Tech, Duke Clash On The Flats This Weekend

April 3, 2014

 Georgia Tech (16-13, 5-7) vs. Duke (17-13,7-5) Game 30
 (Home 20)
Friday, April 4, 7 p.m.
 RHP Josh Heddinger, GT vs. RHP Drew Van Orden, DU) Coverage  Gametracker| Listen Live | ESPN3 Game 31
 (Home 21)
Saturday, April 5, 4 p.m.
 LHP DevinStanton, GT vs. LHP Trent Swart, DU) Coverage  Gametracker| Listen Live | ESPN3 Game 32
 (Road 7)
Sunday, April 6, 1 p.m.
 (RHP MatthewGrimes, GT vs. RHP Michael Matuella, DU) Coverage  Gametracker| Listen Live | ESPN3 Location  Atlanta, Ga. |Russ ChandlerStadium | Weather Game Info  GTInforgraphic Game Notes | 2014 MediaGuide | Facebook | Twitter

#LEADOFF
>> Coastal Division rivals Georgia Tech and Duke square off in Atlanta this weekend in a key ACC series for two teams looking to keep pace with the leaders. The entire series can be seen live on ESPN3.

>> The Yellow Jackets have revenge on their mind after the Blue Devils won last year’s series in Durham — Duke’s first win in the series since 2009.

>> Tech is fourth in the ACC with a .278 team average, boasting a balanced attack with six players hitting .290+ and already 39 sacrifice bunts or flies in 29 games – well more than half of last year’s total of 62 in 64 games.

>> The Jackets have had a knack for playing close ball games with 15 of the 29 being decided by two runs or less and five in extra innings (2-3). Tech is 5-4 in one-run games and its average margin of defeat in its 13 losses is just 2.5 runs.

>> Senior 2B Mott Hyde owns a seven-game hitting streak and is hitting .400 (12-for-30) over the streak with four RBI and has walked four times.

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