March 22, 2013

Softball doubleheader coming a day early; Team's first home games are Friday


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech softball team will host its first home games of the year a day earlier than expected. The Golden Eagles' OVC doubleheader with Murray State, originally slated for Saturday, has been moved to Friday, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

The Golden Eagles are looking to bounce back after two tough draws at Lipscomb Wednesday. Tech dropped both ends of a twinbill, falling 6-5 and 6-3 to the Bisons. 

Despite the losses, senior Melody Christian swung .625 in the double header, collecting five hits in her eight at bats. The outfielder picked up her 11th stolen base of this season, bringing her to 77 career bases, second in the Tech record books.  Brittney Spalding hit her second home run of the season, already matching her season total from 2012. 

Sophomore Taylor Ketchum continues to lead bullpen with seven of Tech's 11 wins, including one save.  Claudia Harke and Erica Tuck have combine for 61 innings of work while freshman Hannah Weaver has worked her way into the lineup for five games, notching one win. 

All-Time Series
Tech vs.
Murray State: 4-5, The series has been brief between the Racers and the Golden Eagles. They have only met nine times since the first meeting in 2010. Tech went 1-2 in the regular season series but defeated Murray State 5-3 in the OVC Tournament. 

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