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TTUsports.com Feb. 19, at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. Feb. 20, at Georgia Southern, 4 p.m. Feb. 21, at Georgia Southern, 12: 30 p.m. Feb. 26, Cleveland State, 3 p.m. Feb. 27, Cleveland State, 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Cleveland State, 1 p.m. March 2, at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. March 6, Bradley (DH), 1 p.m. March 7, Bradley, 1 p.m. March 9, at South Alabama, 6 p.m . March 10, at South Alabama, 2 p.m. March 12, Buffalo, 3 p.m. March 13, Buffalo (DH), 1 p.m. March 14, Buffalo, 12 p.m. March 17, East Tennessee, 6 p.m . March 19, at Memphis, 6:30 p.m . March 20, at Memphis, 2 p.m. March 21, at Memphis, 1 p.m. March 23, at Belmont, 3 p.m. March 26, SIU-Edwardsville, 3 p.m. March 27, SIU-Edwardsville, 2 p.m. March 28, SIU-Edwardsville, 1 p.m. March 30, at Tennessee, 6 p.m. April 2, at Jacksonville State (OV C/DH), 1 p.m. April 3, at Jacksonville State (OV C), 1 p.m. April 6, at Lipscomb, 6 p.m. April 7, Lipscomb, 6 p.m. April 10, at Southeast Missouri (OVC/DH), 1 p.m.

April 11, at Southeast Missouri (OVC), 1 p.m. April 13, Belmont, 6 p.m. April 17, Eastern Illinois (OVC/D H), 1 p.m. April 18, Eastern Illinois (OVC), 1 p.m. April 20, at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. April 24, Morehead State (OVC/D H), 1 p.m. April 25, Morehead State (OVC), 1 p.m. April 28, at East Tennessee, 6 p.m . May 1, at Eastern Kentucky (OV C/DH), 12 p.m. May 2, at Eastern Kentucky (OV C), 12 p.m. May 8, Austin Peay (OVC/DH), 1 p.m. May 9, Austin Peay (OVC), 1 p.m . May 11, Middle Tennessee, 6 p.m . May 15, at UT Martin (OVC/DH), 1 p.m. May 16, at UT Martin (OVC), 1 p.m . May 18, Western Carolina, 6 p.m . May 21, Murray State (OVC/DH), 1 p.m. May 22, Murray State (OVC), 1 p.m. May 26-30, at OVC Tournament June 5-8, at NCAA Regionals June 12-15, at NCAA Super Reg ionals June 20- at NCAA College World Series

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Welcome to Tech Baseball Inside The Guide Bush Stadium....................................... 2-3 Golden Eagle Accomplishments.............4 2010 Season Outlook.......................... 5-7 2010 Roster..............................................8 Golden Eagle Coaching Staff............ 9-14 2010 Team Photo...................................15 2010 Schedule.......................................16 The 2010 Golden Eagles.................. 17-31 2009 Seniors..........................................32 2009 Season in Review.................... 33-35 2009 Statistics.................................. 36-37 Major League Connections............. 38-39

Honors and Awards......................... 40-42 The Last Time it Happened...................43 The Record Book.............................. 44-51 All-Time Participation..................... 52-53 The Ohio Valley Conference............ 54-55 2009 Postseason.............................. 56-57 All-Time Championships................. 58-59 2010 OVC Tournament..........................61 2010 Opponents.............................. 62-65 Building a Better Athlete......................66 Covering Tech.........................................67 Tennessee Tech University.............. 68-80

Golden Eagle Baseball Head Coach: Matt Bragga (Kentucky, 1994) Assistant Coaches / Assignments: Larry Bragga / Recruiting and Administration (Ohio State University, 1967) Chris Cole / Pitching staff / Recruiting (Thomas University, 2006) Justin Hogan / Infield / Hitting (Georgia Southwestern, 2006) 2009 Record: 31-24-1 2009 OVC Record: 10-11-1 (5th) Lettermen Returning: 15 Lettermen Lost: 8 Affiliation: NCAA Division I Stadium: Bush Stadium at Averitt Express Baseball Complex Capacity: 1,100 The 2010 Golden Eagle Baseball media Guide was produced by the Tennessee Tech Sports Information Office. Writing and layout design by Nick Heidelberger and Rob Schabert. Special thanks to Tony Marable, Amanda Nixon, Brittany Franklin and Judy Hees. Cover production by Roman Stone of WD Stone and Associates. Photography by Tony Marable, Dean Carothers and Jon Lucas. Tennessee Tech University: A constituent university of the Tennessee Board of Regents / # R067-000-10 An AA/EEO/Title IX/Section 504/ADA University.

