2013 Golden Eagle Softball Headlines

June 6, 2013
Championship Softball Summer Mini Camp just around the corner
The Championship Softball Summer Mini Camp is right around the corner. Tennessee Tech softball head coach Bonnie Bynum will host a mini-camp and a pitching and catching clinic the week of June 17-19.

June 5, 2013
Two Golden Eagle teams receive Public Recognition Awards from NCAA
For the second consecutive year, Tennessee Tech’s softball and women’s golf teams are among those who received Public Recognition Awards Wednesday from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for top academic performance.

June 4, 2013
College Sports Madness names Melody Christian first-team all-OVC
The Women's College World Series is days away from crowning a champion, but Tennessee Tech softball continues to bring in honors, this one for senior leader Melody Christian. College Sports Madness recognized Christian as first-team all-OVC honoree.

May 9, 2013
Tech softball team ends it's season at the OVC Tournament
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Tennessee Tech fell at the hands of the Eastern Kentucky Lady Colonels, 4-1, in the loser’s bracket of the OVC Tournament Thursday, putting an end to the season for the Golden Eagles.

May 8, 2013
Tech defeated in opening round of OVC Tournament
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- The Tennessee Tech softball team dropped a 4-3 decision to SIU Edwardsvillle Wednesday in the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. Despite the loss, the Golden Eagles remain alive, and return to action Thursday at 10 a.m.

May 7, 2013
Senior Melody Christian fields all-OVC softball honors
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Tennessee Tech senior Melody Christian has earned an all-Ohio Valley Conference second-team selection. The honors were announced Tuesday at the OVC Tournament Dinner.

May 7, 2013
Golden Eagles take on SIUE Wednesday in first game of OVC Tournament
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- With a long history of success and plenty of purple and gold support at the field, the Tennessee Tech softball team opens play Wednesday afternoon in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament being hosted by Eastern Illinois.

May 5, 2013
Despite rainout, Tech qualifies for OVC Tournament; Seniors celebrated
No amount of rainfall was going to dampen the day for the Tennessee Tech softball team Sunday, which had its entire series against Jacksonville State washed out. The Golden Eagles qualified for the OVC Tournament, and went indoors to celebrate Senior Day.

May 4, 2013
Softball double header against Jacksonville State cancelled
Inclement weather has led the Tennessee Tech softball team to cancel Saturday's double header against Jacksonville State. The Golden Eagles and Gamecocks will play a double header on Sunday with the first contest beginning at 1 p.m. CDT.

May 2, 2013
Tech celebrates four seniors in final regular season weekend
The 2013 regular season is drawing to a close and the Golden Eagle softball team will say farewell to four seniors at the Tennessee Tech Softball Complex. Tech will host Jacksonville State in a crucial three-game series.

April 30, 2013
Golden Eagles keep playoff hopes alive: Softball splits OVC doubleheader
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- The hopes of an Ohio Valley Conference playoff bid are still alive as the Golden Eagles split a conference doubleheader at Morehead State Tuesday night.

April 29, 2013
Weather permitting: Golden Eagles hope to finally play Morehead State
Tech has tried to play the Morehead State Eagles twice now and both times the weather has played the lead role. The teams were forced to drop a game from the original three-game series and will now play a doubleheader Tuesday. A spot in the OVC Tournament could be at stake.

April 28, 2013
Tech sweeps Tigers: Playoff hopes still alive
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tech softball team kept themselves in the hunt Sunday, sweeping Tennessee State in a doubleheader at Tiger Field.

April 27, 2013
Softball sidelined in Nashville
The Tennessee Tech softball team has been sidelined due to inclement weather and field conditions.

April 26, 2013
Softball travels to Tennessee State for three-game series
The Golden Eagle softball team is looking to bounce back from a tough weekend in Illinois. Tech will only travel a short distance to Nashville to face-off against Tennessee State. The three-game series will take place Saturday and Sunday.

April 23, 2013
Golden Eagle athletes participate in Writing Festival
Over 20 Golden Eagles participated in the Tennessee Tech Festival of Writing Tuesday afternoon. The student-athletes gave their input on new traditions on Tech's campus.

April 23, 2013
Softball games at Morehead postponed
The Tennessee Tech softball team will again be delayed in playing the Eagles of Morehead State. Due to the chance of severe weather Wednesday, the teams have decided to reschedule the doubleheader.

