Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall began the 2014 baseball season by adding 14 freshmen to his 32 man roster, who comprised the No. 9 ranked freshman class by Perfect Game USA. One of those freshman players has started his coming out party.
This week, infielder Connor Justus was named ACC Player of the week, an honor that is no easy feat, especially for a freshman. The last Tech freshman to receive this honor was Kyle Wren — back in 2011 — who now plays for the Atlanta Braves.
Hall spoke about Justus to ramblinwreck.com:
“He just impressed me in the fall with how he could play defense. He’s impressed me in that every day that he comes to practice. He’s one of those guys that enjoys practice. He’s going to have fun. He’s going to work hard and is infectious with other guys on the team just because of the way he goes about his business.”
During last week’s games, Justus put up some impressive numbers. Some of Connor’s stats were a .471 batting avg. and a .941 slugging percentage. He also had two home runs, two doubles and a team-high eight RBI. Needless to say, without Justus in the line-up last week, the outcome could have gone in the opposite direction.
If the way Justus is playing is any indication of what the other 13 freshman are going to do in the future, then hold on to your seats Tech fans, because these guys are going to take you for a ride.
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