The Yellow Jackets final baseball game of the regular season helped them cap off their second ACC Coastal Championship in as many seasons. The game at Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium was an impressive showing for Tech who ended up winning 10-6 over North Carolina. As the article mentions, with the win the Yellow Jackets are now 80-65 against the Tar Heels. Some of the Yellow Jackets who turned in impressive performances include Luke Waddell and Austin Wilhite who made key plays offensively and defensively. Also mentioned in the article were Andrew Jenkins, Stephen Reid, Justyn-Henry Malloy and Kevin Parada. Next up for the team will be the ACC Championship. They finished the regular season 28-21 overall and 21-15 in the ACC.
The Friday night game against UNC was also an exciting one — the final score was 10-9 as the Yellow Jackets edged past the Tar Heels. They lost the first game of the series but won the last two to clinch the series. As an interesting tidbit from the article, the Yellow Jackets are 6-2 in one-run games this season. While that doesn’t seem like much it does say a lot about the team’s nerves when playing in close games. And with the postseason approaching, that could be a key factor.
In even more baseball news, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be playing in the ACC Tournament as was mentioned above. As the Coastal Division champions, the Yellow Jackets are going into the tournament as the No. 2 seed. Their first game will be on Wednesday against the No.11 seed Clemson Tigers. On Thursday, they Yellow Jackets will continue pool play as they face off against the No. 7 seed Lousiville Cardinals. The entirety of the tournament will be broadcast on ACC’s Regional Sports Networks and ACC Network Extra.
In tennis news, Georgia Tech’s Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores fell in singles play of the NCAA Championships. The two will be returning to action today for the individual doubles championship. They will be joined by teammates Gia Cohen and Ava Hrastar.