Summertime on the Tennessee Tech campus means sports camps, and visits by hundreds of youngsters. Currently Golden Eagle coaches are hosting camps in baseball, softball and girl's basketball, with boy's basketball team camps set to begin Thursday.
The 2011 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, features a wealth of baseball talent that includes Tennessee Tech freshman Zach Stephens, a first-baseman out of Hixson, Tenn.
Oakland takes another from Tennessee Tech as senior Chad Oberacker was drafted in the 25th round of the 2011 MLB First Year Player Draft. The 766th pick overall, Oberacker will join former teammate A.J. Kirby-Jones with the A’s franchise.
Tennessee Tech was halted by top-seeded Austin Peay Thursday night in the OVC Baseball Tournament, falling 2-1 despite a strong effort on the hill by Golden Eagle starter Matthew Shepherd. Tech will face the winner of the UT Martin/Southeast Missouri game Friday, at 3 p.m.
Fans can listen to the action of all of Tennessee Tech's games at the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament this week, with broadcasts on the radio, Internet and telephone provided by Cookeville Country 1600 am.
Chad Oberacker is an all-OVC first-team selection for the second time, Cassanova Donaldson is a second-team pick, and Zach Stephens and Garrett Baugh were named to the All-Freshman squad Tuesday night at the OVC Tournament.
Having finished fourth in the regular season rankings, the Golden Eagles (24-27 overall, 12-12 OVC) will ride the momentum of their game three win over Murray State into the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Jackson, Tenn.
Freshman Justin Alexander notched his first career save in 3.2 innings of work as he and the rest of the Golden Eagle defense stifled a steady, mid-game rally by the Thoroughbreds of Murray State in Saturday’s game three.
Tech baseball is set to wrap up their regular season of play with a road series at Murray State this weekend. Friday will showcase the doubleheader event, with game one slated for 1 p.m. and game two following immediately. Saturday will feature the finale contest, also at 1 p.m.
Senior Trice Powers laid down a walk-off squeeze bunt to score fellow senior Chad Oberacker in Sunday's Senior Day finale game over the UT Martin Skyhawks. Oberacker also led the Golden Eagles at the plate, and got the win on the mound in the 8-7 contest.
The Tennessee Tech baseball team will plays its final home games of the year this weekend with a three-game OVC series against UT Martin, and Sunday will be Senior Day as the team bids farewell to six departing seniors.
A five-run sixth inning helped lift Tennessee Tech to a 12-9 non-conference victory over Lipscomb Tuesday night at Bush Stadium, an entertaining finish to a game overloaded with twists and plot changes.
While Tech struck first with a run on the board in the top of the first inning of Sunday’s series finale, the Governors of Austin Peay worked Tech’s first two pitchers of the day for 10 runs on 14 hits en route to a 10-4 victory and 3-0 series sweep.
EKU starter Stephen Hefler held the Golden Eagle line-up scoreless through eight of Sunday’s nine innings of play, allowing Tech to post runs in only the seventh inning of play en route to Eastern’s 7-3 win.
The Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech will play host in this weekend’s OVC series against the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky, a three-game series set to begin with game one of a double-header event on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Wednesday evening will mark the second game played under the lights in Bush Stadium this season, as the Golden Eagles will welcome in-state, SEC rival the Volunteers of Tennessee in the 6 p.m. nightcap.