Archive for May, 2010

Memorial Day reminder

This plaque is outside of Bobby Dodd Stadium.

This plaque is outside of Bobby Dodd Stadium.

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Tech will open against Mercer

Georgia Tech (45-13) will open against Mercer (37-22) in its NCAA baseball regional. The game will be on Friday.

Alabama (37-22) will take on Elon (38-22) in the other game. This is the second consecutive year that the Phoenix are in Atlanta for a regional.

The games will be be played Friday through Monday at Russ Chandler Stadium in a double-elimination format.

Mercer defeated Jacksonville to win the Atlanta Sun Conference tournament and clinch its first berth in the regionals. Alabama lost to LSU, 4-3, in the SEC tournament championship game.

The regional is Tech’s 24th appearance in the NCAA tournament in the last 26 years and its 26th overall. This marks the eighth time in 11 years that Tech has hosted a regional and out of those, the Jackets advanced five times. Overall, the Jackets are 24-15 in regional play at home.

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Tech gets regional

Georgia Tech was one of 16 sites chosen to host a baseball regional in the NCAA tournament.
The Yellow Jackets (45-13) will find out the other three teams they will host on Monday.
Dates for the double-elimination regional are Friday-Monday.

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Falconi wins again, will play Georgia’s Gullickson

 

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Irina Falconi, the No. 1 ranked college tennis player, defeated Washington’s Venise Chan 6-1, 6-4 on Friday in the third round of the NCAA Championship in Athens.

Guillermo Gomez was beaten by Stanford’s Bradley Klahn 6-4, 6-4.

Falconi will play Georgia’s Chelsey Gullickson at noon on Saturday in the fourth round. She defeated Gullickson twice this season: 6-2, 6-1 in October and 7-5, 6-0 in March.

Falconi, a sophomore, hasn’t lost since Feb. 13. She is 40-2 in singles this year. She is the third player in school history to reach 40 wins. Kristi Miller and 2008 NCAA singles champion Amanda McDowell are the others.

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Here are a few blogs from earlier today:

Thomas’ tweets confuse some: http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2010/05/28/bay-bays-tweets/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_tech_sports 

Rough night for Tech baseball:

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Bay-Bay’s tweets confuse folks in Denver

Demaryius Thomas’ tweets (may require registration) caused some confusion in Denver, apparently.

Thomas, a former wide receiver at Georgia Tech, broke his foot while training for the NFL Combine.

He tweeted that he was about to get some X-rays. A few hours later he tweeted “Sad.”

People put two and two together and thought he got some bad news.

It turns out, the tweets weren’t related. He subsequently removed them to try and eliminate the confusion.

A spokesperson for the Broncos told ESPN that the the X-rays were fine.

For more on Thomas, please read this.

Here’s something on former Tech safety Morgan Burnett.

Here’s this morning’s blog:http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2010/05/28/rough-night-for-tech-baseball/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_tech_sports

Some of you may have read that Georgia’s athletics assocation finished the year with a profit. Tech’s year-ending financial statement won’t be available until August.

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Rough night for Tech baseball

Two key  numbers from Tech’s 6-2 loss to Virginia Tech in the ACC baseball tournament on Thursday:

2 home runs allowed by Deck McGuire (8-4), which accounted for three of the Hokies’ runs.

15 strikeouts for Georgia Tech batters.

“They jumped on us early, and got a couple of home runs and got us down,” coach Danny Hall said in a statement. “I felt like we were staying in the game, but we had no answer for [Justin] Wright. When we strikeout 15 times, he’s good. He just made it tough on us to put much together. It was Virginia Tech’s night.”

Tech has had issues with left-handers this year and Hokies’ southpaw Justin Wright tied them in knots, allowing just four hits.

The Yellow Jackets will be back at it at 8 p.m. tonight against N.C. State.

In other late events, the doubles tandem of Irina Falconi and Sasha Krupina were defeated in the NCAA tennis tournament in Athens.

Falconi and Guillermo Gomez are back at it today in the singles portion of the …

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Falconi, Gomez advance

Guillermo Gomez and Irina Falconi advanced in the NCAA Tennis Championships on Thursday in Athens.

Irina Falconi defeated Northwestern’s Samantha Murray 6-3, 6-4, and Gomez defeated Alabama’s Saketh Myneni 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Falconi will face Washington’s Venise Chan on Friday. Gomez will face Stanford’s Bradley Klahn or Tennessee’s Boris Conkic.

Falconi, a sophomore and the top-ranked player in the nation, hasn’t lost since Feb. 13.

For more on Falconi, click here.

Previous blogs on Thursday:

Tech begins drive to CWS: http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2010/05/27/georgia-tech-begins-drive-to-cws-tonight/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_tech_sports

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Falconi wins again

Irina Falconi defeated Northwestern’s Samantha Murray 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Championships in Athens.

She will face Washington’s Venise Chan or USC’s Alison Ramos in the next round on Friday.

Falconi, a sophomore the top-ranked player in the nation, hasn’t lost since Feb. 13.

For more on Falconi, click here.

Previous blogs on Thursday:

Tech begins drive to CWS: http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2010/05/27/georgia-tech-begins-drive-to-cws-tonight/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_tech_sports

 

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Georgia Tech begins drive to CWS tonight

Before the season, sitting in a press conference, baseball coach Danny Hall said he thought this was the deepest team he’s had in quite a while. That it was one that was capable of making it to the College World Series in Omaha.

After an impressive regular season in which they went 44-11 and are on the verge of setting school records for home runs in a season, the Jackets begin ACC tournament play tonight against a tough Virginia Tech team. The team can pitch (3.82 ERA), hit (.329), hit for power (111, 8 off the school record) and situations (477 RBI). The team hasn’t blown a save (12-for-12), also important in tournament play.

Tech won the tourney in 1985, ‘86, ‘87, ‘88, 2000, ‘03 and ‘05.

Before they left for the tournament, Hall spent a lot of time talking to reporters about various things.

Here is some of what the said.

About Virginia Tech:

“We’ve got our hands full with Virginia Tech. They have series wins over Georgia Tech, Miami and FSU. They can play with …

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Falconi wins; Yee honored

Afternoon news:

Irina Falconi, the nation’s top-ranked player, cruised through her first-round match in the NCAA Women’s Singles Championship in Athens, dispatching Vanderbilt’s Jackie Wu, 6-4, 6-1. Falconi, a sophomore, hasn’t lost since Feb. 13.

“It was a good start, but I still have a few matches to go,” Falconi said in a statement. “I knew she [Wu] would be a tough opponent.”

Falconi will play Northwestern’s Samantha Murray on Thursday.

Guillermo Gomez defeated Moritz Baumann in three sets, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

Softballer Jen Yee was named one of three finalists for the U.S.A. Softball Player of the Year Award.

The other two are UCLA’s Megan Langenfeld and Washington’s Danielle Lawrie.

The American Softball Association will announce the winner on June 1.

Yee is the first Tech player to be a finalist for the award. She reached base safely in all 62 games this season and leads the nation in batting average (.568), on-base percentage (1.270), runs score (93) and walks (88). …

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