Mike Trapani is in his fourth year in the Georgia Tech program. As a sophomore, he filled in at third base when teammate Wes Hodges was injured and batted .419 with four homers and 17 RBI in 79 at-bats on the season. In high school, Trapani went 25-2 as starting quarterback at Marist School in Atlanta. He'll be checking in each week with reports on Georgia Tech and the Atlantic Coast Conference.



May 17, 2005

Grind and Graduation


Sorry I haven’t been keeping good track of this lately.


But with finals and graduation and traveling, there just hasn’t been enough time to get this done.  To recap what has happened over the couple of weekends I’ll start in Clemson. 


This was a very emotional series for us because not only were we battling a hostile crowd, but extreme levels of adversity also came our way.  After coming from behind to win on Friday night, we had the game taken out of our hands by the umpires on Saturday night.  I’ve never been one to complain about a bad call here and there or blame a defeat on an umpire but this was definitely a rare case. 


We had Clemson beat with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and threw a guy out at first base for the third out, but the umpire decided to rule that the first baseman was off the bag.  The game was also on television and they kept showing the replay over and over again and his foot was clearly on the bag.  But sometimes in baseball these things just happen, and you have to bounce back.  That’s what we were able to do by coming back on Sunday and winning the series. 


This past week was a tough one for all the players again coming off an extremely emotional series. And then having finals all week didn’t help lighten the load.  But despite our poor play, we were able to win two out of three from Florida Atlantic. 


Unfortunately for us, we just dropped another game to Coastal Carolina on Tuesday but we were able to flush it out of our systems and are ready to play Virginia Tech this weekend. 


On a happier note, I want to congratulate Jordan Crews, Jake Hall, Cameron Lane and myself for graduating from Georgia Tech.  This was a great accomplishment for all of us.


Because we have been so busy with school and baseball, I don’t have many exciting off-the-field stories to talk about….. But I’m sure with school out now; we’ll start to have a little more fun on and off the field as well.  So hopefully, I will have some more exciting write-ups over the next few weeks. 


Mike Trapani


Previous Entries

Offense Finally Gets Going against Terps (4/7/05)

Tarp Slides and Tight Games for Tech (3/29/05)

No Power Outage for Yellow Jackets (3/15/05)

Facing the Braves, Battling the 'GC' and a Sweep of Duke (3/8/05)

A Little Redemption (3/1/05)