April 5, 2004
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Georgia Tech (17-13, 2-4 ACC) travels across town to take on Georgia State Tuesday afternoon at DeKalb South Field in Panthersville, Ga. in a game that is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The Jackets are coming off a pair of losses to No. 5 Miami while Georgia State won two of three from Belmont this past weekend.
Following the game against Georgia State, Georgia Tech will host North Carolina for an ACC series beginning Friday at 7 p.m. GAME COVERAGE: Live statistics will be available on the internet at www.ramblinwreck.com. Radio coverage can be found on WREK-Radio (91.1 FM in Atlanta) and on the internet at www.wrek.org.
LEADING OFF … NEWS & NOTES ON THE YELLOW JACKETS
WEB GEMS: The Yellow Jackets are fielding .970 as a team in 2004, committing 35 errors in 30 games. Tech’s best fielding percentage since records were kept in the 1950’s is .968, which was accomplished by the 1994 team that played for the national championship and featured Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Varitek and Jay Payton. The Yellow Jackets have committed one error or less in 19 of 27 games, including 12 errorless games. In six conference games, Tech is fielding .982 (four errors in six games).
THE LINEUP CARD: Head coach Danny Hall has used 26 different starting lineups in 30 games this season.
IN THE BULLPEN: Tech has used 15 different pitchers this season, including 14 pitchers who have made at least five appearances.
HOT OF LATE: The Jackets have gone 8-4 in the last 12 games and are hitting .377 as a team during that span. Georgia Tech has averaged 14.8 hits and 11.3 runs per game while hitting 16 home runs and stealing 23 bases in those games. Five Yellow Jackets are hitting at least .400 in the span, led by sophomore Micah Owings (.464 avg., .964 slg%, 8 HR, 25 RBI). Second baseman Eric Patterson (.439), right fielder Clifton Remole (.420), left fielder Steven Blackwood (.408), and center fielder Brandon Boggs (.408) are all hitting over .400 in the last 12 games.
ON THE MOUND: Tuesday – TBA (Georgia Tech) vs. LHP Ben Rulon (1-5, 5.75)
SERIES HISTORY: The Jackets and Panthers have faced each other 48 times in history, with Georgia Tech holding a 43-5 lead in the series. The Jackets have won seven in a row, dating back to the 2000 season. The last time that the Panthers won was in a 4-3 victory over Tech in Panthersville. Head coach Danny Hall is 20-1 against Georgia State teams.Cesar Carrillo(4-0, 2.32); Sunday – TBA vs. LHP Brandon Camardese (3-0, 1.99).