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2013-14 Golden Eagle Softball News

November 7, 2014
TTU Sports Hall of Fame adds five with Class of 2014 induction
Five former student-athletes from five different sports were the honored guests Friday night as the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2014.

September 22, 2014
Fall schedule set for Tech softball
The Tennessee Tech softball team begins its plans toward success in the spring, with the unveiling of a fall schedule that should help challenge and prepare the Golden Eagles for the 2015 season.

September 8, 2014
Tech softball head coach Bynum promotes Wilkinson, adds Dillender to coaching staff
Coming off a successful 2014 campaign that saw the Tennessee Tech softball team wrap up the season winning 13 of 16, head coach Bonnie Bynum is already looking toward next season by adding a couple of key pieces to her coaching puzzle.

May 15, 2014
Golden Eagle summer camps just around the corner
Have a young athlete in the family? Tennessee Tech will host several camps this summer for youngsters.

May 10, 2014
Rain washes red-hot Golden Eagles out of OVC Tournament
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - Despite a huge win in the morning to eliminate the top-seeded team, Tennessee Tech was denied a chance to continue its run when relentless rain showers forced the OVC to cancel the consolation bracket of the eight-team league tourney and wrap up the year for the Golden Eagles.

May 9, 2014
Golden Eagle shock Gamecocks, claim 6-3 win over 23-hour span
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Tennessee Tech weathered a 21-hour, 21-minute rain delay, exploded for six runs in the bottom of the sixth and claimed an improbable 6-3 victory over Jacksonville State Saturday morning to advance in OVC Tournament.

May 8, 2014
Tech remains alive in OVC Tournament with clutch win over UT Martin
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The No. 7 Tennessee Tech softball team will live to play another day in the 2014 OVC Tournament, rallying to defeat No. 6 UT Martin, 5-3, in the tourney’s first elimination game.

May 7, 2014
Softball downed 1-0 in classic pitcher’s duel in OVC Tournament Opener
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – In a pitcher’s duel for the ages, the No. 7 Tennessee Tech softball team was edged 1-0 by No. 2 SIU Edwardsville (28-21, 20-5) in each club’s 2014 OVC Tournament opener.

May 6, 2014
Softball heads to Jacksonville, Ala. for OVC Tournament, plays SIUE on Wednesday
For the 20th time in its illustrious history, the Tennessee Tech softball team will march into the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, entering the tourney in Jacksonville, Ala. as the No. 7 seed after wrapping up the regular season with an impressive 11-2 mark in the club’s last 13 games.

May 6, 2014
Tech’s Hooper and Sakamoto named All-OVC second teamers, Liberatore on All-Newcomer Team
The Tennessee Tech softball team posted two members to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Second-Team with senior first baseman Kendall Hooper and junior outfielder Angi Sakamoto taking home the coveted spots.

May 5, 2014
Senior Chelsea Burgess named adidas® OVC Player of the Week
After ending her Cookeville career in grand fashion over the weekend, senior catcher Chelsea Burgess was named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week.

May 5, 2014
Fans, friends invited to Hospitality Tent during Tech games at OVC Softball Tournament
Tennessee Tech fans and alumni attending the Ohio Valley Conference Softball Tournament in Jacksonville, Ala. later this week are invited to the Tech Athletics hospitality tent.

May 5, 2014
Tech OVC Softball Tournament Games to be broadcast on Golden Eagle Sports Network
Tennessee Tech softball fans will have the opportunity to listen to all OVC Tournament games live on the radio or internet, as the Golden Eagle Sports Network will be bringing all the action on FM 106.1 The Eagle.

May 4, 2014
Tech’s six home runs propel Golden Eagles to 14-7 win in series finale with Morehead State
The Tennessee Tech softball team blasted six home runs and scored 12 unanswered en route to a 14-7 victory over Morehead State (15-34-1, 9-16) in the 2014 regular season finale.

May 3, 2014
Hooper’s walk-off round tripper, Weaver’s dominance, lead Tech to doubleheader sweep
It seemed only fitting that on a day in which she and fellow seniors Kayla Floyd and Chelsea Burgess were honored for their careers, Kendall Hooper would blast a walk-off home run in extra innings to help send the Tennessee Tech softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Morehead State (15-33-1, 9-15) on Senior Day.

