Tech baseball team continues five-game road stretch at Austin Peay

Tech baseball team continues five-game road stretch at Austin Peay

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

Tennessee Tech Baseball Weekend Preview (3/14)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team continues its five-game road stretch with a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series at in-state rival Austin Peay this weekend, kicking off action Friday evening at Raymond C. Hand Park at 6:00 p.m. CT.

Game two of the series is slated for a 1:00 p.m. first pitch on Saturday while the series finale will commence with another 1:00 p.m. start on Sunday. All three games are currently scheduled to be streamed live on ESPN+.

Tech enters the weekend having won seven of its past nine contests. The Golden Eagles claimed the series, 2-1, over SIUE this past weekend to open OVC play, scoring 27 runs in three games.

Sophomore slugger Jason Hinchman, the league's reigning player of the week, has been on a tear over the past six games, slashing .500/.577/1.591 with seven home runs, 16 RBI, three doubles and 13 runs scored. On Tuesday, against visiting Valparaiso, the first baseman tied the Golden Eagle single-game record for home runs with three in the contest.

TENNESSEE TECH (10-6, 2-1) at Austin Peay (5-9, 1-2)

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Friday, Mar. 15, 6:00 pm | Clarksville, Tenn. | Raymond C. Hand Park (777) | STATS | VIDEO
TTU Caleb Morgan (RHP)
1-2 | 6.48 ERA | 16.2 IP | 21 K | 10 BB
vs.
APSU Josh Rye (LHP)
1-2 | 8.40 ERA | 15.0 IP | 11 K | 6 BB

Saturday, Mar. 16, 1:00 pm | Clarksville, Tenn. | Raymond C. Hand Park (777) | STATS | VIDEO
TTU Mark Leonard (RHP)
1-0 | 2.95 ERA | 21.1 IP | 20 K | 5 BB
vs.
APSU Jacques Pucheu (LHP)
2-0 | 1.08 ERA | 25.0 IP | 27 K | 7 BB

Sunday, Mar. 17, 1:00 pm | Clarksville, Tenn. | Raymond C. Hand Park (777) | STATS | VIDEO
TTU Thomas Saliba (RHP)
2-0 | 10.38 ERA | 13.0 IP | 15 K | 3 BB
vs.
APSU Brandon Vial (RHP)
0-2 | 4.02 ERA | 15.2 IP | 18 K | 7 BB

TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES
2019 Record: 10-6
2019 OVC Record: 2-1 (T-1st)
Head Coach: Justin Holmes
TTU: 10-6 (1st Season)
Career: Same

STATS LEADERS
AVG: Jason Hinchman (.358)
2B: Jay Meuse (6)
3B: Anthony Carrera / Jason Hogan (1)
HR: Jason Hinchman (7)
RBI: Jason Hinchman (22)
R: Jason Hinchman (18)
BB: Anthony Carrera (15)
SB: Jay Meuse (1)
ERA: Mark Leonard (2.12)
W: Nic DyeThomas Saliba (2)
APP: Jacob Cole (7)
IP: Mark Leonard (21.1)
K: Nic Dye (28)
SV: Tyler Sylvester (2)

AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS
2019 Record: 5-9
2019 OVC Record: 1-2 (T-6th)
Head Coach: Travis Janssen
APSU: 63-66 (3rd Season)
Career: Same

STATS LEADERS
AVG: David Martinez (.395)
2B: David Martinez (5)
3B: Garret Spain (3)
HR: Parker Phillips (4)
RBI: Garrett Spain (12)
R: Parker Phillips / Garrett Spain (11)
BB: Parker Phillips (10)
SB: Parker Phillips / Garrett Spain (2)
ERA: Jacques Pucheu (1.08)
W: Jacques Pucheu (2)
APP: Brett Newberg (7)
IP: Jacques Pucheu (25.0)
K: Jacques Pucheu (27)
SV: Ryan Kouba / Brett Newberg (1)

Photo by Tony Marable