No. 11 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (24-12) vs. No. 23 AUBURN TIGERS (24-12)
Tuesday, April 16 • 6 p.m. • Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium – 4,157)
• Georgia Tech will look to keep its momentum going when it hosts No. 22 Auburn on Tuesday, April 16 for the finale of the two-game series, this time at Russ Chandler Stadium.
• The Jackets took the first meeting at Auburn, where its bullpen combined for 7.2 scoreless innings to down the Tigers 9-3.
• The Yellow Jackets are coming off taking its fifth-consecutive ACC series, defeating Boston College on the road in the Saturday, Sunday games.
• The Yellow Jackets have now won five-straight league series for the first time since 2005.
• Auburn is Tech’s second-most-often played opponent in its history, having faced the Tigers 237 times on the diamond since 1987.
• Auburn owns a 122-110-5 all-time advantage, however Tech leads 64-50-2 when playing at home.
• Last weekend, Tech’s rotation got back to normal as Connor Thomas and Brant Hurter combined to allow just one run over the final two games of the series.
• Thomas allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings while Hurter pitched a two-hit shutout for seven innings, punching out nine overall.
• Last week, Tech had three players hit .313 or better.
• Austin Wilhite continues to be on fire, hitting .462 last week for six hits, a double and two RBI. Luke Waddell is also hitting well as the leadoff at .429 (six hits, a double and two RBI).
• Jackson Webb also played three games last week and started one in the infield, playing mostly third base but also spending time at first. He hit .333 for three hits and a double.
• Tristin English continues to bring power at three hits, a double and a home run in the last four games.
• English took a hard hit-by-pitch on Sunday and remains day-to-day on his return.
• 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 17 games due to an injury. He is looking at another 1-2 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 .250 for 10 hits, two doubles, one homer and nine RBI while Radcliff has seven hits, one double, one homer and seven RBI.