GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (7-4) at/vs. KENNESAW STATE (6-4)
Tuesday-Wednesday, March 5-6 • Kennesaw, Ga./Atlanta, Ga.
(Stillwell Stadium – 1,200) (Russ Chandler Stadium – 4,157)
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Play-by-Play: Kyle Tait
Analyst: Roddy Jones
• Georgia Tech baseball continues its busy schedule as it plays its six and seventh game in seven days in a midweek home-and-home against Kennesaw State on March 5-6.
• The Yellow Jackets are 4-1 in their last five games and looking to keep the hot streak going as they head into ACC play this weekend at Miami (Fla.)
• Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State are separated by just 23 miles but have only played each other 26 times since 1987.
• Outside of 2017, Tech and KSU have played each other annually since 2006 with the majority of games happening at Russ Chandler Stadium.
• Tuesday and Wednesday will also feature two of the most winningest active coaches in Division I baseball. GT skipper Danny Hall ranks sixth at 1,234 career victories while KSU’s Mike Sansing is slotted at ninth with 1,096 victories.
• Two weeks in the making, Tech’s bats finally came alive last week when it launched at least 10 hits in four-straight games.
• Leading the hitters was Kyle McCann, who slugged .947 for eights hits, three homers (one grand slam) and earned ACC Player of the Week and Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week honors.
• DH Michael Guldberg continues to be atop the team leaderboard, batting .444 with a .500 on-base percentage. Guldberg is one of just nine players in the country yet to strike out and the lone ACC player.
• On the mound, Tech still shows signs of dominance. Xzavion Curry threw 5.0 shutout innings on in Game 1 vs. Northwestern while Connor Thomas gave up just two in 7.
• The real shining moment was when Brant Hurter fanned 13 batters over 7.0 shutout innings, despite finishing with a no decision.
• During the previous midweek, Tech showed their depth by throwing both Cort Roedig and Amos Willingham for starts in the Tuesday-Wednesday.
• Roedig went four allowing just a run and three hits before Keyton Gibson got his first win of the year in relief, throwing 3.0 hitless innings.
• Willingham tossed 6.0 shutout innings, punching out five and issuing zero walks. Luke Bartnicki and Joseph Mannelly closed the door on the shutout in relief.
• 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.
• Preseason expectations have been at an all-time high as the Yellow Jackets have built themselves into one of the oldest teams in the country, returning seven of nine starters and losing zero starting pitchers from a season ago.
• However, the Jackets will have to contend with the loss of Joey Bart and Wade Bailey to the MLB Draft, but McCann and Luke Waddell have looked primed and ready to take over at catcher and second base, respectively.
• Waddell missed four-straight games with a knee injury but returned for the Northwestern series, recording three hits and four RBI, including a career-high three RBI on a double in Game 2.