No. 17 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (22-10) at No. 2 GEORGIA BULLDOGS (27-6)
Tuesday, April 9 • 7 p.m. • Athens, Ga. (Foley Field – 3,308)
• Georgia Tech enters Part II of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate on fire as it heads to Athens to take on No. 2-ranked UGA on Tuesday
• 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 has faced UGA more than any other opponent in program history, currently standing at 374 games.
• The Yellow Jackets took the first game in the three-game midweek series 11-2 in Atlanta during a rain-shortened affair.
• Georgia Tech and Georgia will meet once more this season on April 23 for the Spring Classic at SunTrust Park.
• Due to precaution taken over some minor injuries, Tech had to shuffle its pitching staff around slightly with Amos Willingham starting Friday and Cort Roedig going Sunday. Connor Thomas struck out nine on his usual Saturday.
• Xzavion Curry did get a win on the weekend, 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 13 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 eight games, Hall has hit .333 for 11 hits, two doubles, one homer and nine RBI while Radcliff has five hits, one double, three homers and six RBI.