Georgia Tech, Georgia play for season-series win tonight at the Rusty C.
The Jackets and Bulldogs clash tonight at Turner Field at 7 p.m.
Walk-on Thomas Smith bringing good luck, a spark to lineup
Yellow Jackets will shave their heads post-game for a good cause
The Yellow Jackets (14-9, 3-5) saw Sam Dove extend his hittiing streak to 15 games
Honors & Awards
*2010 ACC Academic Honor Roll
*2009 ACC Academic Honor Roll
A solid middle infielder with great defensive instincts ... Has surprising power and is very quick ... Will add depth to Tech's middle infield.
Saw action in 22 games in the middle infield... Went 1-for-1 and scored as Georgia Tech took the opener of the NC State series, 9-2... Came on to pinch-run in the come-from-behind win over No. 9 North Carolina, scoring the tying run in the ninth inning as the Jackets rallied with a five-run ninth inning for the victory... Went 1-for-2 and scored as Georgia Tech staved off elimination with a 12-2 victory over Austin Peay in the NCAA Regional at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Played 18 games in the middle infield, making one start at second base ... Hit .294 with three runs, two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI ... Had just five hits, but carried a .765 slugging percentage ... Had 15 assists to just one error defensively ... Recorded his first hit of the season, a home run to left field against Mercer (3/24) ... Had a three-RBI double in the series finale against Duke (4/3) ... Belted a pinch-hit, two-run homer in a midweek game at Georgia (4/14).
Played in 29 games on the season, making six starts at second base ... Had one home run and four RBI ... was a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts ... Collected the first hit of his career with an RBI single against Rutgers in the last game of the two-game series against the Scarlet Knights (2/28) ...Hit his first home run in the ninth inning of Tech's 18-2 win at Georgia State (4/15) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a 9-3 win over Georgia State in the NCAA Atlanta Regional (5/29).
Four-year letterwinner for baseball coach Michael Shaheen at Wesleyan School ... Led Wesleyan to the state title in 2008 ... Named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Gwinnett County Player of the Year in 2008 ... Tabbed to the all-state first team in 2007 and 2008 and all-Gwinnett County squad in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Owns the Wesleyan career records for runs (161), home runs (42) and walks (72) ... Hit .495 with 15 HR, 48 R and a 1.011 slugging percentage his senior year at Wesleyan ... Earned two letters in diving and one in swimming for coach Colin Creel at Wesleyan ... Finished 11th in the state in the 2005 diving championships and 12th in 2006 ... Also played two years of football for coach Bill Bufton.
Full name is Connor Thomas Winn ... Born June 25, 1990 ... Son of Phil and Susan Winn ... Uncle Larry Wanke was a quarterback for the New York Giants in the late `80s after playing collegiately at Pittsburgh ... Intends to major in business management at Georgia Tech ... Lists his sister Madison as his biggest influence in life.