Golden Eagles host three-game series against Eastern Illinois

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Standing at 14-12 on the season, the Tennessee Tech softball team will look to build upon its 5-5 Ohio Valley Conference mark this weekend as it hosts Eastern Illinois in a three-game series, beginning with a doubleheader Saturday.

Since their first meeting in 1995, the Golden Eagles have built a 29-14 all-time record against the Panthers, including a 3-2 victory in their previous encounter during the OVC Tournament last season.
 
The Golden Eagles are led on offense by senior Lacie Coquerille, who has posted a team-leading 17 RBI, while batting for a .303 average. Junior Holly Thomas has recorded a team-high 10 wins on the season, while striking out 84 batters.
 
The Panthers have built a 21-5 record, including a perfect 8-0 OVC record. At the plate, EIU is led by Melise Brown who owns a team-leading .458 batting average, and has scored a team-high 23 runs. In the circle, the Panthers have a pair of nine-game winners including Stephanie Maday, who has posted four shutouts and a 0.73 ERA.
 
The opening pitch for Saturday's doubleheader is set for 1 p.m., with the second game set to follow at 3 p.m. Sunday's game is slated for 1 p.m.
 
Fans who cannot attend the games can follow the live stats at the link here.