Georgia Tech baseball takes the ACC series win over the Hokies
Georgia Tech baseball will take on Virginia Tech tomorrow in the rubber match
Georgia Tech baseball snapped a four-game losing streak with the win on Friday night
Georgia Tech baseball returns home to host Virginia Tech in ACC play this weekend
Georgia Tech baseball wraps up its five-game road swing at Auburn on Tuesday
Baseball Beats Clemson to Clinch Series (Photos by Ken Langley)
Baseball Wins Thriller at Kennesaw State (Photos by Ken Langley)
Baseball Blanks Duke 4-0 (Photos by Ken Langley)
Jackets Beat Irish, 11-7 (Photos by Ken Langley)
2018 NCBWA Preseason All-America Second Team
2018 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-America Third Team
2017 Collegiate Baseball All-America Second Team
2017 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region First Team
2017 All-ACC First Team
2016 NCAA Gainesville Regional All-Tournament Team
2017 (Junior): Named to the 2017 Collegiate Baseball all-America second team and the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Atlantic all-region first team … Was also named to the 2017 all-ACC first team … Played and started in all 55 games for the Jackets … Led the team and ranked eighth overall in the ACC on the season with a .347 batting average … Also led the team and finished tied for first overall in the ACC in doubles (21), fourth in runs scored (63) and eighth in hits (82) … Led the team with three triples, 27 walks and a .420 on-base percentage … Was second on the team with a .538 slugging percentage and six stolen bases … Was third on the team with 38 RBIs … Totaled 23 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games on the year … Had a career-high 17-game hitting streak on the year … Also posted a career-high 27-game on-base streak on the season … Hit two home runs in the road win at Virginia Tech (April 22) … Also drove in a career-high four RBIs in the win over No. 8 Virginia (May 18) … Matched his career-high with five hits (vs. No. 8 Virginia, May 20) and four runs scored (twice) … Hit safely in each of the first 15 games of the season … Went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, three RBIs and two runs scored in the home win over Marshall (Feb. 18) … Was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored in the win over Western Michigan (Feb. 19) … Went 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored in the road win at Georgia Southern (Feb. 21) … Was a combined 4-for-12 with a triple, a double, two stolen bases, three RBIs and six runs scored in the three-game series versus Youngstown State (Feb. 24-26) … Posted two doubles, a walk, an RBI and scored four runs in the home win over Georgia State (Feb. 28) … Went 8-for-14 with three doubles, a walk, four RBIs and seven runs scored in the three-game weekend series against Belmont (Mar. 3-5) … Was a combined 5-for-15 with a home run, a walk, an RBI and three runs scored in the three-game ACC series at Miami (Mar. 10-12) … Went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in the extra-inning win over No. 9 North Carolina (Mar. 18) … Recorded a home run, two doubles, a walk, an RBI and three runs in a 3-for-4 night in the road win at Mercer (Mar. 28) … Went 5-for-11 with three doubles, two walks, a sacrifice bunt, four RBIs and two runs scored in the three-game home series versus No. 5 Clemson (Mar. 31-April 2) … Had an RBI and scored two runs in the road win at No. 7 Auburn (April 4) … Was 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored in the home win over Mercer (April 18) … Blasted two home runs and drove in three RBIs in the series-clinching win at Virginia Tech (April 22) … Went 3-for-7 with a double, two walks and a run scored in the doubleheader at UIC (April 28) … Registered an RBI triple in the game two win versus Pitt (May 7) … Was a combined 4-for-11 with a double, two walks, a stolen base, an RBI and three runs scored in the road series at Duke (May 12-14) … Went 3-for-5 with a double, a walk, four RBIs and two runs scored in the win over No. 8 Virginia (May 18) … Was a stellar 5-for-6 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored in the regular season finale versus No. 8 Virginia (May 20) … Was a combined 4-for-11 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in the two games versus Miami (May 23) and No. 12 Wake Forest (May 25) at the 2017 ACC Championships … Closed out the season on a 17-game hitting streak.
