THE FLATS – Georgia Tech baseball’s fall action continues on Saturday, Oct. 27 as the Yellow Jackets host Chattahoochee Valley Community College. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m. and will be a 12-inning contest.
Fans of all ages are invited to attend with admission for both games being free to the public. Complimentary parking will also be available for both games in the Klaus Parking Deck, with gates opening 90 minutes prior to first pitch.
Chatt Valley is coming an impressive 48-12 record in the Alabama Community College Conference. Offensively, the Pirates were led by Rankin Woley, who hit .460, while Davis Schwartz (.392)and Andrew Greckel (.389) also swung the bat well. On the mound, CVCC was led by three stalwarts on the mount. Cole Ganopulos led all throwers as a portsider, tossing a 1.62 ERA over 89.0 innings of work and striking out 95 hitters. Sawyer Steele (3.38) and Chris Bergmoser (3.00) also had sub-3.50 ERAs last year.
This fall will be Tech fans’ last chance to see the 2019 Yellow Jackets take on outside competition prior to the regular-season opener in 2019. Georgia Tech returns a talented roster from last season, including four of its top six hitters from an offense that was second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2018. The Jackets also return a bevy of talent on the mound, including Xzavion Curry, Tristin English, Andy Archer and Connor Thomas.
In total, the Yellow Jackets currently boast a total of five student-athletes (Chase Murray, Kyle McCann, English, Curry and Thomas) on D1Baseball’s fall list of the top 150 baseball draft prospects for 2019, which is tied for second-most in the country.