May 1, 2014
Softball to tangle with Morehead State in final home series of 2014
The Tennessee Tech softball team will host Morehead State over the weekend in the final regular season series of the year, with the two teams locking up in a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. CT, before closing out the set with a single game on Sunday, also starting at 1 p.m.

April 27, 2014
Tech plates three in the fifth to edge Eastern Kentucky in thrilling series finale
The Tennessee Tech softball team put together a sterling late-inning comeback to upend Eastern Kentucky, 3-2, in the finale of a three-game set at Tech Softball Field.

April 26, 2014
Golden Eagles earn DH split against EKU thanks to fast start in game two
The Tennessee Tech softball team continued its roll of late, splitting a doubleheader with Eastern Kentucky (27-18, 14-7) in the first two of a three-game series under a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at Tech Softball Field.

April 24, 2014
Softball welcomes in Eastern Kentucky for crucial three-game weekend series at Tech Softball Field
With just two weekends remaining in the 2014 campaign, the Tennessee Tech softball team will play host to Eastern Kentucky (26-17, 13-6) for a three-game series beginning on Saturday, Apr. 26.

April 19, 2014
Tech takes two from SEMO in final road action of the regular season
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Tennessee Tech softball team continued its hot play of late, sweeping Southeast Missouri (7-29, 2-16) in a Saturday doubleheader.

April 18, 2014
Golden Eagles come from behind in game one to earn split at Martin
MARTIN, Tenn. – Strong pitching and a big day offensively from junior Hannah Eldridge carried the Tennessee Tech softball team to a doubleheader split at UT Martin (23-20-1, 10-7).

April 17, 2014
Softball to clash with UT Martin and Southeast Missouri in back-to-back doubleheaders
With the regular season just over two weeks from coming to a close, the Tennessee Tech softball team continues its push at an OVC Tournament berth with 10 games remaining in its slate.

April 16, 2014
Athletics mourns the passing of Robert Swindell, first head coach in Tech softball history
Dr. Robert Thomas Swindell, first head coach in Tennessee Tech softball history and former Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at TTU, passed away at the age of 76 on Friday evening, after battling cancer.

April 14, 2014
Senior Kendall Hooper named adidas® OVC Player of the Week
Driving in ten runs and leading the Tennessee Tech softball team to a 3-1 record was more than enough for senior Kendall Hooper to be recognized as the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week.

April 13, 2014
Golden Eagles take down Tigers 8-1 to complete sweep of TSU
The Tennessee Tech softball team completed its three-game sweep of OVC and in-state foe Tennessee State (16-30, 4-12) on Sunday, taking the finale 8-1 amidst a gorgeous afternoon at Tech Softball Field.

April 12, 2014
Golden Eagles control all facets of the game in doubleheader sweep over TSU
Strong pitching, timely hitting, and impeccable defense carried the Tennessee Tech softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Tennessee State (16-29, 4-11) in a sun soaked Saturday afternoon at Tech softball field.

April 11, 2014
Softball returns home for three-game set with in-state rival Tennessee State
The Tennessee Tech softball team is set for its first action at home in the month of April, welcoming in OVC and in-state foe Tennessee State for a three-game weekend series.

April 8, 2014
Kendall Hooper homers twice in 13-5 loss to No. 4 Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Behind a power display that saw a combined six home runs, No. 4 University of Tennessee (33-5) got the better of the Tennessee Tech softball team, 13-5, in the Golden Eagles’ (12-31) final non-conference game of the season.

April 7, 2014
Golden Eagles flock to Knoxville for final non-conference game of 2014
The Tennessee Tech softball team prepares for its final non-conference tilt of the season, traveling to No. 2 University of Tennessee for a Tuesday evening showdown with the defending College World Series runner up at 5 p.m. CT.

April 6, 2014
Danielle Liberatore shines in the circle as Tech earns split at Austin Peay
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Behind a tremendous outing by freshman pitcher Danielle Liberatore (6-9), the Tennessee Tech softball team forced a split in its Sunday doubleheader at Austin Peay.

April 5, 2014
Tech plates nine in game two to earn split at Murray State
MURRAY, Ky. – The Tennessee Tech softball team rebounded after a tough loss, 5-4, in the opening tilt of Saturday’s doubleheader with Murray State (17-18, 6-5), coming back to capture the second game.

