GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (20-9, 7-5 ACC) vs. No. 9 NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (22-7, 7-5 ACC)
Friday-Sunday, April 5-7 • Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium – 4,157)
6 p.m. • 4 p.m. • 1 p.m.
• Winners of eight of its last 10, Georgia Tech baseball looks to keep the momentum going when it hosts No. 9 North Carolina on March 5-7 to finish off its homestand of seven of eight at Russ Chandler Stadium.
• Georgia Tech has knocked off three top-15 opponents in the last two weeks, downing then-No. 4 Louisville, then-No. 4 Georgia and No. 15 Auburn.
• The Yellow Jackets have also won three-straight ACC series, having taken two of three from Virginia, Louisville and Notre Dame.
• This weekend’s matchup will pit the top two Coastal Division teams against each other as Georgia Tech and North Carolina are tied for first at 7-5.
• Georgia Tech owns a 76-66 all-time advantage against the Tar Heels and is 37-31 when playing on The Flats.
• The Jackets have enjoyed consistent hitting of late, batting .292 in the last 10 games with a .400 OBP.
• On the mound, Tech delivered in gross last week, with Amos Willingham, Connor Thomas and Brant Hurter combining to allow just three earned runs over 19.1 total innings of work.
• Thomas moved to 16.0-consecutive shutout innings of work on Saturday.
• It’s bullpen combined for 7.2 scoreless innings against No. 15 Auburn on Tuesday with Jonathan Hughes getting the win with 3.0 shutout innings and four strikeouts.
• Last week, the offensive story was Tristin English, Colin Hall and Michael Guldberg, who all hit above .417.
• English led all hitting .471 for eight hits, two doubles, two homers and 10 RBI.
• Hall hit .421 on the week with eight hits, a double and a home while Guldberg hit .417 for five hits a double and a triple.
• Kyle McCann continues to be the power in the lineup, leading the ACC and ranking sixth in the country in home runs (12) and ranking second in the ACC in walks (32).
• In addition to hit hitting accolades last week (.294, 10 hits, 3 doubles, two homers), Tristin English also came in to slam the door on Notre Dame, throwing the final 2.0 innings and allowing just one earned run while striking out two to get the win in the nail-biter.
• After catching fire at the plate the first week of March (six hits, six runs and a double), outfielder Chase Murray has missed the last 10 games due to an injury. He is looking at another 1-3 weeks before returning.
• In his stead, Colin Hall has shifted to left field and Baron Radcliff has played right field to much success. Over the last 10 games, Hall has hit .421 for 16 hits, two doubles, one homer and eight RBI while Radcliff has seven hits, one double, three homers and eight RBI.