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126TH SEASON 33 NCAA REGIONAL APPEARANCES 3 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES APPEARANCES 9 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS2021 Official Game Notes RamblinWreck.com Contact: Andrew Clausen [email protected] (678) 764-0867GEORGIA TECH BY THE NUMBERSOverall RecordACC Recordat Mac Nease Baseball ParkRoad GamesNeutral Site GamesStreakLast 10 Games2021 SCHEDULE / RESULTSDATEFEB. 19FEB. 20FEB. 21FEB. 24Feb. 26Feb. 27Feb. 28MAR. 3MAR. 5MAR. 6MAR. 7MAR. 12MAR. 13MAR. 14MAR. 17Mar. 19Mar. 20Mar. 21Mar. 26Mar. 27Mar. 28APR. 1APR. 2APR. 3APR. 6Apr. 9Apr. 10Apr. 11APR. 13Apr. 16Apr. 17Apr. 18Apr. 20APR. 23APR. 24APR. 25Apr. 27APR. 30MAY 1May 2MAY 7MAY 8MAY 9May 14May 15May 16MAY 18MAY 20MAY 21MAY 22May 26May 27May 29June 4OPPONENTEASTERN KENTUCKYEASTERN KENTUCKYEASTERN KENTUCKYMERCERat #8 NC State*at #8 NC State*at #8 NC State*GEORGIA STATE#1 LOUISVILLE*#1 LOUISVILLE*#1 A SOUTHERNat Wake Forest*at Wake Forest*at Wake Forest*at Duke*at Duke*at Duke*VIRGINIA*VIRGINIA*VIRGINIA*USC UPSTATEat #12 Notre Dame*at #12 Notre Dame*at #12 Notre Dame*AUBURNat #12 Virginia Tech*at #12 Virginia Tech*at #12 Virginia Tech*at Georgia State#17 FLORIDA STATE*#17 FLORIDA STATE*#17 FLORIDA STATE*at #20 GeorgiaKENNESAW STATEKENNESAW STATEat Kennesaw StateCLEMSON*CLEMSON*CLEMSON*at Miami*at Miami*at Miami*GEORGIAUNC*UNC*UNC*vs. Clemson vs. Louisville vs. #16 NC State vs. Indiana [email protected] 4-6 AT NASHVILLE REGIONAL NASHVILLE, W, 12-6ACCNXL, 9-6ACCNXW, 7-1ACCNW, 7-3ACCNXW, 9-2ACCNXW, 8-3ACCNXW, 8-4ACCNXL, 10-1ACCNXL, 13-6ACCNXW, 19-6ACCNW, 13-9ACCNL, 11-9ACCNW, 5-3ACCNXL, 18-12ACCNPPDACCNXL, 6-2ACCNXW, 3-1ACCNXW, 8-1ACCNW, 5-2ACCNW, 3-0ACCNXL, 9-7ACCNXW, 6-5ACCNXL, 8-2ACCNXL, 11-4ACCNXL, 9-3ACCNXL, 10-9ACCNXL, 7-0ACCNXW, 4-2ACCNL, 7-3ACCNXW, 15-11ACCNXL, 7-0ACCNXW, 11-4ESPN W, 7-2ACCNXL, 9-0ACCNXL, 13-10ACCNXW, 9-8SECNW, 7-5ACCNXL, 5-1ACCNXW, 13-5YouTubeL, 10-5ACCNXW, 6-1RSNW, 6-5RSNW, 9-8ACCNXW, 14-3ACCNXL, 10-3ACCNXL, 5-4ACCNXW, 7-6 (14)ACCNXL, 3-2ACCNXW, 10-9ACCNXW, 10-6RSNL, 11-5RSNW, 9-8 (12)ACCNL, 8-1ESPN31 PM (ET)Home Games Gold all caps * ACC games ACC Championship (Charlotte, N.C.)@ Nashville Regional (Nashville, Tenn.)Ranks for past/current games highest ranking at time of gameRanks for future games highest ranking currentlyINDIANA STATERecord.30-19 (14-10 MVC)Seed. 3Head Coach. Mitch HannahsRecord vs. Tech (Last). 0-3 (2015)VANDERBILTGEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETSRecord. 29-23 (21-15 ACC)Ranking/Seed. None / 2Last Season. 11-5 (2-1 ACC)Head Coach. Danny HallCareer Record. 