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Georgia Tech Baseball: Opening Weekend Series Preview

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Beesball is back!!

Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Happy Opening Day everybody! After a bit of a rough season last year, the Yellow Jackets are back and ready to play. Over the last week, we have been taking a preview look at this year's team. You can find each and every one of those articles below:

Now that we've taken a look at the whole team, let's move on to this opening weekend series.

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016: Georgia Tech vs. Purdue

Pitching match-up: Brandon Gold (Georgia Tech) vs. Tanner Andrews (Purdue)

First pitch: 4 p.m.

TV: None

Radio: WREK 91.1 FM

Roster: Purdue

Key Stats:

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016: Georgia Tech vs. Western Michigan

Pitching match-up: Jonathan King (Georgia Tech) vs. N/A (Western Michigan)

First pitch: 2 p.m.

TV: None

Radio: WREK 91.1 FM

Roster: Western Michigan

Key Stats:

  • So. LHP Tanner Allison: .258/.311/.374, three home runs, 20 RBIs, 1-5, 6.16 ERA, seven appearances (four starts), 16 strikeouts, 18 walks
  • Sr. LHP Derek Schneider: 4-4, 3.54 ERA, 62 strikeouts, 33 walks, 18 appearances (12 starts), 76.1 innings pitched

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016: Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Commonwealth (VCU)

Pitching match-up: Jonathan Hughes (Georgia Tech) vs. N/A (VCU)

First pitch: 1 p.m.

TV: None

Radio: WREK-HD 2

Roster: VCU

Key Stats:

  • Jr. IF Matt Davis: .312/.404/.457, seven home runs, 43 RBIs, 42 strikeouts (221 at-bats)
  • So. RHP Sean Thompson: 6-3, 3.48 ERA, 49 strikeouts, 19 walks, 14 appearances (10 starts), 64.2 innings pitched