Big win for baseball

Tech picked up a big win over Duke last night in the first game of their three-game series. North Carolina, the second-place team in the Coastal Division, lost to Boston College as well.

The Jackets need to win two more to pass FSU and take the top seed in next week’s tournament. 

Coach Danny Hall told me the other day, and I’m paraphrasing, that the top seed is important for two reasons:

1. On paper, and he emphasized “on paper,” it puts the second- and third-best teams in the other side of the bracket. But because the ACC is so tough, just because 2 (FSU) and 3 (UNC) are on the other side, it’s still a deep league. So, you still have to watch out for No. 4 (Clemson).

2. The top seed is a nice reward for a team that played one of the toughest schedules in the country this year. The Jackets have a top-5 RPI, depending upon which one you look at.

3. How about Deck McGuire, who is now 10-0 this year?

 

Other goings on today: the golf team needs to maintain the steady play it showed yesterday. Softball takes on Boston tonight in the first game of the regional at The Mew.

Track and field hosts the Tech Invitational. There’s tennis, as well.

12 comments Add your comment

gotech 610

May 15th, 2009
9:30 am

GT is going all the way….We will do what the dawgs could not!

TechDan

May 15th, 2009
9:55 am

Let’s finish the season well, GT Baseball.

Is there any news on the softball team?

TechDan

May 15th, 2009
9:56 am

Nevermind, just checked the athletic site. Softball plays tonight at 7:30.

awbuzz

May 15th, 2009
10:06 am

Thanks for the updates Doug.
Go JACKETS!

GT

May 15th, 2009
10:08 am

Watched Georgia baseball last night and the announcers were selling the SEC like it was football, calling them the best baseball conference. Anybody buying that. I think top to bottom the ACC is at least even if not above the SEC. I would settle playing it on the field and not the booth. One of the things they pointed out themselves, was how few times the SEC had won the NC. In football something like that is meaningful because they create their own reality, that is why you have to love baseball and basketball. At the end of the day the real answer in found on the field and not some observer’s head with an agenda.

gte268p

May 15th, 2009
11:05 am

The ACC is by far a more difficult baseball conference than the SEC. No question about that.

braveswin

May 15th, 2009
1:10 pm

Dawg fan here. Just wanted to say congrats to the Jackets on another fine baseball team. Other than when they play my Dawgs I pretty much pull for GT baseball. Unfortunately it looks like Ga peaked too early but there is always hope in the post season if breaks fall your way. I personally take pride in the fact that are two outstanding baseball programs in the state. Maybe they can meet in another super regional

LOL

May 15th, 2009
1:15 pm

big win for Tech, just not against the Dawgs.

7-5 losers!

MyWhiskeyClear

May 15th, 2009
3:36 pm

Thanks, braveswin. Here’s hoping the Dawgs pull it up and there’s a third game (like there should always be) in a super regional again this year.

LOL, your mom said you’re still banned from the computer after your “incident.” Now get back to your algebra homework. If you want to grow up to be a real person one day who chooses to be a classy fan, please take a look at “braveswin’s” post right above yours.

Now to my post: Personally, I love Mewborn Field. Nice facility, sunny location, great seats (great team). All they need to change is that outfield view into the Facilities Department’s truck depot. Maybe they could just paint that gold or something…

Not Disappointed

May 16th, 2009
12:39 pm

Good Job on reporting Doug, so you’re off probation with me. So, when will we hear your voice on ESPN College Football Live again? Ramblin Wreck!

a quick reminder to LOL

May 18th, 2009
9:49 am

45-42
67-62
11-6

FAIL!

BLAZER

May 18th, 2009
11:47 am

CONGRATS TO THE SOFTBALL TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!