Building a Tradition of ExcellenceDespite a storied past, the Tennessee Tech baseball team has risen to new heights over the past few seasons. In 2009 the Golden Eagles captured the OVC tournament championship, while the 2010 season brought the team the regular season OVC title as well as the no. 1 seed headed into the post-season.
A.J. and Chad: Tech's Outstanding Male Athletes for 2010Juniors A.J. Kirby-Jones and Chad Oberacker, recent MLB draft picks and vital players in Tech's winning the 2010 OVC Baseball regular season championship, have been named co-winners of the university's Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year Award.
Golden Eagle sluggers earn a couple moreRecent MLB draftees AJ Kirby-Jones and Chad Oberacker are named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Associate All-America second and third teams, while Kirby-Jones was also named third team by Baseball America.
Tennessee Tech earns 2009-2010 Sportsmanship Award for baseballThe Tennessee Tech University baseball team is the recipient of the 2009-10 Team Sportsmanship Award as announced Wednesday by the Ohio Valley Conference. This marks the first time since the inception of the award in August of 2005 that the baseball program at Tech has received the honor.
Oberacker and Kirby-Jones earn first and second team All-America honorsTennessee Tech juniors Chad Oberacker and A.J. Kirby-Jones have been named All-America by TPX Louisville Slugger Collegiate Baseball News, as announced Thursday, June 3. With the selection of the two Golden Eagle sluggers, Tech joins the ranks of some of the nations premier college baseball programs.
Tech's David Mays inducted into OVC Hall of FameFormer Tennessee Tech baseball coach, already a member of the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, was inducted Friday into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame at the league's annual awards dinner in Nashville.
Big inning, Nick Price lift Tech into OVC Championship game SundayThe Golden Eagles will play Jacksonville State Sunday for the OVC Tournament championship. Tech rebounded from a 9-7 loss to the Gamecocks by claiming a 15-6 win over Murray State to reach the title game. Tech must win twice Sunday to claim its second consecutive OVC Tournament crown.
Tech's first game at OVC Tourney delayed until 9:30 (or so)...A light malfunction on Wednesday night and two extra-inning games have pushed the schedule off the tracks in Jackson at the 2010 OVC Baseball Tournament. The top-seeded Golden Eagles are scheduled to meet No. 6 Eastern Kentucky at approximately 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Saturday's baseball game to feature Alumni Day, Senior SaluteIn addition to possibly playing for the OVC title, Saturday's baseball game will hold several other special features for the Golden Eagles. It's Senior Day as four players see their final action at home. It's also Alumni Day, and Tech will salute former coach David Mays for his induction into the OVC Hall of Fame.
Tech downs Catamounts, 11-2; Gets set for OVC showdownChad Hayes drove in three runs, A.J. Kirby-Jones set the school home run record by bashing two more, and the bullpen silenced Western Carolina for eight innings as the Golden Eagles claimed an 11-2 win Tuesday in a final tuneup before hosting Murray State in an OVC series to determine the league champion.
Mighty fine, streak at nine; Golden Eagles sweep Govs, 10-2The Golden Eagle baseball team ran its OVC winning streak to nine games Sunday by completing a three-game series sweep over Austin Peay with a 10-2 victory. Ben Burgess drove in three runs while starter Tristan Archer got the win and Chason Choate earned a save.