Tech baseball hits the road for in-state weekend series

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(March 17, 2022) - The Tennessee Tech baseball team heads back out on the road for a weekend series with in-state rival ETSU, squaring off with the Buccaneers for the first time since 2013 starting with a Friday night tilt at 5:00 p.m. CT in Johnson City.

Game two of the series is slated for a 1:00 p.m. first pitch on Saturday while the series finale on Sunday will feature a 12:00 p.m. start. All three contests will be streamed on ESPN+.

The Golden Eagles are coming off a midweek loss to Lipscomb on Tuesday, 21-7. Tech has turned in a 10-2 mark during the weekend this season.

Tech leads the Ohio Valley Conference and ranks seventh nationally with a .332 batting average and also paces the league with 189 hits and a .426 on-base percentage. The team ranks second with 140 runs scored and 121 RBI and third with 27 home runs and a .536 slugging percentage.

ETSU enters the weekend red hot with a seven-game winning streak, including a pair of midweek victories over Radford (11-4) and Lafayette (13-4). The Bucs are hitting .308 on the year with 25 home runs and a .401 on-base percentage. The ETSU pitching staff has been stout, holding opponents to a .213 batting average while boasting a 2.98 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 133 innings.

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Tennessee Tech at ETSU | Friday, Mar. 17, 5:00 PM
Johnson City, Tenn. | Thomas Stadium (1,000)

Tennessee Tech at ETSU | Saturday, Mar. 18, 1:00 PM
Johnson City, Tenn. | Thomas Stadium (1,000)

Tennessee Tech at ETSU | Sunday, Mar. 19, 12:00 PM
Johnson City, Tenn. | Thomas Stadium (1,000)

TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES
2022 Record: 11-4
2022 OVC Record: 0-0
Head Coach: Matt Bragga
TTU: 457-396-2 (16th Season)
Career: 508-472-3 (19th Season)

STATS LEADERS
AVG: Ed Johnson (.438)
2B: Gabe Lacy (6)
3B: Austin Turner (1)
HR: Jason Hinchman / Ed Johnson (5)
RBI: Jason Hinchman (22)
R: Ed Johnson (24)
BB: Will Long (13)
SLG%: Ed Johnson (.699)
OB%: Gabe Lacy (.500)
SB: Jackson Green / Austin Turner (1)
ERA: Brock Myers (2.16)
W: Brock Myers (3)
APP: Jackson Berry / Brock Myers (5)
IP: Peyton Calitri (26.1)
K: Peyton Calitri (15)
BAA: Connor Adams (.182)
SV: 3 players tied (1)

ETSU BUCCANEERS
2022 Record: 12-3
2022 SoCon Record: 0-0
Head Coach: Joe Pennucci
ETSU: 98-74 (5th Season)

Career: Same

STATS LEADERS
AVG: Tommy Barth (.421)
2B: Garett Wallace (7)
3B: Tommy Barth (2)
HR: Cam Norgren (5)
RBI: Bryce Hodge / Garett Wallace (17)
R: Ashton King / Cam Norgren (14)
BB: Tommy Barth (9)
SLG%: Cam Norgren (.731)
OB%: Tommy Barth (.532)
SB: 4 players tied (1)
ERA: Hunter Loyd (0.79)
W: Colby Stuart (3)
APP: 3 players tied (6)
IP: Hunter Loyd (22.2)
K: Hunter Loyd (31)
BAA: Hunter Loyd (.139)
SV: Nathanial Tate (2)

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