No. 29 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (16-8) vs. No. 4 GEORGIA BULLDOGS (21-3)
Tuesday, March 26 • Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium – 4,157)
• After going 5-1 over the last six games and knocking off then-No. 4 Louisville on the road, Georgia Tech heads into Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate rolling as they welcome No. 4 Georgia to Russ Chandler Stadium on Tuesday, March 26.
• Georgia Tech is coming off its second-straight ACC series win after taking two of three from Virginia and Louisville. Tech has also yet to drop a midweek contest, standing at a perfect 6-0.
• Tech continues to be the #CardiacJackets, putting on thriller after thriller again last week, winning a two-run ballgame and dropping a one-run to move to 6-3 in games decided by two or less runs.
• The Jackets have enjoyed its recent streak, hitting .300 as a team over the six games, recording 60 hits, 10 doubles, a triple and four home runs.
• On the mound, Tech has delivered in gross, with three of its four starting pitchers delivering sub-1.50 ERA performances for a team ERA of 3.02 in the last six games.
• Georgia Tech has faced UGA more than any other opponent in program history, currently standing at 373 games.
• The offensive story for Tech recently has been a strong 1-2 punch from the top of the order in Luke Waddell and Michael Guldberg.
• Waddell hit .520 over the last six games, recording 13 hits, one triple, four RBI and 10 runs, while Guldberg batted .440 for 11 hits, three RBI and four runs. Both featured on-base percentages above .500.
• Guldberg still leads the ACC in hitting at .475 on the season, ranking third overall in the country. His 38 hits and .517 on-base percentage rank second in the league.
• With Kyle McCann drawing walks recently (10 in the last six), Baron Radcliff stepped up to provide the power, launching two monstrous home runs against Louisville.
• McCann is now second in the nation in homers (12) and walks (30).
• First baseman and RHP Tristin English will look to carry forward his momentum from being a Cape Cod All-Star last summer. The redshirt-junior is a two-time 2019 preseason all-American entering this weekend, as he’s expected to be one of the country’s top two-way players.
• Battling some nagging ailments over the last week and a half, English has been gutting out strong performances for Tech.
• Last weekend, English struggled from the plate some, finishing 2-for-20 over the six-game stretch, but the redshirt-junior has still come through for the team, hitting a monster go-ahead RBI double against Louisville before also coming in to pitch a clean ninth inning for the save in Game 1.
• 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 six games due to an injury. He is officially listed as day-to-day.
• In his stead, Colin Hall has shifted to left field and Baron Radcliff has played right field to much success. Over the last six games, Hall has hit .375 for nine hits, one double and three RBI while Radcliff has six hits, two doubles, two homers and four RBI.