Last season, both Jahmyr Gibbs and Quez Jackson were great assets for the Georgia Tech Football team. Gibbs had an outstanding freshman season, finishing with 7 total touchdowns on 460 yards rushing and 303 yards receiving. By the end of the year, it was clear that Gibbs was one of the best running backs Georgia Tech has had in a long time. On the defensive side of the ball, Jackson had 80 tackles and 2 interceptions. For their play last year, and with the expectation for even better play this season, Gibbs and Jackson were named to Athlon Sports’ preseason All-ACC teams. Gibbs is a 1st-team offense and 2nd-team kick returner, while Jackson made the 4th-team defense. Congratulations, Jahmyr and Quez!
FINAL: Georgia Tech 2, North Carolina 3— Georgia Tech Baseball (@GTBaseball) May 21, 2021
It was a tough night for the Georgia Tech Baseball team, as the Jackets fell to the UNC Tar Heels in the first game of a three game series. The Jackets had eight hits, but suffered from three errors throughout the game. UNC pitcher Austin Love went for a complete game, throwing 129 pitches and striking out 15 Yellow Jacket batters. Any game where you have 15 strikeouts is going to be tough to win. Tonight’s game begins at 6 p.m. ET on the ACCNX.
Georgia Tech athletes are also being recognized for their play on the softball field. Tricia Awald, a junior 1B from Marietta, was named to the NFCA Southeast First Team All-Region after an incredible season. She led the ACC in on-base percentage, while finishing in fourth for batting average and slugging percentage. Besides the first team all-region honors, Awald has been placed on the All-ACC First-Team and was ACC Player of the Week earlier in the year. The Jackets are certainly lucky to have Awald back for another year. Congratulations, Tricia!
Lynchburg Hillcats RHP prospect @xzavioncurry1 minor league rankings after three starts. Rankings amongst all @MiLB pitchers w/ at least (15+ IP)— Indians Prospective (@indiansPro) May 19, 2021
1) ERA 0.00
1) SwStr% 21.2%
2) WHIP 0.46
2) AVG .080
3) SO% 42.6%
4) SO/BB% 37.0%
5) SO 23
5) SO/9 13.5
8) FIP 1.82
10) SO/BB 7.7 pic.twitter.com/J5cHEWXQd3
Former Georgia Tech pitcher Xzavion Curry is having himself a season in the Cleveland Indians’ minor-league system. Playing for the Lynchburg Hillcats, Curry had a no-hitter into the seventh inning and fanned 11 Myrtle Beach Pelicans. If Curry keeps this up, he could find himself under the lights in Cleveland very soon.
Question of the Day: Any early predictions of Jahmyr Gibbs’ stat line for this coming season?