The 19th-ranked Yellow Jackets renew a 20-year-old matchup in a highly anticipated home series
No. 19 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (2-1) vs. No. 3 UCLA (4-0)
Friday-Saturday, February 22-24 • Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium – 4,157)
Parking for each day this weekend is available in the Klaus Deck (E40) for $5.
• After its midweek matchup was washed out, No. 19 Georgia Tech baseball returns home to host 3rd-ranked UCLA in a top-20 battle on The Flats.
• Georgia Tech and UCLA are renewing a matchup that is on a 20-year hiatus and began in 1998. The Bruins and Yellow Jackets played three-game series in back-to-back seasons, beginning in Atlanta. UCLA leads the series 4-2.
• The Yellow Jackets are coming off of a heart-stopping Opening Weekend that ended with them defeating West Virginia on a walk-off single by Nick Wilhite in the 11th inning.
• Finishing 2-1 on the weekend, Tech won both ways offensively, hitting three homers in one inning to down UIC and manufacturing runs to defeat WVU in extras.
• Kyle McCann, Chase Murray and Oscar Serratos all finished with home runs, with McCann blasting two, while Michael Guldberg hit .500 for the weekend as the designated hitter.
• Catcher McCann’s homers led the ACC through week one as nobody had more than his two.
• The Yellow Jackets’ 1-2 punch in the starting lineup of Xzavion Curry and Connor Thomas will be back on display after combining for 12.0 innings and 19 strikeouts while allowing just 10 hits, two earned runs and two walks last weekend.
• Only one pitcher in the ACC struck out more than Thomas’ 10 and no pitcher in the ACC had more than eight strikeouts without a walk other than Curry.
• Preseason expectations have been at an all-time as the Yellow Jackets have built themselves into one of the oldest teams in the country, returning seven of nine starters and losing zero starting pitchers from a season ago.
• Georgia Tech enters the weekend ranked as high as No. 19 nationally. Collegiate Baseball had ranked the Jackets at 17th overall in the preseason, while receiving votes in the NCBWA national poll.