The Georgia Tech Baseball team really likes to scare us, doesn’t it? After a demoralizing loss to Clemson on Wednesday night, and a rough start against Louisville yesterday, it looked like the Jackets would not be making it out of pool play at the ACC Tournament. However, the Beesball team persevered and came back in two straight extra innings to pull out a win against the Cardinals. Both Kevin Parada and Andrew Jenkins knocked in three RBIs for Tech, with Jenkins punching in the winning double. You’ve always got to love fielding errors that go in your favor. With the win, Tech advances to the ACC Tournament semifinals against NC State on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET (ACCN).
Only one noon kickoff in the first three games for the Georgia Tech Football team this fall? I’m calling that a win in itself. Yesterday, the ACC announced kick times for each team’s first three games, non-conference and conference. Tech will open a (hopefully) full-capacity season at Bobby Dodd Stadium against NIU at 7:30 p.m. ET on September 4 (ACCN). The Jackets remain home the following week to face Kennesaw State at 12 p.m. ET on September 11 (RSN); this game is an underrated matchup for both teams. The last kickoff time to be revealed in yesterday’s announcement was for the Tech-Clemson matchup, set to start at 3:30 p.m. ET on September 18 (ABC/ESPN). These should all be exciting contests, less than 100 days to go!
It’s time for the NCAA Golf Championships, taking place this weekend and next week at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ. Tech is the no. 22 seed for the week and is paired with Louisville and Sam Houston State for the first two rounds, which start today. The Jackets will need solid play from both Christo Lamprecht and Noah Norton, and some luck from the rest of the field to make the 54-hole cut. Regardless of what happens, an NCAA Championship Tournament appearance is something to hang some hats on. Good luck, Jackets!
100% COMMITTED— derrick (dj) Moore (@DjmooreII) May 27, 2021
Archer High School WR DJ Moore announced his commitment to Georgia Tech yesterday in a sweet announcement video. The consensus three-star recruit (.8416 composite) was considering Maryland and Pittsburgh as well before deciding on the Jackets. Moore’s verbal commitment is Tech’s fifth in the class of 2022, which currently ranks no. 28 in the nation and no. 4 in the ACC according to 247Sports. Welcome to the Flats, DJ!
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