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Countdown to First Pitch (15 days): Chris Triplett

Feb. 3, 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 infielder Chris Triplett..

Chris Triplett

SS / 5-11 / 185

Fayetteville, Ga. (Sandy Creek)

RW.com: List three words that describe you…
CT: Diligent, Dedicated and Funny

RW.com: Name one thing that fans don’t know about you…
CT: I like Sudoku, taking pictures of sports and Landscape

RW.com: Why did you choose Georgia Tech?
CT: I wanted to get a great education while improving my talent in baseball

RW.com: What is the best piece of advice that a coach gave you?
CT: Have fun on the field, you know how to play the game so don’t over think things.

RW.com: What player, if any, do you pattern your game after?
CT: Brandon Phillips, Jose Reyes

RW.com: Do you have any game or practice superstitions?
CT: Eat one Twix bar before batting practice, drink one red Powerade then I have to eat the other Twix bar right before the game starts, and during the game I chew Strawberry Bubblicious gum.

RW.com: What’s your nickname? Reasoning behind it?
CT: Trip – It is short for my last name. CJ – Chris & junior combined

RW.com: Biggest accomplishments:
CT: Being selected in the 2010 MLB draft, Signing with Georgia Tech

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