• GOLDEN EAGLE FLASHBACK: Tech softball stuns No. 5 Alabama in NCAA regional
    March 18, 2020
    MAY 18, 2007 TUSCALOOSA, ALA. – After working its way out of the consolation bracket of the Ohio Valley Conference softball tournament to win the event and earn its third straight NCAA regional berth, the Tennessee Tech softball team made a statement, upsetting regional host and No. 5-ranked Alabama 4-2. The Golden Eagles improved to 49-17, while the Crimson Tide saw their record fall to 51-8. Despite only striking out one and walking six, senior Bonnie Bynum frustrated Alabama, stranding nine on the basepaths. Bynum allowed one earned run out of two crossed on four hits. With the win, she improved to 33-10 on the season.
  • OVC to cancel athletic competitions through end of academic year
    March 16, 2020
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents have announced effective immediately the cancelation of all intercollegiate competitions, including OVC Championships, through the end of the 2019-20 academic year due to the COVID-19 public health threat.
  • Tech softball returns to Johnson City for ETSU Classic
    March 11, 2020
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – It might feel like the Tennessee Tech softball team just got back from Johnson City, but the Golden Eagles will head back this weekend as they compete in the ETSU Classic from Betty Basler Field. The event – Tech’s final regular-season tournament of the year – is a three-team round robin with the Golden Eagles taking on Radford twice and three contests against host East Tennessee State. Tech plays Radford at 10 a.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, while taking on the Lady Bucs at approximately 12:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. All times listed are Central time.
  • Four Lipscomb homers topple Golden Eagle softball in finale
    March 08, 2020
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech softball team rallied to take the lead in the sixth, but the valiant effort was dashed as Lipscomb tied the game in the bottom of the sixth, then hit a walk-off leadoff home run in the home half of the seventh to take the rubber game 6-5 on Sunday afternoon. In all, Lipscomb (11-10) hit four home runs in the contest, accounting for five of its six runs in the contest. The Golden Eagles (10-9) return to action on Friday as they return to Johnson City for the ETSU Classic as they take on Radford and host East Tennessee State.
  • Golden Eagle softball splits twinbill at Lipscomb
    March 07, 2020
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Recent years have not been kind for the Tennessee Tech softball team when it took on Lipscomb, with the last win against the Lady Bisons coming in 2016, then 2009 before that. Alyssa Arden and Alexis Trimiar changed that in the first game Saturday as the Golden Eagles won their 10th game of the 2020 campaign, topping Lipscomb 3-1 in eight innings during the opener. The Golden Eagles (10-8) almost made it two on Saturday, taking a 6-0 lead, but the Lady Bisons rallied back to come-from-behind and get the walk-off victory in the nightcap, 8-7.
  • Golden Eagle softball heads to Lipscomb for three-game set
    March 05, 2020
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After weather wreaked havoc with Tennessee Tech’s schedule last weekend at the Buccaneer Classic in Johnson City, the Golden Eagles will return to action for a three-game series against Lipscomb. The games are slated for a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Draper Diamond on Saturday, then a single game on Sunday, also at 1 p.m. Lipscomb (9-9) went 2-3 in its last five games, including a 9-1 run-rule loss to Tennessee on Wednesday in Knoxville. Last week in the Purple/Gold Challenge, Lipscomb split decisions with SIUE, defeated UMBC and fell to Indiana State.
  • Tennessee/Tennessee Tech game suspended; ETSU game canceled
    March 02, 2020
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – It will take some time to find out how the Tennessee Tech softball team fared against the University of Tennessee. Monday afternoon’s game was suspended in the bottom of the second with two Golden Eagles on base and one down with the Lady Vols leading 2-0. There is no continuation date or time set at this time, but is planned to be concluded at a later time. The day’s second game against host East Tennessee State was canceled.
  • Arden one-hits Bowling Green with career-high 11 Ks; Golden Eagles fall to ETSU
    March 01, 2020
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The last time Tennessee Tech faced Bowling Green on Feb. 14, starting pitcher Payton Gottshall struck out 17 Golden Eagles en route to a 3-1 victory. Tech (9-7) was determined not to let that happen again. Instead, it was Alyssa Arden who proved dominant as the sophomore pitcher earned the complete game victory as she walked one, allowed a hit on a bunt and struck out a career-high 11 to take a 4-0 victory over the Falcons and avenge the earlier loss. The Golden Eagles, however, wrapped up Sunday’s action with homestanding East Tennessee State, falling 10-1 in six innings.
