The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to stay in perfect in weekday games on Tuesday night when they face the Auburn Tigers.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-6) take on the Auburn Tigers (17-5) in the first game of two meetings between the programs on Tuesday evening. The Jackets who are 5-5 in their last ten will look to stay perfect in weekday games as they face a red hot Auburn program.
The Yellow Jackets on Tuesday will be looking for a win after losing their second consecutive ACC weekend series. The Jackets dropped Sunday afternoons affair despite Jay Shadday allowing just one hit over the course of five innings.
Ben Schniederjans (0-0, 2.70) will look to make an another fantastic start on Tuesday against the 16th ranked Auburn Tigers. Last week, the redshirt junior pitched five innings of one-hit ball against the Oklahoma Sooners in a 2-0 victory.
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One thing that Schniederjans has going for him heading into Tuesday night’s game against Auburn is that the Tigers are simply not a power hitting team. So far this season, the Tigers have amassed just a total of seven home runs. An extremely small total when compared to the Yellow Jackets’ 31 home runs.
When it comes to home runs, catcher Joey Bart is leading the charge not just for Georgia Tech but in the nation with nine home runs. A tenth home run on Tuesday could move him into leader for home runs in the nation.
That being said, the Tigers have their ways of racking up runs especially by using extra base hits. Averaging only a run less than the Jackets, the Tigers find different ways to score every game. With 41 doubles and six triples, the Tigers can put the bat on the ball and just be as dangerous as more powerful offenses.
The Tigers are also a team that isn’t afraid to take off on the base paths as they have 19 stolen bases over 25 attempts so far this season.
On the mound for Auburn will be freshman right hander Christian Camacho (1-1, 2.70 ERA). In his last start, Camacho pitched five innings allowing one run on four hits against Jacksonville State. Tuesday night’s game will also be the first road game of the season for the Tigers who played their first 22 games at home.
Auburn as a whole in 2017 is a strong pitching team with a combined team ERA of 3.34 over their first 22 games. Overall, opponents are averaging just .240 off Auburn pitchers and just .229 against Camacho over his 10 innings pitched. Overall, Tuesday evening’s matchup should be quite even and be a low scoring affair.
For Auburn, six players will be having a homecoming of sort with six players being Georgia natives. First pitch is set for 6:00 pm on Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.