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March 16, 2011

Golden Eagles host red-hot East Tennessee Buccaneers Wednesday

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech baseball team has won three straight games, but the Golden Eagles have a difficult challenge facing them Wednesday afternoon if they hope to make it four in a row as a red-hot East Tennessee squad visits Bush Stadium for a 3 p.m. contest.

The Buccaneers bring a 10-2 record into the game, including a 5-0 mark on the road in 2011.

One thing Tech has in its favor is history in the series with the Bucs -- East Tennessee has not beaten the Golden Eagles in Cookeville in 15 years.

 
ETSU (10-2, 4-0 A-Sun) comes into the game on a six-game win streak after sweeping North Florida in dramatic style this past weekend. Junior Dylan Pratt leads the Bucs with four home runs and 19 RBI on the season.
 
The Golden Eagles are 45-39 all time against East Tennessee. The last time ETSU won at Tech was back in 1996 when the Bucs pulled out a 5-4 win. ETSU just missed ending the drought last year as TTU rallied for two runs in the ninth to defeat the Bucs, 6-5.
 
The Golden Eagles (7-9) come into the contest having swept Youngstown State this past weekend. Zach Stephens leads the way for Tennessee Tech as he is hitting a team-best .388 with four home runs and 22 RBI.
 
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