No. 19 Jackets Host No. 5 Cavaliers In Pivotal ACC Series

April 11, 2013

 No. 19 Georgia Tech (24-9, 9-6) vs. No. 5Virginia (30-4, 12-3)  Game 34 (Home21)  Friday, April 12, 7 p.m. (RHP BuckFarmer, GT vs. LHP Brandon Waddell, UVa)  Game35 (Home 22)  Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m. (RHPDustyIsaacs, GT vs. LHP Scott Silverstein, UVa) Game 36 (Home 23)  Sunday,April 14, 1 p.m. (RHP ColePitts, GT vs. RHP Nick Howard, UVa) Location  Atlanta, Ga. |Russ ChandlerStadium | Weather Radio  Friday | Saturday | Sunday – WREK 91.1 FM Live Stats  Friday |Saturday| Sunday -Gametracker   Television Saturday – RSN | Sunday – CSS Webcast  Friday | Saturday | Sunday – ESPN3 Game Info  GameNotes | 2013 MediaGuide | Facebook | Twitter

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>> No. 19 Georgia Tech kicks off a pivotal seven-game home-stand Friday night on the Flats when fifth-ranked Virginia visits Russ Chandler Stadium.

>> The series is underway Friday at 7 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN3. Saturday’s 1 p.m. game is the ACC Game of the Week and will be broadcast by the Regional Sports Networks, including Fox Sports South, with Bob Rathbun and Dan Bonner. Sunday’s 1 p.m. game is on CSS with Matt Stewart and Randy Carroll. Nolan Alexander and Wade Rogers have the call on WREK 91.1 FM.

>> The Yellow Jackets are 34-14-2 all-time versus Virginia in Atlanta, and Tech leads the overall series 67-44-2. Under head coach Danny Hall, Tech is 33-23-1 in the series. In ACC Tournament play, the Jackets lead 7-3, including a 17-6 win last season.

>> Senior RHP Buck Farmer, who is 2-0 in his career versus the Cavaliers, will make his 41st-consecutive start on Friday night for the Jackets. In his 12 career starts versus Coastal Division foes, Farmer is 9-1 with a 2.46 ERA.

>> After a nine-game absence with mononucleosis, senior Brandon Thomas returned to the lineup in the win at Georgia and didn’t miss a beat — going for 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. He would be the ACC’s leading hitter at .439, but does not have enough at bats to qualify.

>> The Jackets are closing in on their 800th win all-time at Russ Chandler Stadium. Opened in 1985 and renovated in 2002, Tech is 799-224-1 (.781) at the Rusty C.

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