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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the 2011 softball season in full swing, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will head to Denton, Texas this weekend to take part in the Sleep Inn Classic. The three-day tournament begins Friday.
Five teams will participate in the tournament including Tech, Nebraska, Northwestern State, Centenary and host North Texas. Of the participating teams, Centenary is the only school that has not taken the field this season.
Tech (0-2) squares of against a pair of opponents Friday in Centenary and Nebraska with game times scheduled for 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Golden Eagles own a combined 3-2 record against Centenary and the Huskers. Presently, Nebraska owns a 5-1 record and is on a three-game winning streak.
Day two of the Sleep Inn Classic will feature a pair of opponents that Tech has faced one time each including Northwestern State and the host North Texas with game times scheduled for 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The Lady Demons have built a 3-2 record, including a 10-2 five-inning victory against conference rival Southeast Missouri. The host Mean Green are currently 2-4 on the season and are on a four-game skid.
Tech wraps up the Sleep Inn Classic Sunday as it takes on the Huskers at 10 a.m.
Tech absorbed a pair of one-run losses to Syracuse and Georgia State last weekend. At the plate, the Golden Eagles were led by senior catcher Callie Schmidt who recorded two hits, including a two-run dinger, and a walk in five at bats.
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