Four Jackets Named To All-ACC Baseball Team
Gonzalez, Spingola and Smith named second-team; Hyde third-team
May 19, 2014
THE FLATS - Georgia Tech's Matt Gonzalez, Thomas Smith, Daniel Spingola and Mott Hyde have been named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Team, as announced by Commissioner John Swofford on Monday.
Outfielders Gonzalez and Spingola and first baseman Smith were named to the second team, while second baseman Hyde was named third team. It's the seventh consecutive year that three or more Yellow Jackets have earned All-ACC honors and mark 100 all-time all-conference honors in 21 seasons under head coach Danny Hall.
Matt Gonzalez, Sophomore, Outfield, Acworth, Ga./Harrison
Thomas Smith, Junior, First Base, Ft. Pierce, Fla./John Carroll
Daniel Spingola, Junior, Outfield, Roswell, Ga./Marist
Mott Hyde, Senior, Second Base, Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun
Hit a career-best .291 overall with 11 doubles, two triples, three homers and 31 RBI
His average of .319 in ACC play ranked eighth
Part of a defense that turned 64 double plays in the regular season to lead the NCAA
Fielded .976 in ACC play, committing just four errors versus the conference
Each of the ACC awards are the first in their careers. Tech has had at least one outfielder earn All-ACC mention in four consecutive years and 14 of the last 15 years. Hyde becomes the Jacket's first All-ACC honoree at second base since Mike Trapani in 2005.
Florida State's D.J. Stewart was named the 2014 ACC Player of the Year, while Nathan Kirby (Virginia) and Chris Diaz (Miami) shared Pitcher of the Year honors. Zach Collins from Miami was the Rookie of the Year and the Cavaliers' Brian O'Connor earned Coach of the Year honors.
Tech opens play at the 2014 ACC Championship on Tuesday versus Wake Forest at 3 p.m. in Greensboro, N.C.