Tech baseball finding winning ways as postseason approaches

The Tech baseball team is hitting its stride with a little over a month left in the regular season.They have won four of their last six, including a season best four-game win streak that started with beating Lipscomb and Alabama A&M on the road last week

“We have a good club,” head coach Matt Bragga said of his team. “We keep playing hard, and we’re improving with every game.

“We had a very good week and we hope to continue that success.”

Tech added the last two wins of the streak by taking both halves of a doubleheader on Saturday from Southeast Missouri State, 9-5 and 5-4, at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex before falling 13-8 on Sunday in the last game of the series.

“On Saturday,” Bragga said, “we had good, solid pitching and defense. Those will always give you a chance to win.

“We also had some timely hits, and that led to the victories.

“Sunday, we played hard; we just made some costly mistakes.”

Tech traveled to Murfreesboro Wednesday evening to take on the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders for a midweek game.

The Golden Eagles found themselves down two going into the ninth. Chad Oberacker drove in Michael Morris on an RBI single to cut it to one, but that was all they could get as they lost a heartbreaker 6-5 that dropped their record to 13-18

This weekend, the team will travel to Charleston, Ill., to take on the Panthers of Eastern Illinois (11-19, 5-3) in a three-game conference series.

“All games are important,” Bragga said. “The key for us is to continue to improve to get to where we need to be.

“We need to make good plays consistently. If we can do that, I think it gives us a great chance of winning any game.

“I believe we will get better and have some success.”

The Golden Eagles return home at 6 p.m. Tuesday to host the Belmont Bruins (17-17, 6-9).

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