In the second of three meetings this season, ninth-ranked Georgia Tech will host in-state rival Georgia at Russ Chandler Stadium on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on CSS.
The Bulldogs (18-15) will send sophomore, left-handed pitcher Chase Hawkins (1-1, 4.55 ERA) to the mound. Hawkins pitched against the Yellow Jackets in the first meeting of the series on March 22, throwing four innings and giving up two earned runs, receiving a no-decision.
The Yellow Jackets will also use the same pitcher from the March 22 matchup, freshman, right hander Matt Grimes (4-1, 3.82 ERA). Grimes threw six innings and gave up two runs to earn the win over Georgia three weeks ago.
Georgia is 9-2 in their last 11 games and has compiled a 9-9 record against ranked teams. Georgia Tech had its streak of 10 consecutive series wins snapped over the weekend, dropping two of three to Virginia. The Yellow Jackets have lost five of their last eight games, dating back to a 4-2 loss to Mercer on March 29.
Georgia holds a 196-153-2 all-time advantage in the series between the two schools. Georgia Tech has won five of the last six meetings, including four in a row.
Georgia Techs Matt Skole was the hero on March 22 when he drove in a career-high eight runs on five hits, helping the Yellow Jackets down the Bulldogs, 15-6.
Georgia Techs Jake Davies is currently on an eight-game hitting streak. The Yellow Jackets are 20-3 in games that Davies has started at first base.
Georgia junior shortstop Kyle Farmer is currently in the midst of a career-high 11-game hitting streak. He has a team-high 31 RBI and is tied for the team lead in home runs with four.
Tyler Maloof, Georgias junior closer, leads the nation with 12 saves this season. Georgia's school record for saves in a season is 18 set by 2008 first round draft pick Joshua Fields.
Georgia has held opponents to three or fewer runs in seven of its last 10 games, dating back to a 3-2 win over LSU on March 27.