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Technical Tidbits 5/26: Georgia Tech Baseball begins ACC Tournament

Clemson tonight, Louisville tomorrow.

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After over 45 baseball games, it’s finally postseason time for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The ACC Coastal Division champions will open the ACC Tournament against longtime rival Clemson, that game will be played today at 7 p.m. ET (RSN). The Jackets finished the regular season at 28-21 (21-15 ACC) and were placed in pool B for the ACC Tournament taking place in Charlotte. During the regular season, Tech swept the lone series against Clemson that took place in Atlanta. The Tigers were defeated by the other pool B squad, Louisville, yesterday by a score of 15-10. This is a must-win game for the Jackets, if they lose, their path to an ACC Championship becomes exponentially more difficult, as Louisville would hold the lone win over a common opponent during the tournament.

Ranking no. 88 on Pro Football Focus’ first preseason statistical ranking is bad on the surface. However, it is better than the previous seasons of the Geoff Collins era and speaks to the depth of talent brought in and experience that the Jackets have built over the last couple of years. This ranking fits with DraftKings’ over/under win total for Tech this year, which was set at 4.5. Honestly, the under or the over would be a smart bet here, there could be some positive surprises, or some backsliding that is detrimental to the win column. Just over 100 days left until everyone puts their money where their mouth is.

Both Andy Ogletree and Tyler Strafaci have set the bar for Georgia Tech amateur golf success in the past few years, and it looks like Aidan Kramer is trying to follow in their (and Bobby Jones’) footsteps. Recently, Kramer won the Yamaha Atlanta Open, one of the most important events for both amateurs and aspiring professionals (plus some teaching professionals) in the southeast. Kramer won in stirring fashion, with a birdie on the first hole of a three-way playoff. This is a big win, and increases the hype for one of the top-rated recruits in the class of 2020. Congratulations, Aidan!

Even though we’re over 100 days out from the college football season, it’s still great to get to know anticipated key players on this fall’s Georgia Tech squad. Ryan Johnson, a transfer offensive lineman from Tennessee playing his second season for the Jackets, was recently featured in a “Tech Talks.” I’d definitely give it a watch to start your day!

I mean...the tweet is from an Auburn account but it isn’t wrong.

Question of the Day: Have you ever been barked at by a georgia fan?