Baseball America Taps Yellow Jackets No. 12 In Preseason Top 25

Jan. 24, 2012

ATLANTA – After being ranked Preseason No. 9 by Collegiate Baseball, the Georgia Tech baseball team was selected No. 12 by Baseball America in its Preseason Top 25, which was released Tuesday.

Clickhere for a detailed capsule on each of Baseball America’s PreseasonTop 25

Tech, which officially opens practice Friday, January 27, returns 23 letterwinners from a 2011 team that finished 42-21, won a share of the ACC Coastal Division title and reached the NCAA Regional for the 27th time. A pair of Preseason All-America selections headline the returnees — junior RHP Buck Farmer and sophomore CF Kyle Wren.

The Jackets are one of five ACC teams among the publication’s Top 25 — North Carolina (No. 4), Tech (No. 12), Clemson (No. 16), Miami (No. 18) and Florida State (No. 20).

Georgia Tech’s 2012 schedule features road series at NC State (March 9-11), North Carolina (April 20-22) and Virginia (May 11-13), while drawing Florida State (April 6-8), Clemson (April 27-29) and Miami (May 17-19) at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Of the Jacket’s non-conference opponents, Georgia is ranked 11th.

The 2012 season begins Friday, Feb. 17 as the Jackets open the three-day, four-game Rock Hill Coca-Cola Classic at Winthrop University. Tech is set to battle both Kent State (2 p.m.) and Winthrop (6 p.m.) on opening day.

2012 Baseball America Preseason Top 25

Rank    Team    11 Record       11 Final Rank1.      Florida         53-19   22.      Stanford        35-22   133.      South Carolina  55-14   14.      Arkansas        40-22   245.      Arizona         39-21   NR6.      Rice    42-21   157.      Texas A&M   47-22   78.      Louisiana State         36-20   NR9.      North Carolina  51-16   510.     Vanderbilt      54-12   411.     Georgia         33-32   NR12.     Georgia Tech    42-21   2013.     Texas   49-19   614.     UCLA    35-24   2215.     Texas Christian         43-19   1916.     Clemson         43-20   2117.     Arizona State   43-18   918.     Miami   38-23   2319.     Oklahoma        41-19   NR20.     Florida State   46-19   821.     Central Florida         39-23   NR22.     Mississippi     30-25   NR23.     Oregon State    41-19   1024.     Louisville      32-29   NR25.     Cal State Fullerton     41-17   14

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