While we are now just mere weeks away from college football kicking off, some news came down yesterday that has some people already excited for the turn of the calender to spring, as Georgia Tech and Auburn announced a home and home to their 2015 college baseball schedules.
For those unfamiliar with the makeup of the college baseball schedule, series are usually regarded for just the weekends, and even during conference play, a game or two in the midweek is usually always against a non-conference opponent, with the latter two points being exactly how this home and home will work. Auburn will first come to Atlanta on March 24th (a Tuesday), and the Jackets will visit the Plains over a month later on April 29th. The two meetings will be the first since 2005, again with a home-and-home where Tech fell 7-6 at Auburn but defeated the War Eagles 3-2 at home. Auburn has an all time lead in the series 59-42-1.
Auburn head coach Sunny Golloway had nothing but positives to say about the series, which reignites the nearly-lost Auburn/Georgia Tech rivalry (both are science schools and actually used to play an annual football game as well):
“This was our first opportunity to add a quality opponent from the region like Georgia Tech. We are excited to get them back on the schedule and look forward to adding similar programs in the future.”
Georgia Tech will enter 2015 looking to capitalize on a ’14 campaign which saw them win the ACC tournament before ending their season in the Oxford Regional of the NCAA Tournament. Auburn, on the other hand, is in complete rebuild mode, as they – along with Georgia – failed to make the SEC tournament.