For the second consecutive year, the Georgia Tech spring game will kickoff under the lights at Bobby Dodd Stadium. This year, the game will be held on Friday, April 20th with kickoff set for 7:00 pm. As always, the spring game will be an intersquad scrimmage between the White and Gold teams and mark the culmination of spring practice. Admission is free. As with past spring games, there is sure to be a lot of special events around the game. Details on those will follow in the coming weeks.
Wayne Cavadi, editor of SB Nation’s Minor League Ball, was in attendance at the Rusty C on Sunday for Georgia Tech’s game against UConn to take a first hand look at Tech’s own Joey Bart, one of the top collegiate prospects in the country. In the linked article, Cavadi came away very impressed with Bart’s game, especially his defensive abilities as a big catcher. Additionally, freshman 3B/RP Oscar Serratos impressed Cavadi with his glove and arm. It will certainly be fun to watch Serratos grow and mature as a player over the next few seasons.
Georgia Tech G Kierra Fletcher was named the ACC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday. Fletcher scored a career-high 18 points, in addition to 9 rebounds and 4 assists. in last week’s dominating win over North Carolina. 12 of those points, and 5 rebounds, came in the second half when Fletcher dominated stretches of the game. Fletcher has started every game this season for the Yellow Jackets and is averaging 7.1 ppg and 4.9 rpg on the season. She has been even better of late, upping her averages to 9.2 ppg and 5.9 rpg in ACC play and hitting double figures scoring in each of the last three games.
- If you’re a little behind on the Josh Pastner-Ron Bell saga, SI.com has a good recap of the happenings as well as some speculation for what it could mean going forward.
- Georgia Tech baseball takes to the road tonight, looking to shake off a rough opening weekend against Georgia Southern.
- Check out this video of Sylvester Ogbonda’s speech about his journey from Nigeria to Georgia Tech given at the 2018 Scholarship Endowment Dinner. There’s a good story about his struggles learning basketball in high school and what would happen to his teammates when they passed him the ball.