The University Location: Cookeville, Tenn. Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 10,850 Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: Ohio Valley President: Dr. Robert Bell Faculty Representative: Dr. Jeff Roberts Director of Athletics: Mark Wilson Athletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac Assistant A.D. for Sports Information: Rob Schabert

Sports Information Offices: Eblen Center (Rooms 324 - 326) Rob Schabert: Asst. A.D. 931-372-3088 Nick Heidelberger: Baseball Contact 931-372-3293 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5057 TTU, Cookeville, TN 38505 Overnight Address: 1100 McGee Blvd SID FAX: 931-372-6139 Press Box Phones: 931-372-6032

Key Telephone Numbers Area Code is 931 Matt Bragga - Head Coach................................................................. 372-3925 Mark Wilson - Director of Athletics................................................. 372-3961 Frank Harrell - Compliance................................................................. 372-3939 Ben Shannon - Facilities...................................................................... 372-3945 Joe Erdeljac - Trainer............................................................................. 372-3934 Ticket Office............................................................................................. 372-3940

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Home Field Advantage Bush Stadium at Averitt Express Baseball Complex

Howell W. Bush (1915-2010) First game: March 25, 1978 (TTU 7, E. Kentucky 6)

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uilt in 1978, Bush Stadium has been the home of Tennessee Tech baseball for over 40 years. The Golden Eagles moved into the stadium at the start of the 1978 season, and won the first game ever played there, a 7-6 win over Eastern Kentucky. But Bush Stadium hasn’t always looked the way it does today. Over the past 15 years the facility has seen tremendous upgrades. In 1995 Bush Stadium saw the addition of its 3,240 square-foot clubhouse. Among the features of the clubhouse are player and coaches’ locker rooms, coaches’ offices, team weight room and a team lounge area. In 1997 lights were added to the facility and the Golden Eagles played their first night game at home on March 25, 1997, a 9-6 loss to Tennessee. At the time, Tech was only the fourth school in

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the Ohio Valley Conference to have a lit baseball field. The facility was dedicated as “Bush Stadium” in 1997 in honor of Howell W. Bush, who donated the funds needed to bring lights to the facility. The next addition to the facility came only a year later, in 1998, when a new press box was added to the top of the stands at Bush Stadium. The 460 square foot press box features three separate rooms to house game management, home and visiting media. In 2000 the team added a batting cage to the facility. The cage is inside a 3,600 square foot covered building adjacent to the clubhouse. With all the additions over the years, Bush Stadium has transformed into a first-class baseball facility, and is truly a home field advantage to Tech baseball players.

First win: March 25, 1978 (TTU 7, E. Kentucky 6) Home record under Bragga: 91-76-1 (.548) Dedicated: Howell W. Bush Stadium (1997) Seating capacity: 1,100 Dimensions: Left Field: 329 ft. Left Center: 365 ft. Center Field: 405 ft. Righ Center: 360 ft. Right Field: 330 ft.

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2009 Accomplishments F OVC Tournament Champions Perfect 4-0 record in OVC Tournament F 5th 30+ win season in school history F First back-to-back 30+ win seasons in program history F Six players named to the OVC All-Tournament Team F Three players named All-OVC F Third all-time NCAA Regional Appearance F Alex Henry named to the Clemson Regional All-Tournament team F Beat No. 14 Alabama in Clemson Regional and No. 8 Southern Miss in regular season F A.J. Kirby-Jones named Honorable Mention All-America F Pitcher Ryan Dennick drafted by Kansas City Royals F Highest team GPA in program history for second consecutive year

Building a Tradtion of Excellence 2008 Accomplishments F 35 wins, second most in school history FSchool record .969 fielding percentage F Highest team GPA in program history F Thomas Nelson named first-team Academic All-American F Four players named All-OVC F Three players named to the OVC All-Tournament Team F Jake New drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers

Right: The Golden Eagles pile up after clinchig the OVC Tournament Championship. Below: 2009 OVC Tournament Champions

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Great Expectations A new standard has been set for Golden Eagle baseball

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ollowing one of the most exciting seasons in Golden Eagle baseball history, the bar has officially been raised for the Tennessee Tech baseball program. After tasting victory in the NCAA tournament in 2009, the Golden Eagles are out for more in 2010. And this Tech squad is poised to make another postseason run with a roster filled with experienced upperclassmen and promising newcomers. Tech returns six out of nine starting position players and nine of its top 11 pitchers, ERA-wise, from last season. And the Golden Eagles reloaded with a head-turning incoming class featuring 12 elite freshmen and four proven junior college transfers. With proven players, a dedicated coaching staff, and a blue-collar mentality, the 2010 Golden Eagles will be a force to be reckoned with in defense of their OVC championship.

