March 29, 2013

Softball team returns to action with three-game set at Eastern Kentucky


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- After potsponing its last series due to wintery conditions, the Tennessee Tech softball team returns to action this weekend for its second Ohio Valley Conference series this season. The Golden Eagles will play in Richmond, Ky. Friday and Saturday. The doubleheader on Friday and the single game Saturday will all begin 1 PM CDT.

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.
Eastern Kentucky: Tech leads the series, 50-28, Tech swept the two-game series last season in Cookeville, with Tech winning 3-2 and 10-2.

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