CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- With the threat of inclement weather on Tuesday, the scheduled softball game between Tennessee Tech and Western Carolina has been postponed. No make-up date has been set yet.
The Golden Eagles will return to action this weekend at the Georgia State Panther Invitational.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech had a chance to leave Memphis with three victories on the weekend, but the host Memphis Tigers were able to stave off the threat, holding off the Golden Eagles 2-1 to earn their first victory of the season.
Tech (6-3) returns to action on Tuesday as it travels to Western Carolina for a 3 p.m. contest.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Trailing 2-0 for the first five innings against Indiana State, Tennessee Tech just needed to find a time to strike. They found it in the sixth and seventh innings as the Golden Eagles scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to take an 8-5 win over the Sycamores to split the second day of the Blues City Tournament.
Faith Rush and S.J. Talley each drove in two runs, while Mac Fitzgerald went 3-for-5 in the nightcap, 5-for-9 on the day.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech split its action in the first day of the Blues City Tournament on Friday as the Golden Eagles defeated DePaul 8-4 in their opener, but fell to Indiana State 13-0 in five innings in the second game to break the five-game winning streak.
Tech (5-1) will take on the same two teams again on Saturday as the Golden Eagles take on DePaul at 11 a.m., then Indiana State at 7 p.m.
MEMPHIS – The Tennessee Tech softball team will get back in action this weekend as the Golden Eagles look to build on their 4-0 start with contests at the Blues City Tournament, hosted by the University of Memphis.
The Golden Eagles had an unexpected open week last weekend after their games at the Defend the Bluff Tournament in Baton Rouge, La., were canceled for impending weather.
This weekend’s event will see Tech take on DePaul and Indiana State on both Friday and Saturday, before taking on the host Tigers in a Sunday matinee.
CLINTON, S.C. – Tennessee Tech’s offense came out in force on Saturday as the Golden Eagles put together 20 runs in two contests to improve to 4-0 on the season – the program’s first 4-0 start since 1997. Tech topped Norfolk State 8-0 in five innings in the day’s opener, then put a 12-spot against Presbyterian for a 12-2 victory to close out its action in the Blue Hose Invitational.
CLINTON, S.C. – Tennessee Tech started the 2024 softball season on a high note, sweeping both games in Friday action at the Blue Hose Invitational, topping Norfolk State 4-3 and Presbyterian 3-2.
The Golden Eagles (2-0) play the same two teams again tomorrow with the contest against Norfolk State scheduled for 11 a.m. and the final game of the tournament at 4 p.m. against the host Blue Hose. Live stats will not be available for the first game against the Spartans.
There were plenty of strong performances all around on the season’s first day with Abby Buettner going a perfect 6-for-6 at the plate with one run driven in and two runs scored. Sydney Kirby collected three of Tech’s six RBI on the day, while Carmen Betts was 3-for-7 with two runs scored and two RBI.
CLINTON, S.C. – It’s a new year for the Tennessee Tech softball team. With a few key returnees and a lot of new faces, the Golden Eagles look to revitalize the program’s storied tradition.
As head coach Danielle Penner enters her second season at the helm, the veteran coach is ready to take the Golden Eagles back to its rightful place atop the Ohio Valley Conference.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech softball team will get its 2024 season underway soon and the Golden Eagles are looking for an exciting year under the direction of second-year head coach Danielle Penner.
The slate sees four regular-season tournaments, as well as contests against regional rivals Austin Peay, East Tennessee State and Kennesaw State.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With a full season now under her belt at the lead of the Tennessee Tech softball program, head coach Danielle Penner brings in an exciting Golden Eagles signing class, looking to build a foundation for years to come.
Joining the Golden Eagles are shortstop Ashley Capelouto, pitcher Lainey Fitzgerald, outfielder Julie Martin and outfielder Skylar Sybesma.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With Danielle Penner’s first season in the books at the helm of the Tennessee Tech softball program, she’s looking to fill some important needs on the roster. With the additions of transfers Sofia Carroll, Kassidy Harper, Sydney Kirby, Lennon Spicer and Payton Wagner, the Golden Eagles will add strong bats and capable arms in the circle for the 2024 campaign.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Sammi Miller is familiar with the Tennessee Tech softball program. After all, she faced the Golden Eagles for two seasons in the Ohio Valley Conference as a member of a championship team at Eastern Kentucky.
