March 1, 2011

Tech to host 13 games at Tech Combat Classic, Belmont games postponed

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After compiling a 4-1 record at the Frost Classic, the Tennessee Tech softball team will look to keep its fortunes going this week as it hosts the three-day Tech Combat Classic beginning Friday.

Tech finishes the week as it hosts the its first home games of the season at the Tech Combat Classic. The 13-game tournament will feature six teams including Tech, Middle Tennessee, NC State, Belmont, Louisville and Samford, though TTU will not face Samford.
 
Tech begins the Combat Classic Friday as it hosts Middle Tennessee and NC State, with game times set for 3 and 5 p.m. The Golden Eagles are a combined 18-21 against the Blue Raiders and the Wolfpack. MTSU has put together a 4-7 record and is 3-2 in its last five games. NC State has put together a 7-7 record but has lost its last three games.
 
The Golden Eagles wrap up their week on day two of the Tech Combat Classic as they host Belmont and Louisville Saturday with game times set at 12 and 3 p.m. Against Belmont, Tech has built a 24-2 record including a pair of shutout victories last season. The Bruins are currently 4-10 on the season and have lost their last four games. Louisville leads the all-time series against Tech 5-1. The Cardinals are 9-6 on the season, and have won four of their last five games.
 
Day one of the Tech Combat Classic will feature four listed below:
Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville at 10 a.m.
Louisville vs. NC State at 1 p.m.
Middle Tennessee at Tennessee Tech at 3 p.m.
N.C. State at Tennessee Tech at 5 p.m.
 
Day two of the Tech Combat Classic will feature five games with times listed below:
Belmont vs. Samford at 10 a.m.                                                         
Belmont at Tennessee Tech at 12:30 p.m.
Louisville at Tennessee Tech at 3 p.m.
Middle Tennessee vs. Samford at 5 p.m.
N.C. State vs. Middle Tennessee at 7 p.m.
 
Day three of the Tech Combat Classic will feature four game with times listed below
N.C. State vs. Belmont at 10 a.m.                                               
Samford vs. N.C. State at 12 p.m.
Louisville vs. Belmont at 2 p.m.
Samford vs. Louisville at 4 p.m.
 
Admission to all tournament games, as well as all Tech home games, is free of charge.
 
Tech's scheduled doubleheader against Belmont for Wednesday has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a latter date.