The Georgia Tech baseball team will look to bounce back from a midweek loss to Georgia this weekend in a weekend series against Boston College.
Georgia Tech is still tasting a midweek loss to Georgia but they’ll now turn their sights to the Eagles of Boston College as they start a three-game series on Friday night.
The Jackets, ranked in the top-25 for the first time this season, loss their first midweek game of the season on Tuesday night to the No.2 Georgia Bulldogs 12-2.
This weekend, the Jackets travel to Brighton, MA to take on the 17-17 Boston College Eagles. The Eagles are 6-9 in conference play this season and lost two of three to North Carolina State last weekend. Overall, they’re 5-5 in their last 10 games including two wins over the week against Rhode Island and Quinnipiac.
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The Eagles despite their 17-17 overall record are still rated pretty highly in the RPI, coming in at No.73 despite having one of the worst non-conference strength of schedules in the nation at No. 227. That means, the Eagles won’t be any pushover for the Jackets but they should still expect to take two of three from the Eagles, if not sweeping the weekend series.
Junior right-hander Xzavion Curry missed his start last Friday due to illness but should be able to take the mound against the Eagles on Friday night. Curry is 4-0 on the season with a 3.61 ERA through 42.1 innings pitched. He’s coming off a great relief appearance against North Carolina and will look to carry over that success against the Eagles.
The Eagles will counter Curry with senior left-hander Dan Metzdorf who is 3-2 on the season with a 3.68 ERA. The Eagles offense, on the other hand, is quality, with a team batting average of .287 on the season. They have a strong on-base percentage as well of .363.
Four Boston College regulars are hitting above .300 this season, those four hitters have also combined for 13 of the Eagles 20 home runs on the season. Overall, the Eagles offense is one that can cause damage if Curry or any other Tech starters or relievers are not careful.
First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 6:00 pm and the game can be viewed by Tech fans on the ACC Network via Watch ESPN. The Jackets will look to stay on top of the ACC Coastal as they enter the weekend with a one-game lead over North Carolina and Virginia but own tiebreakers over both as well. Boston College, on the other hand, will look to climb out of the basement of the ACC Atlantic division and sit six games back of the leading NC State Wolfpack.