1,310-696-1 (34th season)Record at GT. 1,102-579-1 (28th season)Record.40-15 (19-10 SEC)Seed. 1Head Coach. Tim CorbinRecord vs. Tech (Last).36-59-1 (2013)PRESBYTERIANRecord. 22-21 (18-16 Big South)Seed. 4Head Coach.Elton PollockRecord vs. Tech (Last). 2-8 (2015)MATCHUPS AT A GLANCEISU / VU / PCOFFENSEGT.280 / .301 / .262. Batting.283.435 / .509 / .410. Slugging.459.381 / .390 / .350.On-Base Pct.37583 / 115 / 69. Doubles.1198 / 20 / 8. Triples.1254 / 80 / 46.Home Runs.61218 / 244 / 159.Walks.23837-53 / 76-88 / 57-76. SB-SBA. 29-40ISU / VU / PCPITCHING/DEF.GT4.63 / 3.49 / 6.10.ERA.5.80424.0 / 487.0 / 382.1. IP.467.02 / 2 / 1.CGs.010 / 18 / 12. Saves.152.98 / 3.13 / 1.60. K/BB.1.77.256 / .190 / .294. OBA.27044 / 49 / 55. Errors.6882 / 35 / 27. Double Plays.32PROBABLE PITCHERSFRI: GT TBA vs. ISU TBASAT: GT TBA vs. TBASUN: GT TBA vs. TBAGAME COVERAGEDateJune 4June 5June 6TV/StreamPlay-by-Play AnalystRadioPxP/AnalystESPN3Mike Couzens Greg Swindell WREK 91.1 FM Wiley Ballard/Jim PooleTBAWiley Ballard/Jim PooleTBAWiley Ballard/Jim PooleLive Stats - buzz.gt/BSB-Stats21Twitter - @GTBaseball #TogetherWeSwarmTOP STORYLINES Georgia Tech was selected as the No. 2 Seed of theNashville Regional and will face off against the field ofVanderbilt, Indiana State and Presbyterian on June 4-6. Four Yellow Jackets are hitting .290 or better - Parada(.328), Luke Waddell (.313), Andrew Jenkins (.301),and Malloy (.290). This marks the second time Tech has been to HawkinsField in the postseason. The Jackets went 3-2 in the 2013Nashville Regional. Parada and Waddell both also rank tied for eight in theleague with 66 hits on the year apiece. The #CardiacJackets have been on full display in May,playing in seven one-run ballgames in their last 11 games,winning five of them. Tech ranks second in the ACC in hitting (.283), first inhits (525) and doubles (19), while ranking second in onbase percentage (.375), second in walks (238) and thirdin scoring (6.6). Kevin Parada ranks 13th nationally with 20 doubleson the year, while Justyn-Henry Malloy (45) and TresGonzalez (39) rank second and fifth, respectively, in theACC in walks. Waddell remains the toughest to strikeout in the ACCand the 12th-toughest nationally, averaging 13.2 at-batsper strikeout this season. Tech will look for its stalwart starters LHP BrantHurter (3.74 ERA), Andy Archer (5.45 ERA) to besharp down the stretch. True freshman RHP Marquis Grissom, Jr. hasworked five or more innings in two of his last three starts,holding teams to two or fewer runs in two of them. RHP Zach Maxwell has been tremendous out of thebullpen, working a 3.26 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 30.1 IP.

