Bit o’ baseball news

Deck McGuire, he of the unblemished record, was named the ACC’s Pitcher of the Year on Monday, a first for the Jackets.

McGuire, a right-hander, has a 10-0 record with an ACC-best 101 strikeouts. He held opponents to a .210 batting average in 2009, which is stunning considering the inflated stats that aluminum bats produce.

Joining McGuire from Tech on the first team are Luke Murton, Jeff Rowland. Derek Dietrich made second team. 


The softball team will host Washington at noon on Friday in the first game of their super-regional. Game times for the next two games haven’t been set.


What are your predictions for the upcoming ACC tourney. Not sweeping Duke and earning the top seed didn’t do Tech any favors. FSU and Miami won’t be easy, but Tech did take two of three from them already this season.

8 comments Add your comment


May 18th, 2009
1:07 pm

Well, let’s hope we repeat on the Florida teams and fight our way to the top! Consistancy and good morale/momentum need to be hallmarks or the team.


May 18th, 2009
1:07 pm


“for the team”…is what i meant

New Blogger Please

May 18th, 2009
2:04 pm

My name says it all.


May 18th, 2009
3:37 pm

I would like to point out that 1st baseman Tony Plagman also made the second team.
As for predictions… I think the Jackets will fair well if they can take the first game from Miami. It will get the ball rolling and keep the spirits high. If the team drops the first game, the rest of the tourney may be a fight. Hopefully, Deck will pitch the first game and increase his winning record. The team tends to play well whenever he’s on the mound.


May 18th, 2009
4:29 pm

Tech should be crowned ACC champs sunday afternoon. Lets get ready for Omaha.

Biff Pocoroba

May 18th, 2009
9:23 pm

Actually the softball team plays on Saturday, not Friday.


May 19th, 2009
11:51 am

Dietrich needs to step up if Tech is going to have a chance. What happened to his power numbers?


May 20th, 2009
6:29 pm

GT loses tomorrow to BC and we stand a chance of not even making the NCAA’s.