Baseball travels to Atlanta for weekend series with Georgia Tech

Brett Creamer and Brett Creamer

The 2-4 Bowling Green Falcons will travel to Atlanta for a three-game series against the 4-3 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. 

One run during the first two series of the 2014 season decided two of the Falcons’ losses. 

In the 2014 season, the Falcons have not had luck on their side. The Falcons have been an out away, or just one hit away from being 4-2, or 5-1. 

The defending MAC champions have lost three games this year by two runs or less, including two games by just one run. 

“Our overall play has been very good considering we haven’t been on a real field in four months,” head coach Danny Schmitz said.  

The Falcons have been playing well at times defensively, hitting and pitching. They have yet to get all three facets together at the same time, Schmitz said.

“I would like us to put all three phases of the game together…It seems like we have two of them going, but not the third one,” Schmitz said.

During the first two series of the season, the Falcons have been led by the Andrew duo. Pitcher Andrew Lacinak has pitched 10 innings and allowed just one earned run so far this season. The southpaw has not been able to pitch since the 2012 season because of back-to-back arm injuries, including Tommy John surgery at the end of 2012. 

“He looks like the Andrew of old,” Schmitz said.

Andrew Kubuski is swinging a hot bat right now for the Falcons with a .417 average and five runs scored. 

“I am just trying to keep a clear mind set and looking for a good pitch to hit,” Kubuski said.

The senior looks to bounce back after his junior season to get back to where he was in 2012, when he batted .367 with 30 RBIs. 

“I have been in baseball a long time, and he is one of the best outfielders I have ever had,” Schmitz said.

Georgia Tech head coach Danny Hall is in his 21st season with the Yellow Jackets. Schmitz and Hall have played against each other when Hall played at Miami of Ohio and Schmitz played at Eastern Michigan. They also coached against each other when Hall was at Kent State. 

“This is a great opportunity for BGSU baseball, a perennial top 25 team with a hall of fame coach,” Schmitz said about their opportunity to play against Georgia Tech.

The series is set to begin Friday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium.