Honors & Awards
*2012 ACC Academic Honor Roll
*2013 ACC Academic Honor Roll
Coach Hall on Mitch Earnest
"Mitch is an outstanding catcher and he's a sneaky hitter -- a much better hitter than he's given credit for. He's a former walk-on that has really put the effort in each off-season to improve his game."
Platooned at catcher behind All-American Zane Evans and put up career numbers... Played in 32 games and made 17 starts... Hit .306 with four doubles, his first three career home runs and collected 15 RBI... His .306 average was fifth-best among starting players... Was 1-for-3 with an RBI and scored a career-best two runs in the 16-5 win over Georgia State on Feb. 19... Hit his first career home run -- a grand slam -- and was 3-for-4, scored twice and posted a career-best four RBI in the win over Savannah State on April 16... Had a productive night in the 9-2 win at Ohio State on May 7, going 3-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, two RBI and two runs -- also threw out an OSU steal attempt in the game... Was 2-for-4 versus Georgia on May 14 with a double and three RBI... Was 2-for-3 with a homer and scored twice in the regular-season finale at Miami on May 18 -- a 10-1 Tech win... Launched his first career postseason home run in the Nashville Regional against top-seeded Vanderbilt as two-run shot helped the Jackets pull away from the Commodores for a 5-0 win.
Saw action in 23 games and made nine starts at catcher... Hit .250 with four doubles and seven RBI... Solid defensive with just one error in 111 chances... Had a monster opening weekend by hitting .571 (4-for-7) with a double, four RBI and a stolen base... Scored the eventual winning run in the seventh inning of 5-3 win at Winthrop (2/18)... Had a career-best three hits and two RBI in that game... Matched his career-high of two RBI at NC State (3/10) thanks to an RBI single and a sac fly... Walked and scored in the Sunday game of the NC State series... Was 1-for-2 with a walk as the starting catcher at Georgia (3/20) -- hit his third career double... Was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI at No. 6 North Carolina (4/21)... Went 1-for-2 versus No. 1 Florida in the NCAA Gainesville Regional.
Saw limited action as the third catcher on Georgia Tech's depth chart... Picked up his first collegiate hit, going 1-for-1 versus NC State on March 19... Earned his first start May 10 versus Savannah State.
Three-year letterwinner at Lakeside High School under head coach Bill Newsome... Named Second Team All-County in Dekalb as a junior in 2009... Named All-County and All-State in 2010 after hitting .374 with 6 home runs and 32 RBI.
Full name is Thomas Mitchell Earnest... Born Oct. 14, 1991 in Atlanta, Ga.... Son of Tom and Terracer Earnest... Has a younger brother, Brad... Majoring in management.