Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tech Baseball Team To Host Three-Game Series

Having won two straight on the week, the Golden Eagles will bring in the Ohio University Bobcats for a three-day, three-game series starting on Friday at 3 p.m. They'll be looking to carry their winning momentum into the weekend to improve their 3-6 overall record. The Bobcats currently sit with a record of 2-6, having won two of their last four games in Davidson, N.C. -- splitting games with Lehigh, defeating Lafayette and taking a loss to Davidson in the three-day tournament. Game one of the series will mark the first time that the two opponents have faced off in program history, and the Golden Eagles will look to sophomore right-hander Tristan Archer to set the tone on Friday afternoon. Archer has made two starts in three appearances this season and leads the Golden Eagles in innings pitched with 15. He's recorded a 1-1 record with one save, having faced 55 batters and allowing only 15 hits, striking out 13. His ERA 2.40 ranks second on the team. The Golden Eagles will throw junior RHP Matt Shepherd (pictured) in game two, set for Saturday at 2 p.m. Shepherd has also made two starts in three outings, pitching 13 innings and allowing 15 hits. His 13 strikeouts ranks second on the team at present, and he maintains an ERA of 4.15. The hurler for game three is still yet to be determined for Tech.