After two dominating performances this past weekend against Wake Forest, Georgia Tech pitchers Xzavion Curry and Connor Thomas both won Player of the Week honors for their performances.
Georgia Tech’s Xzavion Curry and Connor Thomas had a good weekend to say the least. In Georgia Tech baseball’s series victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the two pitchers combined for 19 innings pitched, six hits, three walks, 29 strikeouts, and just one earned run. The back-to-back complete games were the first for Georgia Tech since 2001 according to the program’s Twitter account.
Xzavion Curry – ACC Pitcher of the Week:
For his performance Xzavion Curry brought home the ACC’s Pitcher of the Week, the second time he’s earned such an honor this spring. Curry was awarded the honor for his complete game shutout, the first of his collegiate career. The sophomore allowed just four base runners over the course of the evening with runners reaching base on two hits and two walks.
Curry picked up his seventh win of the year on Friday night in the victory and improved his record to 7-2, giving him a career high in wins after finishing last year with a 6-4 record. Curry also has pitched his way to a 3.46 ERA allowing 26 runs over 67.2 innings pitched. He’s also struck out 73 opposing hitters over those 67.2 innings pitched while walking 19.
Connor Thomas – National Player of the Week:
Thomas on Saturday looked to one-up Curry’s performance on Friday night and it’s safe to say if he didn’t one-up Curry, he at least got pretty close to doing so. Thomas on Saturday pitched his own complete game however just missed a shutout, allowing one run on four hits and a lone walk. The most impressive part of his performance however in the Jackets 7-1 victory was his 17 strikeouts against the Demon Deacons.
The complete game was Thomas’s second of the season and the victory pushed his record to 5-3 on the season. Thomas has been consistent all season for the Jackets outside one or two starts. He enters this week with a 3.04 ERA and has a WHIP of 0.959. He also leads the team in strikeouts with 89 in his 74.0 innings pitched.
Curry and Thomas will look to continue their dominance this upcoming weekend as Radford comes to town for a three-game series. Radford enters the week with a 20-23 record but winners of eight of their last ten.