Farmer, Evans and Palka were named first team, Wren to second team
2009 First Team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
2009 Second Team All-America (Baseball America)
2009 ACC Pitcher of the Year
2009 All-ACC (First Team)
2008 First Team Freshman All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
2008 Second Team Freshman All-America (NCBWA)
A highly-touted pitcher with excellent command and with outstanding size ... Has four quality pitches in his repertoire ... The Yellow Jackets No. 1 weekend starter and one of the top pitchers in the country in 2009 .... Reigning ACC Pitcher of the Year, the first in Georgia Tech history to receive the honor. ... Tabbed a 2009 Louisville Slugger First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... 2009 All-America Second Team by Baseball America ... 2009 Third Team All-America by ABCA ... 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year ... 2009 All-ACC First Team ... A 2009 finalist for the National Pitcher of the Year and a semifinalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award ... 2008 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... Named to the NCBWA Freshman All-America second team in 2008.
Finished the year tied for ninth in Tech history in season win percentage (.917), tied for 10th in wins (11) and 14th in strikeouts (118) ... Led the Jackets with an 11-2 record with a 3.50 ERA ... Had 118 strikeouts in 16 starts ... Held opponents to a .232 batting average ... Ranked in the top-three in the conference in appearances (16) , starts, wins and strikeouts ... His 11 wins ranked 10th in the country and his 118 strikeouts were the 15th-most in the country ... Struck out a career-high 13 batters while shutting out Lipscomb (2/20) on three hits through 7.0 innings on opening day ... Earned his second win of the season by yielding just one run on four hits while striking out seven in a career-high 8.0 innings against Rutgers (2/28) a week later ... Held Maryland (3/6) scoreless through 6.2 innings, striking out eight while allowing just five hits ... Earned win No. 4 in his fourth start, limiting Boston College (3/13) to just two earned runs through seven innings of work ... Fanned seven in six innings of work at No. 2 Miami while limiting the Hurricanes (3/27) to five runs on five hits to earn his fifth win of the season ... Struck out 11 batters in six innings of work against North Carolina (4/3), but did not factor into the decision; yielded the Tar Heels to just one run on two hits ... Tossed seven innings against Wake Forest (4/17), striking out nine while allowing just two runs, only one of which was earned, on four hits to pick up his sixth win of the season ... Earned win No. 7 on the season with five gutsy innings at Clemson (4/24), where he held the Tigers to just three runs on four hits while walking seven ... Improved to 8-0 on the year by striking out 10 Presbyterian (5/1) batters in seven innings ... Allowed just two singles and no walks in the game, and neither runner advanced past first base ... Struck out six Florida State (5/8) batters in six innings while allowing just three runs - all in the first inning - to improve to 9-0 on the season ... Allowed just two hits in his final five innings of work against the Seminoles ... Picked up his 11th win of the season, a 9-3 decision over Georgia State, while striking out seven in game one of the NCAA Atlanta Regional (5/29).
Finished his first year on the Flats leading the Yellow Jackets in victories (8) and pacing the starting pitchers with a 3.46 ERA ... Went 8-1 on the season, which ties him for the 13th best winning percentage (.889) in a season at Tech ... Started 13 games and made four relief appearances on the season ... Three of his four relief appearances were scoreless outings ... Became the first pitcher since the 1995 season to notch two wins in the same season against Georgia ... Held Georgia Southern (2/26) to one run on three hits through seven innings to earn the first win of his career ... Yielded just one run - a home run - and struck out eight in seven innings of work against Western Carolina (3/4) for his second win of the year ... Tossed a scoreless inning in relief against Florida State (3/15) ... Tossed seven shutout innings against Kennesaw State (3/18), limiting the Owls to just three hits while striking out six for his third win of the year ... Picked up win No. 4 on the season by limiting Georgia State (3/25) to one run on three hits while striking out five in five innings of work ... Fifth victory of the season came April 9th when he held Georgia to three runs on four hits through 5.2 innings ... Notched seven strikeouts against the Bulldogs ... Worked five innings at Georgia Southern (4/16), giving up just three runs to earn his sixth victory of the season ... Held Mercer (4/22) to two runs on four hits while fanning six and walking none in six innings of work for win No. 7 on the year ... Pitched a gem in Athens, recording a season-high nine strikeouts while holding Georgia (5/7) to one run on four hits through seven innings for his eighth victory ... Started Tech's first game of the ACC Championships, giving up just one earned run on five hits to NC State (5/21) ... Held Lipscomb (5/31) to three runs on six hits while striking out six through 6.2 innings in Tech's second game of the NCAA Athens Regional.
Four-year letterwinner for coach Grant Odell at Deep Run High School ... Led Deep Run to a pair of Colonial District championships in 2006 and 2007 ... Player of the Year for the state of Virginia in 2007 ... Named to the all-state first team in 2006 and 2007 ... Played in the VHSCA Senior All-Star Game ... Holds the Deep Run records for strikeouts in a game (17), season (129) and a career (320) ... Also the career record-holder in wins (20), ERA (1.96), home runs (14) and RBI (97) ... Hit .471 with five home runs and 31 RBI while going 10-1 on the mound with 129 strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA his senior year at Deep Run ... Also a four-year letterwinner for coach Lenny Pritchard as the quarterback of the football team ... Helped Deep Run to the 2006 Colonial District and Central Region Championship ... Led the team to a 12-1 record and an appearance in the state playoffs his senior year ... Tabbed the first-team Colonial District quarterback in back-to-back years ... Four-year member of the honor roll.
Full name is William Deck McGuire ... Born June 23, 1989 ... Son of Randy and Evelyn McGuire ... Management major at Georgia Tech.
Career StatisticsYear ERA W-L App/GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA BK 2008 3.46 8-1 17/13 0 0/2 0 78.0 70 35 30 32 70 14 1 8 336 .240 10 6 1 5 1 2009 3.50 11-2 16/16 0 0/1 0 100.1 86 51 39 41 118 16 3 8 421 .232 8 1 3 6 1 2010 2.96 9-4 16/16 2 0/2 0 112.2 94 44 37 33 118 15 0 13 463 .226 10 8 1 5 0 TOTAL 3.28 28-7 49/45 2 0/5 0 291.0 250 130 106 106 306 45 4 29 1220 .232 28 15 5 16 2