Now Miller is joining Danielle Penner’s staff at Tech, arriving in Cookeville as a new assistant coach for the Golden Eagles.
Tennessee Tech Softball is looking for student managers for the 2023-24 academic year. Successful candidates can receive both tuition help and books.
Team travel will be required, while a baseball/softball background, ability to throw front toss and ability to catch bullpen sessions will be greatly preferred.
Interested students can contact assistant coach Marc Kendrick at (931) 372-6552 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The 2022-23 academic year marked the 75th anniversary of the Ohio Valley Conference, which began in 1948 and currently ranks as the eighth-oldest Division I Conference. As part of the celebration of the storied accomplishments of the League, a Committee working in conjunction with current and former schools, captured the "best-of-the-best" in each sport and celebrate the top athletes in league history with 75th Anniversary Teams across all OVC sports. A similar listing was compiled during the 40th and 50th anniversaries of the league.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- With inclement weather and field conditions in Evansville, Sunday's contest between the Tennessee Tech softball team and Southern Indiana has been cancelled.
The Golden Eagles complete their season with a 6-44 record, 2-21 in the Ohio Valley Conference.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – After a run-ruled contest in the first game of the day, Tennessee Tech took a 7-2 lead into the fifth inning of Saturday’s second game against Southern Indiana, but the host Screaming Eagles rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh and walk off with an 8-7 victory to take both ends of the doubleheader.
Tech (6-44, 2-21 Ohio Valley Conference) closes out the regular season on Sunday afternoon at noon. The game will be streamed on ESPN+ (subscription required).
In game one, USI (20-21, 13-9 OVC) used Josie Newman to great effect, holding the Golden Eagles to just two hits and three walks as she struck out four. Ella Bishop and Haeli Bryson had the two hits in the contest.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Without question, the 2023 season for the Tennessee Tech softball team has been a learning experience. Through a lot of ups and downs, the Golden Eagles have faced a tough road with one of the most difficult non-conference slates they’ve faced, while working around a lineup with young players and injuries.
As the Tech softball team closes out the season this weekend at Southern Indiana, the Golden Eagles may not have a spot to play for in next week’s Ohio Valley Conference tournament in Oxford, Ala., but Tech does have a lot to play for in itself.
With just three departing seniors, the Golden Eagles look to build a solid foundation for the next year, building momentum to get back to its footing.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech softball team is building up its roster with the addition of two signees in recent weeks and more to come.
The Golden Eagles added outfielder Alina Schlageter and pitcher/infielder Faith Rush to the lineup for the 2024 campaign.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the Tennessee Tech softball team honored its senior players in its home finale against Tennessee State on Sunday, it was a game that seemed to feature everything from big defensive plays to big at-bats.
It also seemed to echo the course of the Golden Eagles’ season as it was a back-and-forth contest then a fight to the finish.
Trailing by one run heading into the seventh inning, Tennessee State struck for four runs in the top of the frame as light rain started to fall at Tech Softball Field and the Tigers were able to hold on for the 15-10 victory on Sunday afternoon.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Kaylan Cole picked up her fourth win of the season on Saturday and third in her last five appearances as the Tennessee Tech junior kept Tennessee State off the scoreboard until the seventh inning to claim a 7-1 victory in the first game of the doubleheader at Tech Softball Field.
It was one big inning propelling the Golden Eagle offense with a six-run fifth inning, but it was the reverse in game two at the Tigers scored four runs in the fifth and two in the seventh to break a 1-1 tie and earn a split with a 7-1 decision in the nightcap.
Tech (6-41, 2-18 Ohio Valley Conference) will play TSU (17-24-1, 8-11 OVC) in the weekend finale for Senior Day on Sunday. Callie Piper, Sydney Dukes and Haeli Bryson will be recognized before the contest, scheduled for 1 p.m. The game will be streamed on ESPN+ (subscription required) with Dylan Vazzano on the call.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In the 2000s, the Tennessee Tech softball team was dominant, winning four Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and five conference tournament titles. From 2001 to 2007, there was only two seasons that the Golden Eagles weren’t coming away with a conference crown of some sort.
