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Technical Tidbits 4/26: Baseball Falls to uga, Basketball Transfer Market Gains Clarity

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Tech picks up a win and a loss on the diamond while Josh Pastner continues to build his roster for next season.

2015 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic - Louisiana Monroe v Canisius Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Following up on the big series win in Blacksburg, the Georgia Tech baseball team returned home Tuesday night, only to fall in the second game of Clean, Old Fashioned Hate: Baseball Edition. A ninth inning rally wasn’t enough to top the dawgs, who beat Tech for the second time this season. Despite eleven hits to uga’s nine, georgia used a four inning fourth inning to claim a 7-5 win. The baseball team heads to the windy city this weekend for a three game series against the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Tech softball team played a cross-town thriller Tuesday night, heading to Kennesaw State and winning 2-1 in 12 innings. Last night’s game was the 10th annual Lexi’s day game, which raises money for the Alexis Kaiser Foundation, a foundation which assists local young people who suffer with a neuromuscular disease. It was an exciting night for the Jackets both on and off the diamond.

Kassius Robertson, the sharpshooting grad transfer who recently took his official visit Tech, will start his official visit to Missouri on Thursday. A decision on where he will play his final year should be expected shortly after that. As Danny mentioned yesterday, Robertson would fill a major need for the Jackets, as he shot over 40% from beyond the arc last season. UConn transfer Juwan Durham has identified Georgia Tech as one of the schools he would like to visit, and is in the process of setting that visit up. Durham was a former top 50 recruit, but decided to transfer out after averaging just 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds a game. Despite the unimpressive numbers in his freshman season, the 6’11” big man is loaded with talent that had schools across the country fighting for his commitment just a year ago. After MJ Walker, Tech’s top remaining target in the 2017 class, took an out of the blue official visit to Virginia Tech last weekend, the Hokies are suddenly the trendy pick for his services next season. While many thought his decision was down to Florida State and Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech has quickly entered the picture and now holds the last six picks in his 247 crystal ball. Only time will tell if the Hokies will soon gain his commitment or if the crystal ball surge is merely a knee-jerk reaction to his recent official visit.