Good Old Fashioned Hate: Baseball Edition (Round 3)

Scott Cunningham

With the season series split at 1-1, this final game at The Rusty C tonight will determine who "runs this state" in baseball for the next year. Come out and support Tech at 7:30 tonight at home!

As I said, the season series is split at one game a piece, but honestly Tech is trying to prove themselves a bit with this game today after losing 0-17 at Turner Field last month. The other meeting, earlier this season at uga, ended in a 7-5 win for Georgia Tech.

Tech has had great history against uga at home, as Georgia has not won at Russ Chandler Stadium since their Super Regional win in 2004. Tech has also won 9 of the past 13 meetings, as well as 3 consecutive series. While, Tech as a great home streak, the overall series between the two teams currently sits at 199-157-2 in dwag's favor.

As for the game tonight, this will Georgia Tech's last home game of the season. Each team enters this series with different momentum- Tech's last weekend series ended with win over #1 UNC, with two their two wins coming as walk off's in the 9th and 11th innings. As for uga, they were swept by South Carolina. Tech looks to gain momentum heading into the ACC tournament while uga is trying to stop their landslide of a rough season.

Probable Starters:

Tech: Josh Heddinger, RHP (2-0, 4.99)- It's worth noting that Josh pitched the series finale win last season against the dwags

Georgia: Ryan Benzor, RHP (3-2, 4.7)

Player Watch:

Georgia Tech: Kyle Wren (.373 BA and 24 Stolen Bases), Zane Evans (.365 BA, 14 HR, 58 RBI), Daniel Palka (.351 BA, Team-High 15 HR, 59 RBIs)

uga: Curt Powell (.390 BA), Kyle Farmer (.288 BA, 3 HR, 43 RBIs), Nelson Ward (.320 BA, 8 Stolen Bases)

Records:

Tech: 32-20, 14-13

uga: 18-31, 5-18

When and Where:

Russ Chandler Stadium, Atlanta at 7:30p.m.

Coverage:

Radio: WREK 91.1FM (support Tech) or WRFC 960AM (for those outside of Atlanta)

TV: CSS

Tech is looking to gain momentum as a bubble team for the NCAA post-season. I personally think they are in, but I question their Regional hosting status right now. With a series win against UNC this past weekend, a win against uga tonight and a series win against Miami this weekend would be just what the doctor ordered for this hopeful team. Recent postseason play for the Jackets have come up short, having not made it past Regional play since 2006 during the CWS visit. Do you think the Jackets will be successful in the postseason? ACC tournament? What about tonight?


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