April 15, 2013
THE FLATS – It’s a big week of baseball on the Flats as the 14th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets bring a seven-game homestand to a close with games this week versus Savannah State and NC State. NASA astronaut and Tech grad Col. Robert “Shane” Kimbrough will throw Tuesday’s first pitch.
Tech will also host a group of about 175 youngsters from the L.E.A.D. program for Tuesday’s game versus Savannah State that begins at 6 p.m. The L.E.A.D. program is designed to promote baseball in the inner-city and is managed by former major leaguer C.J. Stewart.
Kimbrough, along with former Tech football running back Roddy Jones and Angela King, the daughter of the late Kim King, will address the L.E.A.D. group as they tour the Edge Athletic Center earlier in the afternoon on Tuesday.
Following Tuesday’s game, the Jackets remain home this weekend to welcome N.C. State for a pivotal ACC series among Top 25 teams. Friday’s game was moved up to a 3 p.m. first pitch to accommodate fans wishing to attend both the baseball game and Friday’s night spring football game. All tickets to Friday’s game can be purchased for $4, which is half off their original price.
Saturday’s game versus NC State begins at 6 p.m., and Sunday’s series finale begins at 1 p.m. Every Sunday is Kids’ Day, and all youth in attendance can run on the field with Tech’s players for the National Anthem and can run the bases postgame. Also Sunday, Tech players will be signing autographs following the game.
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