THE FLATS – Georgia Tech baseball will conclude its 2018 fall practice schedule with its annual White vs. Gold World Series this Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free to the contest.
Team Gold will be managed by Kyle McCann, while Team White will be coached by Carter Hall.
Connor Thomas (Team Gold) and Xzavion Curry (Team White) will both get the starting nod for their respective teams on the mound. Jonathan Hughes will then come in to pitch the next two innings for Team Gold, while Luke Bartnicki does the same for Team White. After that, each team’s pitchers will be held to a one-inning appearance.
The White vs. Gold World Series will be Tech fans’ last chance to see the 2019 Yellow Jackets take the field prior to the regular-season-opener in 2019. Georgia Tech returns a talented roster from last season, including four of its top six hitters from an offense that finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2018. The Jackets also return a bevy of talent on the mound, including Curry, Thomas, Tristin English and Andy Archer.
In total, the Yellow Jackets currently boast a total of five student-athletes (Chase Murray, McCann, English, Curry and Thomas) on D1Baseball’s fall list of the top 150 baseball draft prospects for 2019, which is tied for second-most in the country.