No. 17 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (7-1, 0-0 ACC) vs. No. 4 GEORGIA (8-1, 0-0 SEC)
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 28-March 1
Athens, Ga. (Foley Field – 3,291) • Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium – 4,157) • Lawrenceville, Ga. (Coolray Field – 10,000)
5 p.m. • 2 p.m. • 2 p.m.
Friday – Athens
TV: SEC Network + | Watch Live
Play-by-Play: Jeff Dantzler
Analyst: David Johnston
Saturday – Atlanta
TV: ACC Network Extra | Watch Live
Play-by-Play: Andy Demetra
Analyst: Roddy Jones
Sunday – Coolray Field
NOTE: ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) programming is available online via the ESPN app or WatchESPN.com. Viewers must subscribe to a cable/satellite/digital provider that carries the ACC Network to view ACCNX programming.
PARKING INFORMATION – SATURDAY
Parking for this Saturday’s game is available in the Klaus Deck (E40) for $5.
SATURDAY STUDENT GIVEAWAY*
* The first 250 Georgia Tech students in attendance will receive a voucher for a free “Welcome to Atlanta” t-shirt upon scanning into the stadium at Gate 1 with a valid Buzzcard. Students can then claim their shirts on the first-base concourse at the top of the fifth inning. Limited to one per person, must present voucher and Buzzcard to receive shirt.
• No. 17 Georgia Tech renews its rivalry with No. 4 Georgia on Feb. 28-March 1, playing in a weekend series for the first time in 61 years.
• The 17th-ranked Yellow Jackets will look to keep momentum rolling as they’ve outscored opponents 43-9 over its five-game winning streak.
• Georgia Tech will look to take the Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate series for the second year in a row after clinching last year at SunTrust Park in front of 18,000-plus – the largest regular season crowd in college baseball in 2019.
• This year, the series has been moved to a home-and-home and neutral site. Feb. 28 will be at Foley Field in Athens, Ga. (5 p.m.), Feb. 29 will be at Russ Chandler Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. (2 p.m.) and the finale will take place in Lawrenceville, Ga. at Coolray Field (2 p.m.) – home of the Atlanta Braves Triple-A affiliate, the Gwinnett Stripers.
• The two teams haven’t played a three-game weekend since 1959 on March 6 in Athens (UGA-W, 4-3) and March 8-9 (Tech-W, 6-2, 12-7) in Atlanta when Georgia Tech was a part of the Southeastern Conference.
• UGA is Tech’s most-played opponent, having faced off 376 times since 1898.
• Junior Baron Radcliff earned ACC Co-Player of the Week honors for hitting .400 for the weekend with two home runs and seven RBI, reaching base .500 and slugging 1.000.
• At the plate, Michael Guldberg continued his assault offensively from a year ago, leading the ACC with a .593 average off 16 hits, four doubles and six RBI. He also one of just 15 D1 players to not strike out yet.
• Also hitting .300 early on is freshmen Tres Gonzalez (.417) and Drew Compton (.400), while junior leadoff hitter Luke Waddell (.308) continues to set the table.
• Pitching continues to be debilitating to opponents.
• RHP Jonathan Hughes took over for Friday’s and worked to his second start, allowing just three earned runs over 5.2 IP, while striking out five.
• RHP Cort Roedig followed up with an electric performance, allowing just a hit and a run over 5.0 IP, while striking out six for the second-straight start.
• Freshman RHP Zach Maxwell also shined, allowing just a hit and his first run of the season, while punching out eight over 5.0 IP for his first decision win.
• Also pitching well out of the bullpen for Tech this weekend was freshmen RHP Brody Westbrooks, LHP Dalton Smith, RHP Jackson Arnold and redshirt junior RHP Andy Archer.
• Smith has worked 6.1 innings of scoreless baseball to start his collegiate career, proving himself one of the best middle-inning relievers in the ACC.
• Archer has gone 2-for-2 on saves and appearances. After a career-long four-inning save, punching out a career-high seven batters, he went on to earn a six-out save against Ohio State.