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Georgia Tech returns home to host Spartans

GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (18-11) vs. USC UPSTATE SPARTANS (18-10)
April 5, 2022 • 6 PM
Atlanta, Ga. (Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium)

 

Ticket Information | Parking

Tuesday
TV: ACC Network Extra | Watch Live
Play-by-Play: Wiley Ballard
Analyst: Kyle Wren

Radio: WREK 91.1 FM | Listen OnlineGT Gameday App | TuneIn
Play-by-Play: Bryce Koon

Live Stats

GAMEDAY CENTRAL
Game Notes | 2022 GT Baseball Info Guide

TOP STORYLINES

• Georgia Tech baseball returns home for a much-needed five-game homestand that begins on Tuesday, April 5 against USC Upstate.

• The Yellow Jackets and Spartans have only faced off once on the diamond (last year), which the Jackets lost 9-3.

• Georgia Tech concluded its absolute gauntlet of a schedule to open ACC play, battling four of the top seven scoring teams in the league (rankings national): No. 1 Virginia (11.1 runs/game); No. 6 Wake Forest (10.0); No. 11 Virginia Tech (9.2); No. 12 Georgia Tech (9.2); No. 32 NC State (7.9).

• Georgia Tech’s remaining offenses this month include: No. 156 Florida State (6.1); No. 170 North Carolina (5.9); No. 232 Duke (5.2); No. 36 Miami (7.7)

• Georgia Tech currently owns the No. 2 strength of schedule in the country (.621 – record against teams) behind only Dallas Baptist (.653). Tech’s opponents thus far have an average win percentage of .667

• The next closest ACC teams in SOS are No. 5 Florida State (.601), No. 17 Wake Forest, No. 23 Duke, No. 27 Miami and No. 31 Notre Dame.

• Georgia Tech’s remaining teams in April have a combined win percentage of .637.

• The Jackets have proved to be every bit of the offensive powerhouse they were touted to be in the preseason. Through 29 games, Tech is No. 2 in the country 340 hits on the year.

• Tech also ranks seventh in homer (50), eighth in runs (267), ninth in average (.320), 11th in slugging (.529) and 12th in scoring (9.2).

• They also rank 15th in on-base percentage (.420).

• Kevin Parada has been a force at the plate, currently ranking top 15 in the country in hits (46), runs (37), RBI (40) and total bases (85).

• Also red-hot at the plate are Andrew Jenkins (.381), Tim Borden II (.345), Tres Gonzalez (.345), Drew Compton (.297) and Stephen Reid (.293).

• Since ACC play began on March 11, Jenkins has been unstoppable, hitting .443 for 31 hits, six doubles, nine home runs and 22 RBI.

• Reid has also been on fire since March 11, hitting .367 for 24 hits, a double and three home runs.

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