No. 17 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (22-11, 9-6 ACC) at BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES (17-17, 6-9 ACC)
Friday-Sunday, April 12-14 • Birghton, Mass. (Harrington Athletics Village – 1,000)
6 p.m. • 2 p.m. • 1 p.m.
• Georgia Tech will look to continue its ACC momentum as it heads on the road for the first of its two-consecutive away series, facing Boston College on April 12-14.
• The Yellow Jackets are coming off taking two of three from then-No. 9 North Carolina at home and No. 15 Auburn on the road to storm into the national rankings, earning a No. 17 spot from D1Baseball.
• The Yellow Jackets have now won four-straight ACC series, having taken down Virginia, Louisville, Notre Dame and UNC.
• Georgia Tech and Boston College have only squared off 30 times on the diamond previously, with the last meeting happening in 2016, when the two teams played each other four times.
• The Yellow Jackets split the series with the Eagles in 2016, going 2-2, including a 6-0 win in the ACC Tournament in May.
• Last weekend included some shuffling in the pitching staff rotation due to an abundance of caution placed around a few minor injuries.
• In the shuffle, Amos Willingham got the Friday and Cort Roedig went on Sunday. Connor Thomas got his usual Saturday start and struck out nine on his usual Saturday, having a streak of 18.0 consecutive shutout innings snapped.
• Xzavion Curry did get a win on the weekend, however, punching out seven over 3.0 IP in his first-career relief appearance on Sunday.
• Last week, Tech had four players hit .313 or better.
• En route to National and ACC Player of the Week honors, Tristin English hit 8-for-15 and two homers on the week, including the cycle against No. 9 UNC.
• Austin Wilhite hit .438 on the week, getting seven hits and two doubles to be a huge threat from the back-half of the lineup, while also a brick wall at second base.
• Kyle McCann and Michael Guldberg were as good as ever with them both combing for 10 hits.
• McCann snapped a home-run drought by launching a huge three-run homer in the eighth on Sunday vs. UNC.
• Guldberg won Saturday for them with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth.
• After catching fire at the plate the first week of March (six hits, six runs and a double), outfielder Chase Murray has missed the last 14 games due to an injury. He is looking at another 1-3 weeks before returning.
• In his stead, Colin Hall has shifted to left field and Baron Radcliff has played right field to much success. Over the last 10 games, Hall has hit .300 for 12 hits, three doubles, one homer and nine RBI while Radcliff has five hits, one double, one homer and six RBI.