The Georgia Tech baseball team will play their final weekday game of the regular season against Georgia Southern on Tuesday evening.
Georgia Tech (25-24) vs Georgia Southern (35-17) – May 16th, 2017 (6 p.m. ET)
Location: Russ Chandler Stadium
TV: ACC Digital Network
Radio: WREK 91.1 FM
The last time these two programs met was back on February 21st which saw Georgia Tech take the ballgame 10-2. This time around Georgia Southern will look to split the season series while the Yellow Jackets will be looking for their 100th victory all-time over the Eagles.
The Yellow Jackets are coming off a series against Duke that saw them drop the first two games of the series before salvaging a game on Sunday. While Tuesday night’s game won’t affect the ACC standings, the Yellow Jackets could use all the momentum they can get going into the final weekend of the season.
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Redshirt junior Ben Schniederjans will be on the mound for the Yellow Jackets. Schniedjerans enters Tuesday night with 2-4 record on the season while posting a 4.30 ERA. The redshirt junior was lifted after just 51 pitches despite allowing just one run on two hits and a walk.
Schniederjans did pitch against Georgia Southern back in February, coming in for relief. In that game, he pitched one inning allowing one earned run on three hits while striking out a pair of Eagles hitters. One thing to watch for on Tuesday is if sophomore catcher Joey Bart will return to the lineup. Bart who hurt his hand has been out for the past five games.
Georgia Southern enters Tuesday winners of seven of their last 10 and winners of 10 straight Sun Belt series.
On the mound for Georgia Southern will be sophomore Brian Eichorn who is also 2-4 on the season with an ERA of 3.79. In his last start, Eichorn pitched a complete-game shutout against Kennesaw State while striking out 10, the best start of his career. Just allowing five home runs all season, Eichorn is a pitcher who knows his way around the plate and has high strikeout potential.
The Yellow Jackets who are a strong hitting team have also faltered at times this year. A team that relies on a good amount of home runs, the Jackets offense will need to find more ways than through the long ball to score on Tuesday night.