For the first time since 1991, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will play the St. John's Red Storm in baseball. St. John's plays in the Big East and though most teams north of the Mason-Dixon line can and should be laughed at, St. John's is no slouch. Over the past few years, St. John's has built its program into a force that must be dealt with in the postseason. They have made the NCAA Tournament multiple times and have even grabbed the #1 seed in recent memory. In 2010,set a school record for wins (43), won their 6th Big East Tournament title and was awarded the #3 seed in the Charlottesville, VA Regional.
Current year trends point this game to be a battle of differences and wits. While Georgia Tech's 2.22 ERA is third-lowest in the ACC, St. John's is averaging 11.3 runs per game (Big East - Big Ten Challenge, St. Petersburg, FL)
Georgia Tech open the series after splitting a disappointing mid-week series against Georgia Southern. The Jackets lost to the Eagles on Tuesday thanks to a bases loaded walk, 6-5. Tech rebounded on Wednesday to win 7-4. The Jackets now stand at 3-2 on the season.
The St. John's series begins a 16-game homestand. With great weather in the forecast, Georgia Tech baseball is something we encourage everybody to attend.