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No. 21 Tech baseball team to take on in-state foe Belmont in Nashville

No. 21 Tech baseball team to take on in-state foe Belmont in Nashville

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

Tennessee Tech Baseball Weekend Preview (5/3)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 21 ranked Tennessee Tech baseball team will make its annual trek down I-40 to Nashville for a three-game, Ohio Valley Conference series with in-state rival Belmont this weekend. Due to impending inclement weather expected in the area, Friday's contest has been moved up to a 4:30 p.m. CT start.

Saturday's game two is scheduled for a 2 p.m. first pitch and the series finale is slated for a 1 p.m. start on Sunday. Fans are encouraged to check social media and the TTUSports.com website for updates concerning this weekend's schedule.

The Golden Eagle offense has continued its record-setting pace in 2018, leading the nation in batting average (.356), doubles per game (2.56), hits (573), home runs (98), home runs per game (2.28), on base percentage (.451), runs (474), scoring (11.0), slugging percentage (.625) and win/loss percentage (.860). The Golden Eagles also rank second in doubles (110), sixth in base on balls (255) and 23rd in triples (15).

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

#21 Tennessee Tech (37-6, 19-2) at Belmont (16-28, 10-14)

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Friday, May 4, 4:30 pm | Nashville, Tenn. | E.S. Rose Park (500) | STATS 
TTU Travis Moths (RHP)
9-1 | 4.02 ERA | 62.2 IP | 68 K | 28 BB
vs.
BU Tyler Vaughn (RHP)
3-6 | 4.58 ERA | 59.0 IP | 46 K | 14 BB

Saturday, May 5, 6:00 pm | Nashville, Tenn. | E.S. Rose Park (500) | STATS 
TTU Marcus Evey (RHP)
6-0 | 4.11 ERA | 50.1 IP | 63 K | 16 BB
vs.
BU Connor Etheridge (RHP)
2-6 | 7.59 ERA | 53.1 IP | 48 K | 21 BB

Sunday, May 6, 2:00 pm | Nashville, Tenn. | E.S. Rose Park (500) | STATS | VIDEO 
TTU Alex Hursey (LHP)
6-3 | 4.91 ERA | 44.0 IP | 35 K | 19 BB
vs.
BU Casey Queener (RHP)
4-3 | 3.34 ERA | 70.0 IP | 79 K | 30 BB
*Starting rotations are probable and subject to change

TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES
2018 Record: 37-6
2018 OVC Record: 19-2 (1st)
Head Coach: Matt Bragga
TTU: 430-386-2 (15th Season)
Career: 555-480-2 (19th Season)
Since 2008: 317-228-2 

STATS LEADERS
AVG: Kevin Strohschein (.411)
2B: John Ham / Kevin Strohschein (14)
3B: 4 players tied (3)
HR: 4 players tied (12)
RBI: Chase Chambers (58)
R: Alex Junior (63)
BB: Alex Junior (37)
SB: Collin Harris (6)
ERA: Ethan Roberts (2.20)
W: Travis Moths (9)
APP: Ethan Roberts (16)
IP: Travis Moths (62.2)
K: Travis Moths (68)
SV: Ethan Roberts (11)

BELMONT BRUINS
2018 Record: 16-28
2018 OVC Record: 10-14 (7th)
Head Coach: Dave Jarvis
BU: 607-552-2 (21st Season)
Career: 929-704-2 (28th Season)

STATS LEADERS
AVG: Matt Cogen (.351)
2B: Hunter Holland (13)
3B: Matt Cogen (3)
HR: Cully Day (5)
RBI: Matt Cogen (38)
R: Matt Cogen (35)
BB: Chas Hadden (45)
SB: Chas Hadden (17)
ERA: Kyle Brennan (2.70)
W: Casey Queener (4)
APP: Logan Bowen (25)
IP: Casey Queener (70.0)
K: Casey Queener (79)
SV: Logan Bowen (4)

Photo by Tony Marable

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