Georgia vs. Tech Baseball Notes

News and Notes for the Tech-Georgia Baseball game at Turner Field.

*During 12-game winning streak, Georgia is batting .316 while holding opponents to a .259 average; The pitching staff has an ERA of 3.11 and the defense is fielding .983 and has turned 20 doubles plays. Georgia is averaging 8.1 runs/game while the opponents are at just 3.8 runs/game.

*Senior SS Justin Holmes batted .538 with 3 HRs and 8 RBI with 6 Runs Scored, 2 Stolen Bases and a perfect fielding percentage in 20 total chances in the sweep of Miss. State in Starkville. In SEC action this year, Holmes is batting .366 with 6 HRs and 27 RBI. He leads the club in batting overall at .349 and is second on the team with 7 HRs and 43 RBI. Holmes and junior 3B Josh Smith (.341-1-30 overall, .396-0-28 SEC) have 10-game hitting streaks.

*Freshman 1B Josh Morris batted .455 with 1 HR and 6 RBI and 4 BB in the sweep of Miss. State. He leads the SEC in RBI with 61 and ranks second in home runs with 15. For the year, he is batting .341-15-61 and in SEC games has raised his totals to .278-3-24.

*In the current winning streak, Georgia's SEC rotation has put up solid numbers. Junior RHP Sean Ruthven is 2-0, 3.06, sophomore RHP Michael Hyle is 3-0, 2.92 while senior LHP Paul Lubrano is 2-0, 2.91.

*In the MSU series, three Bulldogs notched their first career save. Sophomore Mitchell Boggs (2-1, 1.85 ERA) got the save Friday, sophomore Bo Lanier (3-1, 1.41) picked up one Saturday and redshirt freshman Josh McLaughlin (1-1, 6.64) notched one Sunday.

*Ticket sales have pushed past 20,000 for the Georgia-Ga. Tech game at Turner Field Tuesday. The clubs have split the first two meetings, both one-run contests with the visiting team winning. Tech won 4-3 in Athens while the Bulldogs won 6-5 in Atlanta earlier this year. All proceeds from Tuesday's game benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net live at 7 p.m.

Georgia will start senior right-hander Matt Woods (2-1, 5.87 ERA) while Ga. Tech will counter with freshman left-hander Lee Hyde (3-2, 6.19 ERA).

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