Georgia Tech pitcher Mark Pope was named to two All-America teams Wednesday. He was a third-team choice for both the Baseball America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America teams. The Baseball America All-America team had four starting pitchers per team while the writers’ teams had five.
Pope went 11-4 with a 1.74 ERA with 88 strikeouts against 24 walks in 113.2 innings. Opponents hit .218 against him. His ERA is the sixth lowest for a single-season in school history and lowest since 1973.
Pope, from Walton High, was drafted in the fifth round by the San Diego Padres in the major league baseball draft earlier this month. He has one year of eligibility remaining, but is expected to sign with the team.