Four different Georgia Tech baseball players were named to All-ACC teams.
Despite having an up and down season as a whole, four different Georgia Tech baseball players found themselves on All-ACC teams on Monday.
Wade Bailey – All-ACC First Team
Junior infielder Wade Bailey was named to the ACC’s First-Team, the only Yellow Jacket to do so. The 5-foot-9, 182-pound Villa Rica native hit a career-high .347 in 2017, collecting six home runs 23 extra-base hits and 38 RBI over 225 at-bats in 53 games.
Bailey had career-high almost across the board in 2017 besides hits where he finished just one behind his career high of 79 set last season but did so in 30 more at-bats.
It’s the first regular season All-ACC team honor for Bailey who was part of the 2016 Gainesville Regional All-Tournament team in 2016.
Joey Bart – All-ACC Second Team
Sophomore catcher Joey Bart had a breakout year in 2017. The former 27th round draft pick hit .296 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI. Despite missing most of May, Bart could be considered the Yellow Jackets team MVP. His bat helped lead the Jackets to several wins early in the season and was once leading the country in home runs.
Bart set career highs in most offensive categories except batting average where he hit .296, three points below last year’s .299 average. Bart was a member of the ACC’s All-Freshman team last season as well as a part of Louisville Slugger’s All-Freshman Team.
Trevor Craport – All-ACC Third Team
Junior infielder Trevor Craport was a mainstay at the top of the Yellow Jacket’s lineup hitting .336 through 53 games. For the season Craport hit .336/.402/.511 with five home run and 30 RBI.
Craport was one of the Jackets’ best hitters throughout the season on his way to setting career highs in hits and doubles with 75 and 20 respectively. Craport in the past has been awarded for his academics but this is his first ACC honor for his work on the field.
Austin Wilhite – Freshman All-ACC Team
While head coach Danny Hall expects a lot out of all his players, Austin Wilhite surpassed any and all. The Buford, Georgia native was tremendous in his freshman season hitting .340 and consistently getting on base. No matter where he was in the batting order, Wilhite succeeded at the plate, reaching base 41% of the time.
Overall, Wilhite hit .340/.415/.441 with one home run and 24 RBI through 53 games. Going forward into the future, Wilhite will be an important and integral part of Georgia Tech’s offense.