The Jackets lost road series to Pitt and North Carolina in back-to-back weekends in April. Tech won two of three against both Duke and Wake Forest at home and hasn’t played Louisville. The series win over Duke this past weekend was arguably the biggest of the season. The Blue Devils are 39-14 and No. 17 in RPI.
Louisville is 40-16 and No. 27 in RPI. Wake Forest is 25-30 and No. 64 in RPI.
“I think it’s possible (to win the tournament) because of the format,” Hall said. “If you win your first two games, you’re in the semifinals, so I definitely think it’s possible, but I think it’s possible for all of us, for sure.”
Hall will throw Xzavion Curry at the Panthers and then first-team All-ACC selection Connor Thomas against the Tar Heels. Should the Jackets advance, Hall said the starter has yet to be determined. Thomas has been dominant of late. In his past eight starts, he has had a 2.14 ERA with a 68/6 strikeout/walk ratio. He has gone the full nine innings three times.