Baseball Titans will Clash

First, some of you, citing coach Bill Curry’s yet-to-be-decided contract status, have suggested a coach-in-waiting hire for the defensive coordinator position. Personally, I’ve never been a fan. Curry and athletic director Cheryl Levick aren’t either. They’ve said so in the past. It doesn’t mean it won’t happen, but I’d be surprised.
Here’s an interesting note for you, furnished by Georgia State’s sports information department.

Before we get to the note, I must point out I have no way of knowing if this will be a record because I can’t find any evidence that anything like this has ever been monitored.

With that said, Georgia State’s baseball team could do something that’s never been been seen before (like I said, no way of knowing for sure) on Wednesday. What they could do is so odd I can’t even think of a name for it, so I’ll just describe it.

Freshman pitcher Max Schmitz, who is 6-7 and 200 pounds, will face USC Upstate’s David Palladino, who is 6-9, 250 pounds.

I would assume this is tallest set of opposing pitchers in college baseball history, but really have no way of confirming.

Schmitz was a member of the German National Team for GSU (5-3) coach Greg Frady. Palladino was a 13th-round pick of the Dodgers. Both are 1-0 this season.

If you know of a pitching matchup whose total height exceeded this 13-4 total, post the details in the comments section.

– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu

7 comments Add your comment

Height does not matter. All that matters is that this game will be played in the Atlanta TV market. Attendence, score, records, none of this is of any significance to us. Only zip codes.

February 28th, 2012
5:12 pm

<————————————– This.


February 28th, 2012
5:33 pm

<————————————————-Not this


February 28th, 2012
6:19 pm

Certainly will be interesting to watch at any rate


February 28th, 2012
8:04 pm

Must be an exciting time to be a Panther fan with thrilling blogs like these. HAHAHAHA


February 28th, 2012
8:41 pm

LOL that’s why your mascot is a Hen


February 28th, 2012
8:42 pm

About to go pick up one of those roasted hens from Kroger

Even Bigger

February 28th, 2012
8:43 pm

This guy was 7′2. I’m sure he pitched against guys who were at least 6′3”, which would be more than the combination mentioned above.