  • Saturday softball games at Buccaneer Classic canceled
    February 29, 2020
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- With icy conditions in Johnson City, Saturday's scheduled games in the Buccaneer Classic softball tournament have been canceled, including Tech's contest against Bowling Green.
  • Golden Eagles to face Tennessee, ETSU and Bowling Green at Buccaneer Classic
    February 26, 2020
    UPDATE -- 2/27, 8:45 a.m. -- With the weather situation in the area, the schedule for the tournament has changed. Tech's schedule now stands as: -- Saturday, Feb. 29, 4 p.m. CT -- vs. Tennessee -- Sunday, March 1, 9 a.m. CT -- vs. Bowling Green -- Sunday, March 1, 11 a.m. CT -- at East Tennessee State -- Monday, March 2, 11 a.m. CT -- vs. Tennessee -- Monday, March 2, 1 p.m. CT -- at East Tennessee State
  • Golden Eagles fall to Virginia, USC Upstate
    February 23, 2020
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – After winning its first two games at the Wings Etc. Classic, the Tennessee Tech softball team took two tough losses on Sunday, falling 9-2 against Atlantic Coast Conference foe Virginia, then a close 3-2 battle against tournament host USC Upstate in the finale. Tech leaves Spartanburg with an 8-6 record as the Golden Eagles get set for next week’s Buccaneer Classic against Tennessee, Bowling Green and host East Tennessee State.
  • Tech softball wins third straight with victory over Maine
    February 22, 2020
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Tennessee Tech got off to a quick start, then Alyssa Arden held off the Maine Black Bears on Saturday as the Golden Eagles won their third straight game, topping Maine 3-1 at the Wings Etc. Classic at USC Upstate. Arden, improving to 5-1 on the season, went the distance, allowing one run on six hits, while walking four and striking out nine.
  • Tech softball scores 12 in third en route to run-rule win over La Salle
    February 21, 2020
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Tennessee Tech took advantage of a five-error third inning for La Salle as the Golden Eagles exploded for 12 runs in the frame en route to a five-inning, 16-6 victory on Friday. KaDedra Temple and Sydney Love-Baker hit back-to-back home runs in the inning, as well as collected three RBI each in the contest to lead Tech (7-4). The Golden Eagles had 11 hits in the contest, including three for Love-Baker. Haeli Bryson picked up the victory, improving to 3-3 on the season. Bryson ended the game allowing one hit as she walked one and struck out three over 4 1/3 scoreless frames.
  • Golden Eagle softball heads to Spartanburg for Wings Etc. Classic
    February 20, 2020
    UPDATE (2/20, 7:00 P.M.) — Due to weather and field conditions, Friday morning’s game against Virginia has been cancelled. As of right now, the remainder of Tech’s scheduled games will be played as plans. Updates will be available on Twitter at @TTU_Softball and online at TTUsports.com. SPARTANBURG, S.C. – It’s back on the road again for the Tennessee Tech softball team as the Golden Eagles head to Spartanburg for the Wings Etc. Classic, hosted by USC Upstate. The Golden Eagles (6-4) enter the weekend after a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over Chattanooga on the last day of the Chattanooga Challenge, in which Tech went 2-3 for the tournament. Tech will face four different teams in five games this weekend as the Golden Eagles will see Virginia twice, as well as contests against La Salle, Maine and tournament host USC Upstate. The Sunday game against Upstate will be broadcast on ESPN+ (subscription required).
  • Six-run inning leads Tech softball over Chattanooga
    February 16, 2020
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – For the first four innings on Sunday, it looked like Tennessee Tech’s offensive slump was continuing as Chattanooga pitcher Allison Swinford yielded three hits – including a solo home run to Sydney Love-Baker – and not much else to the Golden Eagle batters. That all changed in the fifth inning as the Golden Eagles (6-4) struck for six runs in the frame to move atop the Mocs and take a 7-5 victory to close out the Chattanooga Challenge on Sunday. Love-Baker, who ended the game with a 1-for-3 performance with the home run, drove in two runs and scored two runs in the contest. Haeli Bryson also drove in two runs for the Golden Eagles.
