Jackets Earn No. 2 National Seed

May 30, 2005

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ATLANTA–Earning the No. 2 national seed in the NCAA baseball field of 64, Atlantic Coast Conference champion Georgia Tech will host Furman, South Carolina and Michigan in the NCAA Atlanta Regional, Friday through Monday, June 3-6, at Russ Chandler Stadium on the Tech campus.

All games in the NCAA Atlanta Regional will be televised on ESPNU. Tech (42-16), the ACC regular-season and tournament champions and the No. 1 seed in the Atlanta regional, opens against Southern Conference champion and No. 4 seed Furman (30-27) Friday at 4 p.m. ET. Friday’s other first-round matchup, scheduled for 12 noon ET, pits No. 2 seed South Carolina (38-21) of the Southeastern Conference against Big Ten foe Michigan (41-17), the No. 3 seed

The regional continues Saturday with games slated for 12 noon (losers’ bracket) and 4 p.m. (winner’s bracket). Sunday’s games are also at 12 noon and 4 p.m., the latter the first possible championship game. If a second championship game is necessary, it will be played Monday at 6 p.m.

The winner of the Atlanta Regional will be matched up with the champion of the Knoxville Regional, hosted by Tennessee and also featuring Winthrop, Wichita State and Austin Peay, in an NCAA Super Regional, scheduled for June 10-12 or 11-13 at a campus site to be determined.

Georgia Tech has earned its 20th NCAA bid in the last 21 years and is making its 22nd NCAA appearance overall, posting a 46-42 record in NCAA play. The Jackets won regionals in 1994, 2000, 2002 and 2004, advancing to the College World Series in 1994 and 2002.

Since the current format began in 1999, the Jackets have earned a Top 8 national seed four times (2000, 2003-05). Tech is the only school in the nation to earn a Top 8 national seed each of the last three seasons.

Tournament ticket books for the NCAA Atlanta Regional are on sale now at www.ramblinwreck.com, and can be also purchased in person at the Georgia Tech Office, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., or at the gate, beginning Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Tournament books, including tickets for all seven sessions, are priced at $84 for a reserved chairback seat, $70 for a reserved bench seat between first and third base.

Single-game tickets, if available, will go on sale on the day of the game only and are priced at $12 for a a reserved chairback seat, $10 for a reserved bench seat between first and third base, $8 for a general admission bleacher seat, and $6 for a general admission student ticket.

Along with Georgia Tech, 2005 NCAA Regionals will also be hosted by Arizona State, Baylor, Cal State Fullerton, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Long Beach State, Miami, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas, and Tulane.

Tech’s Russ Chandler Stadium, which was rebuilt in 2002 and now seats 4,157, is hosting an NCAA Regional for the fourth straight year and the seventh time since 1987. Tech has hosted a total of nine NCAA events, including Super Regionals in 2000 and 2002 and 2004.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern)

All games televised on ESPNU Friday, June 3 Game 2, No. 2 seed South Carolina vs. No. 3 seed Michigan, 12 noon Game 1, No. 1 seed Georgia Tech vs. No. 4 seed Furman, 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 4 Game 3, Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 12 noon Game 4, Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game, 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 5 Game 5, Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 12 noon Game 6, Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (first possible championship game), 4 p.m.

Monday, June 6 (If necessary) Game 7, Same teams, if necessary, 6 p.m.

TICKETS

Tournament Books, Reserved Chairback Seat, $84 Tournament Books, Reserved Bench Seat, $70 Tournament Books, General Admission, $56 Single Game, Reserved Chairback Seat, $12 Single Game, Reserved Bench Seat, $10 Single Game, General Admission, $8 Single Game, Student General Admission, $6

Tournament books only are available for advance purchase and are on sale now, on-line at www.ramblinwreck.com or at the Georgia Tech Ticket Office (1.888.TECH.TIX), beginning Tuesday at 8 a.m.

Tickets ordered on-line or by phone can picked up at the Georgia Tech Ticket Office, Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., or at the Russ Chandler Stadium Will Call (Gate 3, Third Base Side) Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

All single-game tickets, if available, must be purchased on the day of the game at the Russ Chandler Stadium ticket booth (cash only). Single-game tickets for both Friday sessions will go on sale beginning at 10:30 a.m.

RECOMMENDED PARKING

Parking for the NCAA Atlanta Regional is free of charge and is available in the following areas:

O’Keefe Parking Lot (6th Street off Fowler Street)

Peter’s Parking Deck (Fowler Street at 4th Street)

Physics Lot (Ferst Drive and Atlantic Drive)

Alexander Memorial Coliseum (8th Street off Fowler Street). Please note that the south portion of the AMC lot will be unavailable due to basketball camp.

DIRECTIONS TO RUSS CHANDLER STADIUM AND RECOMMENDED PARKING

Russ Chandler Stadium is located on the Georgia Tech campus at the intersection of Fowler Street and Fifth Street.

From North of Atlanta:

Travelling south on I-75 or I-85, exit at 17th Street/14th Street/10th Street. Continue to 10th Street and turn right (west) on 10th Street. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Fowler Street.

To reach Russ Chandler Stadium: Continue on Fowler Street to the first traffic light, and the stadium is on the right, at the intersection of Fowler and Fifth Street.

To reach AMC Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 8th Street and proceed to AMC Lot

To reach O’Keefe Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 6th Street. Entrance to O’Keefe Lot is on the left.

To reach Peter’s Parking Deck: Continue on Fowler Street through one traffic light (going past Russ Chandler Stadium) and proceed to Peter’s Parking Deck.

To reach Physics Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto Fifth Street (becomes Ferst Drive). Continue past Russ Chandler Stadium to Ferst and Atlantic.

From South of Atlanta/Airport/Downtown:

Travelling north on I-75 or I-85, exit at 10th Street and turn left onto 10th Street. Cross the interstate, and at the second traffic light, turn left onto Fowler Street.

To reach Russ Chandler Stadium: Continue on Fowler Street to the first traffic light, and the stadium is on the right, at the intersection of Fowler and Fifth Street.

To reach AMC Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 8th Street and proceed to AMC Lot

To reach O’Keefe Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 6th Street. Entrance to O’Keefe Lot is on the left.

To reach Peter’s Parking Deck: Continue on Fowler Street through one traffic light (going past Russ Chandler Stadium) and proceed to Peter’s Parking Deck.

To reach Physics Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto Fifth Street (becomes Ferst Drive). Continue past Russ Chandler Stadium to Ferst and Atlantic.

From East or West of Atlanta Take I-20 East or West to Atlanta. From I-20, go North on I-75/85. Exit at 10th Street and turn left onto 10th Street. Cross the interstate, and at the second traffic light, turn left onto Fowler Street.

To reach Russ Chandler Stadium: Continue on Fowler Street to the first traffic light, and the stadium is on the right, at the intersection of Fowler and Fifth Street.

To reach AMC Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 8th Street and proceed to AMC Lot

To reach O’Keefe Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 6th Street. Entrance to O’Keefe Lot is on the left.

To reach Peter’s Parking Deck: Continue on Fowler Street through one traffic light (going past Russ Chandler Stadium) and proceed to Peter’s Parking Deck.

To reach Physics Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto Fifth Street (becomes Ferst Drive). Continue past Russ Chandler Stadium to Ferst and Atlantic.

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