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Georgia Tech Stays Home for Notre Dame Series

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball (8-15) will play host to Notre Dame (9-7) for its next ACC home series of the season, beginning Friday and continuing through Sunday at Mewborn Field. The Yellow Jackets and Fighting Irish will begin the series at 4 p.m. on Friday, continue with a doubleheader of games at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and conclude the series with the finale at noon on Sunday.

Series Schedule

Friday, March 19 @ 4 p.m. vs. Notre Dame

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Saturday, March 20 @ 2 p.m. vs. Notre Dame

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Saturday, March 20 @ 5 p.m. vs. Notre Dame

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Sunday, March 21 @ noon vs. Notre Dame

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TV

All games over the weekend will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

Storylines

  • Georgia Tech has racked up extra-base hits this season, currently ranking second in the ACC and 26th in the NCAA in doubles (31).
  • The Yellow Jackets’ plate discipline has stood out this season as they lead the conference and are currently ninth in the nation in walks (84).
  • Georgia Tech is also among the ACC’s best in on-base percentage, ranking second in the league at 0.395.
  • Along with discipline, the Yellow Jackets bring power to the plate as they’ve belted 1.30 homeruns per game to place third in the conference in the category.
  • Overall, Georgia Tech is batting .295 at the dish, a mark that ranks third in the ACC.
  • A pair of Jackets have earned ACC Player of the Week recognition this season as sophomore catcher Emma Kauf earned ACC Player of the Week and sophomore pitcher Blake Neleman was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the week for their performances in the season opening Buzz Classic.
  • Senior first baseman Tricia Awald currently leads the league in homeruns with seven to date, including a seventh-inning grand slam that propelled Tech to a game three win over NC State. Awald is also second in the conference in hits, tallying 28 on the year. That power and consistency has led to her pacing the ACC in total bases as well with 53.
  • Neleman retains some of the best marks of the pitching staff, tossing three complete games for wins with a pair of shutouts. The Marietta, Ga. native has piled up 45 strikeouts in 27 innings of work. She leads the conference and is 16th in the nation with 11.7 strikeouts per game.

Series Notes

  • Georgia Tech currently trails Notre Dame in the all-time series, 13-3.
  • The Yellow Jackets’ last wins over the Fighting Irish came in a pair of nine-inning nail biters in 2017. Tech took both extra-inning games of a doubleheader, winning 8-7 in game one and 9-8 in game two.
  • Against Notre Dame, Georgia Tech is 3-3 at home.

NOTE: ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) programming is available online via the ESPN app or WatchESPN.com. Viewers must subscribe to a cable/satellite/digital provider that carries the ACC Network to view ACCNX programming.

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