Tech's Pro Scout Night draws 22 major league teams

Tech's Pro Scout Night draws 22 major league teams

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Scouts from 22 major league teams visited Tennessee Tech Thursday night for the baseball team's annual Pro Scout Night in the Averitt Express Baseball Complex.

Scouts came from teams on both coasts and everywhere in between to watch, time and evaluate the 2011 Golden Eagle players. After some fielding, throwing and running, the team went through an intrasquad scrimmage game.

"It was a typical pro workout," said assistant coach Larry Bragga, who helped coordinate the event.

Head coach Matt Bragga was excited about the turnout of scouts. He attributes the large number of scouts on hand to the high talent level on the Golden Eagle roster and the recent success of the team including the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship and the 2010 OVC regular season crown.

"Our program is in a different place today than it was a few years ago," Bragga said. Following the 2010 season, five Golden Eagles were drafted by major league teams and a sixth signed a free agent contract.

Here's alook at some of the action Thursday in Bush Stadium: