No. 25 Golden Eagles host in-state rival Middle Tennessee Wednesday evening

No. 25 Golden Eagles host in-state rival Middle Tennessee Wednesday evening

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

Tennessee Tech Baseball Midweek Preview (3/5)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 25 ranked Tennessee Tech baseball team will look to extend it's nation-leading winning streak to 17 games Wednesday evening, playing host to in-state rival Middle Tennessee in a 6 p.m. CT contest at Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex.

Fans are encouraged to check social media and the website for updates concerning this week's schedule.

The Golden Eagle offense has continued its record-setting pace in 2018, leading the nation in batting average (.353), doubles per game (2.83), hits (394), home runs (67), home runs per game (2.23), on base percentage (.448), runs (332), scoring (11.1), slugging percentage (.625) and win/loss percentage (.833). The Golden Eagles also rank third in doubles (85) and 11th in base on balls (181).

Several Tech players rank among the national leaders in several categories as well:
Hits - Kevin Strohschein (3rd)
Hits Per Game - Kevin Strohschein (2nd)
RBI - Trevor Putzig (6th)
RBI Per Game - Trevor Putzig (2nd)
Runs - Alex Junior (2nd), Chase Chambers (7th),
Runs Per Game - Alex Junior (1st), Chase Chambers (7th), John Ham (8th)
Sacrifice Flies - Trevor Putzig (2nd)
Slugging Percentage - John Ham (5th)
Total Bases - Kevin Strohschein (4th)
Victories - Travis Moths (8th)

Tennessee Tech (25-5) vs. Middle Tennessee (17-15)* – Wednesday, Apr. 11, 6:00 PM | Cookeville, Tenn. | Bush Stadium (1,100) | STATS | VIDEO
*as of Tuesday morning

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2018 Record: 25-5
2018 OVC Record: 14-1 (1st)
Head Coach: Matt Bragga
TTU: 418-385-2 (15th Season)
Career: 543-479-2 (19th Season)
Since 2008: 305-227-2 

AVG: Brennon Kaleiwahea (.404)
2B: John HamKevin Strohschein (11)
HR: John Ham (10)
RBI: Trevor Putzig (39)
R: Alex Junior (46)
BB: Alex JuniorTrevor Putzig (26)
SB: Collin Harris / Trevor Putzig (4)
ERA: Tyler Sylvester (2.45)
W: Travis Moths (6)
APP: Ethan Roberts (11)
IP: Travis Moths (43.2)
K: Travis Moths (49)
SV: Ethan Roberts (6)

2018 Record: 17-15
2018 CUSA Record: 5-7 (T-7th)
Head Coach: Jim McGuire
MT: 152-163 (6th Season)
Career: 372-279 (10th Season)

AVG: Aaron Aucker (.349)
2B: Aaron Aucker (13)
HR: Aaron Aucker (7)
RBI: Aaron Aucker (37)
R: Austin Dennis (34)
BB: LA Woodard (27)
SB: LA Woodard (15)
ERA: Austin Dennis (1.74)
W: Tyler Holcombe / Carson Lester (3)
APP: Tyler Holcombe (14)
IP: Carson Lester (38.0)
K: Jake Wyrick (47)
SV: Drew Huff (4)
*as of Tuesday morning

Photo by Tony Marable