No. 6 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (35-15) vs. MERCER BEARS (28-23)
Tuesday, May 14 • Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium – 4,157)
TV: ACC Network Extra | Watch Live
Play-by-Play: Andy Demetra
Analyst: Roddy Jones
• No. 6 Georgia Tech baseball will conclude the 2019 regular season this week at home, beginning with its final midweek contest of the year vs. Mercer at Russ Chandler Stadium on Tuesday, May 14.
• The Jackets currently hold a slight advantage on Miami for the Coastal Division and are second overall in the ACC.
• Georgia Tech also owns 11 wins against RPI top-25 rankings, more than any team but Vanderbilt and Mississippi State (12).
• Tech has faced three of the top four teams nationally in fewest hits allowed/9 innings (Georgia, UCLA and Louisville) a whopping nine times, and has five wins and two series victories against them.
• With both teams having to turn around for crucial conference finales on Thursday, Georgia Tech and Mercer will likely have staff pitching days.
• Getting the nod for Tech in his final Tuesday game at Russ Chandler is senior RHP Keyton Gibson in his first start this year. Starting for the Bears is redshirt-junior RHP Andrew Kane in his fifth start.
• Offensively, Tristin English is obliterating the ACC thus far. He currently leads the conference in ACC play in hitting (.396), slugging (.868), homers (11) and runs scored (32), while also ranking second in RBI (37) and third in on-base percentage (.468).
• Jackson Webb has also exploded at the plate. In his first two weekends of May, he’s hit .409 for nine hits, one home run and five RBI.
• Nick Wilhite been red-hot, hitting .650 in the last two weekends with 13 hits, two doubles, a triple and two homers.
• The middle infielder combo of Luke Waddell (SS) and Austin Wilhite (2B) are still keeping order both offensively and defensively. The two have combined for 143 putouts, while also recording 104 hits and 58 RBI.
• The 3-4-5 power of the lineup has proved to be absolutely lethal at the plate. In the last 10 games, Tristin English, Kyle McCann and Baron Radcliff have combined for 19 home runs.