Georgia Tech baseball looking for statement win over No. 15 Georgia

The No. 18 ranked Georgia Tech will take on the No. 15 ranked Georgia Bulldogs for a three-game series. How important are these games for the Yellow Jackets?

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are welcoming the No.15 ranked Georgia Bulldogs to Russ Chandler Stadium on March 4th, for game one of their three-game stretch between these two schools.

This Friday Georgia Tech welcomes rival Georgia Bulldogs to begin their first match-up of the 2022 season. Georgia Tech is coming into the game 8-1 and is ranked No.18 in the nation. While opponent Georgia is coming in 8-0 and are placed at No. 15 in the nation.

This will be a very fun series to pay attention to because not only are both schools playing extremely good baseball as of late but whoever wins the series will probably be above the other in next week’s rankings. Not only will that school have bragging rights over the rival, but it will give fans of both schools a better look at what their team is.

All three games will be played at different locations. Game one will be played at Russ Chandler Stadium, the home field for Georgia Tech. Game two will be at Foley Field, the home of the bulldogs. Lastly, Game three will be played at a neutral site in Georgia, at Coolray Field, in Lawrenceville, GA.

Who are some key players to keep an eye on for this upcoming series?

There are a few key players you might want to highlight to watch this series to see what they can provide. But instead of listing a lot of names, I will just name one player from each team that I will be looking at closely to kick off these games.

For Georgia Tech, I think it is obvious who the player is. Last week’s player of the week, Kevin Parada. Parada has been one of the best hitters in baseball this season and if he is not already, he should be circled on the lineup card for the Bulldogs.

Parada is entering this series with a .514 batting average, .581 OPS, 1.135 SLG, and a 1.716 OPS. He has been one of the most feared bats for opposing pitching, and it makes sense. He has almost a 2.000 OPS and is hitting over .500. Georgia Tech is going to need him to show up if they want to win this series against the Bulldogs. But I don’t think there is doubt in anyone’s mind that he will.

Now on the other side of the field the one player I think Georgia Tech will have to be careful pitching to is Ben Anderson. This season Anderson has not played all eight games for Georgia. Though in six games his numbers are very good. He has a .546 batting average, .643 OBP, 1.046 SLG, and a 1.688 OPS. He leads the team in all those categories.

Likewise, to Kevin Parada and Georgia Tech, Ben Anderson will be a very key piece into how this series could turn out. Nonetheless, this series between these two rivals will be entertaining to watch. Let’s hope Georgia Tech can go out there and shut down the Georgia Bulldogs and the Yellow Jackets can show who the best team in Georgia is.