Key ACC Series Awaits No. 16 Tech, No. 17 State On The Flats

April 18, 2013

 No. 16 Georgia Tech (27-10, 11-7) vs. No. 17NC State (29-10, 11-7)  Game 38 (Home25)  Friday, April 19, 7 p.m. (RHP BuckFarmer, GT vs. RHP Ryan Wilkins, NCST)  Game39 (Home 26)  Saturday, April 20, 6 p.m. (RHPDustyIsaacs, GT vs. LHP Carlos Rodon, NCST)  Game40 (Home 27)  Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m. (RHPColePitts, GT vs. LHP Brad Stone, NCST) Location  Atlanta, Ga. |Russ ChandlerStadium | Weather Radio  Friday | Saturday | Sunday – WREK 91.1 FM Live Stats  Friday |Saturday| Sunday -Gametracker   Webcast Friday |Saturday | Sunday – ESPN3 Game Info  GameNotes | 2013 MediaGuide | Facebook | Twitter

>> Two teams tied in the overall ACC standings and neck-and-neck in the Top 25 polls, No. 16 Georgia Tech and No. 17 NC State, collide this weekend in a key match-up at Russ Chandler Stadium.

>> The series is underway Friday at 7 p.m., continues Saturday at 6 p.m. and concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. All three games can be seen live on ESPN3 with Richard Musterer and Roddy Jones, while Nolan Alexander and Wade Rogers have the call on WREK 91.1 FM.

>> The Jackets have won four of their last five, including a series win over then-No. 5 Virginia last weekend. The Wolfpack extended their winning streak to 11 games thanks to sweeps of its last two ACC foes.

>> Reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week Buck Farmer is set for his 45th career start Friday, putting his 7-1 record and 1.41 ERA on the line. He is coming off a complete-game, 10-strikeout performance in last Friday’s 2-1 win over Virginia.

>> Tech’s offense recorded its 15th double-digit run game this season with a 14-1 thumping of Savannah State Tuesday night. The Jackets launched five homers, including two from Daniel Palka and one from Zane Evans. Those two are tied for the ACC’s homer lead.

>> Senior CF Brandon Thomas leads the ACC in hitting at .402, and the Jackets .321 average as a team is also a league-best. Five Tech players are among the ACC’s top 18 in hitting. In conference games, junior LF Kyle Wren’s .446 average is second-best.

>> Tech is 71-48 all-time versus NC State and had a nine-game winning streak in the series snapped last year in Raleigh.


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