Yellow Jackets produced plenty of fireworks on Fourth of July week
The first in a summer-long look at Georgia Tech Baseball in its summer leagues
As many as 16 Yellow Jackets are assigned to summer baseball leagues nationwide
#STINGDAILY: The On-Tech Circle: No. 11 Georgia Tech (17-3, 5-1, ACC) at No. 5 Florida State (20-1, 5-1 ACC)
Yellow Jackets travel to Tallahassee for a clash of the titans with the Seminoles
The Yellow Jackets (17-3) dropped their first midweek game of the season
2014 Baseball Team Photos
Coach Hall on Jared Jillson
"It's disappointing to see him out for this year with Tommy John surgery. I saw some good things from him as a freshman and expected Jared to be a contributor in the bullpen again."
Made 15 appearances on the mound and earned one start in his rookie campaign for the Yellow Jackets... Made his first career start versus Georgia Southern and absorbed a tough, 5-4 loss on March 19... Made his college debut with an inning and a strikeout versus Georgia State on Feb. 19... Appeared twice in the Rutgers series, tossing a pair of scoreless innings -- he combined with four other Tech pitchers for a shutout of the Scarlet Knights, 12-0, on March 3... Tossed the final two innings to close out the 16-9 win over Mercer on March 5... Pitched a scoreless inning of relief at Ohio State May 7 during the Jackets' 9-2 victory.
Played four years of varsity baseball under head coach Jim Peters at St. Edwards in Vero Beach, Fla... Named an Under Armour Preseason All-America last season... Finished his senior year with a 0.78 ERA and 89 strikeouts... Earned All-Area and Treasure Coast All-Star honors... Played summer ball for the East Cobb Yankees... Led Yankees to the Perfect Game WWBA 18U National Championship and pitched a complete-game, four-hitter in the national championship game victory.
Full name is Jared Edwin Jillson... Born August 10, 1993 in Atlanta... Son of Ed and Lisa Jillson... Is an avid offshore angler and a certified SCUBA diver... Once fought and landed a 360-pound swordfish, taking nearly 11 hours to reel it in... Began playing baseball at age 5... Intends to major in business administration.