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2009 Season Outlook Pitching

Pitching should again be a strong point for the Golden Eagles as allOhio Valley Conference pitcher Lee Henry returns for his senior season. Henry went 9-3 with a 3.43 ERA last season, and threw five complete games in six starts on the year. He appeared in 21 games, and struck out 80 batters while allowing just 40 walks in 78.2 innings pitched. The frontrunners to join Henry in the weekend rotation are Adam Liberatore and Matthew Shepherd. Liberatore was a weekend starter to begin the 2009 season, but suffered a season-ending injury early in the year after going 2-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA in three starts. He struck out 21 batters and allowed only six walks in 17 innings pitched, giving up only seven hits and no runs before undergoing Tommy John surgery. Shepherd started eight games as a freshman in 2009 and made 12 total appearances. He pitched 36.2 innings and finished the season with a 3-3 record. Shepherd also found success in the prestigious Valley Baseball League over the summer, finishing with a 1.95 ERA in nine appearances, throwing a total of 37 innings striking out 32 and walking only 6. Junior transfer Stephen Pryor also has a chance to crack the weekend rotation. Pryor was previously drafted by the Texas Rangers, and had a very strong fall at Tech. Whether it’s as a weekend starter, mid-week starter, or top flight reliever, Pryor will be a goto guy on the Golden Eagle pitching

staff in 2010. Juniors A.J. Kirby-Jones and Chad Oberacker, who both excel at the plate and defensively around the diamond, are also expected to be top pitchers for coach Matt Bragga on the mound. Kirby-Jones will be Tech’s top closer, and has built a solid resume in two years on the mound at Tech. He led the team with a 2.92 ERA as a freshman in 2008, and led the team with three saves in 2009. Kirby-Jones had 52 strikeouts in 49.0 innings with a .247 opponents batting average in 2009. Oberacker started seven games on the mound and pitched in eight last season, throwing a total of 31.2 innings. He has pitched a total of 52.2 innings in his two-year Tech career, and has 54 strikeouts and a 5-5 record. Oberacker will also be relied heavily upon in late inning, tight game situations this spring for the Golden Eagles. Junior Chason Choate came on strong at the end of 2009. Choate started five games for the Golden Eagles, one of which was the OVC winner’s bracket Championship game. Choate had the second best ERA of any returning Tech pitcher, and led the team in opponent batting average at just .241. Sophomores Ben Burgess and Chad Hayes, who both primarily play other positions, have proven they can win games on the mound as well. Hayes pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout in April and Burgess got his first collegiate win in the OVC tournament, which sent Tech to the OVC championship game. Freshman

Ryan Hopkins brings a strong presence to the mound with a 6-foot-3 220 pound frame, and is expected to make an immediate impact as a starter or in a relief role. Junior Jared Dobbs, who earned OVC all-tournament team honors in 2008 and OVC all-newcomer honors in 2007, is recovering from a shoulder injury that sidelined him most of last season, and should again be a major factor in 2010. Freshmen to watch on the mound include Tristan Archer, who was drafted by the Oakland Athletics after his senior year in high school, Nick Price, who went 10-1 with a 1.17 ERA during his senior campaign, Andy Williams, who has a no-hitter, 9-1 record and 1.47 ERA under his belt at the high school ranks, and lefty Austin Anderson in addition to Ryan Hopkins.

Catchers

Ben Burgess is Tech’s most experienced returning catcher after playing 15 games behind the dish in 2009. Burgess was an OVC all-newcomer selection last season after starting 54 games as a freshman, and posting a .316 batting average with nine doubles, four home runs and 45 RBIs. Brandon Crossman will bring a wealth of experience to the position, as he has played in 31 games at catcher for the Golden Eagles in his two-year career. Sophomore Doug Martin saw action in three games behind the plate in a reserve role as a freshman in 2009. Newcomers Evan Frazier and Michael Morris will also see time at catcher for Tech in 2010.

Infield

Tech’s 2010 sophomore class (from left): Chad Hayes, Doug Martin, Matthew Shepherd, Ben Burgess

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Tech’s infield heading into 2010 is a tale of two sides. The left side of the infield will be entirely new, as Evan Webb and Heath Cheverton, who started all 56 games in 2009 at third base and shortstop, leave some large shoes to fill. But the Golden Eagles have eager newcomers who are equipped to answer the call. Junior transfers Devin Rivers and Frankie Beech are two top candidates to fill the left side vacancies. Rivers, out of Northwest Shoals Community College, led all Alabama Junior College players in home runs per game in

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2009, hitting 17 on the season, and was second in slugging percentage at .823. Beech, a transfer from Motlow State Community College, led all Tennessee Junior College players with a .438 batting average in 2009, and hit .403 in his two-year career. Both are exceptional athletes and standout defensive players. Zephan Guyear is also a strong candidate to fill one of those positions. The freshman was named the District 6AAA Player of the Year as a high school senior. However, the right side of the field returns every start from a season ago, as Chad Hayes and Trice Powers combined to start every game at second base. Hayes and Powers are both excellent defensive players who can minimize the infield gaps. A.J. KirbyJones and Tate McMillan were Tech’s primary first basemen. Kirby-Jones was a second-team all-OVC selection, and was named the OVC tournament’s MVP. He tied the school record for home runs in a season with 20, and is near the top in almost every other Tech single-season and career batting record. McMillan has 62 starts in his three-year Golden Eagle career, and has a .283 career batting average, and hit .342 in 2008.

Outfield

The Golden Eagles have a starstudded lineup returning in the outfield, highlighted by 2009 OVC all-tournament team members Casanova Donaldson, Chad Oberacker

Tech’s 2010 freshman class (front, from left): Tevis Sherfield, Evan Frazier, Austin Wulf, Austin Anderson, Michael Morris. (Back, from left): Will Thomas, Andy Williams, Ryan Hopkins, Nick Price, Zephan Guyear, Tristan Archer, Greg Glaser

and Ben Burgess. Oberacker led the team in batting average in 2009, hitting .354, and Donaldson was second with a .333 average. Oberacker and Donaldson were also Tech’s top two base stealers in 2009. Burgess’ .316 average was fourth on the team, and the trio combined to hit 22 doubles, 10 home runs and start 139 games in 2009. Seth Edwards will join Oberacker & Donaldson in the outfield. Edwards had a stellar career at Pearl River Community College and with his ability to drive the baseball and steal bases he will likely hit near the top or middle of the batting order. Tech also brought in freshmen Austin Wulf, Will Thomas and Greg Glaser to add depth to the position. All three can cover ground in the outfield and punish opponents from the plate.

Designated Hitter

Tech’s 2009 all-OVC selections (from left): OVC all-newcomer team member Ben Burgess, all-OVC second team members A.J. Kirby-Jones and Lee Henry

With more deadly bats on the roster than defensive positions in the lineup, the Golden Eagles expect to see consistent production from the designated hitter spot. A.J. KirbyJones will fill that role in games that he is likely to enter as a relief pitcher. Tate McMillan also filled the DH role last season, drawing 24 walks with a .418 on-base percentage. Also look for Ben Burgess, Frankie Beech or Devin Rivers to fill that spot

if not in the defensive lineup.

Schedule

In the first several weeks of the season Tech meets teams either for the first time or the first time in recent memory, including series against Georgia Southern, Cleveland State, Bradley, South Alabama, Buffalo, Memphis and SIU-Edwardsville. Among Tech’s 30 home contests are four OVC weekend series against Eastern Illinois, Morehead State, Austin Peay and Murray State. The Golden Eagles face conference road series at Jacksonville State, Southeast Missouri, Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee-Martin. In addition to those early-season non-conference series, the Golden Eagles have single games against Vanderbilt and Tennessee, plus home-and-home contests against in-state rivals East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, Belmont and Lipscomb. The OVC Tournament, which moves to Pringles Park in Jackson, Tenn., is scheduled for May 26-30 for the teams which finish in the top six places in the standings. Last year, the Golden Eagles captured the OVC Tournament title under Bragga and advanced to the NCAA Clemson Regional. This year’s NCAA Regionals are scheduled for June 5-8.

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Golden Eagle Roster NUMERICAL No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31 32 33 35 39 51

Name Chad Hayes Zephan Guyear Austin Anderson Tate McMillan Seth Edwards Nick Price Evan Frazier Lee Henry Frankie Beech Adam Liberatore Chason Choate Tristan Archer Trice Powers Devin Rivers Austin Wulf Brandon Crossman Will Thomas Casanova Donaldson Matthew Shepherd Chad Oberacker Ben Burgess A.J. Kirby-Jones Jared Dobbs Wade Bilbrey Ryan Hopkins Tevis Sherfield Andy Williams Michael Morris Stephen Pryor Greg Glaser Doug Martin

Pos. 2B/SS IF LHP 1B OF RHP C RHP IF LHP LHP RHP 2B IF OF C OF OF RHP OF/LHP C/RF 1B/RHP RHP RHP RHP 2B RHP SS/C RHP OF C

Class Sophomore Freshman Freshman Senior Junior Freshman Freshman Senior Junior Senior Junior Freshman Junior Junior Freshman Senior Freshman Junior Sophomore Junior Sophomore Junior Junior Junior Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman Junior Freshman Sophomore

B/T R/R R/R L/L L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L L/L R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R L/L R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R

