April 4, 2011

Golden Eagles continue OVC at home against Jacksonville State and on the road SIU Edwardsville

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After getting the short end of the series against Eastern Illinois, the Tennessee Tech softball team will look to get back on track as it hosts a single game against Jacksonville State Thursday before traveling to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville this weekend.

The Golden Eagles return home Thursday, for a single game against Jacksonville State, at 4 p.m. Since their first meeting in 1993, both teams are deadlocked with a 17-17 record. In their last meeting, the Gamecocks took the 10-4 decision in the OVC Tournament last season.

JSU enters the week the owner of a 26-10 record, and sits in second in the OVC standings with an 11-3 record. Recently, the Gamecocks dropped two-of-three games to SIU Edwardsville, and are 5-3 in their last eight games. JSU is led by Kristin Graham, who has belted 12 home runs and driven in 30 runs.
 
The Golden Eagles finish off the week with a three-game series at SIU Edwardsville, beginning Saturday with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Game three is slated to follow Sunday, at 1 p.m.
 
The Golden Eagles and Cougars have met just one time back in 2009, with SIUE coming out with the 3-0 victory. The Cougars are currently 15-20 on the season, and sit in fifth place in the OVC with a 7-6 conference record. Kasey Schlafke leads the SIUE offense with five home runs and 20 RBI.
 
Fans who cannot attend the games can follow the live stats at the links below:
 
Jacksonville State game here
 
SIU Edwardsville games here