Oct. 20, 2012
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech baseball team has received its 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference rings, and the Yellow Jackets were recognized on the field during Saturday’s football game versus Boston College at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Last season, the Yellow Jackets made a remarkable late-season run by going an undefeated 4-0 in Greensboro and becoming the first-ever No. 8-seed to win the ACC crown. It was the eighth title in school history, and the fourth under head coach Danny Hall. Tech’s eight titles is the second-most in league history.
The 2012 ring was designed by members of team and includes four blue stones on the top to signify Coach Hall’s four ACC titles. Hall, entering his 20th year at Tech in 2013 and 26th as a college head coach, surpassed the 1,000-win mark in 2012. Hall is among the winningest active coaches in college baseball with a career record of 1,025-492-1.
Tech was 38-26 last season and reached the NCAA Tournament for the 28th time in the program’s history. The Jackets have made 26 of those appearances in the last 28 years, which is the third-most of any team in college football in that span.
Tech welcomes 23 players back from last year’s team, including senior outfielder Brandon Thomas and senior Friday starting pitcher Buck Farmer, who each were drafted last year but bypassed the draft to return to Tech.
The Jackets open the 2013 season on February 15 versus Akron at Russ Chandler Stadium.