Tech softball takes win over Georgia

1. The Georgia Tech softball team was one-hit by Georgia Wednesday night but procured a 2-0 win over the Bulldogs at Mewborn Field.

After leading off the inning on a walk, Chelsie Thomas scored from first on a throwing error in the bottom of the sixth for Tech’s first run. Ashley Thomas, whose bunt caused the throwing error, advanced to second on the throw to the plate, and came around on two ground-outs.

Pitcher Hope Rush threw a complete-game two-hitter for her 10th win of the season.

Tech broke the No. 8 Bulldogs’ three-game winning streak in the series and earned a potentially momentum-creating win. The Jackets, picked in the preseason to win their fourth consecutive ACC regular-season title, were swept in their first ACC series last weekend by Virginia. Tech is 16-12. The Jackets play Jacksonville State Thursday night at home and has a home series against Boston College Saturday (doubleheader) and Sunday.

2. Those filling out their brackets Thursday morning might heed the wisdom of the Logistic Regression Markov Chain method created by three Tech professors and another colleague.

LRMC predicts a Final Four of Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State and Kansas, with the Wildcats beating the Buckeyes in the championship.

It also predicts first-round upsets by Texas, Belmont and N.C. State.

A school news release claims that the LRMC is “significantly better” at predicting NCAA tournament games than almost all other ranking systems such as RPI, Sagarin Ratings and the Pomeroy ratings.

The method was created by industrial and systems engineering professors Joel Sokol, Paul Kvam and George Nemhauser with help from a math professor from the City College of New York.

3. Eleven days until spring practice begins.

Thanks for reading.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

25 comments Add your comment

Mr. Magoo

March 15th, 2012
10:34 am

Way to go Lady Jackets!!


GT Girl

March 15th, 2012
10:34 am

Congratulations Lady Jackets!!!! It’s always great to beat dawgs!


March 15th, 2012
11:09 am

At least someone down on the Flats has the balls to beat Georgia.


March 15th, 2012
11:36 am

To dawgfan, in the game of life, Tech has already beaten Georgia.


March 15th, 2012
11:44 am

TDone: Very subjective and stupid statement.


March 15th, 2012
11:56 am

I love regression analysis and predictive modeling! What about a neural network? Has anyone tired that?


March 15th, 2012
12:00 pm

Number 3 just gets me pumped

FL Jacket

March 15th, 2012
12:17 pm


If Tech only had a women’s soccer team…we would strategically smother the fields with oinions and cover the field with cheese…and then watch the Lady Dwags scatter…


March 15th, 2012
12:42 pm

Not really Buzzed

Tech Troll 13

March 15th, 2012
12:43 pm

It alwasy a good day when we beat the mutts. Good job Hope from an ELCA dad.

FL Jacket

March 15th, 2012
1:17 pm

Tech Troll…

Can you sweet talk Isaac Rochell’s parents into getting him to come to the Flats?

Tech Troll 13

March 15th, 2012
1:52 pm

I wish I could. He is a great kid from a good family. He would do the Jackets proud.

Supersize that order, mutt

March 15th, 2012
2:08 pm

dawgfan, the last time I looked Tech beat the dwags in basketball, and have a commanding lead in the series. The Jackets baseball team historically also performs pretty damn well against the diamond dwags.

Supersize that order, mutt

March 15th, 2012
2:09 pm

Ken, you saved me asking the question about the starting date of Spring football practice. I’m ready for it. Go Jackets !!!

Power DAWGS!!

March 15th, 2012
5:05 pm

Hope Rush was BIG in that game last night


March 15th, 2012
9:01 pm

WE SHUT OUT THIS STATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Biff Pocoroba

March 16th, 2012
1:34 am

Tech comes back tonight and loses to Jacksonville State after already losing to Georgia State and Kennesaw. I guess they are acting like the basketball team and beating Georgia but no one else.


March 16th, 2012
10:37 am

Great news when they lose in anything!

Hashbrown Dwag

March 16th, 2012
1:21 pm

We rule this stat….


March 16th, 2012
1:37 pm

Pretty amusing that the Sports page still has the Glen Rice Jr. story linked below the Georgia Tech heading even though two more recent blogs have been published since…Megatron’s huge payday and Tech softball beating UGA.

Supersize that order, mutt

March 17th, 2012
1:03 pm

dawgfan, I want to be your “special” friend.


March 18th, 2012
4:58 pm

Great Win for Lady Jackets beat Georgetown. Go Womens GT Basketball!


March 18th, 2012
11:47 pm

UGA: We Walk This State


March 19th, 2012
11:00 am

The Profs final four was busted in the first round. They had Mizzou and Duke in the Final Four. Ouch!



March 19th, 2012
1:42 pm

Who needs football when we have basketball and softball?