Tech Fall Baseball Practice Commences with World Series, Alumni Game

Oct. 15, 2007

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech baseball team will conclude its fall practice this week with the Gold & White World Series and the annual Alumni Game.

The Gold and White World Series is a three-game event that begins Tuesday and continues through Thursday. The games will begin at approximately 4 p.m. each day, with batting practice to precede each contest. Admission to all three games is free.

Following the conclusion of the tournament, the team will host its Alumni Game as a part of this year’s homecoming celebration on campus. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Friday with alumni squaring off against alumni. Any former Yellow Jackets still interested in participating in the game should contact Nick Scherer (404.894.2261/nscherer@athletics.gatech.edu).

The 2007 Major League Baseball Draft had a major impact on Georgia Tech as a record-tying 10 players were selected, but head coach Danny Hall welcomed back 21 members of the 2006 squad that finished 32-25 in addition to 11 freshmen that have spent the last six weeks vying for roles in the lineup.

Despite losing two starting outfielders (Danny Payne, Supp. 1st Round, San Diego; Wally Crancer, 12th, Orioles), their shortstop (Michael Fisher, 6th, Atlanta) and two-time All-American catcher Matt Wieters (5th, Baltimore), the remainder of the Georgia Tech starting lineup from a year ago returned this fall, including infielders Patrick Long (Mechanicsville, Va.), Tony Plagman (Alpharetta, Ga.), Jeff Ussery (Hilton Head, SC) and Brad Feltes (Alpharetta, Ga.) and outfielders Luke Murton (McDonough, Ga.) and Chris House (Marietta, Ga.)

Fans will have a chance this week to see the entire team in action, including returning pitchers David Duncan (New Richmond, Ohio), Eddie Burns (Hiram, Ga.) and Zach Von Tersch (Cedar Falls, Iowa) and relievers Chris Hicks (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Brad Rulon (Columbus, Ga.).

A recap and statistics from each Gold & White World Series game will be posted on RamblinWreck.com.

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