On Saturday, the Tech softball team will welcome back alumni from that era as the program welcomes back members of the 2003 OVC regular-season and tournament champion Golden Eagles before the start of the doubleheader against Tennessee State.
First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be streamed on ESPN+ (subscription required) with Dylan Vazzano on the call.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech softball team will close the book on the home portion of its schedule this weekend as the Golden Eagles entertain Tennessee State for a three-game set with a Saturday doubleheader and a single game on Sunday.
First pitch for both days is set at 1 p.m. All three games will be streamed on ESPN+ (subscription required) with Dylan Vazzano on the call.
Sunday will also be Senior Day for three members of the Golden Eagle team as Haeli Bryson and Sydney Dukes will be honored, as well as recognition for Callie Piper, who returned for her final season of eligibility after being honored last season.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – After the Tennessee Tech softball squared things in the fifth inning, SIUE scored two runs in the home half of the frame, proving to be the difference in Sunday’s series finale as the Cougars won 3-1.
Tech (5-40, 1-17 Ohio Valley Conference) returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Tennessee State in its final home series of the season. All games at Tech Softball Field are free to the public.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Tennessee Tech fought its way into the Ohio Valley Conference win column, taking a 3-0 victory in the second game against SIUE.
Tech won the nightcap 3-0 behind a pitching victory by Kaylan Cole, while the host Cougars took the game one victory 2-0.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Tennessee Tech got a momentum boost on Tuesday as the Golden Eagle softball team took a win from East Tennessee State to end an 18-game losing streak.
Now, Tech looks to turn that into some conference success as the Golden Eagles (4-38, 0-15 Ohio Valley Conference) heads to Edwardsville to take on SIUE (18-22, 4-9 OVC).
The three-game series begins with a 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, followed by a single game at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The three games will be streamed on ESPN+ (subscription required).
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Abby Shoulders hit a rolling grounder to the East Tennessee State first baseman. With Bailee Stack charging for home, the Buccaneers threw the ball home but the play was not in time. With that fielder’s choice play, the Tennessee Tech softball team finally got back into the win column, erasing an 18-game losing streak with an 8-0 run-rule victory on Tuesday night.
Tech (4-38) dropped the first game 11-3.
The Golden Eagles return to Ohio Valley Conference action on Saturday and Sunday at SIUE, weather permitting.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the 2023 Tennessee Tech softball slate starts to round into the home stretch with 11 remaining games in the regular season, the Golden Eagles will host their final non-conference foes on Tuesday as East Tennessee State comes into town for a doubleheader.
First pitch is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start. All games at Tech Softball Field are free to the public.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the uphill battle the Tennessee Tech softball team is fighting this season, the Golden Eagles took a big step toward improvement. Even though Eastern Illinois did claim the victories in the final two games of the series to take the sweep, Tech didn’t go down without a fight.
The Golden Eagle defense, powered by a solid performance from Kaylan Cole, stranded 14 Eastern Illinois runners in a 3-2 defeat in game one, while Callie Piper, in a complete game effort, kept Tech within reach until the Panthers scored runs in the final three innings to take a 7-2 win in the finale.
Tech (3-37, 0-15 Ohio Valley Conference) returns to action for its final non-conference midweek action of the season on Tuesday as it hosts East Tennessee State, first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m. from Tech Softball Field.
COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech tried its best to keep the game going on Friday evening, but Eastern Illinois’ offensive assault in the early frames proved too much to overcome as the Panthers took the first of the weekend’s three games 13-4 in five innings.
The series concludes on Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Dylan Vazzano will have the call on ESPN+ (subscription required).
Lindy Milkowski led Eastern Illinois (22-15, 10-2 Ohio Valley Conference) as she drove in five runs in the contest, going 3-for-3 at the plate with two home runs. Kendall Grover also went 3-for-3.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the Ohio Valley Conference race enters its final four weekends of the regular season, the Tennessee Tech softball team will welcome in current league No. 2 Eastern Illinois for a three-game series starting on Friday.
Tech will play the Panthers at 4 p.m. on Friday, while the series will conclude on Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
All three games will be streamed on ESPN+ (subscription required) with Dylan Vazzano on the call.