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Jackets Host In-State Eagles for Home Finale

GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (27-21) vs. GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES (32-15)
May 11, 2022 • 6 PM
Atlanta, Ga. (Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium)

 

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Play-by-Play: Andy Demetra
Analyst: Kyle Wren

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Play-by-Play: Wiley Ballard

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Game Notes | 2022 GT Baseball Info Guide

TOP STORYLINES

• Finishing up its 31-game home schedule for 2022, Georgia Tech baseball will host in-state foe Georgia Southern on Wednesday, May 11 at 6 p.m.

• Georgia Southern is one of Tech’s most-played opponents, currently standing at 136 contests between the two teams since 1947. Tech leads the all-time series 104-32 despite dropping the first meeting of the year between the two teams in Statesboro on Feb. 22, 10-6.

• Georgia Tech’s seasonal resume has begun to take shape with just six games remaining in the regular season.

• Georgia Tech currently sports the toughest strength of schedule in the country (.596) with its opponents’ record sitting at a whopping 1297-790. The next closest ACC teams in the SOS ranking are Florida State (seventh), North Carolina (eighth) and Clemson (10th).

• In the RPI, a key metric for determining postseason seeding and overall performance, Georgia Tech currently sits 29th.

• No team in the country has more wins against top-50 RPI teams than Georgia Tech’s 15. The next closest is Oklahoma State, who has a No. 3 RPI, with 14. The next closest team in the ACC is Louisville, who has a No. 13 RPI, at 13.

• Unsurprisingly, Georgia Tech has also played more games against top-50 RPI teams than anyone in the country at a whopping 32. The next closest team nationally is North Carolina’s 26.

• Georgia Tech has won all three series against top-10 RPI teams (Virginia Tech, Miami, Georgia) and are 7-2 in those nine games. The Jackets have also won five series against top-30 teams and all but one series loss has come against top-35 teams.

• Against ACC teams currently ranked in the top 25, Georgia Tech owns a series sweep over No. 5 Virginia Tech and series wins against No. 6 Miami (Fla.) and No. 21 Florida State. It’s lone series loss to current top-25 ACC teams was on the road at No. 12 Virginia where the Jackets won a game. The other ACC teams (No. 7 Louisville and No. 16 Notre Dame) aren’t on the schedule.

• The Jackets have been unstoppable now fully healthy as one of the nation’s top offenses, currently ranking No. 3 overall with 560 hits on the year.

• Tech also ranks fourth in average (.319), sixth in home runs (90) and slugging (.540), seventh in runs (432), 10th in scoring (9.0) and 16th in on-base percentage (.413).

• This season, Georgia Tech has had multiple National Players of the Week in Kevin Parada, Tim Borden II and Andrew Jenkins.

• Parada currently ranks second in the country in home runs (23) and total bases (155), while ranking third in RBI (74), 13th in hits (75) and 17th in slugging (.745).

• In the ACC, Jenkins co-leads the league in hits (75) with Parada and Borden is also top 10 in home runs with 14 (eighth).

• Also red-hot at the plate are Chandler Simpson (.445), Tres Gonzalez (.322), and Stephen Reid (.319).

• Getting the start on Wednesday will be veteran RHP John Medich, who has spent the last three weeks as a weekend starter (one Saturday, two Friday nights).

• In five starts on the season, Medich hold a 3.98 ERA, allowing just nine runs while striking out 18. Medich has only allowed more than two runs twice out of his last nine overall appearances.

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