May 3, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. Sunday’s softball game between No. 23/16 Georgia Tech (40-13, 17-3 ACC) and Maryland (29-25, 9-11) has been rained out and will not be made up. Tech clinched the ACC regular season title by sweeping the Terrapins yesterday, 9-2 and 8-0 in five innings.
Georgia Tech now concludes the regular season having won 13 straight league games and was victorious in all seven ACC series’ in 2009 and 10 in a row dating back to last year. Overall, the Yellow Jackets have won 14 of their last 17 games heading into the postseason.
The Yellow Jackets will be the No. 1 seed in the single-elimination ACC Tournament which begins Friday, May 8, in Raleigh, N.C. on the campus of NC State University. Georgia Tech will play eighth-seeded Virginia in the first round at 5 p.m. and the winner of that game advances to the second semifinal game on Saturday, May 9, at 3:30 p.m. Tech swept the Cavaliers a couple of weeks ago in Charlottesville, Va.
The 2009 ACC Championship game is set for Sunday, May 10, at 1 p.m. and will be televised live on the Regional Sports Networks. ACC Select will provide free streaming video for every game the first two days of the tournament, while live audio and stats for all Georgia Tech games are available at www.ramblinwreck.com.