April 3, 2014
Softball heads to Murray and Austin Peay for a pair of weekend doubleheaders
The Tennessee Tech softball team jumps right back into Ohio Valley Conference play this weekend, traveling to Murray State for a doubleheader on Saturday, before trekking to Austin Peay for a double dip on Sunday.

April 2, 2014
Tech swept in doubleheader at Chattanooga in last non-conference twin bill of the year
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Taking a break in its Ohio Valley Conference slate, the Tennessee Tech softball team was upended in both games of a doubleheader at UT Chattanooga, falling 12-1 and 3-1.

April 1, 2014
Softball matches up with UT Chattanooga in non-conference doubleheader
The Tennessee Tech softball team takes a break in its Ohio Valley Conference slate as the Golden Eagles (10-26) travel to UT Chattanooga (19-14) for a doubleheader on Wednesday, Apr. 2.

March 30, 2014
Early offense pushes Golden Eagles to a doubleheader split with Belmont
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Behind a big first inning in game one, the Tennessee Tech softball team forced a split in its Sunday doubleheader with Belmont.

March 29, 2014
Tech tripped up 4-3 in opener with Belmont
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Despite jumping out to a 2-0 lead, the Tennessee Tech softball team dropped a nail-biter on Saturday, falling 4-3 to Belmont University amidst an overcast and frigid afternoon in Nashville.

March 28, 2014
Softball travels to Belmont for OVC three-game set
The Tennessee Tech softball team heads down I-40 this weekend, matching up with Belmont for a three-game series in Tech’s second conference road set of the year.

March 23, 2014
Tech forces split with EIU behind offensive explosion in game two
The Tennessee Tech softball team responded to an early setback in its doubleheader with Eastern Illinois (20-9, 2-2), bouncing back to take game two of the twin bill, 10-2 in six innings, after being tripped up 5-4 in the opener.

March 22, 2014
Golden Eagles no-hit in second game of twin bill, swept by SIUE in doubleheader
The Tennessee Tech softball team was upended in both games of a doubleheader in its first conference home tilts of the year Saturday afternoon, as SIU Edwardsville (10-15, 4-0) got the better of the Golden Eagles (8-23, 0-5) with wins of 8-2 and 1-0.

March 21, 2014
Tune In: Spring broadcasts of softball, baseball begin this weekend on OVCDN
The Golden Eagle Sports Network begins its 2014 spring broadcasting schedule this weekend when the Tennessee Tech softball team takes on SIUE and Eastern Illinois. All broadcast games are available on the OVC Digital Network for free.

March 20, 2014
Softball gets set to host SIUE and EIU in first home conference action of the season
The Tennessee Tech softball team unwraps its home Ohio Valley Conference slate this weekend, hosting SIU Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois for Tech’s first home conference action of the year.

March 16, 2014
Golden Eagles edged on walk-off three-run home run in series finale with JSU
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – Jacksonville State spoiled the Tennessee Tech softball team’s bid at its first conference win of the 2014 campaign, as JSU’s (17-5, 3-0) Sarah Borders hit a walk-off three run home run in the bottom of the seventh to take the contest 5-3.

March 15, 2014
Golden Eagles open up OVC play with pair of losses to Jacksonville State
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – A tough beginning to the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference slate for the Tennessee Tech softball team, as the Golden Eagles (8-20, 0-2) were downed in both games of a doubleheader to Jacksonville State, 9-0 and 17-4.

March 13, 2014
Softball opens up OVC play with three-game set at Jax State
Ohio Valley Conference play opens up over the weekend for the Tennessee Tech softball team as the Golden Eagles (8-18) travel to the defending conference tournament champions, Jacksonville State, for a three-game series with the Gamecocks (14-5), beginning on Saturday, Mar. 15 with a doubleheader.

March 12, 2014
Softball, baseball teams to host Legends events May 3-4
Former Golden Eagle softball and baseball players are invited back to campus to participate in special Legends events on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4.

March 12, 2014
Slow start costs Golden Eagles in 6-1 loss to Western Kentucky
A slow start and a tough day at the dish cost the Tennessee Tech softball team on Wednesday as Western Kentucky (16-8-1) edged the Golden Eagles (8-18), 6-1 amidst frigid conditions at Tech Softball Field.

