After thinking on it for a couple of weeks, Georgia Tech closer Matthew Gorst has decided to conclude his baseball career one year early in favor of a fresh start in the Boston Red Sox organization. Gorst, who finished last season with an outstanding 0.55 ERA for the Jackets, will likely receive a signing bonus somewhere in the neighborhood of $100,000 for joining Boston's farm system. It's tough to see a cornerstone of the team depart early, but Gorst would have lost all of his leverage with MLB teams had he stayed for his senior year and could have ended up with a signing bonus worth something close to a tenth of what he got this year. With his departure, all of Tech's 2016 draftees plus top prospect Taylor Trammell have signed with MLB teams.
Former Yellow Jacket and one-time top-rated amateur Ollie Schniederjans has had a relatively quiet first full professional season, but an excellent performance at the Air Capital Classic was enough to both net him a win at a Web.com Tour event and stamp his ticket to the PGA Tour. His winnings to date currently stand at $245,713, good enough for third place among all participants in the Web.com Tour and high enough for his first PGA Tour appearance as a professional. Congratulations to the three-time All-American on a successful start to his professional career.
Though it has now been a full century since Georgia Tech's historic 222-0 beatdown of Cumberland way back in 1916, the record and precedent for domination that it set still stand today. There are plenty of records across sports, both professional and collegiate, that are nearly impossible to break, but it's hard to fathom any one of them being more structurally sound than the 222-point margin of victory. To surpass it, a team would have to score 32 touchdowns and convert each point after while simultaneously shutting out the opponent and forcing a turnover on just about every play. That's just never going to happen, no matter how many sleepovers Jim Harbaugh has at the homes of five-star recruits.
Is Tech's 222-0 beatdown the most unbreakable record in all of sports? Which could be tougher to break?