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Live from Georgia Tech-So. Miss. Check back often

Tonight will likely be the last game at Russ Chandler Stadium for Tech’s three seniors. Should the Jackets win tonight, it would seem most probable that Tech will play Florida in Gainesville in the Super Regional. That announcement will come out much later tonight.

Luke Murton, Chris House and Jason Haniger sat down with me a few minutes before the team started stretching to share their favorite moments during their time at the Rusty C.

They weren’t given a lot of time to think about it, but all three came up with mostly the same moments:

1. Haniger’s walk-off grand slam to defeat UNC this year.

Luke Murton describes the moment:

“One of the most packed games we’ve ever had. There was a ton of people here. It was a big series for us and they had won the first game, so to win the series we obviously had to win the next two.

“In the Saturday game Jason Haniger was 0-for-5 and then the bases loaded. He was a having a tough day. I think he had two strikes [actually 2-2 count, …

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Calling (out) the fans

Georgia Tech baseball coach Danny Hall sat at the podium, and was asked, as he’s been asked many times before, to give a statement about the game. In this situation it was last night’s 10-3 win over Southern Mississippi, which means the two teams will play again tonight to advance to the Super Regional against Florida.

“I just want to start out first by thanking the fans that did show up. I want to thank them. I hope that they’ll go home and tell their friends what great play they saw out of the Yellow Jackets today. And maybe tomorrow night well have more fans rooting for Georgia Tech than Southern Miss had rooting for their team since we are hosting the regional.”

If you weren’t at the game, Hall wasn’t coming out of left field, so to speak.

A beat reporter for Southern Miss said that the school sold about 600 tickets for tonight’s game. The announced attendance was about 1,300. 

Southern Miss’ fans were certainly more loud than Tech’s. A Tech player tried to get the fans …

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