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Softball team hosts Chattanooga State in pair Saturday afternoon

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- With 12 new players taking the field this year, Tennessee Tech softball coach Tory Acheson has some work to do. So, he's digging in this fall by putting the Golden Eagles into action including a doubleheader on Saturday.

Tech swept a doubleheader last weekend from Roane State, and this Saturday will be back on the diamond to host a doubeleheader against Chattanooga State. The games don't count on the team's record or for individual stats, but for Acheson and his young squad the contests are extremely valuable.

The doubleheader with Chattanooga State is scheduled for 1 p.m. on the Tech Softball Field, and admission is free.

The team has two more doubleheaders on the road planned in October, as well as a couple of public services projects. On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, many Golden Eagle players and the coaching staff will be in Algood to work at the annual Bark in the Park.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the team will be at UT Chattanooga to play a pair of games. Tech meets Chattanooga State at 11 a.m. and Milligan at 1 p.m. Two weeks later, the Golden Eagles will be in Knoxville to play at the University of Tennessee. Tech will face Tennessee followed by a contest with Vol State.

Softball Team - Fall Schedule of activities
Sept. 10 - Doubleheader / Home vs. Roane State
Sept. 14 - Habitat for Humanity Women Build Project
Sept. 17 - Doubleheader / Host Chattanooga State
Sept. 22 - Habitat for Humanity Women Build Project
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 - Bark in the Park
Oct. 8 - Doubleheader / Chattanooga State and Milligan (at UTC)
Oct. 22 - Doubleheader / Tennessee and Vol State (at UT)
Dec. 12-16 - Final Exams