ACC Baseball Players of the Week Announced

Johnson and Funkhouser earn ACC Weekly Honors

ACC Players of the Week Presented by Havoline

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Kel Johnson has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while Louisville’s Kyle Funkhouser was named the Pitcher of the Week.

Johnson hit .571 with five RBIs on eight hits, including three doubles and two home runs, to lead the Yellow Jacket offense on opening weekend. In his collegiate debut on Friday night against St. John’s, the native of Palmetto, Georgia, went 4-for-5, becoming the first Georgia Tech freshman since 1998 to collect four or more hits on opening day. For the weekend, he slugged 1.214 with a .571 on-base percentage. He leads the league in total bases and is tied for the lead in hits and home runs.

Funkhouser matched a career-high with 12 strikeouts and allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings to lead the seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team to a 5-1 season-opening win over Alabama State on Friday at the Opening Weekend Challenge in Clearwater, Florida. A junior from Oak Forest, Illinois, Funkhouser retired the final 20 batters he faced after allowing a single and a walk in the first inning. The All-American equaled his strikeout total at Temple last May and improved to 19-4 in his collegiate career with the performance.