Bits of factual fun about the Atlanta regional

If it defeats Mercer, Alabama plans on throwing left-hander Adam Morgan against Georgia Tech in the 7 p.m. game. Morgan is 6-4 with a 6.04 ERA.

Now, some bits of trivia, courtesy of Georgia Tech’s Sports Information Department:

  • Georgia Tech is batting .386 in the tournament with five home runs.
  • Tech’s ERA is 1.00, while Alabama’s is 3.18 (Mercer is 9.00; both are before Sunday’s game).
  • Georgia Tech has not committed an error (Alabama has committed five heading into Sunday’s game).

Of the 16 teams that enter Sunday undefeated:

  • 5 from the ACC (Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia)
  • 3 from the SEC (Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina)
  • 2 from the Pac 10 (Arizona State, UCLA)
  • 2 from the Big 12 (Oklahoma, Texas)
  • 1 from the Southern (Charleston)
  • 1 from the Mountain West (TCU)
  • 1 from the Big East (Louisville)
  • 1 from the Big Ten (Minnesota)

State-wise:

  • 3 from South Carolina (Charleston, Clemson, South Carolina)
  • 3 from Florida (Florida, Florida State, Miami)
  • 2 from Texas (Texas, TCU)

By seed:

  • 1 No. 4 seed (Minnesota)
  • 0 No. 3 seeds
  • 2 No. 2 seeds (Clemson, Charleston)
  • 13 No. 1 seeds

Of the 16 teams that were eliminated on Saturday two were from the Pac 10 (Stanford and California) and three were from BCS conferences (N.C. State, Stanford and California).

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18 comments Add your comment

Buzz29

June 6th, 2010
4:17 pm

Those were super fun facts Doug.

It’d be nice to see Mercer best Alabama.
Go Jackets!

Dawg82

June 6th, 2010
4:25 pm

Since when did Arkansas Florida and South Carolina play in the ACC? Nice editing there Doug you must be a Tech nerd if you cant get the conference teams correct…….

Dawg82

June 6th, 2010
4:39 pm

Glad you fixed your mistake…..don’t think any of those teams would want to be a part of the ACC…

MagnaCarterGT

June 6th, 2010
4:47 pm

Dawg82, shouldn’t you be following uga’s baseball team in their regional? Oh wait…. they didn’t even make the SEC tournament. My bad.

If there's no Georgia Tech football to talk about...

June 6th, 2010
4:52 pm

…UGA fans will gladly talk Georgia Tech baseball instead.

They need their fix, however they can get it!

Alabama Jack

June 6th, 2010
5:19 pm

What was that UGA score again???

dawgfan

June 6th, 2010
6:07 pm

Alabama Jack,

30-24

Glad I could help.

UGA Fan

June 6th, 2010
6:15 pm

1) How many goals are on a basketball court?

1

2

3

UGA Fan

June 6th, 2010
6:15 pm

I forgot the correct answer:

4

UGA Fan

June 6th, 2010
6:17 pm

I missed my flight to the regional where UGA is playing:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/03/06/national/main503151.shtml

Doug Roberson

June 6th, 2010
6:27 pm

I’ve posted the lineups for tonight’s game on twitter @ajcgatech

Kirby Smart

June 6th, 2010
6:45 pm

Go Mercer Bears…

UGA, do you still miss me?

Dawg'88

June 6th, 2010
7:09 pm

Remind me how many NCAA Titles the Yech baseball factory has?
Has UGA won one?
GO DAWGS!!!!!

We Run This State!!!
30-24!
73-66!

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Bebo

June 6th, 2010
8:10 pm

I guess the Gators run this state too. Good luck to all ACC teams!

I luve Shrevreport.

June 6th, 2010
8:39 pm

While your at it, remind us how many National Titles UGA has? Oh that’s right, 1. Keep spewing BS Dawg 88 and Dawg 82.

Morrus

June 6th, 2010
8:51 pm

Curiously, in a supposed anti-incumbent year, most of the departing are not retiring but seeking higher office. We may recycle more than we replace. The bad news is that a frustrating 114 seats still have but one contestant. Two of them aren’t even incumbents, meaning they will affect state policy without being vetted by voters. And I have to think that we’d be better off if many had run instead for the Legislature — and cut down on the number running unopposed. Georgia’s problems are numerous. They aren’t going away. There’s too much stale thinking at the Capitol, on both sides of the aisle. New voices would be welcome.

Biff Pocoroba

June 6th, 2010
10:16 pm

So Danny benches Cumpton late in the season and then puts him out there tonight instead of Bradley in the biggest game of the year. Last year, he pitched Deck on two days rest instead of one of the rested starters. This is why Danny Hall should stop coaching on Memorial Day every year and let someone coach who doesn’t use a magic 8 ball to make his pitching decisions.

GTFAN

June 6th, 2010
11:17 pm

The ump behind the plate was terrible but there was one major difference in the game. We were swinging at every bad pitch and Alabama wasn’t. Cumpton had a bad night as they all do now and then. Farmer was amazing. We didn’t play to win and they did. I hope the stands are full of Tech fans tomorrow. These guys don’t play to lose and we need to be there no matter what.