THE FLATS – Georgia Tech baseball continues to receive national recognition ahead of the 2022 season as Perfect Game has tabbed the two-time defending ACC Coastal Division Champions at No. 11.
It’s the second No. 11 ranking of the preseason for the Yellow Jackets as Collegiate Baseball also placed them in the top 15 in December.
Tech is the third-highest ranked Atlantic Coast Conference team in Perfect Game’s preseason poll and one of five teams ranked in the top 25 overall – Notre Dame (No. 5), NC State (No. 7), Florida State (No. 15) and Miami (Fla.) (No. 18).
Georgia Tech returns one of its deepest rosters in recent history, tabbed by D1Baseball as returning one of the top offensive lineups in the country.
The Jackets return the offensive power of preseason all-American Kevin Parada, Andrew Jenkins, Drew Compton, Tres Gonzalez, Stephen Reid, Jake DeLeo, John Anderson and Colin Hall, while also adding five transfers to the 2022 roster. On the mound, they enjoy the return of a stacked bullpen that includes Zach Maxwell, Josiah Siegel, Dawson Brown, Marquis Grissom, Jr., Luke Bartnicki and Dalton Smith, as well as veterans Sam Crawford and Joseph Mannelly.
In total, Tech sports seven players ranked in Perfect Game’s top 300 MLB prospects and four in D1Baseball’s top 100 prospects list.
The Yellow Jackets will look to become just the fourth ACC team to win three-straight division titles since the league split into division championships in 2006 and the second in the Coastal Division – Florida State (2007-14), Miami (2014-16) and Louisville (2015-17). Since head coach Danny Hall took over in 1994, only one team in the ACC has won more regular season and divisional championships than Georgia Tech’s seven.
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Be there for all the heart-stopping action as Georgia Tech baseball looks to three-peat as ACC Coastal Division Champions! Opening Day is slated for Friday, Feb. 18 as the Yellow Jackets prepare to host more than 30 home games at Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium – one of the country’s premier collegiate baseball venues. Beginning at just $175, fans can secure the best seats in the house for every game, while also experiences season-ticket membership benefits like priority parking and an add-on for Champions Hall access. For more information on the 2022 season, click HERE!
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