Oct. 16, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech will conclude its fall campaign with the White and Gold World Series, beginning this Monday, Oct. 19 and concluding Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Jackets will split into two teams for a best-of-three series at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Details for the annual White and Gold World Series are as follows (starting pitchers for each contest listed in parenthesis):
Monday, Oct. 19 – White (Deck McGuire) vs. Gold (Brandon Cumpton), 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 – White (Andrew Robinson) vs. Gold (Mark Pope), 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 – White (Luke Bard) vs. Gold (Jed Bradley), 4 p.m.
All games are free and open to the public.
The white team captured the title last fall with a 4-3 upset victory in a one-inning sudden death playoff after the series was tied 2-2.
Bash Brothers and Youth
“When deciding who to pull for in the White and Gold World Series, there is only one question to ask…. “Where are the Bash Brothers?” While playing on the same team, the Bash Brothers (Plagman along with sophomore Matt Skole) are unstoppable. If we were not on the same team, we would practically cancel each other out. On a more serious note, the young and fresh Gold squad will out last the aging and wrinkling White squad, and show the world who truly is a better team.”
Dominant pitching matchups and a powerful hitting prowess
“First of all, we have mound swag (short for swagger) with pitchers Jake Davies and Zach Brewster. We have the edge behind the plate, and the better fielding first baseman. We outweigh the scrawny Gold team, leading to bombs or homeruns for better lack of terms. We also have veteran leadership, with the three oldest people on the Georgia Tech team. Finally, [Sean] Devine is undefeated in the World Series during his seven year career here at Tech. We also have two brothers of big leaguers (Luke Bard – brother Daniel is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox — and Jake Davies – brother Kyle is a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals), so that’s heritage.”