THE FLATS – Georgia Tech baseball’s fall slate of action begins Saturday, Oct. 6 as the Yellow Jackets hosts SEC foe South Carolina in the first of two exhibitions at Russ Chandler Stadium. The game is set to be a 14-inning contest.
Fans of all ages are invited to attend with admission for both games being free to the public. Complimentary parking will also be available for both games in the Klaus Parking Deck, with gates opening 90 minutes prior to first pitch.
Concessions will be available to fans on the third-base side.
South Carolina is coming off a 37-26 season in which they reached a Super Regional. They were led offensively by Justin Row (.347), LT Tolbert (.322), Madison Stokes (.322) and Jonah Bride (.301). On the mound, Cody Morris led with nine wins and a 3.46 ERA. Behind him was Adam Hill (7-5, 4.12 ERA) and Eddy Demurias (7-1, 4.87 ERA).
In the Gamecocks first exhibition of the fall against NC State, USC battled to a 2-1 win over just four-and-a-half innings due to inclement weather. In the game, Noah Campbell and Andrew Eyster each went yard while Hayden Lehman and Dylan Harley pitched scoreless efforts on the day.
This fall will be Tech fans’ first chance to see the 2019 Yellow Jackets prior to the spring schedule. Georgia Tech returns a talented roster from last season, including four of its top six hitters from an offense that was second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2018. The Jackets also return a bevy of talent on the mound, including Xzavion Curry, Tristin English, Andy Archer and Connor Thomas.
In total, the Yellow Jackets currently boast a total of five student-athletes (Chase Murray, Kyle McCann, English, Curry and Thomas) on D1Baseball’s fall list of the top 150 baseball draft prospects for 2019, which is tied for second-most in the country.