In one of their biggest games of the season, the Georgia Tech baseball team will look to knock off 20th ranked Georgia.
It’s that time of the season, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Georgia Bulldogs will face each other on the diamond Tuesday night for the first of two games this season. The Yellow Jackets have lost four of five to the Bulldogs over the last three seasons.
For the Yellow Jackets, the Bulldogs come to town in a critical stretch that will make or break the Yellow Jackets season. The showdown on Tuesday will start off a seven-game home stand for the Yellow Jackets which will include a three-game series against Wake Forest this upcoming weekend and a three-game series against Radford next weekend.
The Jackets this past weekend came off a demoralizing sweep to the hands of the North Carolina Tar Heels as the Jackets pitching staff surrendered 28 runs over the three-games. It was the second time this season that the Jackets were swept by an ACC opponent, as Clemson swept them earlier this season.
The Bulldogs entering Tuesday will enter the game struggling of late, winning only four of their last ten games. This past weekend, they lost two of three to the Ole Miss Rebels. The Bulldogs are 2-0 against ACC opponents this season as they swept their season season against Clemson.
Pivotal to a Jackets victory on Tuesday will be freshman lefthander Brant Hurter. Hurter has struggled in his last two trips to the mound but will need a clutch performance on Tuesday for the Jackets to beat a Georgia team that is averaging six runs per game this season.
The Jackets will also look for more out of their offense that only put up three runs twice last weekend against North Carolina. Prior to their struggles against North Carolina, the Jackets offense had put 15+ runs in three games over the course of a week and a half. The Bulldogs present a strong pitching staff which won’t make it any easier on the Jackets.
The two teams will meet up one more time after Tuesday night as the two teams will face off at SunTrust Park on Tuesday, May 8th.