Let’s just say that the Georgia Tech Baseball team did not play their best in this weekend’s series against u(sic)GA. The Jackets lost 6-5 in Athens on Friday, then got thrashed 12-0 on Saturday in Atlanta, and in the series finale on Sunday at Coolray Field in Gwinnett, Tech lost 9-3. The Jackets were plagued by errors and mental mistakes while being outplayed by the dwags. Luckily, it’s still very early in the season, and the Jackets have a chance to recover from the losses with games Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. On Tuesday, Tech will play Tennessee Tech in Atlanta, with first pitch coming at 6 p.m. on ACCNX. On Wednesday, the Beesball team will be at Georgia State for another 6 p.m. first pitch. Go, Jackets!
In much better Georgia Tech news, on Saturday night the Jackets defeated Miami 63-57. After taking a 16-point halftime lead, Tech did everything they could to lose the game, allowing a 24-2 Miami run at one point. However, behind great games from Mike Devoe and Jose Alvarado, the Jackets were able to recover from their early second half woes and top the Hurricanes. This game really tested Tech, and it showed a lot of heart and character to give up a 16-point lead, but fight back and wrestle the game away from Miami. Tech returns to action on Wednesday in Atlanta versus the Pitt Panthers. The game tips off at 9 p.m., and will be televised on a RSN.
If the Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team wants to make the NCAA Tournament, this was a must win. And, although it was close throughout the contest, Tech pulled a win out. Lotta-Maj Lahtinen had a double-double, finishing with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and was the key player in the victory. The Jackets will play next in the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. They will play the winner of no. 15 Pitt vs. no. 10 Notre Dame. Good luck, ladies!
James Graham is definitely the favorite to open the year as the starting QB for Georgia Tech. However, according to this article, Graham isn’t quite a lock to be the starter. There will be an ongoing competition throughout the spring (and fall), with Graham, Jordan Yates, Tucker Gleason, and Jeff Sims all playing a role. Graham was a solid QB option last year, but in most games his play left a lot to be desired. The competition should definitely force him to be on his A-game all of the time, which will benefit the entire team in the long run.
It was reported on Friday that DB/WR Jair Hawkins-Anderson would be entering the transfer portal. The Suwanee, GA native was at Tech for four season, redshirting his first year and appearing in three games the next. In his third season, Hawkins-Anderson played in three games, and last season appeared in two games, catching one pass for two yards. Transferring is not a decision to take lightly, and we here at FTRS wish Jair all the best as he moves on to a new chapter in his life.
Question of the Day: What did you think of the Baseball team’s performance this weekend?