Ht. 5-11 6-4 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-5 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-5 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-4 6-4 6-3

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Hometown/High School Springfield, Ill./Lanphier Tracy City, Tenn./Marion County Collierville, Tenn./Collierville Erin, Tenn./Houston County Chalmette, La./Chalmette Clinton, Tenn./Anderson County Collierville, Tenn./Collierville Knoxville, Tenn./Karns Smyrna, Tenn./Blackman Rochester, Pa./Blackhawk Murfreesboro, Tenn./Riverdale Kingsport, Tenn./Sullivan South Murfreesboro, Tenn./Riverdale Laurel, Md./Dematha Catholic Beaver Falls, Penn./Blackhawk Cookeville, Tenn./Cookeville Clarksville, Tenn./Clarksville Nashville, Tenn./Hunters Lane Bluff City, Tenn./Sullivan East Erie, Pa./McDowell Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Knoxville, Tenn./Webb School Soddy-Daisy, Tenn./Soddy-Daisy Cookeville, Tenn./Cookeville Sardinia, Ohio/Western Brown Cookeville, Tenn./Cookeville Franklin, Tenn./Franklin Road Academy Cinncinatti, Ohio/Sycamore Mt. Juliet, Tenn./Friendship Christian Nashville, Tenn./Franklin Road Academy Woodbury, Tenn./Cannon County

COACHING STAFF Matt Bragga Head Coach (Kentucky, 1994) Chris Cole Assistant Coach (Thomas University, 2006) Larry Bragga Assistant Coach (Ohio State, 1967) Justin Hogan Volunteer Assistant (Georgia Southwestern, 2006)

BY POSITION

Pitchers 1 Chad Hayes 3 Austin Anderson 6 Nick Price 9 Lee Henry 11 Adam Liberatore 12 Chason Choate 13 Tristan Archer 22 Matthew Shepherd 23 Chad Oberaker 24 Ben Burgess 25 A.J. Kirby-Jones 26 Jared Dobbs 29 Wade Bilbrey 30 Ryan Hopkins 35 Stephen Pryor 32 Andy Williams Catchers 8 Evan Frazier 24 Ben Burgess 17 Brandon Crossman 33 Michael Morris 51 Doug Martin

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Infielders 1 Chad Hayes 2 Zephan Guyear 4 Tate McMillan 10 Frankie Beech 14 Trice Powers 16 Devin Rivers 25 A.J. Kirby-Jones 33 Michael Morris 31 Tevis Sherfield Outfielders 5 Seth Edwards 17 Austin Wulf 20 Will Thomas 21 Casanova Donaldson 23 Chad Oberacker 24 Ben Burgess 39 Greg Glaser

ALPHABETICAL No. 3 13 10 29 24 12 19 26 21 5 8 39 2 1 9

Name Austin Anderson Tristan Archer Frankie Beech Wade Bilbrey Ben Burgess Chason Choate Brandon Crossman Jared Dobbs Casanova Donaldson Seth Edwards Evan Frazier Greg Glaser Zephan Guyear Chad Hayes Lee Henry

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Ryan Hopkins A.J. Kirby-Jones Adam Liberatore Doug Martin Tate McMillan Michael Morris Chad Oberacker Trice Powers Nick Price Stephen Pryor Devin Rivers Matthew Shepherd Tevis Sherfield Will Thomas Andy Williams Austin Wulf

2010 Golden Eagle Coaching Staff

Head Coach Matt Bragga

Assistant Coach Larry Bragga

Assistant Coach Chris Cole

Assistant Coach Justin Hogan

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Head Coach Matt Bragga

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Seventh Season F Kentucky, 1994 F 2009 OVC Tournament Champion

Recently named the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year for his team’s performance during the 2009 season, Matt Bragga enters his seventh season as the head baseball coach at Tennessee Tech. The Golden Eagles are coming off a thrilling run to sweep the Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament and eliminate No. 14 Alabama from the NCAA regionals, and expect to continue to improve under Bragga and his staff. Bragga built a solid foundation for his program — on the field and in the classroom — during his first six seasons as Golden Eagle head coach, and is confident that Tech Baseball will continue to reach new heights in and out of the Ohio Valley Conference. Last spring Bragga led the Golden Eagles to a 31-241 record, marking the first back-to-back 30 win seasons in Tech history. The Golden Eagles swept the OVC tournament, going 4-0, including back-to-back extra-inning victories over Jacksonville State to clinch the OVC title. The Golden Eagles then went on to the NCAA regional in Clemson, S.C., where they eliminated No. 14 Alabama before being eliminated by eventual regionalchampion Clemson. The Golden Eagles had two all-conference team members, six all-tournament team members, and the OVC tournament MVP in A.J. Kirby-Jones. Alex Henry was also named to the all-regional team at the Clemson Regional. Following the 2009 season, pitcher Ryan Dennick was drafted by Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals. The veteran coach continues his work toward redefining the program with high ideals and even greater expectations.

