Tech baseball's series versus Belmont moved to Saturday through Monday

Tech baseball's series versus Belmont moved to Saturday through Monday

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

Tennessee Tech Baseball Weekend Preview  (5/4)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With heavy rain and subsequent inclement weather expected in the Cookeville and Putnam County area Friday, the Tennessee Tech baseball team has moved its three-game, Ohio Valley Conference series against in-state rival Belmont to Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Game one is set for a 6 p.m. CT start while Sunday's game two contest is slated to begin at 2 p.m. The series finale on Monday is scheduled for a 1 p.m. first pitch.

Fans are encouraged to follow social media and the TTUsports.com website for updates concerning start times and delays due to impending weather expected in the Cookeville area throughout the weekend.

Tennessee Tech (32-14, 18-3) vs. Belmont (22-21, 14-10)

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PROBABLE STARTING ROTATION
Saturday, May 6, 6:00 pm | Cookeville, Tenn. | Bush Stadium (1,100) | STATS
TTU Michael Wood (RHP)
7-3 | 4.86 ERA | 63.0 IP | 63 K | 18 BB
vs.
BEL Tyler Vaughn (RHP)
3-6 | 5.50 ERA | 70.1 IP | 73 K | 24 BB

Sunday, May 7, 2:00 pm | Cookeville, Tenn. | Bush Stadium (1,100) | STATS
TTU Jake Usher (RHP)
3-1 | 6.04 ERA | 47.2 IP | 47 K | 19 BB
vs.
BEL Dylan King (RHP)
3-4 | 4.11 ERA | 65.2 IP | 89 K | 19 BB

Monday, May 8, 1:00 pm | Cookeville, Tenn. | Bush Stadium (1,100) | STATS
TTU TBA
– | – ERA | – IP | – K | – BB
vs.
BEL Connor Etheridge (RHP)
4-1 | 5.57 ERA | 51.2 IP | 57 K | 21 BB

SERIES HISTORY
Overall: Tech leads, 38-33
First Meeting: 1957 | TTU 7, BEL 3 | Unknown
Last Meeting: May 15, 2016 | BEL 7, TTU 1 | Nashville, Tenn.

TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES
2017 Record: 32-14
2017 OVC Record: 18-3 (1st)
Head Coach: Matt Bragga
TTU: 385-373-2 (14th season)
Career: 512-467-2 (18th season)
Since 2008: 313-236-2 

TEAM STATS (National Rank)
AVG: .323 (7)
H: 550 (2)
2B: 117 (2)
3B: 9 (137)
HR: 74 (2)
R: 393 (4)
R/G: 8.5 (4)
SLG%: .533 (3)
OB%: .396 (24)
BB: 171 (125)
HBP: 45 (92)
SB: 36 (166)
ERA: 5.31 (187)
WIN%: .696 (25)
K/9: 9.4 (14)
SH/O: 3 (70)
FLD%: .974 (65)

BATTING LEADERS (National Rank)
AVG: Trevor Putzig – .410 (6)
H: Trevor Putzig – 68 (20)
2B: Ryan Flick – 22 (2)
3B: Three players tied – 2 (NR)
HR: Chase Chambers – 15 (9)
RBI: Chase Chambers – 54 (12)
R: Alex Junior – 54 (7)
SLG%: Ryan Flick – .743 (9)
OB%: Ryan Flick – .485 (20)
BB: Ryan Flick – 30 (94)
HBP: Chase Chambers – 12 (44)
SB: Collin Harris – 10 (NR)
Toughest to K: Trevor Putzig – 12.8 AB/K (46)

PITCHING LEADERS
ERA: Devin Lancaster – 4.79 (NR)*
WINS: Michael Wood – 7 (17)
APP: Nick Osborne – 17 (NR)
IP: Michael Wood – 63.0 (NA)
K: Michael Wood – 63 (144)
SV: Ethan Roberts – 11 (14)
*1.0 inning pitched per team game played

BELMONT BRUINS
2017 Record: 22-21
2017 OVC Record: 14-10 (3rd)
Head Coach: Dave Jarvis
BEL: 580-518-2 (20th season)
Career: 904-670-2 (27th season)

BATTING LEADERS
AVG: Nick Egli – .408
H: Nick Egli – 58
2B: Nick Egli – 16
3B: Three players tied – 2
HR: Nick Egli – 13
RBI: Nick Egli – 42
R: Nick Egli – 40
BB: Nick Egli – 26
SB: Tyler Walsh – 15

PITCHING LEADERS
ERA: Dylan King – 4.11*
WINS: Connor Etheridge – 4
APP: Kyle Klotz – 32
IP: Tyler Vaughn – 70.1
K: Dylan King – 89
SV: Dom Veltri – 8
*1.0 inning pitched per team game played

Photo by Tony Marable