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Jackets Open 2020 Season with Buzz Classic

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball opens its 2020 season with the 21st Buzz Classic, from Feb. 7-9 at Mewborn Field. The Yellow Jackets will face UAB, preseason No. 1 Washington, Furman and Ohio.

Series Schedule

Friday, February 7 @ 10 a.m. vs. UAB
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Friday, February 7 @ 6 p.m. vs. Washington
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Saturday, February 8 @ 3:30 p.m. vs. Washington
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Saturday, February 8 @ 6 p.m. vs. Furman
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Sunday, February 9 @ 12:30 p.m. vs. Ohio
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TV

All Georgia Tech games will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra

Parking

Fri/Sat – Parking is available in the McCamish Lot, Fowler St. or Family Housing
Sun – Parking is available on Fowler St. or Family Housing (McCamish lot will be reserved for women’s basketball)

Storylines

  • Georgia Tech, in its third season under head coach Aileen Morales, will open up at home for the first time since 2015.
  • In 2019, the Yellow Jackets eclipsed the 30-win mark for the first time since 2012, and earned its first ACC tournament win since 2012 with a decisive 8-5 five-inning run-rule win over Virginia in the opening round.
  • Tech returns nine position players from last season, including two-time all-ACC selection Cameron Stanford, and 2019 preseason all-ACC selection Breanna Roper.
  • The Buzz Classic returns for the first time since 2012, and is the first one to be hosted at Mewborn Field.
  • The Jackets went a combined 34-4 in the Buzz Classic during Aileen Morales’ years in the dugout, going 18-2 as a player and 16-2 a coach.

Series Notes

  • The Jackets lead the all-time series with UAB, 4-0. The teams last met in the 2011 Buzz Classic, an 8-0 Georgia Tech win. Tech is playing the Blazers at home for the first time since 2005.
  • This weekend will mark the fourth meeting between Georgia Tech and Washington. The teams last met in 2005. The Huskies lead the all-time series 3-0.
  • Georgia Tech leads the all-time series with Furman 25-18. The Jackets hold a 14-6 record over the Paladins at home. The teams last met in 2019, a 14-2 Jackets victory. Tech and Furman will play one more time in 2020, on April 14, in Atlanta.
  • The Jackets enter the weekend with a 5-1 lead in the all-time series with Ohio. Tech is 2-0 at home against the Bobcats, and has won its last four meetings.

The full tournament schedule is as follows:

 

Date

 

Game:

 

Time

Friday, February 7, 2020UAB vs. Georgia Tech10:00 AM
UAB vs Ohio12:30 PM
Ohio vs. Washington3:30 PM
Washington vs. Georgia Tech6:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2020Ohio vs. Furman10:00 AM
UAB vs. Washington12:30 PM
Washington vs. Georgia Tech3:30 PM
Georgia Tech vs. Furman6:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2020Ohio vs. UAB10:00 AM
Georgia Tech vs. Ohio12:30 PM
Furman vs. UAB3:30 PM
Furman vs. Washington6:00 PM

*all times are eastern
* away vs. home as written

All of Georgia Tech’s 34 home games, including all five at the Buzz Classic, will be streaming live on ACC Network Extra.

NOTE: ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) programming is available online via the ESPN app or WatchESPN.com. Viewers must subscribe to a cable/satellite/digital provider that carries the ACC Network to view ACCNX programming.

Alexander-Tharpe Fund

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the A-T Fund’s Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes, and Athletics Initiative 2020, Georgia Tech athletics’ ongoing $125 million initiative to allow Tech to recruit the nation’s most elite student-athletes, build a better student-athlete once they arrive on The Flats and, ultimately, win! To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.   

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