It should be an interesting next few weeks for the Tech baseball team, which just won its 10th straight.
The Jackets whipped Kennesaw State 11-0 Tuesday as Zach Von Tersch, Jed Bradley and Brandon Cumpton combined on a 2-hitter. Bradley retired the first 13 batters he faced. He struck out seven over five innings.
Matt Skole had three hits, and Jeff Rowland went 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored.
The teams meet again at 6 p.m. today at Russ Chandler Stadium, and we’ll be there to cover it. Look for more baseball coverage as the season progresses.
In the latest poll by Collegiate Baseball, the Jackets are No. 3 nationally. It’s the highest Tech has been ranked in three years. Tech held the top spot in 2006, which also was the last time the Jackets made the College World Series.
The Jackets are 13-1, and they’re averaging 12 runs over their last six games. Sweet-swinging Tony Plagman (.357, 5 HR, 19 RBIs, .732 slugging) is one of seven regulars hitting at least .300.
But the schedule is about to get a lot more difficult. Take a look at these upcoming games:
March 25 vs. Georgia (ranked No. 4)
March 27-29 at Miami (ranked No. 9)
April 3-5 vs. North Carolina (ranked No. 1)
April 10-12 vs. Virginia (ranked No. 7)
April 14 at Georgia
Tech made the CWS in 1994, 2002 and 2006. What do you think are the chances for another trip this year?