Baseball Travels to No. 3 Georgia Tech for Pair of Midweek Games
Georgia Tech (31-5, 15-3 ACC) enters the series coming off a sweep of No. 16 Clemson and took both decisions over Georgia Southern (21-15, 12-6 SoCon) earlier this season.
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS
Tuesday, April 20
Georgia Tech – RHP Mark Pope, So (5-0, 4.35 ERA)
Georgia Southern – RHP Matt Murray, So (3-1, 6.15 ERA)
Wednesday, April 21
Georgia Tech – RHP Buck Farmer, Fr (3-1, 2.86 ERA)
Georgia Southern – RHP Justin Hess, Fr (0-0, 3.86 ERA)
Every Georgia Southern baseball game will be carried live on the Georgia Southern Radio Network. In his fourth year, Ryan Chambers will call the play-by-play throughout the season. The broadcast begins 30 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch on WPMX 102.9 FM. All of the Eagles’ baseball action (audio and video streaming) can be heard and seen live and later archived on the internet through www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com.
The non-conference foes met earlier this season with the Yellow Jackets taking both decisions by scores of 10-0 and 8-5 at J.I. Clements Stadium. GT now leads the all-time series 84-27 and are 46-14 when hosting the Eagles.
The last meeting at Russ Chandler Stadium occurred in 2009 with the teams splitting the two-game series. The Eagles took game two by a 23-3 score.
Scouting the Opponent
The Jackets have won nine of their past 11 contests and are coming off a three-game sweep over Clemson. GT looks to improve to 8-1 against in-state opponents hosting the Eagles for a two-game set.
In conference play, Georgia Tech holds the best record (15-3) and leads the league in hitting and is second in pitching. Mark Pope, Tech’s midweek starter, is a perfect 5-0 and has struck out 44 batters, while walking just three in six starts.
The Tech bullpen is 8-1 on the year, and 6-6 in save situations. The Jackets have homered in 15 straight games and 23 of their last 24.
Senior first baseman Tony Plagman has been named one of the 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Plagman is currently batting .385 with 13 home runs.
Last Time Out
Georgia Southern completed the only sweep over Samford recorded this season. Dexter Bobo (Cumming, Ga.) doubled his saves on the year picking up three consecutive against the Bulldogs. Sophomore shortstop Eric Phillips (Carrollton, Ga.) continues to dominate at the plate and hit .500 over the past four games with nine hits, five RBI, two doubles and two home runs.
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Monday, 19 April 2010 18:13