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Yellow Jacket Roundup: Sets the Record Straight

Softball finishes the weekend in Tallahassee with a positive run differential!

Sadly the season is over for softball.
Georgia Tech Athletics/Danny Karnik

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - In a rare turn of events, I’ve seen more sports from schools not called Georgia Tech this week than those called Georgia Tech. However, after a harrowing trip from Chicago to Atlanta via car, and by harrowing, I mean I ordered too-spicy of hot chicken in Nashville, Yellow Jacket Roundup makes a slightly belated return to bring you the best that softball and track had to offer this past week.


Softball

Softball opened the postseason with an 8-0 shutout of the Virginia Cavaliers, who they defeated twice in the regular season. Leading by eight after five, the game was called on run-rule and Tech easily coasted into the second round of the tournament, thanks to all-around solid hitting, and surprisingly lock-down pitching. However, in the second round, Tech ran into defending ACC and national champion Florida State, who were unforunately a 2 seed, with the VPISU Hokies sitting in first, somehow. Anyways, Tech held it close for most of the game, and nearly evened the score at two all when they threatened late in the game. However, one bad inning was enough to sink the Yellow Jackets, who would go on to fall 7-0 to the Seminoles, ending their season with a loss, and an overall record of 31-27.

This week: The Jackets are at rest for the summer.

Track and Field

Daniel Pietsch and Ben Jean were the first pair of top-8 finishers for the Yellow Jackets this weekend, when they finished 4th and 6th in the men’s 400m, gaining 2nd Team All-ACC. They were joined by Avery Bartlett, who got 3rd in the 800m, earning himself All-ACC status, as well. Olivia Moore finished in 5th in the women’s pole vault and Cole Shea got 2nd in the men’s edition, and both secured 2nd Team All-ACC in the process. Jeanine Williams nailed down a 2nd place finish in the 100m hurdles, setting a school record and gaining her own All-ACC finish. The men’s 400m Relay of Tyson Spears, Maurice Simpson, Ryan Thomas, and Pietsch finished 6th. In the women’s 1600m relay, Bri Hayden, Jordynn Tyndall, Kendria Edouard, Denise Woode slid into 8th place, while the men, Ty Brooks, Lionel Jones, Bartlett, and Pietsch finished 2nd and 2nd Team All-ACC. However, the true standout performance of the weekend came from Bria Matthews, Tech’s lone ACC Champion, setting a school record and earning All-ACC with her performance in the tripe jump. Madeline Hammond added a 4th place, 2nd Team All-ACC performance in the high jump, as the Tech men and women went on to finish 10th and 13th, respectively, in the conference.


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This Week on the Flats:

BOLD for home, REGULAR for away, ITALIC for time and location

Monday:
Golf is in 3rd (217, -9) at the NCAA Regionals
Pullman, WA

Tuesday:
Golf is at the NCAA Regionals
Pullman, WA, 10:30 AM

Baseball vs. Mercer
6:00 PM, The Rusty C, ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1

Wednesday:
Golf is at the NCAA Regionals
Pullman, WA, 10:30 AM

Thursday:
Baseball vs. Pittsburgh
7:00 PM, The Rusty C, ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1

Friday:
Baseball vs. Pittsburgh
6:00 PM, The Rusty C, ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1

Saturday:
Baseball vs. Pittsburgh
1:00 PM, The Rusty C, ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1

Sunday: OFF