from Bill Hass at www.theacc.com:
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – For a moment there Sunday, Zane Evans wasn’t sure he would get to enjoy Georgia Tech’s ACC Baseball Championship.
After second baseman Thomas Smith fielded a ground ball and threw to first baseman Jake Davies for the final out of the Yellow Jackets’ 8-5 win over Miami, the rush was on. And the first guy to the mound, where Evans was standing, was the 225-pound Davies, followed by a horde of teammates. Evans was quickly obliterated.
“I was on the very bottom of the pile and my face was buried in the grass,” Evans said. “I thought I was going to suffocate but I found a little hole. I was freaking out.”
Evans extricated himself from the scene and began wiping his face and spitting out grass before he could join in the celebration.
You couldn’t blame his teammates. The Jackets came into the event unheralded and won all four games they played in NewBridge Bank Park, becoming the first No. 8 seed to win it all.
“We got timely hits when we needed them, we made plays when we needed to, we made pitches when we needed to, got contributions from everybody and things just clicked,” said coach Danny Hall. “It was our best baseball of the year to go 4-0, and to go through the teams we went through to win it, you have to be clicking on all cylinders.”
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