Ed. Note: This week we'll be introducing a few of our newest writers after last week's search. Having them on board will liven up the blog even more and help to grow our community. We're extremely excited to have them on board! Please welcome our first new writer, Cade Lawson! Cade will be mainly handling our Technical Tidbits feature from here on out, bringing back a feature that has been gone for far too long.
Georgia Tech Baseball claimed two out of three games from the Seminoles and Jameis Winston over the weekend, handing then No. 1 Florida State their first ACC series loss since April of 2013 when the Virginia Cavaliers swept them in Charlottesville. The Jackets were just four outs away from sweeping the top-ranked ‘Noles, but an eighth inning rally ended in a save by Jameis Winston and a 5-4 FSU victory. Overall, the series was dominated by both the Georgia Tech offense, which pounded a highly regarded FSU pitching staff for 22 runs in three games, and fantastic pitching even in the absence of two key starters in Cole Pitts and Jonathon King. Georgia Tech pitchers allowed just 11 runs in the series to a Florida State offense which is thought to be one of the nation's best, averaging 7.7 runs per game.
Meanwhile up in Colorado, Rockies Outfielder (and Georgia Tech alumnus) Charlie Blackmon continues to tear up opposing pitching in the big leagues. Blackmon, who was taken by the Rockies in the second round of the 2008 draft, is now in his first full season as a starter for the club after playing 68 games with the (uniquely named) Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky-Sox. Blackmon's opportunity to play regularly this season comes on the heels of a surprising decision by the Rockies to trade Dexter Fowler to the Astros, and Blackmon has seized the moment-he is batting .488 as of yesterday with a homerun and nine RBI's.
Matt Kuchar came very close to winning a green jacket yesterday, but instead former dwag Bubba Watson walked away with his second Masters win in three years. Kuchar finished at -2, good enough for a fifth-place tie (his second best finish behind a third-place tie in 2012), but a few key mistakes in the final round and an exceptional overall performance by Watson notched the green jacket for Bubba. While the results were not what any of us had hoped for, we should at least send Bubba Watson a heartfelt note thanking him for not barking on the course.
Georgia Tech has begun to fill the void left by the dismissal of Solomon Poole and the graduation of Trae Golden by using one of their available scholarships on former USF point guard Josh Heath who is expected to transfer to Tech. Heath, whose father was the head coach at USF until his firing this year and who announced his son's transfer, is expected to be able to play immediately and joins Travis Jorgenson and Corey Heyward in the backcourt.
NFL.com draft analyst Bucky Brooks considers Jeremiah Attaochu to be one of the NFL Draft's biggest sleepers, pointing out his high amount of yet-untapped potential. Could he work his way into the first round?
Have a great Monday everybody!