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Tech Tops Austin Peay

Tech Tops Austin Peay

ATLANTA -- No. 1 seed Georgia Tech advanced to the championship round of the NCAA Baseball Atlanta Regional by defeating No. 4 seed Austin Peay 12-2 Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (42-20) will now face No. 2 seed Mississippi State at 7:06 p.m., while Austin Peay (34-24) is eliminated. Tech must beat the Bulldogs twice -- tonight and Monday at 7 p.m. -- to advance to the Super Regionals while Mississippi State needs to win only once to advance.

Georgia Tech blasted four home runs and pounded out 18 hits while sophomore starting pitcher Buck Farmer (11-3) held Austin Peay to five hits and one earned run over nine innings while striking out nine.

TECH FALLS TO AUGUSTA STATE, 3-2, IN NCAA MATCH PLAY QUARTERFINALS

TECH FALLS TO AUGUSTA STATE, 3-2, IN NCAA MATCH PLAY QUARTERFINALS

STILLWATER, OKLA.-- - In a rematch of last year's NCAA Match Play quarterfinals that went in similar fashion, defending national champion Augusta State pulled out a 3-2 victory over Georgia Tech Friday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek.

 With John-Tyler Griffin's 3 and 2 win over Henrik Norlander in the books and James White's 3 and 2 loss to Patrick Reed in the books, three other matches were all square coming down the stretch. The Jaguars pulled out wins at No. 17 with pars and closed out the Yellow Jackets on the 18th in two of those contests for the deciding points.

KELSI WESEMAN NAMED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER/NFCA ALL-AMERICAN

KELSI WESEMAN NAMED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER/NFCA ALL-AMERICAN

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Georgia Tech junior shortstop Kelsi Weseman was named a second-team Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American it was announced on Wednesday.

Weseman becomes just the eighth All-American in school history and is the only player from the ACC on any of the three All-American teams this season.

Weseman, the 2011 ACC Player of the Year, batted .424 (first in ACC, 31st in nation) with a .968 slugging percentage (first, second), .538 on-base percentage (first, 15th), 51 runs scored (first, 53rd), 67 hits (third), 65 RBI (first, 13th), 17 doubles (first, 38th), three triples (tied for fourth), 21 home runs (first, fourth), 153 total bases (first) and 14 hit by pitches (first).

Tech holds onto lead after 36 holes at NCAA golf

Tech holds onto lead after 36 holes at NCAA golf

Stillwater, Okla. -- Georgia Tech's golf team maintained its lead despite struggling on its second nine Wednesday, getting a pair of even-par 72s from Paul Haley and John-Tyler Griffin and posting a 2-over 290 team score in the second round of the NCAA Golf Championship.

The 4th-seeded Yellow Jackets, who started the day with a 3-shot lead over UCLA, saw the margin trimmed to one stroke, while first-round leader James White and freshman Richard Werenski each posted a 1-over 73.

Where does APS go from here?

Where does APS go from here?

It has been a week of key decisions and reluctant admissions for the Atlanta Public School system.

On Monday, Khaatim Sherrer El announced he will step aside as chair of the APS school board. Many close to the situation, from Mayor Kasim Reed on down, believe the move will be the first step in helping the school system keep its accreditation.

"This board has got a ways to go," reminded Julie Salisbury of the Step Up Or Step Down group, "and this new board is going to have to prove itself by being a consensus-driven leadership team."

Sherrer El made it clear Monday he was stepping down strictly because of external pressure. On Tuesday, Mayor Reed said he expected external support for APS to start coming back.

The premier fundraiser for SCAD Atlanta, SEEN, featured a number of local students

The premier fundraiser for SCAD Atlanta, SEEN, featured a number of local students

MIDTOWN --  As the premier fundraiser for SCAD Atlanta, the evening featured a silent auction of original artwork and an exclusive fashion showcase. Students presented their designs in an atelier setting, allowing guests an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the designers and their collections.

The gala is the highlight of Roy's partnership with SCAD as she currently serves as a Style Lab Mentor to the Atlanta fashion students. The event took place May 24th at SCAD's Atlanta Midtown location.

Lawmakers to look for charter school solutions

Lawmakers to look for charter school solutions

ATLANTA -- State lawmakers are planning to meet next week to hammer out solutions for more than a dozen charter schools that face closing after a Georgia Supreme Court ruled the state commission that created them is unconstitutional.

Senate Education Committee Chairman Fran Millar said the meeting is set for June 3 at 10 a.m. at the Capitol. The Atlanta Republican says the goal is to make sure the 16,000 students enrolled in the schools have an "education setting that meets their needs" when school starts this fall.

Millar has invited several state officials, including state schools Superintendent John Barge and Mark Peevy, executive director of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission.