Baseball Hosts Panthers Tonight, Looking To Even Season Series

April 17, 2012

 Georgia Tech (21-16) vs. Georgia State(16-21)  Game 38 Tuesday, April 17, 6 p.m. Location Atlanta, Ga. | Russ Chandler Stadium| Weather Radio  WREK Radio Gametracker  RamblinWreck.com  Webcast  RamblinWreck All-Access Game Info  GameNotes | 2012 MediaGuide | Facebook | Twitter

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>> Georgia Tech plays host to Georgia State Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium, as the Yellow Jackets look to even the season series with their cross-town rival. First pitch is 6 p.m.

>> The game can be heard live on WREK 91.1 FM in Atlanta with Nolan Alexander and Wade Rogers on the call. Live video and via Gametracker can be accessed at RamblinWreck.com.

>> A power surge from LF Brandon Thomas has the junior fourth in the ACC in batting average at .379. Against the conference, Thomas is hitting at a .391 clip, which is second-best. The Atlanta native is 33 for his last 75 (.440), had a game-winning RBI double in the eighth inning to beat Duke 1-0 and ripped a game-tying RBI double in the ninth to force extra innings versus No. 2 Florida State.

>> Senior 1B Jake Davies carries a career-best 10-game hitting streak, which includes two hits each in five of his last six games. Davies has the average up to .341 and his 37 RBI are fourth-most in the ACC. It’s his second 10-game hit streak this season.

>> Sophomore reliever Alex Cruz was responsible for both Tech wins last week, pitching 10.2 innings in three appearances and getting victories over Mercer and Wake Forest. Cruz (3-1, 1.32 ERA) has allowed just one run over his last 21.1 innings pitched.

>> The Panthers beat Tech, 5-4, on March 7 and have won two-straight in the series for the first time since 1980.

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