TEAM OF THE DAY: Georgia Tech
Perhaps the Yellow Jackets are just getting going again. They appeared to be in some serious trouble in terms of postseason hopes entering the North Carolina series last weekend. However, they took two of three from the Tar Heels, and built off that series win Tuesday night with a thrilling 4-3 win over rival Georgia in front of almost 20,000 fans at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves. Georgia Tech got a trio of solid pitching performances from Josh Heddinger, Zane Evans and Alex Cruz, while shortstop Mott Hyde led the way at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBIs. Meanwhile, center fielder Kyle Wren finished the contest with a pair of hits.
PLAYER OF THE DAY: Taylor Starr, rhp, Oregon State
The Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State is always huge, but throw in the fact the two teams are fighting for one of the final NCAA Regional host sites at the beginning of June, and the stakes now only are higher. Oregon State senior right-handed pitcher Taylor Starr struck out seven and allowed just a run on five hits in seven innings of work, as the Beavers captured an impressive 7-1 win over the Ducks. Starr threw 96 pitches, 59 of them for strikes.
UPSET OF THE DAY: Texas-San Antonio over Baylor
The Bears have been on quite a run lately, and it continued this past weekend with a thrilling series sweep over Texas A&M. The Bears, though, finally came back down to Earth a little bit on Tuesday with a 4-1 loss to gritty UTSA, effectively ending their amazing 24-game winning streak. Bears starting pitcher Austin Stone allowed four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings of work, while UTSA starting pitcher Jordan Pacheco allowed just a run on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings of work. Meanwhile, Clint Sharp and Matt Sims threw well in relief.
Kendall Rogers is the college baseball managing editor for Perfect Game and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org