April 2, 2007
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech baseball team will conclude its six-game homestand Tuesday night when it hosts Wofford (17-13) at 7 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium
GAME COVERAGE: The game can be heard on WREK-Radio (91.1 FM/www.wrek.org) while live stats are available at www.ramblinwreck.com.
The Yellow Jackets (19-11) have won six-straight games, including earning a series sweep of the Maryland Terrapins over the weekend after tying the season series (2-2) against Georgia Southern with a pair of wins last Tuesday and Wednesday. After beginning the season 9-9, the Yellow Jackets have won eight of their last nine games, and 10 of their last 12. Wofford snapped an eight-game losing streak this past Saturday after winning 14 of its first 17 to begin the year.
Over the last nine games, the Yellow Jackets have posted a 10-2 record as the Georgia Tech pitching staff has held opponents to just 2.44 runs per game and a .245 average.
Pitching Matchup (GT vs. WOFFORD)
Tuesday: RHP Eddie Burns (2-1, 2.15) vs. LHP Chip Hunt (1-1, 8.53)
The Yellow Jacket offense is led by outfielders Danny Payne (.414-2-20-12) and Wally Crancer (.362-4-22), SS Michael Fisher (.355-3-26-5) and catcher Matt Wieters (.322-6-30-1). Georgia Tech, as a team, is hitting .294 on the year.
Georgia Tech leads Wofford, 8-0
Georgia Tech leads Wofford, 8-0, in a series that dates to 1904. The Yellow Jackets and Terriers played five times from 1904-06 and once in 1920 before taking an 82-year hiatus before their next matchup, which occurred in 2002.
Tech’s last meeting against Wofford resulted in a 16-2 victory for the Yellow Jackets on May 16, 2006.
Georgia Tech is 6-0 vs. Wofford at home and 2-0 against the Terriers under head coach Danny Hall.
In the eight games, Tech has averaged 10 runs per game (80 total) while the Terriers have scored just 16 runs in the series (2.0 RPG). Yellow Jacket pitchers have held Wofford to less than three runs in seven of the eight games.
Head Coach Danny Hall Reaches 800 Career Wins, is Two Shy of 600 at Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech head coach Danny Hall became the fifth active Atlantic Coast Conference head coach to reach 800 career victories when he did so in the opening game of the Duke series. He holds an 806-376 (.682) record in is 20-year coaching career.
Already the winningest head coach in Georgia Tech history, Hall is just two wins shy of recording his 600th victory at Georgia Tech, as the skipper is 598-259 (.698) in his 14 years on the Flats.