Baseball wins ninth consecutive game

The Golden Eagles baseball team is on a hot streak – nine consecutive wins that include sweeping teams from West Virginia, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Ohio Valley Conference rival Austin Peay State University.

Their success comes from multiple areas, but the offense is prominent. The Golden Eagles lead the conference in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, scoring, home runs and hits.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper named star outfielder, Kevin Strohschein, the National Player of the Week following his recent tear at the plate. In four wins last week for Tech, Strohschein hit .471 (8-for-17) with seven runs, a double, four home runs and 10 RBI. This is Strohschein’s second honor of his career.

Travis Moths also received Pitcher of the Week honors from the OVC. The senior threw a seven-inning shutout en route to a victory over Austin Peay on Friday. Moths sits at a record of 5-1 after six appearances, recording 42 strikeouts along the way.

The Golden Eagles take on the Eastern Illinois Panthers in an OVC road series over Easter weekend. Tech’s record is 18-5, including 8-1 in conference play.