Golden Eagles hit the road for final road stretch of season

 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Off the heels of a perfect 5-0 homestand, the Tennessee Tech baseball team will hit the road for its final road stretch of the season, playing five games away from Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express baseball complex over the next two weeks.

The Golden Eagles (33-12) will start the stretch with a two-game stint in Cullowhee, N.C. when they take on the Catamounts of Western Carolina (31-17) in a battle of 30-win teams. Tech will look to fight history this weekend as the Catamounts hold a commanding 10-1 all-time series lead over the Golden Eagles.

Expected on the hill for Tech this weekend are senior ace Tristan Archer (7-3) and junior Ross Spurgeon (2-2). They will face-off against Western Carolina starters Jeremy Null (5-2) and Jordan Smith (4-3).

Fans can follow this weekend's game via live stats on Friday and Saturday.


SCOUTING THE WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS

LAST FIVE GAMES FOR
WESTERN CAROLINA

Date H/A/N Opponent Result Score
April 24
Away
No. 13 Clemson
L 12-1
April 26
Away
UNC Greensboro*
W
7-3
April 27 Away
UNC Greensboro*
W 10-7
April 27 Away
UNC Greensboro*
W
15-5
May 1
Away
Kennesaw State
W
9-3

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

Player Avg. Runs Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SB-SA
Julian Ridings
.390
38
60
13
4
8
35
.682
.445
11-11
Aaron Attaway .350 54 75 12 3 10 45 .575 .405 7-9
Tyler White .343 35 69 22 0 10 50 .602 .410 1-3
Jacob Hoyle .300 27 51 12 1 6 39 .488 .359 0-0
Bradley Strong .281 29 47 7 3 1 22 .377 .361 12-18
Austin Neary .281 21 36 11 0 2 16 .414 .317 3-6
Cody Jones .266 31 41 6 0 2 11 .344 .369 4-5

A look at this weekend's likely starters for Western Carolina:

Day Player ERA W-L G-GS IP Hits Runs ER BB SO Avg.
FRI
Jeremy Null
4.10
5-2
10-10
63.2
59
34
29
21
80
.245
SAT Jordan Smith 4.02 4-3 11-11 71.2 63 38 32 26 51 .232

CATCHING UP WITH TECH

LAST FIVE GAMES FOR
THE GOLDEN EAGLES

Date H/A/N Opponent Result Score
April 23 Home Alabama A&M W 12-5
April 26 Home Murray State* W 4-1
April 27 Home Murray State* W (10) 10-9
April 28 Home Murray State* W (10) 10-6
May 1 Home East Tennessee State W 10-6

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 .371 35 56 10 3 10 43 .675 .449 2-2
James Abraham .329 29 53 6 1 0 22 .379 .417 13-15
Zach Stephens .328 46 57 12 1 11 56 .598 .447 0-0
Brandon Thomasson .314 44 58 16 3 12 49 .627 .393 0-0
Austin Wulf .308 42 56 11 1 1 26 .396 .410 9-11
Dylan Bosheers .306 29 52 15 2 5 35 .506 .371 6-6
Zach Zarzour .304 45 52 9 2 1 17 .398 .410 12-15

A look at this weekend's likely starters for Tennessee Tech:

Day Player ERA W-L G-GS IP Hits Runs ER BB SO Avg.
FRI Tristan Archer 3.04 7-3 11-11 74.0 71 32 25 18 71 .253
SAT Ross Spurgeon 3.96 2-2 14-5 36.1 37 20 16 11 30 .266