College Crosscheck: Week 8
April 11, 2018
Russ Chandler Stadium on the campus of Georgia Tech is a tremendous place to watch a game with unobstructed sight lines and seating in close proximity to the field. You feel like part of the action. Stand near the third base dugout and you are within reach of 1,215-game-winner and future Hall of Famer Danny Hall. Head to the first base side and you are close enough to rub elbows with ABCA Hall of Famer Mike Martin and his 1,968 career wins. Soon to become the all-time winningest coach in Division I baseball history, Martin needs eight more wins to surpass Augie Garrido.
The Seminoles took game one of the series with a 10-2 victory behind the starting pitching of Cole Sands and home runs from both left fielder Jackson Lueck and second baseman Nick Derr. The Ramblin Wreck countered with a 2-1 pitcher’s duel victory in game two behind a masterful complete game by lefty Connor Thomas. The rubber game on Sunday was all Ramblin Wreck, as they overwhelmed the Seminoles 16-3, winning the series. As for tools and talent, here’s what I saw: