No. 27 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (19-9) at No. 15 AUBURN TIGERS (22-6)
Tuesday, April 2 • 7 p.m. ET • Auburn, Ala. (Plainsman Park – 4,096)
TV: SEC Network+ | Watch Live
Play-by-Play: Andy Burcham
Analyst: Mark Fuller
• Winners of eight of its last 10, Georgia Tech baseball looks to keep the momentum going when it travels to Auburn on April 2 for its second game against the SEC and the first of two against the Tigers.
• Georgia Tech last week knocked off two top-five opponents in defeating then-No. 4 Louisville and then-No. 4 Georgia. It then took two of three over Notre Dame.
• The Yellow Jackets put up two nine-run wins last week, the second-highest margin of victory this year for Tech (11-2 over UGA, 11-2 over ND), while also grinding out a 7-6 come-from-behind win on Sunday.
• The Jackets have enjoyed consistent hitting of late, batting .305 in the lats 10 games with 15 doubles, nine home runs with an on-base percentage of .406.
• On the mound, Tech delivered in gross last week, with Amos Willingham, Connor Thomas and Brant Hurter combining to allow just three earned runs over 19.1 total innings of work.
• Thomas moved to 16.0-consecutive shutout innings of work on Saturday.
• Auburn is Georgia Tech’s second-most-often played opponent in its history, having faced the Tigers 236 times on the diamond since 1987.
• Auburn owns a 122-109-5 all-time advantage and a 65-42-2 edge when playing at its home. Last year Tech split with the Tigers 1-1 with both teams holding at home.
• Last week, the offensive story was Tristin English, Colin Hall and Oscar Serratos, who all hit above .429.
• English led all hitting .500 for seven hits, a double, two homers and eight RBI.
• Hall and Serratos both hit .429 on the week with six hits apiece. Hall had a double, homer and five runs overall while Serratos hit the three-RBI double to put Tech over Notre Dame on Sunday, giving him seven RBI on the week.
• Kyle McCann continues to be the power in the lineup, leading the ACC and ranking fifth in the country in home runs (12) and ranking second in the ACC in walks (32).
• First baseman and RHP English will look to carry forward his momentum from being a Cape Cod All-Star last summer. The redshirt-junior is a two-time 2019 preseason all-American entering this weekend, as he’s expected to be one of the country’s top two-way players.
• In addition to hit hitting accolades last week, English also came in to slam the door on Notre Dame, throwing the final 2.0 innings and allowing just one earned run while striking out two to get the win in the nail-biter.
• 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 nine 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 .395 for 15 hits, two doubles, one homer and eight RBI while Radcliff has eight hits, two doubles, three homers and nine RBI.