No. 25 Golden Eagles to visit Murray State, weather alters schedule to Friday doubleheader

No. 25 Golden Eagles to visit Murray State, weather alters schedule to Friday doubleheader

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

Tennessee Tech Baseball Weekend Preview (4/12)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 25 ranked Tennessee Tech baseball team will hit the road for a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series this weekend, taking on Murray State beginning with a doubleheader Friday, Apr. 13.

The series schedule was altered due to forecasted rain for Saturday in Murray. Friday will now feature a doubleheader with game one beginning at 2 p.m. CT. There will be no game Saturday, with the series finale still set for 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The Golden Eagle offense has continued its record-setting pace in 2018, leading the nation in batting average (.356), doubles per game (2.77), hits (411), home runs (72), home runs per game (2.32), on base percentage (.450), runs (346), scoring (11.2), slugging percentage (.633) and win/loss percentage (.839). The Golden Eagles also rank fourth in doubles (86) and 13th in base on balls (184).

Several Tech players rank among the national leaders in several categories as well:
Hits - Kevin Strohschein (3rd)
Hits Per Game - Kevin Strohschein (2nd)
RBI - Trevor Putzig (2nd)
RBI Per Game - Trevor Putzig (1st)
Runs - Alex Junior (1st), Chase Chambers (7th),
Runs Per Game - Alex Junior (1st), Chase Chambers (6th), Trevor Putzig (9th)
Sacrifice Flies - Trevor Putzig (2nd)
Slugging Percentage - John Ham (5th)
Total Bases - Kevin Strohschein (4th)
Victories - Travis Moths (8th)

Tennessee Tech (26-5, 14-1) at Murray State (17-15, 5-7)

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Friday, Apr. 13, 2:00 pm | Murray, Ky. | Reagan Field (800) | STATS | VIDEO
TTU Travis Moths (RHP)
6-1 | 4.53 ERA | 43.2 IP | 49 K | 18 BB
vs.
MSU Trevor McMurray (RHP)
4-1 | 4.89 ERA | 38.2 IP | 26 K | 14 BB

Friday, Apr. 14, 6:00 pm | Murray, Ky. | Reagan Field (800) | STATS | VIDEO
TTU Marcus Evey (RHP)
3-0 | 4.88 ERA | 31.1 IP | 42 K | 12 BB
vs.
MSU Peyton Hayes (RHP)
1-2| 6.81 ERA | 37.0 IP | 32 K | 22 BB

Sunday, Apr. 15, 1:00 pm | Murray, Ky. | Reagan Field (800) | STATS | VIDEO
TTU Alex Hursey (LHP)
4-2 | 4.94 ERA | 31.0 IP | 27 K | 14 BB
vs.
MSU Luke Brown (LHP)
1-2 | 7.22 ERA | 28.2 IP | 27 K | 23 BB
*Starting rotations are probable and subject to change

TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES
2018 Record: 26-5
2018 OVC Record: 14-1 (1st)
Head Coach: Matt Bragga
TTU: 419-385-2 (15th Season)
Career: 544-479-2 (19th Season)
Since 2008: 306-227-2 

STATS LEADERS
AVG: Brennon Kaleiwahea (.405)
2B: John HamKevin Strohschein (11)
HR: 3 players tied (10)
RBI: Trevor Putzig (43)
R: Alex Junior (50)
BB: Alex JuniorTrevor Putzig (26)
SB: Collin Harris / Trevor Putzig (4)
ERA: Grant Phillips (2.25)
W: Travis Moths (6)
APP: Ethan Roberts (11)
IP: Travis Moths (43.2)
K: Travis Moths (49)
SV: Ethan Roberts (6)

MURRAY STATE RACERS
2018 Record: 17-15
2018 OVC Record: 5-7 (8th)
Head Coach: Kevin Moulder
MSU: 89-114 (4th Season)
Career: Same

STATS LEADERS
AVG: Davis Sims (.392)
2B: Davis Sims (17)
HR: Ramsey Scott (6)
RBI: Davis Sims (32)
R: Davis Sims (30)
BB: Ryan Perkins (27)
SB: Gavin Wehby (10)
ERA: Braydon Cook (3.72)
W: Trevor McMurray (4)
APP: Alec Whaley (14)
IP: Trevor McMurray (38.2)
K: Blake Clynes (36)
SV: 3 players tied

Photo by Tony Marable