April 21, 2013
Softball swept by OVC leader Eastern Illinois
Junior Kendall Hooper registered two hits on the afternoon as the Tennessee Tech softball team was swept by the Ohio Valley Conference leader Eastern Illinois Sunday afternoon at Williams Field by scores of 6-1 and 4-1.

April 20, 2013
Tech travels to take on top two teams in conference
The Tennessee Tech softball team is embarking on what may be its most pivotal weekend of the season. The Golden Eagles will play in two doubleheaders against the top two teams in the conference. Saturday Tech will go up against SIUE before taking on EIU Sunday.

April 20, 2013
Tech battles hard with SIUE, drops both games
The Tennessee Tech softball team lost two tough battles at SIU Edwardsville Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles fell 3-0 in game one and then could not hold on in game two, losing 3-2.

April 17, 2013
Chattanooga steals victory over Golden Eagle Softball
In their final non-conference contest of the season, the Golden Eagles faced in-state rival Chattanooga. In a tight game, the Lady Mocs ultimately stole a 2-1 victory under the lights at Tech Softball Stadium.

April 16, 2013
Softball, football to be streamed live by Golden Eagle Sports Network
Fans who are unable to attend the events on campus this week will still be able to watch all the action as the Golden Eagle Sports Network provides live web streams of the softball games Tuesday and Wednesday and football team's Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage Saturday.

April 16, 2013
Ketchum pitches shutout in Golden Eagle victory for twinbill split
Taylor Ketchum pitched her third complete-game shutout to lead the Tennessee Tech softball team to a 7-0 victory against Austin Peay Tuesday night in the second game of a doubleheader. The Lady Govs fended off a Golden Eagle comeback in the first game to win, 7-4.

April 15, 2013
Crucial week for Golden Eagles as they prepare for final OVC stretch
The Tennessee Tech softball team opens the week at home, hosting a make-up doubleheader against Austin Peay on Tuesday afternoon, followed by a single game, non-conference tune-up against UT Chattanooga Wednesday evening.

April 14, 2013
Golden Eagles clinch series in 7-4 victory over Belmont
Tech uses another home run by Brittney Spalding to capture a vital victory over the Bruins. The Golden Eagles took the win 7-4, clinching the series.

April 13, 2013
Tech softball splits doubleheader against Belmont
Eight Tech softball legends were in attendance as the Golden Eagles welcomed newcomer Belmont to the league. Tech split the the twinbill forcing the series decision to Sunday.

April 12, 2013
Tech hosts Belmont and pays gratitude to Golden Eagle Legends
The Tennessee Tech softball team hosts Belmont this weekend for a three-game series. Game one is slated to begin Saturday at 1 p.m.

April 10, 2013
Tech's valiant fight falls short against #3/5 Tennessee
The Tennessee Tech softball team tried to put up a fight against highly ranked University of Tennessee but fell short in a 12-3 loss in five-innings.

April 9, 2013
Tech faces toughest challenge of the season: Golden Eagles travel to #3/5 Tennessee
Tech softball will pair off against one of the top teams in the country. The Lady Vols, ranked third and fifth in ESPN.com/USA Softball and NCAA rankings, will play host to the Golden Eagles in a single game Wednesday night.

April 7, 2013
Softball sweeps SEMO behind walk-off homer and Harke shutout
The Golden Eagles were on point Sunday as Tech swept Ohio Valley Conference rival Southeast Missouri. Tech took the first end of the twinbill 9-1 in six innings while winning game two, 4-0 in seven.

April 6, 2013
Harke throws a gem to force a split with rival UT Martin
Senior Claudia Harke sparkled in the circle Saturday afternoon as the Golden Eagles split an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader against UT Martin. Tech shutout the Skyhawks 3-0 in the second game while UT Martin took the first 9-1 in six innings.

April 5, 2013
Golden Eagles look to turn home runs into home wins
The Tennessee Tech softball team has powered up its line-up, and in the past five games have blasted two home runs in three times. The Golden Eagles are looking to turn up the heat and put some pressure on rivals UT Martin and Southeast Missouri this weekend.

April 4, 2013
Tech softball team hosts annual Legends Weekend
Former Golden Eagle softball players are invited back to campus April 13-14 as Tennessee Tech hosts its annual alumni activities with a Legends Weekend.

April 2, 2013
East Tennessee State takes two from Golden Eagles
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- The Golden Eagles scored a combined 12 runs in Tuesday's doubleheader, but host East Tennessee stormed back in two comeback performances to edge Tech, 9-7 in extra innings, and 6-5.

