March 25, 2013
Georgia Tech Baseball Weekly Update March 24, 2013
Overall Record: 18-5
ACC Record: 6-3
Winning/Losing Streak: L2
Past Week: 1-3
3/19: L, 4-5 vs. Georgia Southern… Tech rallied late and left the tying run on base in the ninth in its first midweek loss this season
3/22: W, 10-0 at No. 5 Florida State… Buck Farmer allowed just two hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings as the Jackets handed FSU its first home loss of the season
3/22: L, 3-11 at No. 5 Florida State… The Noles and Jackets swapped lopsided victories in the second game of a Friday doubleheader
3/24: L, 6-8 at No. 5 Florida State… Tech led 5-1 after the second inning, but FSU scored the game’s final six runs to rally for the series victory
3/26: vs. The Citadel (Atlanta, Ga.), 4 p.m.
3/29: vs. Wake Forest (Atlanta, Ga.), 6 p.m., ESPN3
3/30: vs. Wake Forest (Atlanta, Ga.), 4 p.m., ESPN3
3/31: vs. Wake Forest (Atlanta, Ga.), 1 p.m., ESPN3
NO(LE) PROBLEM: Senior RHP Buck Farmer improved to 2-1 in four career starts versus Florida State thanks to Friday’s 10-0 victory, in which he went seven two-hit innings with seven strikeouts. In his career versus the Noles (two regular season starts and two in the postseason), Farmer has posted a 2.33 ERA, with 28 strikeouts and 17 hits allowed in 27 innings. He won last year as Tech opened the ACC Tournament with a 5-4 win over then-No. 1 FSU en route to the title.
RUNNING WREN: Junior LF Kyle Wren hit .421 (8-for-19) in four games this week, and his .462 average in ACC play is second-best in the league. Wren’s 12-game hitting streak is the team’s longest currently. He was 4-for-6 in the middle game of the FSU series and then doubled and tripled in Sunday’s contest in Tallahassee. The three-bagger Sunday was his third this season and 16th of his career, moving him into sole possession of third-place on the Jackets’ all-time list. Jay Payton (1992-94) holds Tech’s career record with 22. The speedy Wren also swiped his 14th base this season, and with 46 in his career, he’s tied for 14th on Tech’s all-time list.
HIT PARADE: The Yellow Jackets out-hit the Seminoles in all three games of the series, extending their streak of 10+ hits to seven-straight. In fact, Tech has been held to single-digit hits just five times this season (two games with nine, and three with seven). As a team, the Yellow Jackets batting average of .351 leads the ACC by 32 points over North Carolina. Tech also continues to lead the league in OBP (.432), slugging (.514) and home runs (22).