Georgia Tech catcher Kevin Parada with first baseman Andrew Jenkins (GT Athletics)


GSA Spotlight: Parada Keeps GT’s Catcher Pipeline Flowing


It was a comebacker that kept coming.

It was a line-drive hit … that carried 450 feet.

It was a smash so threatening that Mercer pitcher Ryan Lobus spun around and jumped as if the ball would hit under his spikes.

Instead, the blast by Georgia Tech catcher Kevin Parada on March 8 spanked a scoreboard speaker for a home run.

Through 51 games this spring, Parada has slugged 24 dingers – many of them to center and right-center, which leaves pitchers frustrated if not fearful and flummoxed.

“I had to face him many times in the preseason, and it’s[…]