April 1, 2013
Golden Eagles take a break from OVC to play in-state rival East Tennessee
The Tennessee Tech softball team will take a break from conference action Tuesday and take on in-state rival East Tennessee State in a doubleheader at the Betty Basler Field in Johnson City, Tenn.

April 1, 2013
Claudia Harke wins OVC Holland Award
Tennessee Tech softball senior Claudia Harke has been awarded the prestigious Vernon Holland Scholarship Award, presented by the Ohio Valley Conference.

March 30, 2013
Tech clinches first OVC series with 5-1 win at EKU
RICHMOND, Ky. -- The Tennessee Tech softball team clinched its first Ohio Valley Conference series Saturday with a 5-1 victory over Eastern Kentucky, the top team in the East Division. Tech took two-of-three from the Colonels.

March 29, 2013
Golden Eagles split OVC twinbill at Eastern Kentucky
RICHMOND, Ky. -- The Golden Eagle softball team took a commanding 11-2 victory in five innings Friday afternoon in the opener before dropping a 3-0 decision to Eastern Kentucky in the nightcap in Ohio Valley Conference action.

March 29, 2013
Softball team returns to action with three-game set at Eastern Kentucky
Coach Bonnie Bynum and the Tennessee Tech softball team return to action this weekend with a three-game OVC series at Eastern Kentucky, Friday and Saturday. It will be a full week since the team played its latest games.

March 24, 2013
Softball doubleheader against Austin Peay postponed due to rain
Poor weather and field conditions have led the Tennessee Tech softball team to postpone Sunday's OVC doubleheader against Austin Peay. The teams were scheduled to face-off at noon.

March 23, 2013
Softball looks to get back to winning ways Sunday vs. APSU
The Golden Eagle softball team is in a rut, but returns to the dirt Sunday ready to get back to winning ways. Tech hosts OVC opponent Austin Peay in a doubleheader beginning at noon.

March 22, 2013
Softball doubleheader coming a day early; Team's first home games are Friday
The Tennessee Tech softball team will host its first home games of the year a day earlier than expected. The Golden Eagles' OVC doubleheader with Murray State, originally slated for Saturday, has been moved to Friday, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

March 22, 2013
Murray State takes doubleheader in Tech's first OVC outing
In two very different games, Murray State managed to get past the Golden Eagle Softball team to sweep Friday's doubleheader. The Racers took Game one 3-2 and squeaked out a 2-0 win in Game two.

March 21, 2013
Softball doubleheader coming a day early; Team's first home games are Friday
The Tennessee Tech softball team will host its first home games of the year a day earlier than expected. The Golden Eagles' OVC doubleheader with Murray State, originally slated for Saturday, has been moved to Friday, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

March 20, 2013
Softball drops twinbill at Lipscomb
Tech combined for 21 hits in two games, but fall in both ends of a twinbill to Lipscomb.

March 19, 2013
Tech visits Lipscomb for Wednesday doubleheader
The Tennessee Tech softball team finally returns to the dirt Wednesday in preparation for its home and conference opener, following four cancellations last week. The Golden Eagles travel to Nashville to play in a doubleheader at Lipscomb on Wednesday.

March 15, 2013
Golden Eagle Sports Network to webstream select baseball and softball games
Since the launch of OVCDigitalNetwork.com in August, the Golden Eagle Sports Network has produced broadcasts of several Tennessee Tech sports. Now, for the first time, Tech fans will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of select TTU baseball and softball games for free.

March 15, 2013
Softball schedule undergoes a pair of updates
Tennessee Tech softball head coach Bonnie Bynum has announced that Saturday and Sunday's Ohio Valley Conference opening weekend at Morehead State has been postponed until April 24, and the Golden Eagles will add a doubleheader at Lipscomb to their schedule next Wednesday.

March 13, 2013
Softball team takes final swing in non-conference action in Georgia
OVC play is just around the corner and Tennessee Tech has been traveling the southeast preparing for a promising season for first-year head coach Bonnie Bynum. The Golden Eagles will play one final non-league game Wednesday at Thomas University before the OVC slate opens Saturday.

March 13, 2013
Tech disposes of Thomas University in final non-conference tune-up
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle softball team disposed of Thomas (Ga.) University, 6-0, Wednesday in the team's final tune-up before conference action begins.

