March 23, 2013

Softball looks to get back to winning ways Sunday vs. APSU


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Golden Eagle softball team is in a rut, but return to the dirt Sunday ready to get back to winning ways. Tech hosts OVC opponent Austin Peay in a doubleheader beginning at noon. 

Tech has dropped four-straight, all by an average of less than two runs. 

The Golden Eagles are batting .272 on the season, led by a group of three batters hitting .300 or better. Senior Melody Christian leads the way with a .388 average, 12 RBI, 19 runs and 11 stolen bases. Rightfielder Madison Taylor boasts a .353 average with a team-best .402 on-base percentage. Infielder Hannah Eldridge has driven in nine runs and tallied a team-leading six extra base hits, including one home run.  

Four pitchers are splitting time in the circle for Tech. The group has combined for a 3.59 ERA and 73 strikeouts. Sophomore Taylor Ketchum (7-5) has strukout 47 batters in 75 innings, including nine complete games and a save. Erica Tuck (0-4) has retired 16 batters in 40 innings while Claudia Harke has notched two wins. 

All-Time Series
Tech vs.
Austin Peay: 66-17, Tech swept the three-game series last season and haven't lost to the Lady Govs since 2003. The Golden Eagles won last years games in Clarksville 3-1, 6-5 and 5-3. 

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