Baseball Series of the Week (3/8-3/10)

Georgia Tech College Baseball Buck Farmer

Baseball Series of the Week (3/8-3/10)


Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech


Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets come into the weekend series on a seven-game winning streak. That could probably be attributed to the ridiculous offensive output the team has compiled through 13 games. Of the team's seven regulars who have started all 13 games, the lowest batting average on the team is .306, with the highest being .455. An even crazier stat is that the Jackets have scored 137 runs, 118 of which have come from RBI. Five players have three or more doubles. Zane Evans leads the team with five home runs, but Matt Gonzalez has the RBI lead with 21.

Buck Farmer has made three starts and has yet to give up an earned run, coming into this weekend's series with a 2-0 record and 0.00 ERA. He also leads the team in strikeouts with 30 and has walked a mere one batter.


Virginia Tech: The Hokies carry an 11-2 record into this weekend's conference opening series with the visiting Yellow Jackets. Va. Tech brings in four players who have a minimum of 18 hits, led by Mark Zagunis, who has 22. The Hokies have had such a balanced offense that two of their players, Chad Pinder and Andrew Rash, have 16 RBI each and Zagunis and Tyler Horan have 14 each. Pinder and Horan are also tied in home runs with two apiece.

Devin Burke comes in as the team's ace, winning all three of his starts and having a team-low 1.40 ERA among the starters. Brad Markey carries a 2-1 record, but is coming off of an impressive complete game, where he gave up just two earned runs and struck out seven. Unfortunately it was his only loss of the year. He also has a team-high 22 punch-outs and has walked just one batter. The Hokies have two strong relievers, Jake Joyce and Clark Labitan, both of whom have made six appearances in relief. Joyce carries a 2-1 record and two saves, while Labitan has saved three games.