2021 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL GAME NOTESNASHVILLE REGIONAL JUNE 4-6 NASHVILLE, TENN.2021 QUICK FACTSGENERAL INFORMATIONSchool.Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Location.Atlanta, Ga. 30332Enrollment.32,700Founded.1885Nickname. Yellow Jackets, Ramblin’ WreckMascot. “Buzz” the Yellow JacketOfficial Colors.Tech Gold and WhiteConference.Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)President. Dr. Angel CabreraFaculty Athletic Representative. Dr. Baratunde ColaDirector of Athletics. Todd StansburyWebsite.www.RamblinWreck.comBASEBALL STAFF (up to date records)Head Coach. Danny HallAlma Mater, Year. Miami–Ohio, 1977Office Phone.(404) 894-5471Assistant Coach. Danny Borrell (2nd year)Alma Mater, Year.Wake Forest, 2009Assistant Coach / Recruiting. James Ramsey (3rd year)Alma Mater, Year.Florida State, 2012Volunteer Coach. Zeke Pinkham (1st year)Alma Mater, Year.Louisville, 2019Director of Baseball Operations. Nick AscueStrength and Conditioning. Steve TamborraAthletic Trainer.Paul WolkoffEquipment Manager. David McDanielHISTORICAL INFORMATION (up to date records)Record Since 1895. 2,537-1,623-27 (.611)Record at Russ Chandler Stadium (1985-present). 965-312-1 (.755)ACC Regular Season Record (1980-present). 558-407-2 (.579)ACC Regular Season Championships (Divisional).91987, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2005, (2011, 2019, 2021)ACC Tournament Appearances.40ACC Tournament Record.82-66 (.562)ACC Tournament Championships.91985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014NCAA Tournament Appearances.321959, 1971, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019NCAA Tournament Record.71-63 (.530)NCAA Super Regional Appearances.52000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006College World Series Appearances.31994 (2nd), 2002 (T-5th), 2006 (T-7th)College World Series Record.4-5 (.444)STADIUM INFORMATIONName:.Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler StadiumYear Opened.1985Last Renovated.2020-21Capacity.3,718Dimensions. 329-382-390-350-334Fence Height. 10 feetAddress.Fowler Street & Fifth Street, Atlanta, Ga. 303322020 TEAM INFORMATIONLettermen (R/L).29/6Starting Position Players (R/L).5/3Starting Pitchers (R/L).4/1Newcomers.162020 YEAR IN REVIEWOverall Record.11-5ACC Record.2-1ACC Finish. N/AACC Tournament. N/AFinal Ranking. N/A In addition to the new name, Georgia Tech is also openingthe fruits of the Phase II renovation of Mac Nease BaseballPark at Russ Chandler Stadium, a 10 million complex thatincludes climate-controlled batting cages, a state-of-the-artplayer development center and premium seating. In addition to the surplus of seasoned veterans, GeorgiaTech boasts an incredible stable of talented youth, postingthe No. 4 recruiting class in 2019 and the No. 8 class in2020, according to Perfect Game.2021 FRESHMEN FROM NO. 8 RECRUITING CLASSNameJohn AndersonDawson BrownJake DeLeoBrad GrenkoskiMarquis Grissom, Jr.Tervell JohnsonKevin ParadaXander StephensDylan StricklandHank ThomasTyler WatsonHometownSuwanee, Ga.Macon, Ga.Norwalk, Conn.Kennesaw, Ga.Atlanta, Ga.Atlanta, Ga.Pasadena, Calif.Lilburn, Ga.Loganville, Ga.Oxford, OhioJohns Creek, Ga.PositionINFRHPOFOF/RHPRHPOFCRHPINFOF/INFLHP Perfect Game also ranked both Kevin Parada (No. 6)and Jake DeLeo (No. 33) in its top-35 freshmen rankings. Both Grissom and Brown come from terrific Atlanta stockin being the sons of Marquis Grissom and Kevin Brown. Grissom is a former Atlanta Braves outfielder who played17 seasons in the Big Leagues, helping take the Braves tothe 1995 World Series. A Georgia Tech Hall of Famer, Brown was a six-time allstar and two-time ERA title winner. He helped the Marlins tothe 1995 World Series before signing the first 100 millioncontact with the LA Dodgers in 1998.2020 FRESHMEN FROM NO. 4 RECRUITING CLASSNameDrew ComptonWill CoquillardJackson FinleyJohn GieslerTres GonzalezJake HollandJadyn JacksonAndrew JenkinsBen KingZach MaxwellStephen ReidJosiah SiegelDalton SmithBrody WestbrooksHometownBerkeley Heights, N.J.Pacific Palisades, Calif.Richmond Hill, Ga.Marietta, Ga.Sandy Springs, Ga.Clermont, Fla.Sugar Hill, Ga.Atlanta, Ga.Calhoun, Ga.Acworth, Ga.Berkeley