March 4, 2013
|No. 18 Georgia Tech (11-1) vs. No. 28 Mercer (11-1)|
|Game 13 (Home 11)||Tues., Mar. 5, 7:30 p.m. (RHP Josh Heddinger, GT vs. RHP Ben Lumsden, MU)|
|Location||Atlanta, Ga. | Russ Chandler Stadium | Weather|
|Radio||WREK 91.1 FM|
|Game Info||Game Notes | 2013 Media Guide | Facebook | Twitter|
>> A pair of red-hot teams collide at Russ Chandler Stadium Tuesday night as No. 18 Georgia Tech welcomes Mercer to the Flats.
>> First pitch has been pushed back to 7:30 p.m. in a game that can be seen on RamblinWreck.com and heard on WREK 91.1 FM in Atlanta with Nolan Alexander and Wade Rogers on the call.
>> Tech’s 11-1 record through 12 games is the best since a similar 11-1 start in 2010. This year marks the ninth time under head coach Danny Hall that the Jackets have started 11-1 or better — all eight previous teams advanced to the NCAA Regional and two to the College World Series.
>>Mercer has won eight straight and its 11-1 start is the best in school history.
>> Junior Zane Evans is the reigning ACC Player of the Week after hitting .579 last week with four homers and nine RBI. He leads the ACC with five home runs.
>> Seven Tech players currently own hitting streaks of four games or longer, including seven-game streaks by Mott Hyde, Sam Dove and Matt Gonzalez. Three players — Brandon Thomas, A.J. Murray and Daniel Palka — have reached base in all 12 games.
>> Daniel Palka is second in the ACC in average (.489) and slugging (.800), and leads the conference with 20 RBI. He’s driven in at least a run in seven-straight games and nine of the 12 games.
>> The Jackets lead the ACC in batting average (.350), hits (149) and home runs (12), and four Jackets currently rank among the top 14 in hitting in the league.