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Jackets Kick Off ACC Tournament with Pitt, Louisville

2022 ACC TOURNAMENT
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (33-21, 15-15 ACC)
vs. PITTSBURGH PANTHERS (27-26, 13-16 ACC)
vs. No. 7 LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (38-16-1, 18-11-1 ACC)
May 24 and 26, 2022 • 11 AM, 11 AM
Charlotte, N.C. (Truist Field) 

 

Tuesday
TV: RSN (In Atlanta: Bally Sports South) | Where to Watch
Play-by-Play: Eric Collins
Analyst: Gordon Beckham

Radio: WREK 91.1 FM | Listen OnlineGT Gameday App | TuneIn
Play-by-Play: Wiley Ballard

Live Stats

Thursday
TV: RSN (In Atlanta: Bally Sports South) | Where to Watch
Play-by-Play: Tom Werme
Analyst: Roddy Jones

Radio: WREK 91.1 FM | Listen OnlineGT Gameday App | TuneIn
Play-by-Play: Wiley Ballard

Live Stats

GAMEDAY CENTRAL
Game Notes | 2022 GT Baseball Info Guide

TOP STORYLINES

• Georgia Tech baseball looks to stay red hot as it enters postseason play, currently winners of six straight entering the ACC Tournament — its most to close a season since 2004 (17).

• Tech faces an extremely familiar foe in Pitt, who the Jackets finished the season at, taking all three games.

• Georgia Tech did not play Louisville during the regular season this year and hasn’t played the Cardinals since Pool Play in the ACC Tournament last year, where Andrew Jenkins walked them off to advance to the semifinals.

• Georgia Tech is 82-66 (.562) all-time in the ACC Tournament – 73-61 (.555) in preliminary/pool play rounds and 9-4 (.692) in championship games.

• Georgia Tech has won nine ACC Tournament Titles and five under head coach Danny Hall (2000, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014).

• Georgia Tech’s seasonal resume has taken shape as it heads into the postseason.

• Georgia Tech’s last four ACC series wins have come against then-No. 13 Florida State, North Carolina, then-No. 3 Miami and Pitt.

• Georgia Tech sported the second-toughest strength of schedule in the country (.5807) in the regular season with its opponents’ record sitting at a whopping 1657-1110. Tech faced the second-toughest schedule in the ACC (behind FSU’s .5816).

• In the RPI, a key metric for determining postseason seeding and overall performance, Georgia Tech catapulted into No. 21 overall, having won six-straight to close the season – its most heading into the postseason since the Jackets won 17 straight in 2004.

• Only five teams in the country have more wins against top-50 RPI teams than Georgia Tech’s 15 — No. 1 Tennessee (19), Louisville, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas A&M (16).

• Inside the top-25 RPI, Georgia Tech has played an impressive 20 opponents, while just 16 of Tennessee’s are currently ranked 25 or better.

• Unsurprisingly, Georgia Tech has played the second-most games against top-50 RPI teams in the country at a whopping 31. Only North Carolina has more at 32.

• 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 30 in the RPI, Georgia Tech owns a series sweep over No. 4 Virginia Tech and series wins against No. 7 Miami (Fla.), No. 12 Georgia, No. 16 North Carolina, and No. 29 Florida State.

• The Jackets have been unstoppable now fully healthy as one of the nation’s top offenses, currently ranking No. 3 overall with 646 hits on the year and No. 2 in average (.323).

• Tech also ranks fifth in home runs (109) and scoring (9.4), fifth in slugging (.555) and runs (506), and 12th in on-base percentage (.417).

• Four of the last five weeks, Georgia Tech has had either/or a National Player of the Week and the ACC Player of the Week (Kevin Parada, twice, Tim Borden II and Jenkins).

• Parada broke the Georgia Tech single-season home run record last weekend, hitting his 25th to rank second in the nation.

• He also ranks third in RBI nationally (84), second in total bases (173), seventh in runs (71), 15th in slugging (.746) and 16th in hits (84).

• Also red-hot at the plate are national batting average leader Chandler Simpson (.422), Andrew Jenkins (.389), Tres Gonzalez (.338), Stephen Reid (.326) and Tim Borden II (.315).

• Veteran RHP John Medich was moved to Friday night in Tech’s new-look weekend rotation and has looked terrific. In six starts on the year, Medich holds a 5.34 ERA.

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