Tech’s Pope selected to two All-America teams

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.

8 comments Add your comment

juvenal

June 15th, 2011
3:35 pm

juvenal

June 15th, 2011
3:44 pm

why don’t they take more weekdays off down the stretch, pitch their younger pitchers the 3rd game if we won the first 2, something……?seems like they wear themselves out to get a good seed, then are so tired they lose to teams with less talent….

Biff pocoroba

June 15th, 2011
4:12 pm

Too bad Hall wasted great talent once again. Make him recruiting coordinator and get a real coach

juvenal

June 16th, 2011
8:40 am

Ken, how about breaking down that ncaa $ report…….

gt4ever

June 16th, 2011
9:29 am

5th round and turning pro? Good grief, somebody get this kid some good advice…

Genius Jacket

June 16th, 2011
12:54 pm

Was he the guy that got arrested for DUI?

KJ Eagle

June 17th, 2011
7:52 am

Congrats to Pope, but how about mentioning the fact that Victor Roache from Georgia Southern has been named to FOUR All American teams(Three as a first teamer and one as a second teamer) and led the nation in HR’s this year. There are fans of other state schools that read your paper, not just UGA and GT.

beastiality

June 17th, 2011
12:16 pm

Because nobody else cares about georgia southern.