Rosters, Pitching Matchups For White-Gold Series

A.J. Murray hit .283 and slugged four home runs with 33 RBI last season.
Oct. 16, 2014

THE FLATS - The Georgia Tech baseball team has announced its intrasquad rosters for the annual White-Gold Series that begins Saturday at 1 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Games 2 and 3 of the best-of-three series are set for Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 4 p.m. Admission is free to all three games.

The White Team, led by volunteer assistant coach Tony Plagman, includes five of Tech's eight returning positional starters in C Arden Pabst, 2B Thomas Smith, SS Connor Justus, 3B Matt Gonzalez and OF Ryan Peurifoy.

Keenan Innis and Cole Miller, both recovering from injury-plagued 2014 seasons, will start along with Peurifoy in the outfield. The lone rookie in the lineup is 1B Trevor Craport, a Norcross native.

The Gold Team, under the direction of assistant coach Bryan Prince, features four returnees in the field -- C A.J. Murray, SS Brandon Gold, LF Grant Wruble and CF Daniel Spingola.

 

 

The newcomers in Gold's lineup are 1B Kel Johnson, 2B Wade Bailey, 3B Blake Jackson and RF Coleman Poje.

Saturday's pitching matchup features a pair of lefties in junior Jonathan King for the White Team and sophomore Ben Parr for Gold. King is on the rebound after missing much of 2014 with an injury, while Parr is coming off a strong rookie campaign that saw him go 5-4 with a 2.62 ERA in 10 starts. Sophomore right-handers Matthew Gorst (White) and Zac Ryan (Gold) get nod in Game 2, while Matt Phillips (White) and Ben Schniederjans (White) are in line for Monday's Game 3.

The annual White-Gold Series marks the end of fall practice for Georgia Tech baseball and will be the final live action for the Yellow Jackets until preseason practice begins in mid-January.

White Team
Coach: Tony Plagman
Starting Nine:
C: 7 Arden Pabst
1B: 22 Trevor Craport
2B: 13 Thomas Smith
SS: 15 Connor Justus
3B: 14 Matt Gonzalez
LF: 6 Ryan Peurifoy
CF: 5 Keenan Innis
RF: 20 Cole Miller

Rotation:
Saturday: LHP Jonathan King
Sunday: RHP Matthew Gorst
Monday: RHP Matt Phillips

Bench/Bullpen:
1 Arthur Winborne
12 Gregory Feinberg
27 Patrick Wiseman
28 Jared Datoc
29 Cory Pope

Gold Team
Coach: Bryan Prince
Starting Nine:
C: 9 A.J. Murray
1B: 25 Kel Johnson
2B: 3 Wade Bailey
SS: 10 Brandon Gold
3B: 11 Blake Jackson
LF: 2 Grant Wruble
CF: 35 Daniel Spingola
RF: 16 Coleman Poje

Rotation:
Saturday: LHP Ben Parr
Sunday: RHP Zac Ryan
Monday: RHP Ben Schniederjans

Bench/Bullpen:
8 Ryan Young
24 Joe Wiseman
31 Tanner Shelton
32 Cody Worthy
37 Daniel Gooden
42 Kyle Leach