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Technical Tidbits 5/25: Georgia Tech Baseball gets many accolades

Just in time for the ACC Tournament.

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With an ACC Coastal division title comes many accolades for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The ACC recently announced their all-conference teams for the year, and four Jackets made the list. SS Luke Waddell made the All-ACC First-Team for his regular season performance (.322 BA, .419 OBP), with P Brant Hurter not far behind on the All-ACC Second Team. C Kevin Parada was recognized twice, once for All-ACC Third-Team and another as an All-ACC Freshman. Finally for the Jackets, 3B Justyn-Henry Malloy was placed on the All-ACC Third-Team. These are tremendous honors for Tech, especially with Kevin Parada in just his first season of college baseball. You can catch the Beesball team in action at the ACC Tournament beginning tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET against Clemson (RSN). Congratulations, Jackets!

While it isn’t March, it doesn’t mean that there can’t be upsets. Georgia Tech Men’s Tennis duo (no. 19) Andres Martin and Marcus McDaniel defeated South Carolina’s no. 13 ranked doubles pairing in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. They took the first two sets 6-3 each, which are huge wins in a doubles matchup. The article above states that Martin/McDaniel have beaten five ranked opponents so far this season, and hopefully that becomes six when the two play no. 4 Adam Walton and Pat Harper of Tennessee. Good luck, Jackets!

Both sets of Georgia Tech women’s doubles pairings were defeated in the first round of their NCAA Tournament. Gia Cohen and Ava Hrastar got beat in an extremely close match by UNC’s no. 4 doubles pairing. The two took it down to the wire, only to lose in the tiebreaker 14-12. Luckily, both Cohen and Hrastar still have eligibility left so there’s another chance for the two to make a run at the NCAA Championships. The other Georgia Tech duo of Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores (no. 3 in the nation) was upset by Oklahoma’s no. 23 ranked pairing. This is a tough loss for their last college match, but the two have a bright future ahead of them.

Who doesn’t love new merchandise? Section 103 is the newest provider of all things officially licensed Georgia Tech apparel. There are already some great designs up on the site, including a shirt with Bobby Dodd Stadium and with the “ATL” logo. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next!

Get hype, it’s almost ACC Tournament time!

Question of the Day: Do you have any predictions for Georgia Tech’s performance in the ACC Tournament?