A pair of Georgia Tech baseball players have earned second team All-American honors for their play in the 2019 regular season.
Left hander Connor Thomas and catcher Kyle McCann were two of Georgia Tech’s leaders on and off the field in 2019. On Thursday, the two stars were recognized for their contributions to the Yellow Jackets success this season en route to the program being the third overall seed heading into the NCAA Tournament.
College Baseball Newspaper released their All-American teams on Thursday afternoon and had selected both Thomas and McCann as second-team All-Americans.
Thomas this season for the Yellow Jackets was their best starting pitcher from start to finish. Thomas started 15 games for the Yellow Jackets this season and went 9-1 in those 15 starts including a perfect 7-0 in conference play. For the season, Thomas had an ERA of 3.28 overall and an ERA in ACC play of 2.86. At times this season, Thomas was downright filthy and untouchable. Overall, it was a strong followup season to his sophomore campaign and if he returns for his senior season, he should be once again fun to watch in 2020. That being said, if the Jackets want to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, they’ll need big performances out of Thomas.
Kyle McCann, on the other hand, carried on the tradition of strong hitting catchers for Georgia Tech. The junior backstop was nothing short of incredible at times this year and was a driving force in the Jackets being one of the best offenses in the country in 2019. The top-100 draft prospect hit .298 in 58 games so far this season while clobbering 23 home runs and driving 66 RBI. He also walked 59 times times this season, a career high in walks and walk rate for the junior catcher.
The Jackets will start their journey in the NCAA Tournament on Friday evening at 7:00 pm when they take on Florida A&M.