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Jackets To Play Exhibition Game vs. Atlanta Braves Wednesday

Feb. 27, 2007

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s 14th-ranked baseball team will take a break from its regular season for a trip to Orlando when they face the Atlanta Braves in an exhibition game at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex Wednesday at 1:05 p.m.

The Yellow Jackets (6-5) are coming off a 10-7 loss at home to Western Carolina Tuesday afternoon after sweeping a three-game series from Duquesne over the weekend. The game will be the first spring training event for the Atlanta Braves.

The Yellow Jacket offense is led by outfielders Wally Crancer (.469-4-13) and Danny Payne (.439-1-10) and shortstop Michael Fisher (.354-2-9), while three other Yellow Jackets are hitting over .300 for the season. Georgia Tech, as a team, is hitting .307 on the year.

Pitching Matchups (GT vs. Atlanta Braves)
Wednesday: RHP John Goodman (First Appearance) vs. LHP Matt Harrison

GAME COVERAGE: A live broadcast of the game can be found at www.Braves.com with Pet Van Weiren calling the action. Fans may also listen to the game on 94.9 The Bull in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech vs. Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves lead the exhibition series with Georgia Tech, 11-0-1, in a series that dates to 1977. The closest the Yellow Jackets have come to defeating the Braves was four years ago in a rain- and travel-shortened four-inning game that ended with a final score of 3-3.

Since the 1993 season, the Jackets and Braves have squared off every other year, with Atlanta facing the Georgia Bulldogs in off-years.

The Yellow Jackets have been held scoreless just one time during that span, in a 12-0 win by the Braves two years ago.

Following Wednesday’s game, the Yellow Jackets will return to Atlanta for a three-game series against Rutgers beginning Friday at 4 p.m. The Jackets and Scarlet Knights will square off at 1 p.m. Saturday before concluding the series Sunday at 12 noon (NOTE: This is a change from previously published schedules due to the men’s basketball game that afternoon)

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