 4/18, including a first-inning single and run for fifth straight game... Was red-hot in the series win over Virginia Tech, going 8-for-15 (.533) with two triples, four RBI, two runs and an outfield assists... Matched his career-high with a four-hit effort in the 7-6 on Friday... Was 5-for-12 in the USF series with a home run, three RBI and was 3-for-3 in stolen bases... Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team after hitting a team-best .389 (7-for-18) in Greensboro with two doubles, a triple, three walks, two RBI and four runs... Was 3-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBI in play-in win over Wake Forest on 5/20... Had two hits in the win over Clemson and scored twice in the ACC Championship Game win over Maryland... Had two hits and scored twice in the NCAA Oxford Regional.
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 pitched for 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.