  • Golden Eagle softball drops pair at Chattanooga Challenge
    February 15, 2020
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – After a tough offensive outing against Bowling Green on Friday, the Tennessee Tech’s offensive woes continued on Saturday as the Golden Eagles were held to one run in two games, falling 9-0 in five innings to Western Kentucky, then 6-1 to Marshall. The Golden Eagles (5-4) conclude their play in the Chattanooga Challenge at 11 a.m. Central as they take on tournament host Chattanooga at Frost Stadium.
  • Offensive explosion leads Tech in opener as Golden Eagles split first day at Chattanooga Challenge
    February 14, 2020
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Friday's games were a complete contrast for the Tennessee Tech softball team. Against Indiana State, the Golden Eagles saw their offense explode for 11 run, taking an 11-3 victory over the Sycamores to open the Chattanooga Challenge. In the second game, Tech (5-2) was only able to muster a solo home run as Bowling Green's first outing of the season quieted the Golden Eagles' bats in a 3-1 defeat in the second gam
  • Tech softball looks to improve on start at Chattanooga Challenge
    February 12, 2020
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – It was a great start for the Tennessee Tech softball team last weekend as the Golden Eagles went 4-1 at the Mercer Invitational, opening the year with its best five-game start since going 5-0 en route to a 15-0 start in the 1997 campaign. As Tech travels down to Chattanooga this weekend, taking on Indiana State, Bowling Green, Western Kentucky, Marshall and the tournament-hosting Mocs, the Golden Eagles will be tested. It all starts for Tech at 10 a.m. Central on Friday as the Golden Eagles take on the Sycamores, then the Falcons at 12:30 p.m. CT. Saturday sees action against the Hilltoppers at 10 a.m., then the Thundering Herd at 3 p.m. Sunday’s single game at Chattanooga is slated for an 11:30 a.m. start.
  • Arden named TSWA Pitcher of the Week
    February 11, 2020
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sophomore pitcher Alyssa Arden saw a lot of action over the weekend at the Mercer Invitational, but she was awarded for her efforts on Tuesday as she was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Pitcher of the Week. The Goodlettsville native picked up two wins and a save in three appearances over the weekend. She earned her first win of the season in a gutsy effort against Mercer, going the distance over 140 pitches and seven frames as she struck out nine.
  • Selected Tech baseball and softball home games to be broadcast on ESPN+
    February 10, 2020
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech baseball and softball will be available on the phone, on the internet or in the comfort of your living room as 11 Tech softball home games and 15 Tech baseball home games will be broadcast this season on ESPN+. Through the Ohio Valley Conference’s partnership with ESPN, games throughout the league will be available through the network’s streaming platform, making ESPN+ the exclusive broadcast home of the Golden Eagles.
  • Lewis named OVC Player of the Week
    February 10, 2020
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Raleigh Lewis made a tremendous impact for the Tennessee Tech softball team this past weekend at the Mercer Invitational. Her numbers also caught the attention of the Ohio Valley Conference voters on Monday as the sophomore catcher/infielder was selected as the league's Player of the Week. The weekly honors are voted on by the conference's sports information cont
  • Three HRs in fifth lead Tech over Wright State, go 4-1 at Mercer Invitational
    February 09, 2020
    MACON, Ga. – Three home runs in the fifth inning on Sunday helped propel the Tennessee Tech softball team to a 7-1 victory over Wright State to close out the Mercer Invitational. With the win, the Golden Eagles (4-1) win their fourth straight game and put together the best five-game start since the team went 5-0 en route to a 15-0 start in the 1997 campaign.
  • Offense outbursts lead to two Tech softball wins on Saturday
    February 08, 2020
    MACON, Ga. – One thing the Tennessee Tech softball team is showing through the first four games of the season is some offensive prowess. In the Golden Eagles’ two wins on Saturday – a 15-3 five-inning victory over Wright State, then an 8-6 nail-biter over Dayton – Tech collected 22 RBI, hit four home runs and batted .474 as a team. In the process, the Golden Eagles improved to 3-1 through the first four games of the 2020 campaign, the first time since 2004 Tech started at that mark.
