Forecast not promising, but Golden Eagles ready to play in Frost Invitational

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The last thing Tory Acheson and the Tennessee Tech softball team want to do this weekend is sit in their rooms and watch the rain come down. The forecast is pretty wet for the Chattanooga area Friday and Saturday, but the Golden Eagles are hoping it clears enough to get a little action in at the Frost Invitational.

The Golden Eagles (5-9) are anxious to return to the field after dropping all five games against tough foes last weekend at the prestigious Cathedral City Classic. Tech is also hoping to hand Acheson his 700th career coaching victory this weekend -- he comes into the tournament with 698 all-time victories as a collegiate head coach.

Tech opens the weekend with a 2 p.m. game against Sacred Heart on Friday, followed by a contest against Missouri State at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, Tech faces Valparaiso at 9 a.m. and Rhode Island at 11:30 a.m. The Golden Eagles wrap up play Sunday with a 9 a.m. contest against Princeton.