Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tech Softball Schedule Announced For 2011

An 11-game homestand in March including a tournament with a challenging field, a new wrinkle in the Ohio Valley Conference race, 23 home contests and several NCAA Tournament opponents highlight Tennessee Tech’s 55-game softball schedule in 2011, announced this week by head coach Tory Acheson. Acheson’s squad gets his 13th season at Tech underway by playing 14 consecutive games on the road, including tournaments at Georgia State, North Texas and Chattanooga, plus a doubleheader at Belmont to kick off the month of March. In all, 10 games on the schedule are against teams that played last spring in the NCAA Tournament. The list includes Syracuse, Nebraska, Louisville, Jacksonville State, Kentucky and Lipscomb. JSU and Louisville will meet Tech in Cookeville. In fact, Tech plays 23 games at home, 10 on neutral fields and 22 as the visiting team, all leading up to the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, scheduled for May 12-14 at the site of the regular season champion. Among the early season contests are games against Syracuse, Nebraska, Northern Iowa, North Texas, Toledo and Northwestern State. After that, the Golden Eagles open a 11-game stretch on their home field by hosting the Tech Combat Classic, March 4-6. The field includes Middle Tennessee, North Carolina State, Belmont and Louisville.