Matt Bragga in the UK Record Book (Where he ranked at the conclusion of his career)

T-3rd........ Games played in a season (1993)...............62 T-4th........ Games started in a season (1993)..............61 6th........... At bats in a season (1993).........................240 T-8th........ Runs scored in a season (1994)...................64 8th........... Triples in a season (1994).............................. 5 8th........... Career batting average . ...........................338 10th......... Hits in a season (1994).................................83

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THE BRAGGA FILE 2004 - Present:

Tennessee Tech University Head Coach

Birmingham Southern Assistant Coach

2000-2003:

1998-2000:

Bevill State (Ala.) Community College Head Coach

1995-1997

Cincinnati Reds Organization

1991-1994

University of Kentucky (outfielder)

Taking over the head coaching reins in January 2004, Bragga has shown the dedication needed to win an OVC championship, and his players exhibit that same down-to-earth determination, day-in and day-out. His plan has brought about marked improvements in the team’s on-field performance, academic performance, alumni support and program facilities. On the field, Bragga’s silent resolve has taken the program from a 13-42 record in his first full year in 2005, improving 5.5 games in 2006 with a record of 18-36, making an eight game improvement in 2007 with a record of 26-28, and another seven game improvement in 2008 as the Golden Eagles went 35-23-1, leading to the OVC championship and an NCAA Regional berth in 2009. With success on the recruiting trails, Bragga continues to take the TTU Baseball program to a new level. Before taking the head coaching post at Tech, Bragga spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Birmingham Southern College under head coach Brian Shoop. He spent the majority of his time at BSC working as the hitting and outfielder coach as well as recruiting for the Panthers. Under Bragga’s direction, BSC hitters batted a combined .316 during the 2002 and 2003 seasons. In 2003, 10 Panthers hit over .300 for a team bat-

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Head Coach Matt Bragga

ting average of .318 overall. The Panthers scored 7.9 runs per game which ranked 15th in NCAA Division I. Before moving to the NCAA Division I for the 2002 season, the Panthers won the NAIA National Championship in 2001 as 11 Panthers hit .300 or better and averaged 8.5 runs per game. In 2001, the Panthers set a school record for most wins in a season, going 55-11. Bragga also owned some head coaching experience before coming to Tech. At the age of 25, prior to his role at Birmingham Southern, Bragga served as the head coach at Bevill State (Ala.) Community College for four seasons. Bragga took over a Bevill State baseball program that, prior to his arrival, had an all time record of 175-350 (.343), and was considered by many one of the worst programs in the state of Alabama. With the Bears going 39-20 in 1998, Bragga’s second season at Bevill State resulted in a school record for most wins in one season. That team also participated in the schools first-ever postseason tournament. In 1999, Bragga led his squad to a 40-19 record, surpassing his previous record and taking the team to another regional tournament. During his time at Bevill, his teams compiled a 14886 record and BSCC went from a .343 winning percentage prior to Bragga’s arrival, to one of Alabama’s best Community/Junior College programs, amassing a remarkable .630 winning percentage during his time. Before jumping into the college ranks, Bragga served as head coach for the Junior American Legion Baseball Team Post 208 that won the Alabama state championship in 1996. That same year, he also took on the role as assistant coach for the Tuscaloosa County High School baseball squad. One aspect that makes Bragga such an influential coach, and what some describe as a player’s coach, is that he has coached and played at nearly every level of baseball. Bragga played his collegiate career for the University

of Kentucky Wildcats, earning four letters from 1991 to 1994. He played multiple positions at Kentucky, including outfield, catcher, first base and designated hitter, and also excelled at the plate. Bragga earned multiple honors including second-team All-Southeast region and Southeastern Conference all-tournament first-team in 1993. In his senior season Bragga finished with a .408 batting average in SEC play, which ranked him second in the league. He also etched his name in the Kentucky baseball record books, ranking among UK’s all-time best in multiple season and career categories. During Bragga’s four-year career with UK, the baseball team compiled the most wins in any four-year period of UK baseball, a record which was recently broken by the 2005-2008 Kentucky squads. After graduating from Kentucky with a degree in communications, Bragga signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds organization in 1994. He played one season in the Pioneer League with the Butte (Montana) Copper Kings before moving to Charleston, W.Va., to play with the Cincinnati Reds’ Single A affiliate the following season. Bragga earned his master’s degree from the University of Alabama. Matt is married to the former Elisa Currins, a 1997 graduate of the University of Alabama. The couple are the proud parents of two children — Luke and Emerson.

