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Golden Eagles continue OVC at home against Jacksonville State and on the road SIU Edwardsville

Golden Eagles continue OVC at home against Jacksonville State and on the road SIU Edwardsville

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After getting the short end of the series against Eastern Illinois, the Tennessee Tech softball team will look to get back on track as it hosts a single game against Jacksonville State Thursday before traveling to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville this weekend.

The Golden Eagles return home Thursday, for a single game against Jacksonville State, at 4 p.m. Since their first meeting in 1993, both teams are deadlocked with a 17-17 record. In their last meeting, the Gamecocks took the 10-4 decision in the OVC Tournament last season.

JSU enters the week the owner of a 26-10 record, and sits in second in the OVC standings with an 11-3 record. Recently, the Gamecocks dropped two-of-three games to SIU Edwardsville, and are 5-3 in their last eight games. JSU is led by Kristin Graham, who has belted 12 home runs and driven in 30 runs.
 
The Golden Eagles finish off the week with a three-game series at SIU Edwardsville, beginning Saturday with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Game three is slated to follow Sunday, at 1 p.m.
 
The Golden Eagles and Cougars have met just one time back in 2009, with SIUE coming out with the 3-0 victory. The Cougars are currently 15-20 on the season, and sit in fifth place in the OVC with a 7-6 conference record. Kasey Schlafke leads the SIUE offense with five home runs and 20 RBI.
 
Fans who cannot attend the games can follow the live stats at the links below:
 
Jacksonville State game here
 
SIU Edwardsville games here