Heights, N.J.Woodstock, Ga.Valdosta, Ga.Cumming, Ga.PositionINFRHPRHPINFOFCINFINFLHPRHPOFLHPLHPRHP Tres Gonzalez and Maxwell were both selected in the2019 MLB Draft but chose to attend Georgia Tech. Maxwellwas taken in the 30th round by the New York Yankees andGonzalez was selected in the 37th round by the Dodgers. Drew Compton ranked 10th in the nation at first baseentering 2021 after being rated the fifth-best freshman position freshman last season.STRENGTH-OF-SCHEDULE Since the beginning of the 2019 year, head coach DannyHall has talked frequently about how the non-conferenceschedule needs to be a test and 2021 is no different. One year after having the toughest strength-of-schedule inthe Atlantic Coast Conference two years in a row, Tech onceagain will play many of the top teams in the country. In the preseason polls, 10 opponents were ranked in thetop 25, including No. 2 Louisville and No. 5 Virginia, who aretwo of the first three home ACC weekends to the [email protected] JACKETS Georgia Tech baseball has been in for exciting baseballover the last three seasons, posting a 19-10 record inone-run games. Last season, Tech posted a dramatic 4-3 win on Feb. 18at Georgia Southern and walked off Virginia Tech on Fridaynight in its lone ACC weekend to finish 2-2. Since 2002, Tech has posted a nearly 60-percent winpercentage in one-run games (.586).GT BASEBALL RECORD IN ONE-RUN GAMES- SINCE 769.586IT STARTS AT HOME. “It Starts at Home” has been the offseason motto forGeorgia Tech, putting an emphasis on getting victories atMac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium aftergoing 26-11 in 2019. Since 1985, Tech has won a whopping .755 percent of itsgames at home (965-312-1). Georgia Tech struggled at home this season in a rarity,losing six-straight at home (its most since 1976). Tech rebounded and finished 7-1 at home to close theregular season. Since 2002, Tech has only hit below .300 at home in twofull season – 2017 and 2021. In 28 games at home in 2021, Tech hit .298.REGIONAL HISTORY Georgia Tech will battle at Hawkins Field for the secondtime in program history and the first time since 2013 whenTech was the regional runner-up. That series saw Josh Heddinger pitch a complete-gameshutout over 1-seeded Vanderbilt to force a winner-take-allchampionship game. All-time, Georgia Tech is 59-15-1 against Vanderbilt withTech having won 10 of the last 13, dating back to 1954. Georgia Tech has only played Indiana State in one threegame series back in 2015 where the Jackets swept. Tech also played Presbyterian last in 2015, sweeping thethree game series. The Jackets are 8-2 all-time vs. the BlueHose.www.RamblinWreck.com

2021 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL GAME NOTESNASHVILLE REGIONAL JUNE 4-6 NASHVILLE, TENN.OFFENSE Through 52 games, Georgia Tech baseball is continuingits annual tradition of being one of the top offensive teamsin the country. Georgia Tech picked up where it left off the last twoseason, ranking second in the ACC and 51st nationally witha .283 average. Tech is also hitting .298 at home this season (28 games). Four Yellow Jackets are hitting .290 or better - KevinParada (.328), Luke Waddell (.313), Andrew Jenkins(.301), and Justyn-Henry Malloy (.290). In the month of March, Georgia Tech hit .305, but wentcold in April, hitting just .259 in 16 games. Tech is back tohitting .288 through 15 games in May. Tech ranks second in the ACC in hitting (.283), first in hits(525) and doubles (19), while ranking second in on-basepercentage (.375), second in walks (238) and third inscoring (6.6). Looking to continue the Jackets' offensive power will bethe likes of Waddell, Reid, Compton, Hall and Parada. Preseason second-team all-American Waddell remainsone of the top shortstops and table setters in America,earning shortstop of the year semifinalist status in 2019and leading off Team USA vs. Japan in 2019. Compton remains one of the top underclassmen in thecountry. He finished second on the team with three homeruns and 12 RBI, as well as four doubles and triples. One of the deepest rosters in the country, also looking tomake a dent at the plate will be Austin