March 20, 2012

Lucio and Stephens garner OVC weekly honors

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. --- After helping Tennessee Tech to a 3-1 record last week, sophomore Zach Stephens and freshman Seth Lucio have swept the Ohio Valley Conference weekly awards.

Stephens was named the OVC Player of the Week, while Lucio earned the OVC Pitcher of the Week award.

A native of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., Stephens finished the week batting .588, which included one home run in each of TTU’s four games. His seven runs and eight RBI also led the team as he maintained a 1.412 slugging percentage. His two-run home run against Central Michigan Saturday turned out to be the game winner.

A freshman out of Locust Grove, Ga., Lucio earned his first career win as he threw 8.1 innings while striking out 11 batters while giving up just five hits. His 11 strikeouts were the most by any Tech pitcher in one game this season.

The Golden Eagles take on Middle Tennessee Tuesday, at 6 p.m.