Tennessee Tech shocked top-seeded UT Martin Saturday, winning 3-1 to force a second meeting at 3 p.m. It sets up a one-game showdown to see which team will capture the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title and advance to the NCAA Tournament.
After beating each of the top four seeds in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, including top-seeded UT Martin to force the if-necessary game, the Tennessee Tech softball team ran out of magic as the Skyhawks took a 6-2 win.
Senior Holly Thomas pitched her second complete game of the day and senior Brooke Basten delivered a two-run single to highlight a seventh-inning rally that lifted the Golden Eagles to a 3-1 win over No. 2 seed Eastern Illinois at the OVC Softball Tournament Thursday afternoon.
With one swing of the bat, sophomore Kendall Hooper gave the Tennessee Tech softball team a two-run lead it would not relinquish as the Golden Eagles beat Jacksonville State 2-1 in the opening game of the OVC Tournament.
For the 17th time in its 18 years of existence, the Ohio Valley Conference Softball Tournament will include Tennessee Tech. The Golden Eagles are the sixth seed and will play third-seed Jacksonville State Thursday.
The Tennessee Tech softball team dropped a pair of non-conference games at Mississippi State on Saturday, but came one step closer to the 2012 OVC tournament with some help from other teams around the league.
Six All-OVC selections, five OVC All-Tournament nods, four OVC championship rings, and three years together on the Tennessee Tech softball team. It all adds up to two former players whose names will be added to the TTU Softball Wall of Honor this weekend.
Holly Thomas struck out 10 batters in an opening-game, 3-2 victory and the offense backed Taylor Ketchum's four-hitter in a 10-2 nightcap win as the Golden Eagle softball team swept both games from Eastern Kentucky Thursday afternoon.