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Technical Tidbits 5/10: Georgia Tech Baseball works Clemson

It was a nice weekend for a spring sweep.

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It was Georgia Tech’s most exciting baseball series of the year, they swept the Clemson Tigers and won the last two games in the series by a combined two runs. On Saturday, Justyn-Henry Malloy hit a walk-off home run, and on Sunday, the Jackets came back from a 6-0 hole to start the game. Even with star catcher Kevin Parada out, the bats were able to come alive with huge weekends for Malloy and Andrew Jenkins. These are the performances the Jackets need to have in order to be successful in the postseason, which begins shortly. Tech has just two ACC series left, this weekend in Miami and the following weekend at home against the UNC Tar Heels.

This past weekend, the Georgia Institute of Technology held its commencement exercises for thousands of students in Bobby Dodd Stadium. While socially distanced (but not under capacity restrictions), many people were finally able to say that “they got out.” 96 of those who walked across the stage this weekend can also say they “got out” while spending countless hours at varsity sports practices and events. It’s a tremendous accomplishment to graduate college while being a student-athlete, and those who graduated from Tech just a couple of days ago are truly the best of the best. Congratulations!

Well, that was as easy of a first and second round that you could hope for in a NCAA Tournament. The Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis team swept both of its opponents this weekend to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. On Friday, Tech took down Georgia Southern 5-0, with big wins for no. 5 Kenya Jones and no. 13 Victoria Flores. Saturday was more of the same, with a large defeat of North Florida 4-0. These are both confidence boosters for the no. 11 Jackets, who will square off against either either No. 4 UCLA or No. 30 Texas Tech on Sunday in Orlando. Good luck, Jackets!

On the flip side of the Tech tennis program, the Men’s team was defeated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. They faced the Memphis Tigers, and while there was strength in the top-part of the singles order for the Jackets, the lower end of the lineup couldn’t keep up. Losing in the first round is a difficult way to end the season, but it’s something to build upon after making the tournament for the first time since 2017.

I’m glad it seems that Jamie Foxx had a good time at Georgia Tech last week.

Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on the Beesball team’s weekend?