The No. 25 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets came into the week riding high on a 4-game winning streak. Although Tech was playing some good ball, they would need to play a Georgia Southern team that beat them earlier in the year and play a weekend series with the No. 1 ranked team, Florida State Seminoles.
During the Georgia Southern and Savannah State games, Officers from the Atlanta Police Department should have been called to Russ Chandler Stadium, because the visiting teams were complaining of getting a “beat down”. The Yellow Jackets’ bats came to life during both of these games, pounding out a total of 34 hits and scoring 25 runs.
After Tech dismantled the Eagles and the Tigers, they strolled into Russ Chandler Stadium on Friday with a chip on their shoulder. Since the Jackets have lost four of the last five regular-season series against the Noles, they had something to prove to their ACC opponent. Even though there is a large gap between the two teams in the rankings, there isn’t that much of a gap between them in numerous categories in the ACC. Click here to see ACC team stats.
On Friday, the Jackets came to life right off the bat, by scoring all five of their runs in the bottom of the first. Josh Heddinger was working on a no-hitter as he entered into the sixth inning, but had to turn the ball over to Sam Clay and Dusty Isaacs to complete the win over the Noles, 5-3.
As the series continued, the Jackets’ confidence continued to grow. On Saturday, Tech was able to pound out 15 hits against the No. 1 team in the nation and put them out of their misery by beating them 12-4.
The Jackets went into Sunday’s game looking to sweep the Noles back to Tallahassee. The Yellow Jackets went into the eighth inning leading 4-2, but gave up three runs to the Seminoles, who would go on to win the final game 5-4.
Georgia Tech has been playing great ball over the last two weeks, going 8-1 during that stretch and even beating the nation’s top team, two out of three games.
Tech’s next game will be against that other team that we love to hate, the Georgia Bulldogs and then a trip to Maryland for a weekend series with the Terps.
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