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Countdown to First Pitch (11 days): Zane Evans and Brad Markey

Feb. 7, 2011

The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2011 season Friday, Feb. 18 when it opens a three-game series with Kent State. With seventeen newcomers on the 2011 team, RamblinWreck.com will hold a Q&A everyday until opening day in the “Countdown to first pitch” series.

Today’s feature is with freshman catcher Zane Evans and freshman pitcher Brad Markey.

Zane Evans

C / R-R/ 6-3 / 208

Roswell, Ga. (Roswell)

RW.com: List three words that describe you…
ZE: Nice, fun, adventurous

RW.com: What was the most interesting thing you did this summer?
ZE: I participated in the Connie Mack Home Run Derby and placed second.

RW.com: Why did you choose Georgia Tech?
ZE: Excellent coaches and baseball program, and a great degree.

RW.com: What is the reason behind your uniform number?
ZE: It has been my lucky number for every team I have played on.

RW.com: What event has most shaped your life?
ZE: Committing to Georgia tech.

RW.com: What player, if any, do you pattern your game after?
ZE: Brian McCann.

RW.com: Do you have any game or practice superstitions?
ZE: I tape my wrists and then write on them.

RW.com: What’s Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
ZE: Peyton Manning.

RW.com: What’s the one memory that stands out from your childhood?
ZE: Getting knocked out by some kid on a play at home plate.

Brad Markey

RHP / S-R/ 5-10 / 179

Bel Air, Md. (C. Milton Wright)

RW.com: Name one thing that fans don’t know about you…
BM: I am a scuba diver

RW.com: If you could bring one thing from your hometown, what would it be?
BM: La Tolteca Mexican Restaurant

RW.com: What is the best piece of advice that a coach gave you?
BM: “You build the house you live in” meaning what you do now will effect your future

RW.com: What would be your ultimate sports center highlight…
BM: When I was the winning pitcher in the Maryland State Championship game last year

RW.com: Name the most interesting place you’ve visited…
BM: St. Kitts

RW.com: What is your favorite Georgia Tech tradition?
BM: Team Tailgates

RW.com: What was the most interesting thing you did this summer?
BM: Skydiving.

RW.com: Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
BM: George Clooney

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