Wilhite, StephenReid, Tres Gonzalez and Andrew Jenkins. In addition to the elder statesmen, an infusion of youthlike Kevin Parada and Jake DeLeo from Georgia Tech'ssecond-straight top-8 recruiting class proves to provide theJackets plenty of options.INFIELDERS Georgia Tech baseball returns perhaps one of thecountry's elite middle infield combo in shortstop LukeWaddell and second baseman Austin Wilhite. Waddell moved to shortstop full-time during the 2019season but instantly made his way toward becoming anationally lauded defender, getting named a semifinalist forthe Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year award. Waddell was named a second-team all-American byD1Baseball and named to the preseason Golden SpikesAward watch list during the 2021 preseason. Waddell has continued to play the part of table setter,hitting .314 with 65 hits, 11 doubles, six home runs and atriple to reach base at a .413 clip. In May, Waddell has hit .381 for 24 hits, four doubles, atriple and homer for 10 RBI, reaching base .461. Waddell had a streak of 91-straight games batting leadoffsnapped April 11-13 when Gonzalez led off. He had his team-best 26-game reached base streak(dating back to last season) snapped against Wake Forest(March 19-21)[email protected] Waddell also showed off his new power at the plate withhis first career grand slam on March 7 in a comeback bidvs. Pitt. Waddell broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh against NC Stateon Feb. 27 when he launched a three-run homer, hissecond of the year - the first of three-straight home runs. Waddell continues to be one of the toughest strikeouts inthe nation, leading the ACC and is 12th nationally at 13.2at-bats per strikeout. Waddell was the third-toughest to strikeout in the ACC in2019 and sports a 10.9:1 at-bat-to-strikeout ratio over thelast three seasons (2019-21).2O21 HARDEST TO STRIKEOUT (MIN. 100 AB)-- RETURNING PLAYERS' CAREER, ACCRank1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PlayerLogan MichaelsSal FrelickAdrian Del CastilloLuke WaddellHenry DavisCaleb RobertsChris CappasBrian DempseyBrendon RivoliCody MorissetteSchoolVirginiaBoston CollegeMiamiGeorgia TechLouisvilleNorth CarolinaPittBoston CollegeVirginiaBoston %13.1%JACKETS IN THE POLLSWEEKBAPreseason 22Feb. 2221Mar. 114Mar. 87Mar. 1511Mar. 2210Mar. 299Apr. 515Apr. 1221Apr. 1920Apr. 26May 3May 10May 17May 25May 1410812201724-BA Baseball America, CB Collegiate Baseball, USA USA Today,NCBWA NCBWA, D1 D1Baseball.com, PG Perfect GameN/A poll not out before release of notesrv receiving votes Over the last two seasons, Waddell has posted animpressive .419 on-base percentage to be one of thecountry's elite table-setters.2O21 BEST WALK-STRIKEOUT RATIO (MIN. 100 AB)-- RETURNING PLAYERS, ACCRank1.2.4.5.6.7.9.10.PlayerSal FrelickLuke WaddellCaleb RobertsAdrian Del CastilloJordan LalaSky DuffHenry DavisLucas DunnJonny ButlerNick BiddisonSchoolBoston CollegeGeorgia TechNorth CarolinaMiami (Fla.)Miami (Fla.)PittLouisvilleLouisvilleNC StateVirginia TechBB/K1.501.351.351.341.251.140.960.960.880.86 As the leadoff man, he reached base in a team-best 39consecutive games toward the end of the 2019 season, thelongest on the roster. In addition to his prowess at the plate, Waddell is alsorevered for his defensive ability, getting named the secondbest shortstop in the country by D1Baseball this preseason.TOP 30 SHORTSTOPS, NATIONALLY-- t McLainUCLALuke WaddellGeorgia TechJose TorresNC StateBranden ComiaIllinoisCal ConleyTexas TechJosh RiveraFloridaEthan MurrayDukeLucas DunnLouisvilleDrew SwiftArizona StateSpencer SchwellenbachNebraska Waddell spent the 2019 offseason with the USA BaseballCollegiate National Team in Japan, becoming the firstYellow Jacket selected since Derek Dietrich in 2008. Waddell helped Team USA to eight wins in Japan, hitting.320 for 16 hits, three doubles and five RBI while playingthird base.-3-www.RamblinWreck.com

