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2012 College Baseball, Miami Vs. Georgia Tech Series Preview

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are one of five teams competing for two open slots in next week's ACC Tournament. A sweep of MIami would clinch their 34th consecutive appearance.


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (31-22, 11-16 ACC) are fighting to keep a 33-year streak of qualifying for the ACC Tournament alive when they host the Miami Hurricanes (32-18, 14-13) in the final regular season series. The Yellow Jackets' magic number is 3 to clinch one of two remaining spots in the ACC Tournament, as five teams enter the weekend in contention.

A sweep by Tech would clinch a spot, while the official Yellow Jackets athletics page breaks down the other scenarios:

If Tech goes 2-1, it needs just one lose by either Wake Forest OR Virginia Tech to secure a berth. Going 2-1 vs. Miami, the only scenario that eliminates Tech is BOTH Virginia Tech AND Wake Forest going 3-0 in their series (Va Tech is at North Carolina; Wake hosts Clemson).

Dates / Times:

Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m. ET

Friday, May 18, 7 p.m. ET

Saturday, May 19, 1 p.m. ET

Location: Russ Chandler Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: CSS (all games)

Radio: WREK 91.1 FM

Streaming: ESPN3

Probable Starters:

Thursday: RHP Buck Farmer (GT, 7-3, 3.49 ERA) vs. LHP Eric Erickson (UM, 8-5, 2.96 ERA)

Friday: LHP Jake Davies (GT, 0-2, 4.43 ERA) vs. LHP Steven Ewing (UM, 5-2, 3.32 ERA)

Saturday: RHP Cole Pitts (GT, 4-4, 4.76 ERA) vs. RHP Eric Whaley (UM, 3-3, 2.58 ERA)

For more on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, check out From The Rumble Seat. Miami Hurricanes news and info can be found at The 7th Floor.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.