Mercer Travels to No. 6 Georgia Tech on Tuesday
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer baseball team travels to Atlanta on Tuesday evening to take on No. 6 Georgia Tech at 6 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium.
This is the first of two meetings between the squads this season, with the Yellow Jackets slated to come to Macon on April 19.
Georgia Tech leads the all-time series against Mercer 60-17 since accurate records began back in 1955. The Jackets have won 17-straight in the series and Mercer hasn't won at Russ Chandler Stadium since a 13-9 win back in 1998.
Last Time Out
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer baseball team received noteworthy contributions from multiple players on its way to a well deserved 7-4 rain shortened Atlantic Sun win over Kennesaw State on Saturday evening at Claude Smith Field.
The win for Mercer ended a five-game A-Sun Conference losing streak and was its first victory over the Owls at Claude Smith Field since 2007.
Sophomore Matt McCall picked up the win for the Bears, his second of the season, after giving up four runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings pitched.
Scouting the Opposition
Georgia Tech (21-4) comes into Tuesday's contest on a 16-game winning streak, the longest current streak in all of Division I. The Yellow Jackets are also playing very well at home, posting a 16-3 mark at Russ Chandler Stadium this season. Tech has been so successful this season thanks to an incredible balance between its hitting and pitching. The Yellow Jackets currently sit in first in the ACC with a .333 batting average and a .483 slugging percentage while ranking second in the conference with a 2.03 ERA. Junior Matt Skole paces Georgia Tech offensively with a .398 batting average to go along with a team-high five home runs and 31 RBI.
- Senior Thomas Carroll has proven to have quite the knack for coming up with a big hit in pressure situations. Carroll currently ranks first on the squad with 13 two-out RBI and second on the team with a .477 batting average with runners in scoring position.
- Mercer has a few noticeable trends this season, one of which is the disparity of records between day and night games. So far this season, the Bears enjoy an 8-3 record playing under the lights at night as oppose to a 9-6 record when playing during the day.