2021 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL GAME NOTESNASHVILLE REGIONAL JUNE 4-6 NASHVILLE, TENN.OFFENSE To complete the combo, Wilhite remains one of the topsecond basemen in the country defensively as he opted toreturn for his second senior season of eligibility. He made his debut on March 3, 2020 against TennesseeTech, working just one inning and touching 91 mph withhis fastball. Jenkins hit .364 through the first four games of the 2020season before suffering an injury that wound up taking himout of the remainder of the year. Wilhite played in his 200th game as a Yellow Jacket onMarch 21 and made his 200th start at Georgia Tech aweek later on March 28. Due to the shortened season, Wilhite was limited to justthree appearances and 4.0 innings, but dealt a 0.00 ERAand three strikeouts, surrendering only two hits. Malloy, a transfer from Vanderbilt, has been ultraimpressive defensively at third base, hitting .290 on theseason. On the road, he leads the team at .366. Wilhite is off to a terrific start, both defensively andoffensively, hitting .263 in 49 games for 41 hits, 10doubles and two home runs, and 19 RBI. Wilhite also returns as Tech's top base thief, stealing 14bases over the last two years and getting caught just one. He ranks second in the ACC with 45 walks (17th in US). Wilhite has been red-hot on the road, ranking third on theteam with a blistering .323 average in 18 road games. Wilhite continues to be a force in double plays amassing41 double plays in 2019 and four double plays in 2020. Wilhite currently ranks tied-sixth since 2002 in GeorgiaTech history with 126 double plays turned in his career.MOST DOUBLE PLAYS TURNED, CAREER-- GT HISTORY, SINCE 2002DP’s1. 1802. 1653. 1554. 1535. 1426. 1277. 1238. 1149. 11310. 104PlayerYearsMott Hyde2011-14Wade Bailey2015-18Connor Justus2014-16Thomas Smith2012-15Tony Plagman2007-10Austin Wilhite2017-PresentTyler Greene2003-05Eric Patterson2002-04Tristin English2016-19Whit Robbins2004-06 Wilhite is also third since 2002 in program history with584 assists in his career. Teammate Luke Waddell alsoentered the top 10 this season.MOST ASSISTS, CAREER-- GT HISTORY, SINCE 474407367366PlayerYearsMott Hyde2011-14Wade Bailey2015-18Austin Wilhite2017-PresentTyler Greene2003-05Eric Patterson2002-04Connor Justus2014-16Derek Dietrich2008-10Luke Waddell2018-PresentMichael Fisher2005-07Jacob Esch2009-11 March 28 marked Wilhite's 200th career start at GeorgiaTech, ranking third in the program since 2002.MOST GAMES STARTED, CAREER-- GT HISTORY, SINCE 2002Games1. 2522. 2363. 2314. 2245. 2236. 2107. 2078. 1939. 18910. 188PlayerYearsMott Hyde2011-14Matt Gonzalez2013-16Austin Wilhite2017-PresentWade Bailey2015-18Tony Plagman2007-10Steven Blackwood2003-06Luke Murton2006-09Brandon Thomas2010-13Kyle Wren2011-13Eric Patterson2002-04 For the first time in his collegiate career, Wilhite workedin relief/closing situations on the mound for Georgia Tech. Wilhite made his first appearance of the season on Feb.26 vs. NC State, finishing out the ninth inning of Gamesuspension. The inning was clean with two K'[email protected] Drew Compton arrived in style as a true freshman atfirst base last season. Compton was rated as the No. 5 overall recruit in thecountry by Perfect Game and shined early, becoming justthe third Yellow Jacket since 2015 to homer in his firstplate appearance.PLAYERS TO HOME RUN IN FIRST COLLEGE PLATEAPPEARANCE -- GT HISTORY, SINCE 2015Pos.1. 1B2. OF3. 3BPlayer Opponent - YearDrew Compton St. Peter’s - 2020Michael Guldberg Dartmouth - 2018Blake Jackson St. John’s - 2015 After hitting a red-hot .370 in March, Malloy hit just .241in April during Tech's cold spell. In May, he's back at .333. Malloy continued to show up in clutch situations whenhe hit a two-out solo home run in the ninth to walk offClemson on May 8. He then hit the walk-off sac fly to drive in Luke Waddellin the 14th innings to beat Georgia 7-6 in the longest gamein school history (5:37). Continuing its tradition of being #CatcherU, GeorgiaTech once again sports one of the best catchers in collegebaseball with highly rated recruit Kevin Parada. Compton has started 2021 where he left off 2020,hitting .272 for 43 hits, seven doubles, nine home runs and29 RBI - good for third on the team. Parada leads the team at .328 with an ACC-best 20doubles, as well as two triples and seven homers for 37RBI. While Compton has cooled off at the plate over thecourse