March 11, 2014
Golden Eagles swept in a doubleheader behind late Lipscomb rallies
Strong pitching and timely hitting kept the Tennessee Tech softball team right in the thick of things in its home doubleheader against Lipscomb on Tuesday, but big seventh innings by the Bisons (21-4) were too much to overcome as the Golden Eagles (8-17) fell in both games of the twin bill.

March 10, 2014
Softball back home for mid-week matchups with Lipscomb and Western Kentucky
The Tennessee Tech softball team returns to Cookeville for a slew of mid-week matchups, squaring off with Lipscomb in a doubleheader on Tuesday, before taking aim at Western Kentucky on Wednesday.

March 9, 2014
Golden Eagles close out stay in Georgia with 5-2 win over Kent State
ATHENS, Ga. – A big day at the plate for freshman Alyssa Richards, coupled with a strong outing on the rubber by sophomore Hannah Weaver (3-6) was the recipe for success for the Tennessee Tech softball team, as the Golden Eagles (8-15) downed Kent State (10-7) 5-2 in the UGA Softball Invitational finale.

March 8, 2014
Tech’s strong pitching not enough in back-to-back 1-0 losses to Purdue and Kent State
ATHENS, Ga. – Pitching, pitching, and more pitching proved to be the theme of day two of the UGA Softball Invitational.

March 7, 2014
Golden Eagles open UGA Softball Invitational with two-run losses to Purdue and Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. – The Tennessee Tech softball team dropped both games of day one of the UGA Softball Invitational, falling to Purdue, 4-2, before the Golden Eagles (7-13) were downed 3-1 by host team No. 19 Georgia.

March 6, 2014
Golden Eagles wrap up tournament play this weekend with trip to Athens, Ga.
The Tennessee Tech softball team gets set to participate in its final tournament of the year over the weekend, heading down to Athens, Ga. to take aim in the UGA Softball Invitational hosted by the University of Georgia.

March 5, 2014
Tech plates a combined 16 runs on 21 hits to sweep Holy Cross in home opener
Late inning offense paved the way in the Tennessee Tech softball team’s home opener, as the Golden Eagles took both games of a doubleheader against Holy Cross (1-3).

March 3, 2014
Softball to host Holy Cross on Wednesday in 2014 home opener
The wait is over. The Tennessee Tech softball team returns to Cookeville for its much anticipated home opener on Wednesday as the Golden Eagles will square off with Holy Cross in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. CT.

March 2, 2014
Golden Eagles blanked in 4-0 loss to close out weekend series with ECU
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Locked up in a pitcher’s duel in the finale of a three-game set at East Carolina, the Tennessee Tech softball team was upended 4-0 to close out the series.

March 1, 2014
Tech tripped up in both games of a doubleheader to begin set with East Carolina
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Winners of five of the last six, the Tennessee Tech softball team was slowed down on Saturday as the Golden Eagles lost both games of a doubleheader to open their three-game series at East Carolina.

February 28, 2014
Softball set to tangle with East Carolina in second series of the year
Winners of five of the last six, the Tennessee Tech softball team gets set to play its second road series of the year on Saturday, traveling to East Carolina for a three-game set with the Pirates (8-4).

February 26, 2014
Tennessee Tech to stream live webcast of 22 games this spring
Tennessee Tech baseball and softball fans will have the opportunity to watch a combined 22 home games live via webstreams on the OVC Digital Network this spring, including 11 for each team.

February 25, 2014
Sophomore Madison Taylor named College Sports Madness OVC Player of the Week
After playing a pivotal role in leading Tennessee Tech to a 4-1 record in the Frost Classic, sophomore Madison Taylor has been recognized as the College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Conference Softball Player of the Week.

February 23, 2014
Liberatore’s gem propels Golden Eagles to 1-0 win over Radford in Frost Classic finale
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Freshman Danielle Liberatore came within four outs of a no-hitter and sophomore Madison Taylor homered in the bottom of the first to provide the Tennessee Tech offense all it needed, as the Golden Eagles won 1-0 over Radford University in the finale of the 2014 Frost Classic hosted by UT Chattanooga.