2016 (Sophomore): Started and played in 59 games at second base ... Combined with Connor Justus for one of the nation's best double play duos ... Tech led the nation with a school-record 80 double plays ... Hit .310 with 13 doubles, four home runs and 25 RBIs ... Had nine games with three or more hits ... Posted a .955 fielding percentage ... Opened the season with a 14-game hitting streak ... Went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases vs. VCU on Feb. 21 ... Was 6-for-12 with four RBIs in the series vs. UMBC (Feb. 26-28) ... Hit his first home run of the season -- two-run blast -- vs. UMBC on Feb. 27 ... Tallied three hits on March 12 at Florida State and again on March 18 vs. Virginia Tech ... Hit a solo homer against the Hokies ... Posted back-to-back three-hit games on March 26 at No. 3 North Carolina and March 30 vs. Georgia Southern ... Crushed a solo shot in the Sunday win at No. 3 North Carolina ... His lead-off home run led to a six-run first inning in the eventual 6-5 win on April 5 at Mercer ... Missed the Coastal Carolina series due to an injury after starting the season's first 41 games at second base ... Recorded a career-high five hits, going 5-for-6 with a double and an RBI vs. Savannah State on May 10 ... Started the game 5-for-5 ... Went 4-for-5 with two RBIs in game two of the May 21 doubleheader against Boston College ... Posted a career-high two doubles, going 4-for-5 vs. Bethune-Cookman on June 4 ... Named to the NCAA Gainesville Regional all-tournament team.
2015 (Freshman): Started 53 of Tech's 55 games with 52 starts coming at second base ... Combined with shortstop Connor Justus to make one of the ACC's top double-play tandems ... The Jackets were second in the league in double plays and among the top-25 double-play teams nationally with 56 ... Hit .255 for the season with the team's second-most doubles (13), third-most runs (32), third-most hits (51) and fourth-most RBIs (27) ... Was among the toughest players nationally to strike out with just one strikeout in every 12.5 at-bats, which was third in the ACC and 58th nationally ... Had a career-best 11-game hitting streak from late March to early April ... Debuted as Tech's starting second baseman in all three games of the Atlanta Challenge on Opening Weekend ... Recorded his first career hit, an infield single, in his first plate appearance and finished 2-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI in the Opening Day win over St. John's ... Was 3-for-3 with three RBIs in the win at Georgia Southern on Feb. 17, including recording his first career extra-base hit -- a two-run double ... Went a then career-best 4-for-5 with an RBI double and three runs in a 15-2 win over Indiana State on Feb. 28 ... Laid down a 12th-inning sacrifice bunt that induced the game-ending error to give Georgia Tech a walk-off 7-6 victory over Ohio on March 3 ... Matched his career-high three RBIs in a 2-for-5 effort with two doubles and a walk against Georgia Southern on March 10 ... Drove in the go-ahead run with a fielder's choice in the sixth inning and added an RBI double in the eighth as Tech beat Auburn 4-1 on March 24 -- first career game-winning RBI ... Missed only two games on the season at Louisville (ankle) ... Returned to the lineup midweek at No. 21 Georgia and had two hits and a then career-best three runs in a 13-6 win ... Went 5-for-11 with two RBIs and two runs scored and launched his first career home run in a series win at Virginia Tech ... Doubled twice, scored and drove in a run in Tech's dramatic 9-7 comeback win at Mercer on May 6 ... Knocked in five runs in Tech's series win over Pittsburgh, which included a career-high-tying three RBIs in the series opener.
Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner at Villa Rica High School under head coach Jay Sneddon ... Earned all-state recognition and Team MVP honors in all four seasons ... Holds the school record for career stolen bases with 104, while hitting .420 and mashing 15 home runs over career ... Lists winning Connie Mack World Series with East Cobb Yankees as his favorite baseball memory ... Chose Georgia Tech for the baseball program, academics and familiarity with current Tech players through summer baseball.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Wade Bailey, but goes by Wade ... Born Feb. 13, 1996, in Villa Rica, Ga. ... Son of Tony and Kathy Bailey ... Majoring in business administration.