This Week On The Flats

May 9, 2011

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THIS WEEK IN GEORGIA TECH ATHLETICS

May 9-15, 2011

(Home Events in Bold)

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THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, May 10

Baseball vs. Savannah State, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11

No events scheduled

Thursday, May 12

No events scheduled

Friday, May 13 Men’s Tennis vs. Middle Tennessee State (NCAA First Round), 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Virginia (ACC Tournament), 5 p.m.

Baseball vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 14 Women’s Tennis vs. Jacksonville State (NCAA First Round), 12 noon

ACC Softball Tournament semifinals, 1 and 3:30 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Tennis championship match, 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. North Carolina, 6 p.m.

Track and Field at UNF Invitational (Jacksonville, Fla.), all day

Sunday, May 15

ACC Softball Tournament championship game, 1 p.m. [TV – SportSouth]

NCAA Women’s Tennis championship match (Bill Moore Tennis Center), 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. North Carolina, 1 p.m. [TV – CSS]

Track and Field at UNF Invitational (Jacksonville, Fla.), all day

STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

May 2-8, 2011

Kelsi Weseman, Softball, Junior, Hutto, Texas

Weseman batted .700 (7-for-10) on the week as Georgia Tech took two out of three games from Florida State for its ACC-record 24th straight series win. Weseman had two doubles, a triple, two home runs and nine RBI in the three games while slugging 1.700 and compiling a .727 on-base percentage. Weseman is now third in Tech single-season history with 21 home runs and fourth with 64 RBI. For a career, she ranks 5th (42) and 4th (164), respectively.

Mott Hyde, Baseball, Freshman, Calhoun, Ga.

Hyde batted .714 (5-for-7) with three runs scored, three RBI, a .714 slugging percentage and a .778 on-base percentage to lead the Jackets to a pair of wins over Illinois-Chicago in non-conference action over the weekend. The second baseman was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the opener on Saturday, before going a perfect 3-for-3 with 2 RBI while reaching base four times to help Tech clinch the series on Sunday.

SPORTS PREVIEWS

May 9-15, 2011

BASEBALL (33-14, 18-6 ACC, national ranking #9)

Tech will return home to host Savannah State for a midweek game on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Jackets will resume Atlantic Coast Conference play over the weekend, facing North Carolina in a pivotal three-game series at home. Game times are 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. On Sunday, the team will honor its four seniors: Zach Brewster, Kevin Jacob, Jeff Ussery and Taylor Wood.

GT Baseball website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/geot-m-basebl-body.html

SOFTBALL (44-9, 18-2 ACC, national rank #19/17)

Georgia Tech will be the No. 1 seed as it hosts the 2011 ACC Championship for the first time in school history. The single-elimination tournament will be held May 13-15 at Mewborn Field as the Yellow Jackets look for their third consecutive title. Tech begins its title defense on Friday at 5 p.m. against eighth-seeded Virginia. Play begins at Noon on Friday. The semifinals are Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. while the 2011 ACC champion will be crowned on Sunday at 1 p.m. That game will be televised on the Regional Sports Networks. Follow Georgia Tech Softball on Twitter @GaTechSoftball.

ACC Tournament site:http://www.theacc.com/championships/11-softball-championship.html

GT Softball website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-softbl/geot-w-softbl-body.html

MEN’S TENNIS (19-5, 8-3 ACC, ITA ranking #16)

Georgia Tech is the No. 15 overall seed in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship and will be one of 16 hosts for first- and second-round matches this Friday and Saturday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Florida State will take on Mississippi State at 10 a.m. Friday in one first-round match, and the Yellow Jackets face Middle Tennessee State at 1 p.m. Friday in the other. The winners meet at 3 p.m. Saturday for the right to advance to the NCAA Division I Championships, May 19-24, at Stanford, Calif. Tickets are $5 each day for adults and $3 for students. Saturday admission includes both men’s and women’s matches.

Tournament Central site:http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/ncaa-tennis-2011.html

GT Men’s Tennis website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/geot-m-tennis-body-main.html ( http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/geot-m-tennis-body-main.html )

WOMEN’S TENNIS (12-9, 5-6 ACC, ITA ranking #16)

Georgia Tech is the No. 14 overall seed in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship and will be one of 16 hosts for first- and second-round matches this Saturday and Sunday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Mississippi will take on Arizona State at 9 a.m. Saturday in one first-round match, and the Yellow Jackets face Jacksonville State at 12 noon Saturday in the other. The winners meet at 1 p.m. Sunday for the right to advance to the NCAA Division I Championships, May 19-24, at Stanford, Calif. Tickets are $5 each day for adults and $3 for students. Saturday admission includes both men’s and women’s matches.

Tournament Central site:http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/ncaa-tennis-2011.html

GT Women’s Tennis website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/geot-w-tennis-body-main.html

TRACK AND FIELD

After a week off, the Georgia Tech track and field squad will return to the track when they head to the North Florida Invitational on May 13 and 14 in Jacksonville, Fla. The meet will be a final tune up for the Yellow Jackets before the NCAA East Regionals. Tech is coming off of a successful showing at the Penn Relays where senior Leslie Njoku won the 400 meter hurdles in a field of 55 competitors while setting a career best time and freshman Julienne McKee earned a third place finish in both the long and triple jumps. The North Florida Invitational will take place at the Hodges Stadium.

GT Men’s Track and Field website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-track/geot-m-track-body.html

GT Women’s Track and Field website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-track/geot-w-track-body.html

GOLF (Golfweek/Sagarin rank #2, Golfstat #4)

ACC Champion Georgia Tech is off until the weekend of May 19-21, when it will compete in one of six NCAA regional championship tournaments held around the country. The NCAA will announce the fields on Monday, May 9, for the regional tournaments, which will be held in Tucson, Ariz., Erie, Colo., Ocala, Fla., Zionsville, Ind., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and Blacksburg, Va. The top five finishers in each of those events advance to the NCAA Championship, May 31-June 5 in Stillwater, Okla.

GT Golf website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-golf/geot-m-golf-body.html

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