Matt and Elisa with Luke and Emerson

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Golden Eagle Coaching Staff

41LARRY BRAGGA ASSISTANT COACH

Fourth Season F Ohio State, 1967 F 2009 OVC Tournament Champion

Larry Bragga begins his fourth season as a member of the Golden Eagle coaching staff, handling a variety of duties to help build the program directed by his son, Matt. Larry graduated from The Ohio State University in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in speech and theatre. He earned his master’s degree in educational administration from Kent State in 1969. Larry was a teacher, baseball and basketball coach at Harbor High School in Ashtabula, Ohio for six years. He became a high school principal and served in that capacity for 26 years. After retiring in 1997 he was elected as Mayor of Jefferson, Ohio, and served in that capacity for seven years before joining Matt’s staff and the Golden Eagle baseball team. He has coached baseball and recruited quality baseball players for 40 years. He has coached major league players Mark Wagner and Brian Anderson and several minor leaguers including Matt Bragga. He assisted Matt at Bevil State Community College in Alabama in turning BSCC into a 40-plus win team. Since Larry joined Matt at TTU the academic standing of the team has continued to be close to a 3.0 Grade Point Average. Coach “B” monitors the academic progress of the team and works closely with Dr. Jasitt in the TTU WIN (Work Intensely Now) program. Coach “B” has created a great connection with major league scouts, high school and junior college coaches throughout the mid-west and southeast. The communication and recruiting efforts of the baseball staff have created a solid talent pool for TTU now and in the future.

Larry contributes to the program as bench coach, coordinates recruiting, handles administrative duties, manages Golden Eagle Baseball school events and coaches the mental game. He is an avid student and teacher of sport psychology, mental toughness, visualization and imagery. Coach “B” loves our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that faith guides and direct’s him everyday. Larry and his wife, Carol, are the proud grandparents of Luke, Elle and Emerson.

Carol and Larry

Coach ‘B’ brings so much to our team. It is an absolute blessing for me to have my dad as part of our coaching staff. He is an incredible person and a wonderful example to me and our team. He brings so much to the table. His work ethic is second to none, and he has administrative skills that are tops in his profession. As a recruiter, he has a knack for finding players that are not only the best on the field – but of extremely high character off the field. He does an incredible job on the field as an assistant coach and with the high physical and mental conditioning of our players. He is also one of the reasons we have had such great academic success with our program. We are truly blessed to have my dad as a part of our program. — Head Coach Matt Bragga

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15 CHRIS COLE

ASSISTANT COACH

Fourth Season F Thomas University, 2006 F 2009 OVC Tournament Champion

Chris Cole is in his fourth season as an assistant coach on Matt Bragga’ s Golden Eagle staff. He joined the staff in 2007 to work primarily with the Golden Eagle pitching staff. Under Cole’s guidance, the Tech pitching staff has seen three of its members sign MLB contracts (all three previously undrafted), and a three year total of five Tech pitchers have moved on to play professional baseball (all previously undrafted as well). Tech pitchers led the OVC in strikeouts in 2009, were second in the league in 2008, and led the league in strikeout to walk ratio in 2008 as well. Two of the top four pitchers in the league were Tech pitchers in 2009 (Lee Henry and Ryan Dennick). Tech has also placed at least one pitcher on the All-OVC team in each of Cole’s three years. In the last two years seven members of the Tech pitching staff have been named to the OVC alltournament team. The Golden Eagles and their pitching staff have a record of 76-4 when leading after six innings under Coach Cole. Cole has recruited three junior college All-Americans to Tech, and brought two previously drafted players to the 2009 pitching staff. Four current Golden Eagle pitchers have been all-stars in the summer Valley Baseball League, including 2008 Valley League Pitcher of the Year Adam Liberatore. Born in Brooksville, Fla., he attended Hernando High School where he was named first-team all-state in 2000. Chris was named honorable mention all-state in 1998 and 1999, as well as posting the school record for most hits in a season.

Chris and Julie

Chris was a catcher in college, attending Florida State University in 2000, and later transferred to Stetson University, located in Deland, Fla., for the 2001 and 2002 seasons. Cole graduated from Thomas University in the summer of 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. Chris married the former Julie Jordan on Aug. 3, 2007, and has one child, Austin Dean Cole, born April 18, 2009.

