Tech baseball set for midweek tilts with Alabama A&M, Western Carolina

Tech baseball set for midweek tilts with Alabama A&M, Western Carolina

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

Tennessee Tech Baseball Midweek Preview (3/19)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team is slated for a pair of midweek match-ups this week, beginning with a 6 p.m. CT contest on Tuesday against Alabama A&M at Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex.

The Golden Eagles will then head to Kodak, Tenn. for a neutral site battle against Western Carolina at Smokies Stadium, home of the Tennessee Smokies. First pitch in the contest is scheduled for 3 p.m. CT.

With rain and inclement weather expected in the area this week, fans are encouraged to check social media and the website for updates concerning this week's schedule.

The Golden Eagle offense is off to a record-setting pace in 2018, leading the nation in batting average (.351), doubles per game (3.05), home runs (40), home runs per game (2.11), slugging percentage (.621) and scoring (10.9). Tech also ranks second nationally in both hits (249) and runs (207), third in on base percentage (.441) and fourth in doubles (58).

Tennessee Tech (14-5) vs. Alabama A&M (5-15) – Tuesday, Mar. 20, 6:00 PM | Cookeville, Tenn. | Quillen Field (1,100) | STATS 
Tennessee Tech (14-5) vs. Western Carolina (2-17) – Wednesday, Mar. 21, 3:00 PM | Kodak, Tenn. | Smokies Stadium (6,412) | STATS

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2018 Record: 14-5
2018 OVC Record: 5-1 (T-1st)
Head Coach: Matt Bragga
TTU: 407-385-2 (15th Season)
Career: 532-479-2 (19th Season)
Since 2008: 294-227-2 

AVG: Kevin Strohschein (.412)
2B: Kevin Strohschein (8)
HR: John Ham (7)
RBI: Trevor Putzig (26)
R: Alex Junior (31)
BB: Trevor Putzig (21)
SB: Collin Harris / Trevor Putzig (3)
ERA: Colton Provey (1.26)
W: Travis Moths (4)
APP: Ethan Roberts (7)
IP: Travis Moths (26.1)
K: Marcus Evey / Travis Moths (3)
SV: Ethan Roberts (4)

2018 Record: 5-15
2018 SWAC Record: 2-4 (4th East)
Head Coach: Mitch Hill
AAMU: 56-134 (4th Season)
Career: Same

AVG: Dalton Mitchell (.373)
2B: 3 players tied (3)
HR: 4 players tied (1)
RBI: Carson McGregory (7)
R: Jonathan Smith II (10)
BB: Carlton Peppers (10)
SB: Brandon Moore (3)
ERA: Casey Warner (3.60)
W: Jaret Britt (2)
APP: Jose Figueroa (9)
IP: Jaret Britt (30.1)
K: Jose Figueroa (17)
SV: Jose Figueroa / JT O'Reel (1)

2018 Record: 2-17
2018 SoCon Record: 0-0
Head Coach: Bobby Moranda
WCU: 314-270-2 (11th Season)
Career: Same

AVG: Justice Bigbie (.382)
2B: Cameron Blaquiere (5)
HR: Matthew Koehler (5)
RBI: Justice Bigbie (17)
R: Matthew Koehler (14)
BB: Will Prater / Caleb Robinson (8)
SB: Matthew Koehler (5)
ERA: Zach Franklin (2.35)
W: Jake Niezen / Taylor Purus (1)
APP: Jake Niezen (11)
IP: Taylor Purus (26.0)
K: Taylor Purus (24)
SV: None

Photo by Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information