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Golden Eagles visit No. 30 Vanderbilt

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team has another tough task ahead of it Tuesday as it travels to play No. 30 Vanderbilt in Nashville. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

Tech enters the contest at 4-2 overall and 0-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2010, while Vanderbilt, from the Southeastern Conference is 6-1. Tech has won its last two games entering the week after taking 10-8 and 21-3 victories over Cleveland State to clinch a three-game series.

The Golden Eagles are led by sophomore Chad Hayes and junior Chad Oberacker, who are currently ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the OVC in batting average. Hayes is hitting .520 on the season with two doubles and six RBIs, while Oberacker is hitting .519 with three doubles and seven RBIs. Both players are riding six-game hitting streaks and have a hit in every game in 2010.

Junior Stephen Pryor is scheduled to start on the mound for the Golden Eagles. Pryor is 0-0 in one appearance for Tech this season. In one outing against Georgia Southern Pryor threw 2.2 innings and allowed three hits and two runs. Pryor struck out four batters, and enters the game with a 6.75 ERA.

Tech will return home for a three-game weekend series against Bradley from the Missouri Valley Conference beginning with a double-header at 1 p.m. on March 6. Admission to all Tech home baseball games is free.