Feb. 26, 2016 - Georgia Tech vs. UMBC (Game 1)
W: Brandon Gold (1-0) || L: Conrad Wozniak (1-1) || S: None || Box Score
Feb. 27, 2016 - Georgia Tech vs. UMBC (Game 2)
W: Ben Parr (1-0) || L: Matt Chanin (0-2) || S: None || Box Score
Feb. 28, 2016 - Georgia Tech vs. UMBC (Game 3)
W: Jonathan Hughes (2-0) || L: Riley Stephenson (0-1) || S: Matthew Gorst (2) || Box Score
March 1, 2016 - Georgia Tech vs. Georgia State
W: Ben Parr (2-0) || L: Garrett Ford (0-2) || S: None || Box Score
1. Cole Pitts will be just fine in the midweek starter's spot
After a bit of a rough start against Georgia Southern, Pitts rebounded with a nice start this week against Georgia State. Pitts went 4.0 innings this week, giving up a 3-run home run, but was lights-out after that. He finished the game with seven strikeouts (one shy of his career-high).
I know I don't need to remind anybody of Pitts' poor performances last season, but so far, he's been pretty on top of things in spite of having just two starts under his belt this season.
His stats aren't nearly in line with some of the pitchers on the roster this season, as he has just 6.0 innings this season. He's been passing the eye test, though. He's also third on the team in strikeouts with nine.
2. The offense is still really good, though it isn't perfect
The offense has not taken a step back yet this season. This week, the big hero has been true freshman Brandt Stallings, who now leads the team with two home runs.
The offense as a whole has been top-notch, too. They have a slash line of .310/.384/.455 with eight home runs and 56 RBIs.
It's not perfect, though, as they have had some struggles. The main ones to whom I'm referring are Ryan Peurifoy, Arden Pabst and Tristin English. Pabst has never been much with the bat, but more was certainly expected from Peurifoy and English.
Peurifoy finished with Tech's highest average last year while English was nearly unstoppable in high school. If these two guys start to click, then this offense will be very fun to watch.
3. Georgia Tech is 8-0 for the first time since 2006
Anyone remember 2006? The Yellow Jackets started off with 16 straight wins and went on to win 50 overall games. They also went on to win their super regional and become the 8-seed in the College World Series.
Unfortunately, they were eliminated about as soon as they made it into the CWS.
That was a pretty stacked team, too, being led on offense by the likes of Danny Payne (.356/.455/.628, 11 home runs, 44 RBIs, 20-24 SB) and Matt Wieters (.355/.480/.606, 15 home runs, 71 RBIs). The team as a whole featured eight players who hit .300 or higher and five players with double-digit home runs.
What did you learn from this past week?