Golden Eagles open home play with pair of doubleheaders

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- After their final three games in the Buzz Classic were canceled due to storms last weekend, the Golden Eagles have returned home to make their 2012 debut at the Tech Softball Field with games against IPFW and Belmont.

IPFW (10-2) has won eight games in a row entering Tuesday's doubleheader in Cookeville. The Mastadons have dealt three shutouts this season and have held their opponents to two runs or fewer in eight of their 12 games. They will look to continue getting production from senior Courtney Cronin, who hit six doubles and a home run and drove in nine runs in IPFW's four games at the Marshall Invitational last week. The first pitch is slated for 1 p.m.

On Thursday, the Golden Eagles (6-9) host future Ohio Valley Conference rival Belmont in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. The Bruins wrap up their long stretch of road games with Thursday's twinbill before returning to Nashville for a six-game homestand.

Admission to all regular-season home games at the Tech Softball Field is free. Live Stats: http://livestats.prestosports.com/ttusports/

Tech opens OVC play Saturday with a doubleheader at Austin Peay starting at 1 p.m. The Lady Governors enter the weekend with a record of 6-7, pending the outcome of their contest at Oklahoma.