Georgia Tech baseball will look to build on last week’s strong showing this evening when they play host to Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Golden Lions enter this mid-week bout at 2-1, having defeated Grambling and Alabama State and lost to Alcorn State in the Andre Dawson Classic on opening weekend. Both their midweek and weekend games last week were canceled due to rain so UAPB will no doubt be well rested. Last season the Lions went 15-31. This will be the first meeting between the Yellow Jackets and the Golden Lions.
As the college baseball season begins, prospect hounds across the MLB begin watching with an eye on players with the tools to develop into the next big leaguer. Our friends over at Talking Chop, SB Nation’s Atlanta Braves site, put out their first weekly college prospect tracker on Monday. This edition of the tracker included two members of the hometown Georgia Tech baseball team: catcher Joey Bart and OF Chase Murray. Bart was featured as a prospect on the rise and somebody that the Braves could potentially target with the 8th overall pick while Murray’s hot start put him on the list of players to keep an eye on. Both players will certainly be fun to watch this season.
Monday was a bit of a slow news day for Georgia Tech-related things, so let’s take a look ahead at next week’s ACC Tournament. The middle of the conference is a mess to sort out, with 6 teams between 8 and 10 wins but Georgia Tech’s path forward is pretty simple. If Tech beats Wake Forest on Saturday, the Jackets clinch the 13th seed. If the Deacons win, the Jackets fall to the 14th seed. That’s it! 13th or 14th seed. Pretty simple. The harder thing is figuring out who the Tech will play in Round 1. If Tech is the 13th seed they’ll tip off against the 12th seed (currently Boston College) at noon next Tuesday. If Tech is the 14th seed, they’ll tip off against the 11th seed (currently Notre Dame) at 7:00 pm next Tuesday.