This is a big weekend for Georgia Tech’s baseball team. A big weekend.
Georgia Tech is in, or to be exact, near Beantown for a three-game series against Boston College.
Tech is tied with Miami for second in the ACC’s Coastal Division. Both teams are two games behind Virginia. A thousand miles or so away, Miami is hosting Virginia in its own three-game series.
For the Jackets to win the Coastal and get the No. 1 seed in next week’s ACC tournament two things need to happen:
1. They need to sweep the Eagles.
2. The Hurricanes must sweep the Cavaliers.
Should that happen Tech will get the top seed because it owns the tiebreaker over Miami by virtue of winning last weekend’s series.
It would lose a tiebreaker with Virginia because it lost the series against the Cavs.
Slugging first baseman Tony Plagman said the team will try to keep up with what’s going on in Coral Gables as it does its best to defeat the Eagles.
Here are the probable starting pitching matchups:
Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech – Deck McGuire, Jr., RHP (7-3, 2.91 ERA, 99 K’s)
Boston College – Pat Dean, Jr., LHP (5-1, 3.76 ERA, 51 K’s)
Friday 1:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech – Mark Pope, So., RHP (7-1, 4.13 ERA, 62 K’s)
Boston College – John Leonard, Jr., RHP (2-2, 6.04 ERA, 22 K’s)
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Georgia Tech – Jed Bradley, So., LHP (9-2, 3.81 ERA, 87 K’s)
Boston College – Taylor Lasko, So., RHP (3-1, 4.87 ERA, 35 K’s)
Here are the matchups for Miami and Virginia:
Thursday , 7 p.m.
Virginia – Branden Kline, RHP, (4-0, 3.00 ERA)
Miami- Jason Santana, RHP, (5-3, 5.86 ERA)
Friday, 7 p.m.
Virginia – Robert Morey, RHP, (8-2, 3.30 ERA)
Miami – Chris Hernandez, LHP, (8-2, 3.04 ERA)
Virginia – Danny Hultzen, LHP, (7-1, 1.98 ERA)
Miami – David Gutierrez, RHP (5-0, 4.00 ERA)