Despite 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.
Juniors 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.
Recent 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.
The 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.
Tennessee 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.
Former 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.
The Golden Eagles combined for 11 hits and eight runs off of three JSU pitchers, but couldn't pull out a victory in Sunday's OVC Championship game against the Gamecocks to earn the automatic invite to the NCAA regional.
The 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 OVC Tournament game against Jacksonville State scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday has been postponed by rain in West Tennessee. The two teams will take the field Saturday for an 11 a.m. contest in Pringles Park.
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.
Senior Lee Henry threw 160 pitches in a complete-game, 7-4 victory Thursday night (and early Friday morning) as Tennessee Tech advanced to the winner's bracket final in the OVC Baseball Tournament at Pringles Park in Jackson.
A team effort over the course of the regular season has propelled the Golden Eagles to the top spot in the Ohio Valley Conference. They will look to continue their four-game win streak Thursday evening in their first post-season contest.
Lee Henry is the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year and skipper Matt Bragga is the league's Coach of the Year, honors announced Tuesday at the annual OVC Awards Banquet held on the eve of the 2010 OVC Baseball Championship.
The Golden Eagle baseball team captured the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference regular season title and No. 1 seed in the OVC Tournament. Watch video of the team's post-game celebration - including the infamous ice bath for coach Matt Bragga!
Tennessee Tech junior A.J. Kiry-Jones is one of three Ohio Valley Conference baseball players who are listed among the 25 semifinalists for the 2010 Dick Howser Trophy, given to the top player in collegiate baseball.
Theres gonna be a showdown in Bush Stadium this weekend when no. 2 Tennessee Tech will face off against no. 1 Murray State to determine the regular-season OVC champion for the 2010 season. Friday's doubleheader will begin at 12 noon.
After sweeping a doubleheader Friday from Murray State, the Golden Eagles can claim the OVC regular season title with one more victory Saturday. Chad Oberacker hit two home runs and drove in six runs and freshman Austin Wulf had seven RBI in the sweep.
In 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.
Chad 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.