  • DePolo gets first win as Tech softball splits first day at Mercer Invitational
    February 07, 2020
    MACON, Ga. – An early offensive outburst was enough to keep the Tennessee Tech softball team on top in its nightcap on Friday night against Mercer to earn Golden Eagle head coach Michelle DePolo her first win in charge of the program. Tech topped Mercer 10-7 in the second game, following a 10-2 defeat to Tulsa in the day’s opener to split the first day of the Mercer Invitational.
  • Tech softball opens season this weekend at Mercer Invitational
    February 06, 2020
    MACON, Ga. – Friday marks the start of a brand new season for the Tennessee Tech softball team, as well as the beginning of a new era as Michelle DePolo leads the Golden Eagles onto the field for the first time. Tech heads to Macon, Ga., this weekend to compete in the Mercer Invitational. The Golden Eagles open up their slate at Mercer’s Sikes Field at 8 a.m. on Friday as they take on Tulsa. The Golden Hurricanes finished their 2019 season with a 37-20 record, including a 16-5 mark in the American Athletic Conference. Despite a short run in the AAC championship tournament, Tulsa earned a berth in the NCAA Stillwater Regional, knocking off Arkansas (5-0) and Brigham Young (6-4), but dropped two games to regional host Oklahoma State 13-10 and 2-1.
  • Golden Eagle softball sees challenging slate ahead in DePolo's first season
    January 13, 2020
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s a new day for the Tennessee Tech softball team with a challenging schedule standing ahead of the Golden Eagles as they enter the first season of the Michelle DePolo era. Right from the start, Tech will be tested with several tournaments, pitting the team against a multitude of opponents, each testing different aspects of their game. The schedule features five 2019 NCAA tournament participants in Chattanooga, Lipscomb, Southeast Missouri, Tennessee and Tulsa.
  • Golden Eagle softball's Raleigh Lewis named December's Unsung Leader award winner
    January 07, 2020
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Anyone who has been around the Tennessee Tech softball program recently knows how much of a presence sophomore Raleigh Lewis provides to the Golden Eagles. Whether it’s a can-do attitude, friendly banter with her teammates and coaches, or even just the support she provides, Lewis is the epitome of what the Unsung Leader award is designed to recognize, making her a perfect pick for December’s award. The Unsung Leader Award is compiled from nominations submitted by the Tennessee Tech coaching staffs and recognizes outstanding leadership qualities within the previous month, whether on the field, in the weight room, in practice, in the classroom or study hall, on campus, in the community or a student club or organization.
  • Tech softball inks four as part of DePolo's first class
    November 26, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It was a busy week for Tech softball head coach Michelle DePolo and her staff as they wrapped up their first signees as four future Golden Eagles turned in their National Letters of Intent. The fall Class of 2020 included Mackenzie Fitzgerald (utility/pitcher), Carmen Betts (infielder), Molly Gilbert (pitcher) and Brooklin Richardson (outfielder). Not only have these four signees excelled on the diamond, they’ve also been excellent students, which follows the Tech Department of Athletics’ mission of a diploma in one hand and a championship ring on the othe
  • Golden Eagle softball opens fall ball exhibition slate on Sept. 21
    September 12, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Michelle DePolo era of Tennessee Tech softball will get underway a week from now as the Golden Eagles compete in exhibition action. Tech will host four Fall Ball dates, starting on Saturday, Sept. 21 as the Golden Eagles entertain Tusculum in a 2 and 4 p.m. doubleheader.
  • DePolo named head coach of Tech softball program
    August 19, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Michelle DePolo has found ways to excel. At Army West Point for nine seasons as head coach and two before that as an assistant, she wasn’t dealing with the typical Division I program in the recruiting spectrum as her focus was on student-athletes that were coming through the United States Military Academy. But the Black Knights found ways to win. In her first season as the head coach at Army in 2010, the team went from a projected next-to-last finish to a Patriot League regular-season championship, the program’s first in nearly 20 years. Now DePolo is getting a new opportunity as she was selected on Tuesday, becoming Tennessee Tech softball’s fifth head coach as the program enters its 35th year, following Robert Swindell (1986-1987), Bobby Holloway (1988-1998), Tory Acheson (1999-2012) and Bonnie Graham (2013-2019).
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