Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Baseball Update

As baseball season sneaks up on us (doesn't that seem to happen every year?) news is already coming out about the Jackets. The first major preseason reviews are in, and Collegiate Baseball has named 3 Yellow Jackets to their pre-season All-American teams.

3b Wes Hodges is a 1st Team All American

RHP Blake Wood is a 3rd Team All-American

UT Matt Wieters is a 3rd Team All-American

Georgia Tech is also ranked 10th in their preseason poll, one of a whopping five ACC teams in the top 15. The ACC this year is going to be scary deep, much like the 2004 basketball league was. Clemson, UNC, Florida State, Miami and GT will be fighting it out most of the season for the league title and NCAA Tournament seeding and regional / super-regional hosting rights.

In other baseball news, Nomar Garciaparra is going to be speaking at the GT Baseball Benefit Dinner on 1/21/06 and will have his #5 GT jersey honored at the same time - it will not be retired as Jason Varitek's was (still the only player with a retired GT baseball jersey), but he will join Kevin Brown and Randy Carroll as one of only 3 to be so honored. Garciaparra is a tremendous influence to keep around the program, with his work ethic and baseball acumen - I am glad to see him officially recognized this way.

As always, beesball.com is by far your best source of information on Georgia Tech baseball, check it on a regular basis and get ready for another great season of Yellow Jacket baseball.


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