Ga. Southern Athletics: Baseball Faces Georgia Tech on ESPN3 Tuesday

March 9, 2015

*STATESBORO, Ga. – *The Georgia Southern baseball team travels to Georgia Tech Tuesday to wrap up the season series at Russ Chandler Stadium. The contest will air on ESPN3, one of 11 games on the network for the Eagles this season.

First pitch in Georgia Southern’s second road game of the season is set for 6 p.m.

The Eagles (11-5) improved to 11-1 in weekend series play and swept their third series of the year. GS took all three games from Appalachian State in their first-ever Sun Belt Conference series over the weekend. The Eagles are still looking for their first mid-week victory and are 0-4 in those games this season.

As a team GS is hitting .263. Aaron Mizell has a hit in seven-straight games and has raised his batting average from .147 to .271 over the stretch. Mizell tallied a RBI in all three games against the Mountaineers and tripled twice in the series. Logan Baldwin is second on the team with a .333 batting average and was two-for-four with two RBI on Sunday.

The pitching staff holds a 3.36 ERA on the season and posted a 2.57 ERA over the weekend against Appalachian State. Connor Simmons struck out eight batters and did not allow a walk over 6.1 scoreless innings on Sunday,
while Ryan Frederick tossed a combined 3.2 scoreless frames out of the bullpen in the series.

Head Coach Rodney Hennon will send freshman righthander Matt Geiger to the mound on Tuesday. Geiger (0-1) will make his third mid-week start of the season. Geiger allowed two earned runs on six hits against Mercer a week ago.

Head Coach Danny Hall will counter with sophomore lefthander Ben Parr. Parr (2-1) will make his third start of the season and holds a 5.40 ERA in five games.

Georgia Tech (11-4) has gone 8-3 since leaving Statesboro with a 7-4 win on Feb. 17. The Yellow Jackets swept a series from Indiana State (Feb. 27-March 1) and opened ACC play with a series win over Notre Dame this weekend.

As a team Georgia Tech is hitting .299. Kel Johnson is second on the squad with a .371 batting average and leads the team with five home runs.

Links to live audio and live stats are available on The game will air on ESPN3.

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