The Georgia Tech baseball team lost three players to the MLB this spring (not to mention graduates). However, the Beesball team is bringing in a great freshman class and three noteworthy transfers to fill holes in the roster. Chance Huff is a pitcher that hails from Niceville, FL. In his career at Vanderbilt, Huff struck out 21 batters in 18.1 innings, finishing with a 6.38 ERA. The second transfer, also from Vanderbilt, is infielder Justyn-Henry Malloy. In 26 career games, Malloy only batted to a .128 average, but had a OBP of .443. Last, but certainly not least, is Rhodes College grad transfer John Medich. A pitcher, Medich finished his career at Rhodes with a 4.28 ERA. Welcome to the Flats!
Unfortunately, the prospect of sellout crowds at college football stadiums throughout the nation this fall is looking bleaker as we draw closer and closer to the season. According to the article above, the GTAA is preparing for anything. There are multiple plans being developed by the athletic department for fans at Bobby Dodd Stadium, from no physical distancing requirements to no fans at all. I’m hoping that at least some fans are able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Atlanta from BDS (just not opposing ones).
Recruiting in the age of COVID-19 has been different, to say the least. Georgia Tech Head Coach Geoff Collins and the rest of his staff have been doing the best they can to stay connected with high school students and coaches around the world. The current number of commits to Tech stands at 15, with one four-star in WR James BlackStrain. Expect the class to continue growing, especially if on-campus visit restrictions are lifted.
One of Tech baseball’s main needs going into the 2021 season will be at LF. That’s due to the fact that this season’s left fielder, Michael Guldberg, was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the third round of the recent MLB Draft. Guldberg recently signed his contract with the A’s for a cool $300,000. Congratulations, Michael!
There has to be a way we can do a virtual “#4the404” Day around a Braves game this season. It only seems right.
Question of the Day: What do you think about the incoming Beesball team transfers?