The Yellow Jackets are now 1-1 in Pool B
The regular season ends Saturday when the teams meet at 1 p.m.
Brandon Thomas homered and triples for the Yellow Jackets (15-2, 3-1)
The Yellow Jackets collected 18 singles in winning its sixth straight game
The Yellow Jackets have scored double-digit runs in four-straight games
Georgia Tech 12, Boston College 5 (Photos by Danny Karnik)
MLB Draft History
*Drafted in the 14th round by the Minnesota Twins of the 2010 MLB Draft, but enrolled at Georgia Tech... One of six Georgia Tech freshmen drafted in the same class.
A solid two-way player for Tech... Injury limited his action for most of the 2012 season... Has a pro-athletic body and plus power at the plate ... A strike-thrower that has a fast break and a good change ... Very good at challenging hitters ... Was also heavily recruited as a football player in high school.
Was limited by a shoulder injury for much of the season... Saw early-action on the mound in four games... Was used most as a pinch-runner late in the season... Was Tech's Sunday starter vs. Winthrop (2/18) -- his second career start - and worked 4.0 innings, with five hits, one earned runs, 0 walks, one strikeout and a no decision in a 5-3 Tech win... Logged a pair of relief appearances in the two wins over Ohio State... Did not pitch again after a 2/29 appearance versus Kennesaw State... Scored three times as a pinch-runner, including the tying run in the ninth inning as Tech stormed back to beat Clemson in extra innings (4/27).
A valuable two-way player for the Yellow Jackets... Started 15 games in the outfield and earned his first start on the mound versus Mississippi State in the NCAA Regional... Allowed just one earned run in 17.1 innings of work on the mound for a team-best 0.52 ERA among regular relievers... Pitched scoreless ball in his 13 relief outings... Fired 1.1 innings with two strikeouts and figured as the winning pitcher in the Jackets' 8-1 victory over Kent State on Feb. 19... Earned his second win in dramatic fashion, holding No. 9 North Carolina to just one hit in two innings of relief and making an incredible leaping grab and throw on a high chopper back to the mound with two outs in the ninth to strand two Tar Heel runners... At the plate, Smelter hit .222 (10-for-45) with a double, seven RBI and 11 runs... Swiped two bases... Walked 10 times and was hit by four pitches with just 15 strikeouts for a .400 on-base percentage... Went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs in a 7-4 win at Georgia Southern on Feb. 23... Had three hits and two RBI as Georgia Tech swept Rutgers with a 14-3 rout on March 6.
Three-sport standout at Tattnall Square Academy in football, basketball and baseball... Four-year letterwinner and two-year captain in baseball under head coach Joey Hiller... Named a Louisville Slugger All-American in 2010 and Aflac All-American in 2009 ... Led Tattnall Square to the State Title in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned all-region and all-state honors in three-straight years (2008, 2009, 2010)... Named Macon Telegraph Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010... Threw two no-hitters in his career, one as a junior and one as a senior... Posted a 9-2 record with a 0.92 ERA on the mound while hitting 10 home runs at the plate during senior season in 2010... Spent summer as a member of prestigious East Cobb Yankees program under head coach James Beavers... In basketball, he was named the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010, while earning all-state honors from 2007-2010... Played four different positions in football (QB, RB, WR, S)... Was named all-state in 2007 and 2008, as well as the GISA player of the year in 2008 and 2009 ... holds Tattnall Square single-season record for interceptions, and career records for interceptions and receiving yards.
Full name is DeAndre Tremaine Smelter... Born Dec. 3, 1991 in Macon, GA... Son of Vincent and Cora Smelter... Has three brothers, Charles, Chris and Corey... Father Vincent played basketball for Eastern Illinois... Majoring in management.