While the Georgia Tech baseball season may officially be over, the 2015 campaign is just getting started for former Yellow Jacket Buck Farmer; he was called up by the Detroit Tigers to take a spot in the rotation vacated by the injured Kyle Lobstein. Farmer, who is the fifth-ranked prospect in the currently barren Detroit farm system, went 0-1 last season with the big league club with an 11.57 ERA and 11 strikeouts in just 9.1 innings pitched in a spot-starter and long reliever role. He put up an impressive 5-1 record with a 2.98 ERA after five starts with Triple-A Toledo and will start Thursday against the Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Defensive end recruit Anree Saint-Amour, who made a surprise commitment to Georgia Tech towards the end of the most recent recruiting cycle, says that an offer from Ohio State -- his previous number one choice -- disappeared after another player committed to the Buckeyes. This is obviously something that happens all the time around college athletics (and in this situation we should be glad that it did) but it still brings up the question of whether or not it is moral to make offers to guys and then rescind them as they are making a final decision. In the case of Saint-Amour it appears to have worked out, but for countless others it creates a sticky recruiting situation.
Yesterday marked the milestone of 100 days to the kickoff of college football season, and what better way to celebrate than to read up on 100 numbers to know with 100 days remaining until the season finally begins? The most notable number that pertains to Georgia Tech is 22, or the number of years that Virginia Tech has made it to a bowl game -- if the Hokies were to miss one this season and Tech were to make one, the Jackets would be co-owners of the longest streak with Georgia. This is going to be a long 100 days.
The 2015 ACC baseball championship was won by none other than the conference powerhouse Florida State Seminoles, who defeated NC State by a final score of 6-2 to claim the title back on May 24th. While Georgia Tech didn't get the opportunity to play either of those teams this season, I feel confident in saying that the best team won the conference. Congratulations to FSU for winning the title this season, but don't get too comfortable with the trophy residing in Tallahassee.
How are you going to pass the final
100 99 days to kickoff?
Have a great Wednesday!