March 12, 2013
Play Cancelled in Florida, Softball continues trip home
The softball game between Tennessee Tech and Florida A&M has been cancelled due to unplayable conditions.

March 10, 2013
Softball back in win column after a commanding performance over Providence
The Golden Eagle softball squad collected its third win of the weekend against Providence College Sunday at the USF Under Armour Showcase. In commanding fashion, every player who made a plate appearance reached base.

March 9, 2013
Golden Eagle youth finds strength in Tampa tournament
Tech split its games on day two at USF Under Armour Showcase in Tampa Saturday. The Golden Eagles won, 9-3, over Long Island Brooklyn before falling to Temple University, 7-3.

March 8, 2013
Weaver notches first win of Tech career as softball splits twinbill
Freshman Hannah Weaver earned her first win as a Golden Eagle as Tech defeated Maine 4-1 in the first part of a twinbill at the USF Under Armour Showcase. In the teams second match-up, Tech fell to Fordham 6-0.

March 3, 2013
Tech falls in 8-0 five inning shutout to IPFW
The Tennessee Tech softball team managed just two hits against a tough IPFW team in the Purple and Gold Challenge Sunday, falling 8-0 in five innings.

March 2, 2013
Saturday Games Cancelled
The Tennessee Tech softball team has been sidelined due to inclement weather.

March 1, 2013
Golden Eagle softball to play in Purple and Gold Challenge
The Tennessee Tech softball team starts the month of March close to home in the Purple and Gold Challenge in Nashville, Saturday and Sunday. The Golden Eagles enter the weekend action with 7-6 overall record.

February 24, 2013
Tech softball upended in final game of Frost Classic
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech softball team ended its first in-state outing of the season Sunday afternoon, dropping a 3-2 decision to Ohio University at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga.

February 23, 2013
Clutch defense leads to 2-0 win in nightcap as softball team splits games
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Taylor Ketchum earned her fifth win, Brittney Spalding slugged the team's first home run, and the defense threw out two runners at the plate in the seventh to preserve a 2-0 win as Tennessee Tech topped Missouri State Saturday to split games in the Frost Classic.

February 22, 2013
Softball at Frost Classic hosted by UT Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech softball team remains on the road this weekend, but travels closer to home for the Frost Classic. The Golden Eagles will play in a 10-team field and face five different squads from the across the mid-atlantic region.

February 22, 2013
Tech sweeps pair on first day of Frost Classic
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Taylor Ketchum earned a win and a save and the Golden Eagle offense produced 15 runs as Tennessee Tech swept to two victories Friday on the first day of the Frost Classic.

February 21, 2013
Save the dates: Alumni events planned for four Tech teams
Former Golden Eagle baseball, softball, soccer and football players are being invited back to campus in the next couple of months as Tennessee Tech hosts alumni activities for each of those sports.

February 17, 2013
Tech dealt two tough losses in final day of KSU Classic
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Tennessee Tech softball team finished the KSU Classic with two tough losses Sunday, falling to Ball State and host Kennesaw State. The Golden Eagles dropped a 10-0 decision against Ball State in five innings and a 3-0 loss to KSU.

February 16, 2013
Tech puts out Flames, cages Bears on first day of KSU Classic
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Tennessee Tech swept its games on the first day of the KSU Classic Saturday, with victories over Liberty and Mercer. The Golden Eagle offense was strong, finishing the day with 13 runs on 20 hits.

February 15, 2013
Softball returns to Peach State, this time for Kennesaw State Classic
After starting the 2013 season on a strong note last weekend in Statesboro, Ga., the Tennessee Tech softball team returns to the Peach State Saturday and Sunday to play in the Kennesaw State Classic at Twin Creeks Park in Woodstock, Ga.

February 11, 2013
Taylor Ketchum snags adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week
Sophomore Taylor Ketchum turned in a 2-0 performance over the weekend helping her catch the nod for adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week announced Monday. Ketchum pitched a one-hitter in a 3-1 victory over Akron and claimed a 4-3 win in relief over St. John's.

February 10, 2013
Softball seals second victory of 2013 campaign
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The Golden Eagle softball team picked up its second win of the season Sunday in a redemption game against Akron University, posting a 3-1 victory behind Taylor Ketchum's one-hitter. Tech fell to Georgia Southern, 1-0, in the second game of the day.

February 9, 2013
Spalding delivers as Golden Eagles split opening day pair in Georgia
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Chanelle Spalding delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Tennessee Tech softball team to a 4-3 win over St. John's Saturday, and a split of its opening games of the '13 campaign.

