Tech baseball team hosts Little Rock in 2018 season opener Friday

Tech baseball team hosts Little Rock in 2018 season opener Friday

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

UPDATE: FRIDAY'S CONTEST HAS BEEN MOVED TO A 5 P.M. START DUE TO RAIN

Tennessee Tech Baseball Weekend Preview  (2/15)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The reigning Ohio Valley Conference championship Tennessee Tech baseball team officially kicks off the 2018 slate Friday afternoon, playing host to Little Rock in a three-game series beginning with a 3:00 p.m. CT tilt at Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex.

Game two is scheduled for a 2 p.m. first pitch on Saturday with Sunday's game three set to begin at 1 p.m. With rain expected in the area this weekend, fans are encouraged to check social media and the TTUSports.com website for updates concerning this weekend's schedule.

Tennessee Tech (0-0) vs. Little Rock (0-0)

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Friday, Feb. 16, 3:00 pm | Cookeville, Tenn. | Bush Stadium (1,100) | STATS
TTU Travis Moths (RHP)
5-1 | 3.88 ERA | 48.2 IP | 69 K | 15 BB
vs.
LR Chandler Fidel (LHP)
3-7 | 4.83 ERA | 63.1 IP | 60 K | 32 BB

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2:00 pm | Cookeville, Tenn. | Bush Stadium (1,100) | STATS
TTU Alex Hursey (LHP)
8-1 | 2.70 ERA | 50.0 IP | 56 K | 11 BB*
vs.
LR Cole Townsend (LHP)
2-1 | 3.70 ERA | 41.1 IP | 35 K | 20 BB

Sunday, Feb. 18, 1:00 pm | Cookeville, Tenn. | Bush Stadium (1,100) | STATS
TTU Nic Dye (LHP)
0-1 | 14.21 ERA | 6.1 IP | 6 K | 8 BB
vs.
LR McKinley Moore (RHP)
0-2 | 6.10 ERA | 10.1 IP | 10 K | 12 BB

* JUCO stats

TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES
2017 Record: 41-21
2017 OVC Record: 23-7 (1st)
Head Coach: Matt Bragga
TTU: 393-380-2 (15th Season)
Career: 518-474-2 (19th Season)
Since 2008: 280-222-2 

RETURNING STATS LEADERS
AVG: Trevor Putzig (.394)
2B: Trevor Putzig (23)
HR: Chase Chambers (18)
RBI: Chase Chambers (61)
R: Alex Junior (68)
BB: David Garza (32)
SB: Collin Harris (13)
ERA: Ty King (2.43)
W: Travis Moths (5)
APP: Ethan Roberts (22)
IP: Devin Lancaster (53.1)
K: Ethan Roberts (77)
SV: Ethan Roberts (13)

LITTLE ROCK TROJANS
2017 Record: 21-34
2017 Sun Belt Record: 11-18 (5th West)
Head Coach: Chris Curry
LR: 63-95 (4th Season)
Career: Same

RETURNING STATS LEADERS
AVG: Ross Adolph (.268)
2B: Dalton Bollinger (11)
HR: AJ Montoya (7)
RBI: Dalton Bollinger (29)
R: Ross Adolph (27)
BB: Ross Adolph (22)
SB: Matt Hansen (6)
ERA: Justin Garcia (3.02)
W: Carter Brown / Chandler Fidel (3)
APP: Justin Garcia (33)
IP: Chandler Fidel (63.1)
K: Chandler Fidel (60)
SV: Justin Garcia (2)

Photo by Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information