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Sports Update: Baseball keeps streak alive

By Nick Rogers
On April 17, 2018

Softball

Tech’s softball team is 14-24 overall, and 5-7 Ohio Valley Conference play

The Golden Eagles swept OVC rival Tennessee State University in a doubleheader at home April 6, Tech’s wins over TSU began a seven-game homestand for the Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles followed their sweep of TSU by splitting a doubleheader at home against OVC foe Belmont, winning 3-0 in the first game and losing 1-0 in the second on April 8.  The Golden Eagles followed that up by sweeping Murray State.

During their homestand, Tech is 5-1, with their only loss coming against Belmont.

Senior Taylor Waldrop leads Tech’s pitchers with a 9-7 record and a 3.49 ERA.  Tech’s best hitter is freshman Taylor Thomas, who leads the team with a .306 batting average.

Tech is scheduled to conclude their homestand Wednesday, April 18 against Lipscomb. 

After, they are expected to head on the road to face OVC opponents Eastern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville before coming home to face Chattanooga, Eastern Kentucky University and Morehead State University.

 

Baseball

Tech’s baseball team currently holds a record of 29-5 overall, 18-1 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

The Golden Eagles are currently on a winning streak of 20 straight games, the longest streak in the nation.

During their streak, the Golden Eagles most notably defeated West Virginia University twice and in-state rival Middle Tennessee State University.  Tech outscored West Virginia by a combined 17-1 over two games March 13 and 14, and defeated MTSU 14-2 at home April 11.

Tech also swept a series on the road against OVC rival Murray State University

During the streak, Tech has outscored their opponents by a combined 196-78.

Junior Kevin Strohschein and Senior Brennon Kaleiwahea lead the Golden Eagles in batting average.  Strohschein averages .427, while Kaleiwahea averages .407.  Senior Trevor Putzig leads the team in home runs with 12, followed by Strohschein and Kaleiwahea at 11.

Senior pitcher Travis Moths leads Tech’s starters with a 7-1 record and a 4.17 ERA.

Tech is scheduled to play two games in two days on the road, one in Bowling Green, Kentucky, against Western Kentucky University, and one in Hunstville, Alabama against Alabama A&M University.

 

Tennis

Tech Tennis concluded its regular season 8-11 overall, 5-1 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

Tech won six straight meets against Eastern Illinois, Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, Chattanooga, Jacksonville State and Tennessee State before falling in their final meet of the regular season against Belmont.

The Golden Eagles are scheduled to play in the OVC championships in Nashville from April 20-22.

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