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Burress Named Midseason Freshman of the Year – Baseball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Burress Named Midseason Freshman of the Year – Baseball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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THE FLATS – Georgia Tech baseball true freshman Drew Burress (Houston County, Ga./Houston County) continues to garner accolades in his first year in Atlanta as Perfect Game named him midseason freshman of the year on Tuesday.

The Yellow Jacket center fielder has created a terrific freshman of the year campaign through 26 games, currently leading all freshmen nationally in six categories and all ACC freshmen in seven. His home-run total (14) and slugging percentage (.890) also lead all ACC players, regardless of year.


Category No. D1 Rank ACC Rank
Home Runs 14 1st 1st
Home Runs/Game 0.54 1st 1st
Runs Batted In 37 1st 1st
Runs Batted In/Game 1.42 1st 1st
Slugging Percentage .890 1st 1st
Total Bases 89 1st 1st
Runs 33 3rd 1st
Doubles 8 10th 2nd

Through his first 26 collegiate games, Burress is slashing .370/.477/.890, leading the team in almost every offensive category. He blasted onto the national scene when he belted a school-record four home runs against Georgia State, becoming the 13th player and third freshman in NCAA Division I to accomplish the feat since 2012.

The Houston County native also hasn’t shrunk from conference play, leading the team through nine ACC games with a .375 average, 12 hits and four home runs for nine RBI. He’s slugging .750 and has drawn eight walks for a gaudy .512 on-base percentage to start his ACC career.

Burress and the Yellow Jackets remains home on Tuesday, April 2 when it hosts Presbyterian. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

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