The Georgia Tech Baseball team took the season series from the georgia bulldwags last night. The game lasted 14 innings until Justyn-Henry Malloy closed the game out with a sacrifice fly. Tech was down 2-1 early, and stayed in that position for a few innings. The Jackets responded to georgia’s three-run seventh inning with a three-run seventh of their own, tying the game. Extras went on for a very long time, as both teams got runners on base but could never convert. It wasn’t Tech’s best performance going into a crucial ACC series this weekend against UNC, but a sweep over georgia is always something to love.
Yesterday wasn’t as solid for the Georgia Tech Golf Team as Monday was, but the Jackets held steady and are in a good position headed into the final round at the Tallahassee NCAA Regional Tournament. Tech currently sits in third place, three behind second place Liberty, and ten ahead of sixth place TCU. That means that Tech just needs another solid round today to qualify as a team for the NCAA Championship that starts next week in Scottsdale, AZ. All the Jackets have to do is be in the top-five as a team at the end of play today. Individually, the Jackets have two players in the top ten: Ben Smith (T3, -7) and Christo Lamprecht (T9, -5). Good luck, Jackets!
The Georgia Tech Swim and Dive team has added an assistant coach that has had some success over the years. Ryan Kauth is leaving his job as head coach of Biola University’s swim program to come to the Flats. During his time at Biola, Kauth won a conference championship and had three student-athletes named All-Americans. While coaching at Biola, Kauth also worked as an assistant swim coach at Mater Dei High School (CA), an athletic powerhouse. This is a great hire for the swimming and diving program, and should bring some success. Welcome, Ryan!
It’s always important to put former student-athletes into positions within athletic departments, and former D1 soccer player Donielle White is the latest to join the Georgia Tech Athletic Department. The Xavier player has previous athletic administration experience at Vanderbilt and Cincinnati. White’s introductory article above describes her success at Cincinnati, leading a “restructure of UC’s sales and marketing strategies for women’s basketball in 2019, which helped increase ticket sales by 70% and home attendance by 69%.” This is a great addition to the GTAA staff, and should hopefully reap rewards in the future. Welcome to the Flats, Donielle!
Is Jahmyr Gibbs going to be the best running back in the ACC next year? pic.twitter.com/uZmxWB2P9B— Saturday Gameday (@SaturdayGameday) May 18, 2021
I think Jahmyr Gibbs will be very, very good.
Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on last night’s late baseball game?