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Georgia Tech baseball is off to another great start to its season, quickly jumping out to a 7-1 overall record, with 3 wins over Ohio State and a road victory at Georgia Southern under its belt.
The Yellow Jackets’ offense has picked up steam, winning 3 of its last 4 games by 8 runs or more at Russ-Chandler Stadium. A key piece to Tech’s hot start has been junior Michael Guldberg, who already led the team in batting average last season at .355 as a sophomore.
Guldberg is batting .593 through 8 games in 2020, logging out 16 hits and 10 runs scored in 27 at bats. If the junior stays on pace throughout conference play, joining the Tech record books on a pretty exclusive list is well within reach.
The only Yellow Jacket to hit over .422 for a full season since 1994 was former MLB first-basemen Mark Teixeira. Guldberg may very well join Teixeira on that list, but he’s also chasing the highest single-season batting average record. Tom Angley hit exactly .500 in 1926, the only Yellow Jacket to finish halfway to perfection.
We get it, it’s early. We’ve also seen Goldberg play a few times this season. While staying over .500 for the course of the season with today’s pitching may be too tall a task, chasing .422 seems like a real possibility.
Of course, Goldberg isn’t worried about these records or any accolades at the moment. For the Georgia Tech junior, it’s about continuing to win games and get on base.
The Yellow Jackets play Georgia in a highly anticipated three-game series this weekend. Make sure to follow along with Southern Slams as we bring you coverage from the diamond.