Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tech Players Named To Academic All-District Team

Golden Eagle senior pitcher Lee Henry and junior outfielder Chad Oberacker have been recognized for their success in the classroom as well as on the baseball diamond. The two Tennessee Tech standouts have been named to the 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-District IV team. Henry, an education major from Knoxville who sports a 3.31 GPA, currently leads the Ohio Valley Conference with a 2.76 ERA, and is also first in the conference with the lowest opponent batting average. He is second in the OVC in strikeouts per game and is first in hits allowed and runs allowed per game. Henry is 3-3 with one complete game and has struck out 53 batters in 49 innings on the mound, walking just 25. Oberacker also boasts a 3.31 GPA while majoring in pre-physical therapy. He is a junior from Erie, Pa., and currently ranks second in the OVC in batting with a .437 average. He is first in the league in doubles and tied for first in hits.
Perfect in the field this year in 78 fielding chances, Oberacker leads Tech a with a gaudy .437 batting average. He also tops Tech in at bats (47), runs scored (47), hits (80), doubles (21) and triples (3). He is second on the team in RBI (48), on-base percentage (.498) and slugging (.634). He leads Tech on the base paths with 11 steals and also ranks as the team's toughest to strike out.