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ATLANTA -- Along with his Georgia Tech teammates, former Rockdale standout Buck Farmer survived a visit last week from controversial celebrity Charlie Sheen, who took batting practice with the No. 9 Yellow Jackets on Thursday before his show that evening at the Fox Theatre.
On Sunday, Farmer had perhaps his roughest outing of the season, giving up seven runs and nine hits in 61/3 innings against Boston College, but he earned the victory as Georgia Tech defeated the Eagles 10-8 to sweep the Atlantic Coast Conference series.
Farmer is 7-1 on the season and has an ERA of 3.27 in 631/3 innings. He's allowed 61 hits and recorded 68 strikeouts.
The Yellow Jackets (30-11, 17-4 in the ACC) will face Georgia at 7 p.m. today at Turner Field and will play a three-game SEC series this weekend at Clemson.
Dyer fans two in relief appearance
BOSTON -- Former Salem pitching ace Jake Dyer pitched one inning of relief on Saturday, allowing no hits or runs and striking out two as Georgia State defeated Northeastern 7-3 in the second game of a three-game Colonial Athletic Conference series.
Dyer, who signed with Georgia State after two years at Georgia Perimeter College, has made 16 pitching appearances this season and has a 2-0 record with five saves. He's got an ERA of 1.66 and has recorded 16 strikeouts in 16 innings of work.
The Panthers (29-13, 10-8 in the CAA) will host Oglethorpe at 6 p.m. today and will host Hofstra this weekend for a three-game conference series.
Phillips paces GSU victory
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Georgia State's Whitney Phillips went 1-for-2 with one run on Saturday as the Panthers defeated James Madison 8-0 as part of a three-game sweep that enabled GSU to clinch a berth in next month's Colonial Athletic Conference tournament.
On the year, the former Heritage star is batting .284 with four doubles, 10 RBIs and 21 runs.
The Panthers (30-18, 13-1 in the CAA) will host a conference series with George Mason this weekend, playing at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and at noon Sunday.