by Knox Bardeenknoxbardeen@csssports.com
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (36-15, 19-7 ACC) and theNorth Carolina Tar Heels (40-11, 17-9 ACC) will conclude their three-gameweekend series on Sunday at RussChandler Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. at 1 p.m. The Game will be televised onCSS.The 13th-ranked Yellow Jackets and theninth-ranked Tar Heels split the first two games of the series, each winning byone run; North Carolina on Friday and Georgia Tech Saturday
North Carolina is two games behind Georgia Tech in theAtlantic Coast Conferences Coastal Division for second place. Both team trailthe nations top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers.The Yellow Jackets will send Buck Farmer to the mound onSunday. The sophomore right-hander is 8-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 12 starts thisseason. Farmer is coming off of a seven inning performance againstIllinois-Chicago where he gave up one earned run and allowed just six hits.
North Carolina will counter with sophomore Chris Munnelly.The right-hander is 4-3 with a 3.91 ERA this season. Munnelly has notched twoconsecutive wins in his most recent starts, one against Gardner-Webb, the otheragainst Maryland. In his most recent start, Munnelly gave up four earned runsin 5 13 innings.- Not only is Georgia Tech ahead in the 2011 divisionstandings, but in the all-time series the Yellow Jackets hold a 64-53advantage.
- North Carolinas Chris Munnelly is 2-0 againstGeorgia Tech in his career.- The Tar Heels loss on Saturday halted anine-game winning streak that dated back to April 24 with their win over Miami.- In the battle of stellar freshman, NorthCarolinas Colin Moran has a slight edge over Kyle Wren this weekend, thusfar. Moran is 3-for-5 with a homerun and three RBI in the two games, while Wren is 2-for-8 with two RBI.- Sunday is Senior Day for Georgia Tech. TheYellow Jackets will recognize Kevin Jacob, Taylor Wood, Zach Brewster and JeffUssery before Sundays first pitch.- With a 1-run win and a 1-run loss so far thisweekend, Georgia Techs point differential against opponents hasnt changedsince the beginning of the series. Prior to splitting the first two games, theYellow Jackets had outscored theiropponents 335-181. With 11 runs for and against Georgia Tech, the figure nowstands at 346-192.- Yellow Jacket starter Buck Farmer has been doinghis part to help the bullpen rest. In three of his last four starts, Farmer hasregistered a quality start, which means hes gone at least six innings andgiven up three earned runs or fewer.