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 anybody.”

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About N.C. State, which Tech will play on Friday:

“N.C. State won two out of three from us. We don’t have a lot of answers for them offensively.”

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On the regionals:

“If we go to ACCs and play well we know we have a chance to be a top seed.  We have to earn it, they don’t give it to you.”

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On Thursday’s starter Deck McGuire, who is 8-3, with a 2.84 ERA:

“Wouldn’t want to start with anyone but Deck McGuire.”

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On the possibility of playing four consecutive days:

“We’ve got more pitching than we’ve had on the other teams.”

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Probable starters:

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Georgia Tech – Deck McGuire, Jr., RHP (8-3, 2.84 ERA, 105 K’s) vs

Virginia Tech – Justin Wright, Jr., LHP (7-4, 3.76 ERA, 80 K’s)

2010 Series: VT  won 2-1 (3-1 (11), 10-3, 12-14)

Friday, 8 p.m.

Georgia Tech – Brandon Cumpton, Jr., RHP (8-2, 4.86 ERA, 48 K’s)

NC State – Jake Buchanan, Jr., RHP (7-4, 3.73 ERA, 88 K’s

2010 Series: NC State won 2-1 (6-5, 4-2, 3-5)

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Saturday, 4 p.m.

Georgia Tech – Jed Bradley, So., LHP (9-3, 3.86 ERA, 93 K’s)

Clemson – TBA

2010 Series: GT won 3-0 (8-6 (10), 4-3, 11-3

35 comments Add your comment

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
9:21 am

GO JACKETS!!!

The Perfect Option

May 27th, 2010
9:21 am

Y-E-L-L-O-W!

The Perfect Option

May 27th, 2010
9:22 am

J-A-C-K-E-T-S!

Anti-alternative

May 27th, 2010
10:34 am

Get it done, Jackets!

As the 3rd base coach would say – “grind it out!”

Just sayin

May 27th, 2010
10:35 am

Tech’s “drive to the CWS” often careens off a cliff…

Brunswick Tech

May 27th, 2010
10:37 am

good luck boys…give ‘em Hell !

just sayin

May 27th, 2010
10:59 am

I like uga guys, they are soooo soft!

Luke

May 27th, 2010
11:00 am

Good luck fellas. Let’s get back to Omaha where we belong. Tonight is your night Deck.

Reality

May 27th, 2010
11:02 am

Go JACKETS! Make the State of GA proud. Uga-who?

just sayin

May 27th, 2010
11:03 am

I’m just sayin I do!

4U2PNB4I8U

May 27th, 2010
11:43 am

JUST SAYIN, WHERE IS GA BULLDOGS PLAYING? DID YALL BEAT TECH? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

ugay

May 27th, 2010
11:55 am

i sure hope we dont meet ugay until we get to omaha!

same goes for our golf team. hope we dont have to go head to head against ugay for the nc.

oh waite…. never mind. LMAO.

messin with.........

May 27th, 2010
12:22 pm

why would a gagger even bother to come onto a tech baseball blog?

gt45

May 27th, 2010
12:26 pm

Rattle some windows, guys! Go Jackets-

Stinger

May 27th, 2010
12:51 pm

Another ACC and National Title for the Jackets.
What, the dawgs couldn’t even qualify to play in the weak SEC tourn.?? LMAO

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

May 27th, 2010
1:03 pm

To all GT fans (except the obvious A-holes) from a UGa fan. Best wishes for a long deep run in the NCAA’s. Give ‘em hell

Bill Campbell

May 27th, 2010
1:08 pm

Just like basketball…good players and sorry coaches!

Falconi wins again | Georgia Tech

May 27th, 2010
1:22 pm

Big D Dawg

May 27th, 2010
1:41 pm

Hey stinger, another NC. the bumble bees have never won a NC in baseball!!

Not Disappointed

May 27th, 2010
2:08 pm

Brian

May 27th, 2010
2:56 pm

Good luck to the Joltin Jackets!!!!!! I like that this team has pitched so well this year to go with the hitting that has been there in the past. Four games in four games to secure a spot as a national seed,

ed

May 27th, 2010
2:57 pm

yawn, same thing every year with what results? any rings?
OVER-RATED
OVER-RATED

Dacula Jacket

May 27th, 2010
3:09 pm

Anti-alternative

May 27th, 2010
3:12 pm

Bill, how can you say Danny Hall is Paul Hewitt-esque?

ed, I think you meant to be on a U(sic)GA football blog with that comment. Ya missed, bud.

GT VET

May 27th, 2010
3:14 pm

Thank you kam fong,hope we do well also.btw sorry to say but not many ugay fans with ANY class,I hope the Ga. women do well in the softball ncaas..GO TECH

GT VET

May 27th, 2010
3:16 pm

case in point…ED the dead red sissy boy who rags GTs baseball team because his is ,is well already gone home for the summer…
rather be dead than wear red or be ed

GT VET

May 27th, 2010
3:18 pm

hey ed…in athens GT25..ugay6…yea u still feel pain..LMAO

RDR

May 27th, 2010
3:23 pm

techs got a baseball team??

RDR

May 27th, 2010
3:32 pm

Gooooooooo Hokies!!!!

Clarification

May 27th, 2010
3:52 pm

Who are you kidding. Tech getting to the CWS is like the Hawks getting out of the 2nd round of the playoffs. Congrats on finally beating the Dawgs at something, but who cares about baseball. I don’t think any UGA fans will be holding their heads in shame after what happened at the Joke by Coke in late November(or the other 14 buttwhippings out of the last 15, excluding the 3 games where you won by cheating).

Tech student

May 27th, 2010
5:12 pm

Really? Someone calling them ugay is harping on about class? Believe me when I say this u(sic)ga fans, we’re not all like this.

killerJ

May 27th, 2010
5:17 pm

What a year for Tech sports! The only thing to smile about in this country right now.
ROLL WRECK………..THWG Clarification!…………

VT blanks sheep

May 27th, 2010
6:02 pm

and Nesbitt for Heisman

Innocent Bystander

May 27th, 2010
6:53 pm

Looks like Tech won’t start until at least 9:30 tonight. Game 1 between BC and Miami took 4:35, and the ACC mandates 45 minutes between games.