of the year, no plate appearance mattered perhapsmore then his pinch-hit, two-out at-bat against UNC in thebottom ninth when he hit a walkoff home run for the win. His biggest hit came perhaps in the ACC Tournament vs.Louisville when a three-RBI home run tied the game en routeto a 12-inning comeback. Compton is Georgia Tech's leading hitter to return from2020, finishing the season hitting .321 with 18 hits, fourdoubles, one triple and three home runs for 12 RBI in just16 games. After rating him as the fifth-best impact freshman amongposition players and the 12th-best freshman overall lastseason, D1Baseball continue to laud Compton by rankinghim the 10th-best first baseman in the nation.TOP 30 FIRST BASEMEN, NATIONALLY-- well CostesMarylandBobby SeymourWake ForestAlex ToralMiamiNiko KavadasNotre DameAustin MurrNC StateWes ClarkeSouth CarolinaKyle Manzardo Washington StateBranden BoissiereArizonaJake CunninghamBoston CollegeDrew ComptonGeorgia Tech Also seeing some time in the field will be versatileinfielder Andrew Jenkins and Vanderbilt transferJustyn-Henry Malloy. After a cold start, Jenkins has battled back, currentlyhitting .301 on the season. Where the Jackets went cold inApril, he caught fire at .313. Jenkins has hit .403 through 15 games in May, includingthe go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh againstClemson on May 9 and walk-off double vs. Louisville onMay 27.-4- In total, Parada has four-hit games on the season. Onlyone other player in the ACC even has two. Parada enters as the sixth-best first-year prospect,according to Perfect Game. PG also ranked him the fourthbest catcher nationally in his class.OUTFIELDERS "There might not be a better defensive [outfield] trio in thecountry" says D1Baseball about Georgia Tech's outfield ofTres Gonzalez, Colin Hall and Jake DeLeo. Veteran and team captain Hall will anchor the outfieldin center field, having now played all outfield positions forGeorgia Tech. After missing five starts as a freshman, Hall has startedevery game of his career since, totally 134 entering the2021 season. With his start on Feb. 27, Hall made his 100thconsecutive start. In March, Hall hit .323 for 10 hits, one double, two triplesand four RBI, drawing six walks as well. After a hard collision at first base on March 20, Hall'sstreak of games started ended at 150 when BradGrenkoski started on March 21 in center. Hall has playedjust once since and remains day-to-day. Hall also made a game-saving catch in center field tokeep NC State's lead to one before Tech rallied to win onFeb. 27.www.RamblinWreck.com

2021 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL GAME NOTESNASHVILLE REGIONAL JUNE 4-6 NASHVILLE, TENN.OFFENSEPITCHING The last two years, Hall has 27 multi-hit games and 13multi-RBI games. The Yellow Jackets pitching staff has been as much of asee-saw as its bats, but has benefitted by the stockpiledamount of talented arms. Gonzalez has played tremendously defensively with thebat finally heating up, hitting .286 for the season. Gonzalez hit .364 for the month of March and was one ofTech's lone hot hitters in April, leading at .322. He's currently ranks fifth in the ACC with 39 walks. Gonzalez came on the scene in a big was when the truefreshman pinch-hit against Georgia Southern (Feb. 18,2020) in "The Fog Game", hitting a double and legging outan infield single to score the tying run. Gonzalez finished the season hitting .368 over 19at-bats, playing in 13 games and making one start. Herecorded seven hits, two doubles and three RBI in 2020. DeLeo has also become a stable at corner outfieldpositions and but has been hot and cold at the plate, hitting.265 for the season. In the month of March, DeLeo hit .296 for 16 hits, twodoubles and seven RBI. He hit .283 in April. He's howevergone cold in May, hitting .209 through 14 games. DeLeo hit his first-career home run on April 3 againstVirginia. He his second h

GEORGIA TECH BY THE NUMBERS Overall Record 29-23 ACC Record 21-15 at Mac Nease Baseball Park 15-13 Road Games 13-8 Neutral Site Games 1-2 Streak L1 Last 10 Games 5-5 2021 SCHEDULE / RESULTS Home Games Gold all caps * ACC games ACC Championship (Charlotte, N.C.)