May 13, 2013

Golden Eagles host Lipscomb in final non-conference regular season contest

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Momentum is sure to be a key for the Tennessee Tech baseball team as it heads into the final week of the 2013 regular season. The Golden Eagles will host Lipscomb in a rematch of February's match-up in Nashville that saw the Bisons defeat Tech 12-1.

Both teams head into the 6 p.m. CDT contest with momentum on their sides. Tech is coming off a key Ohio Valley Conference series sweep of SEMO, keeping the team in first place by a full game. Lipscomb has won four of its last five games, including two in a row this weekend at Jacksonville.

The Golden Eagles own 36 wins on the year, second most in program history and just three short of the record set by David Mays' 1997 team. Tech's 22 OVC wins are the second most in league history, trailing only Jacksonville State's 23 in 2008.

Taking the hill on Tuesday for the Golden Eagles will be junior righty Garrett Baugh, in search of his fifth win of the season.

Fans can follow this Tuesday's game via live stats here.


SCOUTING THE LIPSCOMB BISONS

LAST FIVE GAMES FOR
LIPSCOMB

Date H/A/N Opponent Result Score
May 5 Away Northern Kentucky* W - 7
11-6
May 7 Home UT Martin W 12-3
May 10 Away Jacksonville* L 6-2
May 11 Away Jacksonville* W 8-2
May 12 Away Jacksonville* W 12-3

A look at the top seven offensive weapons for the Bisons:

Player Avg. Runs Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SB-SA
Lee Wilson .296 19 42 3 1 0 14 .331

.390

5-6
Chad Shannon .293 27 49 8 1 3 25 .407 .380 5-8
Tyson Ashcraft .287 20 43 5 1 4 21 .413 .363 3-4
Drew Adams .284 28 52 9 3 3 25 .415 .405 10-14
Aaron Sandoval .275 26 53 8 0 3 30 .363 .336 0-1
Noah Chandler .259 15 30 4 0 1 11 .319 .320 2-2
Zach Lowery .253 34 45 6 2 7 28 .427 .359 9-10

A look at this week's likely starter for Lipscomb:

Day Player ERA W-L G-GS IP Hits Runs ER BB SO Avg.
TUE Jacob Knott 4.50 2-4 10-9 48.0 42 25 24 36 32 .251

CATCHING UP WITH TECH

LAST FIVE GAMES FOR
THE GOLDEN EAGLES

Date H/A/N Opponent Result Score
May 3 Away Western Carolina L 18-7
May 4 Away Western Carolina L 6-1
May 10 Away Southeast Missouri* W 16-1
May 11 Away Southeast Missouri* W 11-6
May 12 Away Southeast Missouri* W 5-1

A look at the top seven offensive weapons for the Golden Eagles:

Player Avg. Runs Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SB-SA
Daniel Miles .355 36 61 11 3 10 44 .628 .428 2-2
James Abraham .352 36 62 7 1 0 25 .403 .443 14-16
Zach Stephens .330 51 65 15 1 13 60 .614 .438 0-0
Dylan Bosheers .319 33 61 17 2 5 39 .508 .384 6-6
Zach Zarzour .307 49 59 11 2 1 22 .401 .409 13-17
Austin Wulf .297 45 60 14 1 1 29 .391 .399 9-11
Brandon Thomasson .295 49 61 17 3 12 51 .580 .380 0-0

A look at this week's likely starter for Tennessee Tech:

Day Player ERA W-L G-GS IP Hits Runs ER BB SO Avg.
TUE Garrett Baugh 6.75 4-1 15-7 41.1 58 37 31 17 31 .345