Florida Atlantic At Georgia Tech

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer

A look at the matchup for the super regional, which starts Friday (coaches' records and years coached are at current schools, through regionals):

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (46-19) at GEORGIA TECH (49-14)

SITE: Russ Chandler Stadium; Atlanta.

HOW THEY GOT HERE: Florida Atlantic won Tuscaloosa regional: beat Auburn 16-11; beat SE Missouri St. 10-6; lost to Alabama 7-2; beat Alabama 6-5.

COACHES: Florida Atlantic, Kevin Cooney (519-344-4, 15th year). Georgia Tech, Danny Hall (393-170, eighth year).

TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES (LAST): Florida Atlantic, three (1999). Georgia Tech, 18 (2001).

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Florida Atlantic: 3B Mike Cox (.340, 18, 65), OF LJ Biernbaum (.352, 16, 66), 1B Rusty Brown (.354, 11, 46), RHP Chris Pillsbury (10-2, 4.32), RHP Tim McNab (12 saves), RHP Danny Core (8-5, six complete games). Georgia Tech: SS Victor Menocal (.360, 93 hits), OF Jeremy Slayden (.345, 17, 58), OF Matt Murton (.346, 10, 55), C Tyler Parker (.314, 10, 56), LHP Kyle Bakker (11-2, 3.38), RHP Jeff Watchko (11-1, 3.46).


 

 

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