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Technical Tidbits 2/25: Georgia Tech Baseball beats Mercer

Tech moves to 3-1 on the young season.

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After a less than thrilling opening series against Eastern Kentucky, the Tech Baseball team took care of business and beat the Mercer Bears 7-3 yesterday. In just his third career appearance, C Kevin Parada had an incredible showing, batting 4-4 with a home run and a double. Parada was a highly-ranked prospect coming out of California, so it’s good to see him performing well early in his Yellow Jacket career. Tech’s pitchers were good, only allowing five hits. However, they allowed all three of Mercer’s runs in the ninth inning, so there was a little stress at the end. Tech has a big series this weekend, they go to Raleigh to face the no. 13 N.C. State Wolfpack. The series will show us a lot about this team and how they perform against great competition.

It’s almost tournament time for the Tech Women’s Basketball team, but first, they have to focus on their last two regular season games. One is tonight against the UNC Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, while the other comes on Sunday against Pittsburgh in Atlanta. This season, UNC is a middle-of-the-road ACC team, with an 11-9 overall record (6-9 ACC). A win here would put the Jackets a step closer to locking up the no. 3 seed for the ACC Tournament, and a relatively high seed for the NCAA Tournament. Although, after losing to Boston College on Sunday, no games should be taken for granted. You can catch the game starting at 6 p.m. ET on ACCNX.

The ACC Men’s Swimming Championships are this week, and the Georgia Tech team is making waves. There were two school records broken on day one of the competitions, one in the 200 medley relay and another in the 200 free. For their school record-breaking performance, the 200 medley team (led by Caio Pumputis) came in second in their event. Breaking Tech’s 200 free record was Batur ÜNLÜ, who did it as part of the 800 free relay. Right now, the Jackets are fourth overall in the Championships. These are great results, especially because it happened on day one of the competition. Congratulations, Jackets!

It’s always great to recognize the contributions that Joe Hamilton made to the Georgia Tech Football program, especially in the context of Black History Month.

Question of the Day: Any thoughts on yesterday’s Beesball game?