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Technical Tidbits 6/4: Georgia Tech Baseball begins NCAA Tournament

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Let’s see what the Jackets can do this weekend.

It’s time, folks. Today, the Georgia Tech Baseball team will start play in the NCAA Tournament as a 2-seed in the Nashville regional. Tech’s first matchup is against the no. 3 seed Indiana State Sycamores, a strong opponent that will not be pushed-over by ACC-level play. First pitch for the Jackets and the Sycamores will be at 1 p.m. ET (ESPN3), followed later tonight by no. 1 Vanderbilt against no. 4 Presbyterian (7 p.m. ET, SECN). Indiana State is just a solid baseball team, one that ranks 12 spots higher than the Jackets in RPI. They’ve got an ace pitcher, Geremy Guerrero, that is currently 10-1 with a 1.93 ERA. Tech cannot afford to mess around at all this afternoon, if so, they could be looking at an early exit from the tournament. Good luck, Jackets!

It’s still opinion week here at From the Rumble Seat, and Drew Gordon’s opinions were on full display in an article yesterday. If you couldn’t tell from the title, Drew is still a fan of Tech Football Head Coach Geoff Collins and the direction the program has been headed with him at the helm. One positive thing over Collins’ first two seasons is that there has been marked improvement in the play of the team on both sides of the ball (minus special teams), and this year the Jackets are coming back with a ton of experience. Couple that with a full offseason, and Drew feels like there’s reason to be confident in the track Collins has the team on. While I haven’t been happy with the performances of the past two years, Collins has a love for Georgia Tech as an institution and looks to be pushing things in the right direction. It remains to be seen how far they’ll go.

Georgia Tech tennis student-athlete Victoria Flores is not just a star on the court, she shines off the court as well. Flores has done many things in her four years at Tech that demonstrate her unique ability to help others, including work with intellectually and developmentally challenged students and by founding, “the Racism and Prejudice Awareness group within the Student-Athlete Advisory Group at Georgia Tech.” Flores has done this while spending many, many hours practicing stellar play on the tennis court for the Yellow Jackets. For her work, Flores was awarded the ITA’s Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award. This is a tremendous honor, and speaks to the great character of Flores. Congratulations, Victoria!

Good luck to Brant Hurter this afternoon, it’s certainly the biggest game of his career up to this point.

Question of the Day: Any final thoughts before first pitch at 1?