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Golden Eagles to host rival Murray State in three-game series

 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - With just three more series left in Ohio Valley Conference play, the Tennessee Tech baseball team knows each contest grows with importance as the Golden Eagles (29-12, 16-5) look to capture its first regular season championship since 2010.

The first of Tech's final three OVC opponents, Murray State (17-23, 6-12) will make the weekend trip to Cookeville for a three-game series beginning Friday with a 6 p.m. CDT contest. Senior Tristan Archer (6-3) will look for his seventh victory of the season as he takes on the Thoroughbred's Cameron Finch (4-2) in game one.

On Saturday, Ross Spurgeon (2-2) will face off against Cashty DeLeeuw (3-1) in a 2 p.m. game. Jacob Honea (2-1) will wrap up the weekend for the Golden Eagles, looking to mimick last week's gem at Jacksonville State that earned the sophomore adidas OVC co-Pitcher of the Week honors. He will be pitted against Murray State's Cody Maerz (2-2) in a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday.

Fans can follow this weekend's game via live stats here. Both Friday's and Saturday's contests will be web streamed on the OVC Digital Network pending weather. Fans can watch the free video stream here.


SCOUTING THE MURRAY STATE THOROUGHBREDS

LAST FIVE GAMES FOR
MURRAY STATE

Date H/A/N Opponent Result Score
April 17
Home
Mid-Continent
W
7-0
April 19 Home Alabama A&M W 11-1
April 20 Home Alabama A&M W 16-4
April 21 Home Alabama A&M W 5-1
April 23 Away Missouri Cancelled

A look at the top seven offensive weapons for the 'Breds:

Player Avg. Runs Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SB-SA
Ty Stetson
.353 33
59
6
3 0
23 .425 .438 2-5
Brandon Eggenschwiler .351 28 53 10 0 1 29 .437 .451 2-2
Brandon Elliott .323 29 43 4 1 1 17 .391 .409 1-2
Mike Kozlowski .299 34 50 13 3 2 39 .449 .381 0-1
Taylor Mathews .290 34 45 4 0 0 18 .316 .347 2-3
Dylan Wheeler .286 24 42 7 0 1 26 .354 .340 6-6
Paul Ritzheimer .276 26 34 6 0 0 16 .325 .417 3-4

A look at this weekend's likely starters for Murray State:

Day Player ERA W-L G-GS IP Hits Runs ER BB SO Avg.
FRI Cameron Finch
4.17 4-2
10-10
58.1
61
30
27
19
38
.272
SAT Cashtyn DeLeeuw
4.29
3-1
8-8
50.1
56
35
24
15
29
.298
SUN Cody Maerz
3.99
2-2
13-6
38.1
46
23
17
9
24
.299

CATCHING UP WITH TECH

LAST FIVE GAMES FOR
THE GOLDEN EAGLES

Date H/A/N Opponent Result Score
April 16 Away No. 2 Vanderbilt W 10-9
April 19 Away Jacksonville State* L 6-5
April 20 Away Jacksonville State* L 7-5
April 21 Away Jacksonville State* W 4-0
April 23 Home Alabama A&M W 12-5

A look at the top seven offensive weapons for the Golden Eagles:

Player Avg. Runs Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SB-SA
Daniel Miles .368 29 50
9 2 8 39 .640 .447 2-2
Brandon Thomasson .327 39 55
16 3 10 45 .637 .406 0-0
James Abraham .320 25 47 4 1 0 18 .361 .408 12-14
Austin Wulf .313 38 51 11 1 1 26 .411 .421 9-11
Zach Stephens .306 43 48 10 1 9 49 .554 .434 0-0
Dylan Bosheers .305 24 47 15 1 5 33 .513 .366 5-5
Zach Zarzour .301 41 47 8 2 1 16 .397 .403 11-14

A look at this weekend's likely starters for Tennessee Tech:

Day Player ERA W-L G-GS IP Hits Runs ER BB SO Avg.
FRI Tristan Archer 3.31 6-3
10-10
65.1
69
31
24
16
61
.272
SAT Ross Spurgeon 3.82
2-2
13-4
30.2
31
17
13
9
26
.267
SUN Jacob Honea 4.87
2-1
10-10
44.1
51
29
24
20
48 .288