February 22, 2014
Softball splits in Chattanooga, tops Campbell in nine, falls to Demons
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Day two of the Frost Classic ended in a split for the Tennessee Tech softball team as the Golden Eagles earned a thrilling victory over Campbell, 6-5 in nine innings, before dropping the second game to Northwestern State, 9-0.

February 21, 2014
Golden Eagles win pair of thrillers to make it three straight
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Resiliency was the name of the game for the Tennessee Tech softball team on Friday.

February 20, 2014
Softball treks to Chattanooga for Frost Classic
Fresh off its first victory of the season, the Tennessee Tech softball team journeys to Chattanooga for the 2014 Frost Classic hosted by UTC.

February 16, 2014
Third inning offensive barrage leads Tech to first win of the year
KENNESAW, Ga. – Behind an eight-run third inning that saw the Tennessee Tech softball team record nine-straight hits, the Golden Eagles cruised to their first victory of the season, defeating Kennesaw State 9-3 in the finale of a three-game series.

February 15, 2014
Kennesaw rallies late to steal two games from Tennessee Tech
KENNESAW, Ga. -- Late inning dramatics didn’t swing Tennessee Tech’s way Saturday afternoon, as the Golden Eagle softball team fell in a pair of close ones, 5-3 and 4-3, to Kennesaw State in TTU’s first non-tournament action of the season.

February 13, 2014
Tech to play three-game series with Kennesaw State this weekend
KENNESAW, Ga. – What was originally scheduled to be the Tennessee Tech softball team’s second tournament of the year, has now been changed to a three-game series at Kennesaw State this weekend.

February 9, 2014
Tech burned by late rallies in defeats to Auburn and Louisiana-Monroe
AUBURN, Ala. – The Tennessee Tech softball team closes out its three day stay in Alabama unable to put its first win on the board as the Golden Eagles wrapped up day three of the Plainsman Invite with a pair of losses to host Auburn, 8-4, and Louisiana-Monroe, 7-0.

February 8, 2014
Golden Eagles outscored 22-1 in pair of losses to Notre Dame and North Dakota State
AUBURN, Ala. – A tough afternoon for the Tennessee Tech softball team as the Golden Eagles fell 9-1 to Notre Dame and 13-0 to North Dakota State in day two of the Plainsman Invite hosted by Auburn University.

February 7, 2014
Seesaw affair swings ULM's way in Tech’s season opener
AUBURN, Ala. – A drama filled sixth inning proved to be the difference in Tennessee Tech’s season opening tilt with Louisiana-Monroe in the Plainsman Invite hosted by Auburn University.

February 6, 2014
Softball unwraps 2014 season with weekend tournament at Auburn
With frigid temperatures blanketing Cookeville, the Golden Eagle softball team flocks south for the weekend to kick off its 2014 campaign in the Plainsman Invite hosted by Auburn University.

January 27, 2014
Challenging slate sees Tech square off with six NCAA Tournament teams in '14
Challenging, diverse, and beneficial in the long run are just some of the ways to describe the 2014 Tennessee Tech softball schedule as the Golden Eagles look to return to the pinnacle of the Ohio Valley Conference.

December 31, 2013
SCHOLAR POWER: Tech student-athletes post highest combined GPA in history
Tennessee Tech student-athletes posted the highest combined GPA in school history during the fall semester, with four teams registering the highest semester GPA in the history of their sports.

December 26, 2013
Bynum, Golden Eagle softball team adds four for 2015
The Tennessee Tech softball team is proud to announce the signings of four new players to add to the 2015 roster.

November 25, 2013
Tech softball lends hands in helping Women Build through Habitat for Humanity
The Golden Eagle softball team continued its lengthy list of community service endeavors on Saturday, participating in building a house through Habitat for Humanity.

October 15, 2013
Stephanie Dallmann to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 25
Stephanie Dallmann rewrote the Tennessee Tech softball record books during her glittering, four-year career for the Golden Eagles. Dallmann is one of five persons who will be inducted Oct. 25 into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame.

October 10, 2013
Golden Eagle softball set to put lid on impressive fall campaign
The Tennessee Tech softball team wraps up what has been a successful 2013 fall slate on Friday, as the Golden Eagles travel to Knoxville to square off against the defending College World Series runner-up in the University of Tennessee.