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Technical Tidbits 4/15: Yellow Jackets fall to Tigers; Alvarado declaring for NBA draft

Yellow Jackets baseball team continues to struggle.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: MAR 01 Georgia at Georgia Tech Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The tough stretch seems to continue for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets baseball team. On Tuesday night they dropped their game against SEC-rival Auburn. The final score was 7-3. With the loss, the Yellow Jackets, ranked 20th at the time, fall to 15-13 on the season. The Tigers haven’t had a great season — they are now three game shy of .500 with a record of 13-16. Starting tomorrow and running through the weekend, the Yellow Jackets will be back in action. They’ll be hosting the Virginia Tech Hokies. The games will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women’s basketball team has named Tasha Butts as an associate head coach. Butts’ promotion was announced on Tuesday. She joined the team last season when Nell Fortner took over as the team’s head coach. Aside from coaching, Butts, who is a seasoned coach with a lot of experience, had spent time in the WNBA. In her two seasons with the Yellow Jackets she’s helped the team make significant improvements. Congratulations to her on this well deserved promotion.

In a way, Tech fans could breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Arizona has decided on its next head coach. Though there’s no sign that current Yellow Jackets men’s basketball head coach Josh Pastner had any intentions of coaching elsewhere. In this recent statement, more of a verbal commitment to Tech, Pastner indicated that Georgia Tech is where he wants to be. He has done great work in building the team and getting it back to the NCAA tournament. With an outlook to building on the team’s accomplishments of the last season, it’s nice to know that an important piece of that success will still be around.

Tech baseball player and true freshman Kevin Parada has had a great season. And he’s been recognized for it being named to the watch list honors for the Golden Spikes Award. He’s ranked in many categories nationally among freshmen, as the article points out. This includes hitting as well as hits and doubles. The semifinalist for the award will be named in June. Good luck to Parada for the remainder of the season.

It looks like Jose Alvarado will be testing the waters before the NBA draft. He announced recently that he’s hiring an agent and declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft. The door is still open to him returning as he will retain his eligibility. Whether it’s at Tech for another season, in the NBA, or elsewhere, best wishes to Alvarado.