February 8, 2013
Softball opens 2013 campaign at Eagle Round Robin
The Golden Eagle softball team opens the 2013 campaign with four games at Georgia Southern's Eagle Round Robin tournament. The Golden Eagles face Akron and St. John's on Friday and take on Akron and host Georgia Southern on Saturday.

February 6, 2013
Softball Outlook: Golden Eagles aim for OVC Championship
The 2013 Golden Eagle softball team will have a new look this season as former Golden Eagle Bonnie Bynum takes over the helm. The mission remains the same: win an OVC championship.

January 17, 2013
Two-time OVC Pitcher of the Year Bynum named Tech softball head coach
Bonnie Bynum has been named Tennessee Tech’s softball team’s head coach, effective immediately, replacing Tory Acheson who resigned Thursday following 14 seasons at the Golden Eagle helm.

January 16, 2013
Tech softball picked second in OVC East Division preseason poll
The Ohio Valley Conference announced on Wednesday that Tennessee Tech has been picked for second in the OVC East Division in the annual preseason poll voted on by league coaches and sports information directors.

December 21, 2012
TTU Softball Holiday Camp fills up, registration closed
Registration is closed for the Tennessee Tech Softball Holiday Mini Camp. The camp has reached its capacity, according to Golden Eagle coach Tory Acheson.

December 17, 2012
Holiday softball camp eyes record turnout but space still available
Tennessee Tech softball coach Tory Acheson is expecting a record turnout for the upcoming Holiday Softball Mini-Camp, but reminds young players there is still space available and time to register for the Dec. 29-30 event.

December 12, 2012
Tech tops OVC with 13 named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes
The Tennessee Tech softball team had 13 players named as NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes for 2012, the most by any squad in the Ohio Valley Conference.

December 11, 2012
Softball team to face wide variety of foes on 2013 schedule
Tennessee Tech's 2013 softball schedule features 15 home games and contests against 35 different opponents including a contest against Tennessee, an NCAA tournament team last season.

December 6, 2012
Getting to know Golden Eagle junior Kendall Hooper
Golden Eagle fans, take a moment to Get To Know junior softball player Kendall Hooper, and see how well two teammates know her.

December 5, 2012
Softball inks six signees to 2013 Recruiting Class
Head coach Tory Acheson announced that the Golden Eagle softball team received six National Letters of Intent Wednesday. The class includes two pitchers, two catchers, and two infielders.

November 27, 2012
Golden Eagle Softball gives back for the Holidays
The Golden Eagle softball team joined forces with Operation Christmas Child Samaritans Purse in a special holiday project. Several members of the team created boxes to be sent to unprivileged children across the globe.

October 23, 2012
Golden Eagle softball team ranks fifth in Division I in academics
The Tennessee Tech softball team is back in the national rankings. The Golden Eagles have drawn attention once again for their performance in the classroom. Coach Tory Acheson's team ranks fifth in the nation for team GPA among all Division I softballl programs.

October 6, 2012
Softball team makes tails wag at Bark in the Park
The softball team volunteered at the ninth annual Bark in the Park Saturday. The Golden Eagles provided a chase that made hundreds of tails wag.

October 4, 2012
Golden Eagle softball hosts the Lady Vols
The Golden Eagle softball fall schedule is wrapping up this weekend, and Tech will host the Lady Vols in a single game Friday evening. The game will be at Tech's softball stadium for a 6:00 start.

September 24, 2012
Softball adds 12 newcomers to an already powerful roster
Golden Eagle softball's fall schedule is in full swing and the team has welcomed 12 newcomers to the roster.

September 18, 2012
Softball, Men's Basketball teams lauded for academics at Walton House
Tennessee Tech president Philip Oldham and first lady Kari welcomed the Golden Eagle softball and men's basketball teams Tuesday at the Walton House, recognizing the two squads for winning the OVC Team Academic Achievement Award in their sport.

September 5, 2012
Golden Eagle softball team gets down and dirty in mud run
Obstacle mud runs are endurance tests like no other, and the Tech softball team conquered the course in just over an hour last Saturday. A Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, the event allowed the Golden Eagles to bond and create memories to last a lifetime.

September 1, 2012
Golden Eagle softball team swings into fall season
The Tennessee Tech softball team is ready to take the field for the fall exhibition season. The Golden Eagles open their season with a doubleheader against Motlow State on Saturday.