Jackets, Blue Devils Clash Thursday In ACC Tournament
Tech is looking to remain unbeaten in Pool A play
May 22, 2014
|#9 Georgia Tech (34-24) vs. #4 Duke (32-24)|
|Thursday, May 22, 3 p.m.
(LHP Ben Parr, GT vs. RHP Drew Van Orden, DU)
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|Location||Greensboro, N.C. | NewBridge Bank Park | Weather|
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>> Georgia Tech, which knocked off top-seeded Miami Wednesday, continues pool play in the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship on Thursday as the ninth-seeded Yellow Jackets battle fourth-seeded Duke at 3 p.m.
>> The Jackets have won four straight games over all and have won six consecutive postseason games in Greensboro after capturing the 2012 title there.
>> The Jackets have knocked off their pool's top-seed in each of the last three ACC Championships - 5-4 over #1 Florida State in 2012, 4-3 over #2 FSU in 2013 and 6-3 over #1 Miami this year.
>> Only twice in the last 29 ACC tournaments has the overall No. 1-seed lost on the first day of pool play and Georgia Tech is responsible for both wins -- FSU in 2012 and Miami in 2014.
>> Ryan Peurifoy's career-best 4-for-4 game extended his hitting streak to a career-best eight games. Peurifoy is hitting .750 (6-for-8) in the tournament.
>> Four Jackets earned All-ACC honors, including second-team selections Thomas Smith (1B), Daniel Spingola (OF) and Matt Gonzalez (OF). Mott Hyde (2B) was named third-team. The ACC honors are the first in the careers of all four.
>> Hyde, who leads all active NCAA players in career games (246) and career starts (246), brings a 36-game reached-base streak into Thursday's game, which is the longest currently in the ACC.
>> With 76 hits and eight triples, junior Daniel Spingola leads the ACC in both categories. He was 3-for-4 in Tuesday's win with a double, triple, two RBI and a run.