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Golden Eagles look to stay atop OVC with final road series of season

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - With a place in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament already clinched, the Tennessee Tech baseball team will set its sights next on grabbing the top spot in the tournament with just six games left in league play.

The Golden Eagles will start their quest this weekend as they travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo. to take on OVC foe Southeast Missouri for their final road trip of the season. Tech owns a 19-5 record in OVC play this season, sitting a full game ahead of both Belmont and Jacksonville State.

The Redhawks own a 42-21 lead in the all-time series against Tech, including a 4-1 advantage in the previous five contests. The Golden Eagles enter the weekend series resting atop most offensive categories in the OVC. The team will look to use that potent offense to keep its regular season title hopes alive.

Taking the hill on Friday for the Golden Eagles is Tristan Archer. The senior ace is in search of his 22nd career win, which would tie the Tech record for wins in a career. Cookeville native Ross Spurgeon and sophomore Jacob Honea will round out the weekend rotation for the Golden Eagles as both will be in search of their third victories.

Fans can follow this weekend's game via live stats here.


SCOUTING THE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI REDHAWKS

LAST FIVE GAMES FOR
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Date H/A/N Opponent Result Score
April 28 Home Jacksonville State* L 5-2
April 30 Away Missouri W 9-7
May 3 Away Murray State* L 4-0
May 4 Away Murray State* L 5-4
May 5 Away Murray State* W 7-4

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

Player Avg. Runs Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SB-SA
Derek Gibson .351 32 60 9 0 3 25 .456 .422 6-6
Dalton Hewitt .328 26 45 8 0 0 19 .387 .405 6-9
Clayton Evans .315 23 39 7 2 2 21 .452 .422 6-8
Matt Tellor .312 34 59 12 1 8 40 .513 .366 3-3
Jason Blum .308 41 57 17 1 3 28 .459 .446 9-15
Cole Bieser .306 29 45 10 2 0 17 .401 .363 15-15
Andy Lennington .282 31 51 14 4 2 32 .436 .327 7-10

A look at this weekend's likely starters for Southeast Missouri:

Day Player ERA W-L G-GS IP Hits Runs ER BB SO Avg.
FRI Zack Smith 5.43 2-5 12-12 63.0 78 47 38 21 44 .304
SAT Will Spitzfaden 4.48 5-3 12-12 80.1 90 44 40 17 23 .293
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CATCHING UP WITH TECH

LAST FIVE GAMES FOR
THE GOLDEN EAGLES

Date H/A/N Opponent Result Score
April 27 Home Murray State* W (10) 10-9
April 28 Home Murray State* W (10) 10-6
May 1 Home East Tennessee State W 10-6
May 3 Away Western Carolina L 18-7
May 4 Away Western Carolina L 6-1

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 .365 35 57 10 3 10 44 .660 .443 2-2
James Abraham .335 30 56 6 1 0 22 .383 .419 13-15
Zach Stephens .330 47 60 14 1 11 56 .599 .419 0-0
Dylan Bosheers .309 29 55 16 2 5 35 .506 .374 6-6
Brandon Thomasson .301 45 58 16 3 12 49 .601 .382 0-0
Austin Wulf .298 43 56 11 1 1 27 .383 .403 9-11
Zach Zarzour .296 45 53 10 2 1 17 .391 .399 12-15

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 3.62 7-4 12-12 77.0 78 38 31 19 74 .263
SAT Ross Spurgeon 4.32 2-3 15-6 41.2 43 26 20 11 33 .270
SUN Jacob Honea 5.80 2-1 12-11 49.2 61 37 32 22 50 .302