Golden Eagles begin OVC bye week with home tilt against East Tennessee State


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - The time has finally come for the Tennessee Tech baseball team to take a week off from Ohio Valley Conference play, something that each team in the league does each season. Tech will still play a tough non-conference slate, however, beginning with East Tennessee State on Wednesday.

The Golden Eagles will host the Buccaneers in a 6 p.m. CDT contest that will feature a unique story line. East Tennessee State is the only team to shutout the Golden Eagles this season, winning 3-0 in an April 2 match-up in Johnson City. Tech will look to extend its five-game winning streak while also exacting a spot of revenge.

Junior right hander Garrett Baugh (3-1) will take the hill against the Bucs, facing off against Kameron Miller (0-1), a right-handed freshman making his second career start.

Fans can follow this weekend's game via live stats here. Tuesday's contest will be web streamed on the OVC Digital Network. Fans can watch the free video stream here.


SCOUTING THE EAST TENNESSEE STATE BUCCANEERS

LAST FIVE GAMES FOR
EAST TENNESSEE STATE

Date H/A/N Opponent Result Score
April 24
Home
Appalachian State
L
3-1
April 26
Home Kennesaw State*
L 4-1
April 27 Home Kennesaw State*
W 9-7
April 28 Home Kennesaw State*
W 8-2
April 30 Away Appalachian State
W
7-6

A look at the top seven offensive weapons for the Bucs:

Player Avg. Runs Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SB-SA
Clinton Freeman
.359
31
61
16 3
10
46
.665
.415 1-2
Andrew Green .341 42 58 12 3 3 26 .500 .426 18-21
Dylan Tritsch .318 26 48 9 2 1 16 .424 .383 16-19
Jeremy Taylor .299 34 47 11 0 0 14 .369 .353 16-22
Alex Reynolds .292 14 35 1 1 1 18 .342 .361 3-6
Mason Hershey .280 18 35 8 1 3 15 .432 .366 1-2
Derek Niesman .261 21 35 5 0 2 22 .343 .333 1-3

A look at this week's likely starter for East Tennessee State:

Day Player ERA W-L G-GS IP Hits Runs ER BB SO Avg.
WED Kameron Miller
8.44
0-1
8-2
10.2
18
11
10
7
7
.383

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 .369 33
55
10 3
9
41
.658
.445
2-2
Zach Stephens .325 46 55 11 1 11 53 .598 .448 0-0
James Abraham .321 29 51 6 1 0 20 .371 .410 12-14
Brandon Thomasson .311 41 56 16 3 10 47 .600 .393 0-0
Austin Wulf .311 41 55 11 1 1 26 .401 .415 9-11
Zach Zarzour .304 42 51 9 2 1 17 .399 .405 11-14
Dylan Bosheers .301 28 50 15 2 5 35 .506 .365 6-6

A look at this week's likely starter for Tennessee Tech:

Day Player ERA W-L G-GS IP Hits Runs ER BB SO Avg.
WED Garrett Baugh 6.94
3-1
14-6
36.1
52
34
28
17
27
.349