CHAPEL HILL --- No. 12 North Carolina returns to Atlantic Coast Conference action this weekend as the Tar Heels host Coastal Division foe Georgia Tech beginning Friday at 5 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. Carolina is 14-6 on the year after dropping a midweek contest to West Virginia on Wednesday, but the Tar Heels are 4-2 in league play with series wins over Pittsburgh and Maryland. Georgia Tech is 13-8 and 3-3 in the ACC but the Yellow Jackets have won six of seven and took a home series against Miami last weekend.
AT A GLANCE
Records: North Carolina 14-6 (4-2 ACC), Georgia Tech 13-8 (3-3 ACC)
Rankings: North Carolina is ranked No. 12 by Collegiate Baseball, No. 13 by the NCBWA, No. 12 by Perfect Game, No. 17 by Baseball America and No. 12 by the USA Today coaches' poll. Georgia Tech is unranked.
Video: ESPN3. A live stream of all three games will be available at WatchESPN.com and via the WatchESPN app.
Audio: GoHeels.com. A live audio stream will be available on GoHeels.com.
On The Web: GoHeels.com • Twitter: @DiamondHeels
|Carolina Probable Starters||Georgia Tech Probable Starters|
|Friday||RHP Trent Thornton (5-0, 1.85 ERA)||RHP Josh Heddinger (1-1, 5.03 ERA)|
|Saturday||RHP Benton Moss (2-1, 2.25 ERA)||LHP Devin Stanton (1-0, 3.27 ERA)|
|Sunday||RHP Zac Gallen (2-1, 3.16 ERA)||RHP Matthew Grimes (1-0, 4.60 ERA)|
CAROLINA-GEORGIA TECH SERIES HISTORY
• North Carolina is 56-70 all-time against Georgia Tech, including a 18-31 record against the Yellow Jackets under Mike Fox.
• UNC and Georgia Tech first met in 1901 and have played every season since the Yellow Jackets joined the ACC in 1980.
• Carolina's last series win against Georgia Tech came in 2009, when the Tar Heels took two of three in Atlanta. UNC also won back-to-back series in Chapel Hill in 2007 and 2008.
• Georgia Tech won two of three in a tightly contested series a year ago in Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets won the opener 5-4 and the finale 9-8 in 11 innings. Carolina won the middle game 3-1 behind eight shutout innings from Benton Moss.