April 12, 2011
Golden Eagles take on Colonels in rubber game for their regular season series
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. –The Tennessee Tech softball team begins a seven-game bluegrass swing Wednesday as it heads to Eastern Kentucky.
With a 6-11 Ohio Valley Conference record, the Golden Eagles sit two wins behind EKU (8-11) for sixth place in the conference standings. Earlier this season Tech split a doubleheader at home against the Colonels, earning a 4-3 win in game one, while dropping game two 3-2.
As a team, Eastern Kentucky ranks near the top of the OVC in several offensive categories, which includes .298 team batting average and 193 RBI. The Colonels have four players with at least 25 RBI on the season, including Raquel Howes, who ranks second in the conference with 35.
The Golden Eagles offense has been led by a pair of sparkplugs at the top of the order in Melody Christian and Chanelle Spalding, who lead the team in batting average and runs scored. Christian has scored a team-high 26 runs, with a .343 batting average, while Chanelle Spalding has batted .352 on the year, with 22 runs scored.
The opening pitch is slated for 1 p.m.
The Golden Eagles come back home Thursday, for a make up game against the Western Kentucky Lady Toppers, at 5 p.m. Tech and WKU were originally scheduled to play back on March 10, but got rained out.
Fans who cannot attend the games can follow the live stats at the link here: