Georgia Tech heads to Durham ready to defend its ACC Championship
Freshman Jonathan King pitched six shutout innings in the regular-season finale
The regular season ends Saturday when the teams meet at 1 p.m.
Mott Hyde hit his fourth homer on the season
Tech and Miami meet this weekend in a rematch of last season's ACC Championship game
Georgia Tech beats No. 2 North Carolina, 9-8 (Photos by Danny Karnik)
Georgia Tech beats No. 2 North Carolina, 5-4 (Photos by Danny Karnik)
Georgia Tech at Ohio State (Photos by Jim Morris, JM Photography)
Tech Beats Virginia, 2-1 (Photos by Danny Karnik)
Georgia Tech 12, Boston College 5 (Photos by Danny Karnik)
MLB Draft History
* Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 44th round of the 2010 MLB Draft, but chose to enroll at Georgia Tech.
Came to Tech as one of the top prep middle infielders in the country ... Very athletic with plus actions and a very strong arm ... Is a sneaky power hitter... Has started 125 of Tech's 127 games over the last two seasons... Is expected to be Tech's Opening Day starting shortstop.
Opened the season as Tech's starting shortstop, moved to second base for an 11-game stint and then settled back at short for the balance of the season... Started 62 games... Hit .266 for the season with solid power numbers - 11 doubles, seven home runs and 33 RBI... His seven homers were a career high and third-most on the club... His 10 stolen bases (in 14 attempts) were a career high and fourth on the team... Hit .304 over the final 31 games of the season with six of his doubles, five homers and 20 RBI... Went 5-for-11 (.454) with a double, a homer and three RBI in the Boston College series... Played error-free in 17 defensive chances as Tech turned six double plays in the BC series... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and scored the go-ahead run in 6-4 win over Mercer (4/10)... Had two hits and drove in two runs in the 8-7 win at Wake Forest (4/14)... Had another solid series at No. 6 North Carolina, going 4-for-11, with a double, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base -- he scored the game-winning run in Saturday's 4-2 series clincher... Was clutch in the win over Georgia in front of 19,669 at Turner Field (4/24)... He doubled and scored in the third inning; hit a two-run homer that gave Tech 3-2 lead in the seventh; and in the ninth, he singled with two outs, stole second and scored game-winning run... Collected his first career multi-homer game by hitting two and finishing 3-for-4 with three RBI vs. Clemson (4/27)... Drove in at least a run in all three games of the Clemson series, played error-free on defense and stole two bags... Had an RBI in the Georgia win that clinched the season series (5/9) and was in on all four double plays (tied season high) turned by Tech... Also came up big during Tech's run to the ACC Championship with four hits, six RBI and two home runs in the tournament, including a homer in the championship game win over Miami... Had three hits in the NCAA Gainesville Regional, including a 2-for-4 effort with an RBI in the 6-2 loss to No. 1 Florida.
One of just three players to start all 63 games ... Started the first nine at shortstop before moving to second base for the final 54 ... Batted .275 with 13 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 47 RBI ... Also was 6-for-7 in stolen base attempts ... Had 18 multi-hit and 10 multi-RBI games ... Defensively, had a .954 fielding percentage ... Fielded 39 double plays on the year, the most on the team and eighth-most in the ACC ... Made one of the gutsiest plays in Tech history, scoring the eventual game-winner with a straight steal of home in a 6-5 victory over NC State in 15 innings on May 26 ... Ran a career-best 11-game hit streak from May 10-28 ... Had two RBI and a triple in his collegiate debut against Kent State (2/18) ... Went 2-for-3 and recorded a stolen base versus Georgia State (3/2) ... Recorded two RBI and a stolen base against Rutgers while going 2-for-4 (3/4) ... Batted .750 with a double and four RBI in Tech's win over Kennesaw State (3/8) ... Followed his performance the next weekend against Maryland by hitting .444 in nine at bats (3/11-13) ... Led the team with three RBI in the opener of the NC State series (3/18) ... Hit his first career home run -- a three-run shot -- in the top of the 10th at Miami (3/26) ... Had a pair of hits (one double) and drove in three runs in a series opening 9-2 win over Duke (4/1) ... Defensively, was a part of four turned double plays with solid defense up the middle in the Duke series (4/1-3) ... Had a big series against No. 1 Virginia, going 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles, a home run and two RBI ... Was 2-for-4 with two doubles against two-time ACC Pitcher of the Year Danny Hultzen in the opener ... Hit his second homer of the season to lift Tech to a win in Sunday's finale ... Went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI to help the Jackets claim the series in Sunday's finale at Wake Forest (4/17) ... Batted .455 (5-for-11) in the series against Illinois-Chicago (5/7-9) ... Had a pair hits in the opener, before going 3-for-3 with two RBI in the clinching win on Sunday (5/8) ... Followed that up with a 3-for-3, five-RBI game against Savannah State (5/10) ... Hit his fourth homer of the season in the win over the Tigers ... Collected five hits and two RBI in three games against No. 9 North Carolina (5/13-15) ... Drove in the game-tying run in Saturday's 9-8 comeback win in the ninth inning (5/14) ... Helped turn two key double plays in Sunday's victory to win the series (5/15) ... Had four hits, including two doubles at the 2011 ACC Championship (5/25-28).
Two-sport star in baseball and basketball at Calhoun High School... Four-year letterwinner in baseball as a shortstop, including two years as team captain for coach Chip Henderson... The 10th-rated recruit in Georgia and a top-100 recruit in the nation according to Perfect Game ... Member of the 2010 state baseball championship team... Named a member of the 2010 All-State team ... Was the Rome-Tribune Co-Player of the Year in 2009 with current Yellow Jacket Chase Butler, and outright Player of the Year in 2010... Hit for a .547 batting average with 20 home runs and 67 RBI his junior year in 2009... Put together a stretch of hitting five home runs in five consecutive at-bats... In 2010, hit .464 with 16 home runs and 57 RBIs as a senior... Spent a summer as member of prestigious East Cobb Yankees program... Also a three-year letterwinner and one-year team captain as a guard on the basketball team under coach Casey Baxter... Named to All-Area team as a senior.
Full name is Daniel Mott Hyde... Born Mar. 10, 1992 in Saudi Arabia... Son of Lamar and Esmi Hyde... Enjoys juggling... Has an older brother who goes by J.B. (John Barry)... Father Lamar started one of the first carpet companies in Saudi Arabia... Majoring in management.