“Chris is one of the finest young baseball minds in the country, his knowledge for this great game transcends his years. Our pitching staff improves every year under Coach Cole’s tutelage, as he has a gift for working with young men and getting the most out of them. Not only is he a tremendous baseball coach and pitching coach, but he has a great eye for talent on the recruiting trails and is an integral part in the recruting of every one of our players. He has an incredible passion for this game and it shows in the way he coaches our players. We are blessed to have Chris and his wife Julie and little boy Austin as a major part of the Tennessee Tech Baseball program.” — Head Coach Matt Bragga

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34JUSTIN HOGAN ASSISTANT COACH

Second Season F Ga. Southwestern, 2006 F 2009 OVC Tournament Champion

Justin enters his second season on Bragga’s staff as the volunteer assistant. The 2006 graduate of Georgia Southwestern earned his bachelor’s degree in business management, and is currently working towards his master’s degree in sport management through the U.S. Sports Academy. As the volunteer assistant coach for the Golden Eagles Hogan serves a myriad of roles, including assisting with hitters and infielders, field maintenance, Director of Golden Eagle Baseball Camps, and assisting in the day-today managment of the Golden Eagle baseball program. Hogan played four years of baseball in college, begining at Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn. He was part of the 2004 Georgia Alabama Carolina Conference tournament champion team at Southern Polytechnic State, where he finished his playing career. Hogan was an assistant coach at Gordon College for three years. In 2006, his first year, the Highlanders went 29-27. In 2007 and 2008 the Highlanders had a record of 85-32. While coaching at Gordon, Hogan coached two players who went on to play professional baseball, and within the three year period, 24 players moved on to play at four-year colleges. Hogan has been a camp instructor at baseball camps all over the southeast, including Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Mercer University. Hogan, a native of Pike, Ga., married the former Anna North on Dec. 15, 2007.

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Justin and Anna

“Last year when our Volunteer coaching position came open, we had more than 35 applicants for the job. With a little research and a plethora of high recommendations, Justin quickly rose to the top of that list. Now in his second full year with us, it is has been amazing to watch Coach Hogan’s work ethic and passion for this great game and our program. He brings so much to the table as he is not only great helping with our infielders and hitters, but he is such an integral part of our camps and administrative jobs. We are fortunate to have Justin & his wife Anna as a part of our TTU family.” — Head Coach Matt Bragga

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2010 TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES

Front row from left: Chad Hayes, Zephan Guyear, Austin Anderson, Tate McMillan, Seth Edwards, Nick Price, Evan Frazier, Lee Henry. Second row from left: Frankie Beech, Adam Liberatore, Chason Choate, Tristan Archer, Trice Powers, Devin Rivers, Austin Wulf, Brandon Crossman, Will Thomas, Third row from left: Casanova Donaldson, Matthew Shepherd, Chad Oberacker, Ben Burgess, A.J. Kirby-Jones, Jared Dobbs, Wade Bilbrey, Ryan Hopkins, Tevis Sherfield, Andy Williams, Michael Morris. Back row from left: Brandon Moore, Greg Glaser, Stephen Pryor, Doug Martin, Chris Cole, Justin Hogan, Larry Bragga, Matt Bragga.

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2010 Golden Eagle Schedule

February 19.......................... at Georgia Southern.............................Statesboro, Ga....................................................................................... 6 p.m. 20.......................... at Georgia Southern.............................Statesboro, Ga....................................................................................... 4 p.m. 21.......................... at Georgia Southern.............................Statesboro, Ga...............................................................................12:30 p.m. 26.................... Cleveland State............................ COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 3 p.m. 27.................... Cleveland State............................ COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 2 p.m. 28.................... Cleveland State............................ COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. March 2............................ at Vanderbilt............................................Nashville, Tenn....................................................................................... 4 p.m. 6...................... Bradley (DH)................................. COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 7...................... Bradley . .................................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 9............................ at South Alabama..................................Mobile, Ala.............................................................................................. 6 p.m. 10.......................... at South Alabama..................................Mobile, Ala.............................................................................................. 2 p.m. 12.................... Buffalo........................................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 3 p.m. 13.................... Buffalo (DH).................................. COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 14.................... Buffalo........................................... COOKEVILLE.................................................................... 12 p.m. 17.................... East Tennessee............................. COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 6 p.m. 19.......................... at Memphis..............................................Memphis, Tenn................................................................................ 6:30 p.m. 20.......................... at Memphis..............................................Memphis, Tenn...................................................................................... 2 p.m. 21.......................... at Memphis..............................................Memphis, Tenn...................................................................................... 1 p.m. 23.......................... at Belmont................................................Nashville, Tenn....................................................................................... 3 p.m. 26.................... SIU-Edwardsville.......................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 3 p.m. 27.................... SIU-Edwardsville.......................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 2 p.m. 28.................... SIU-Edwardsville.......................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 30.......................... at Tennessee............................................Knoxville, Tenn...................................................................................... 6 p.m. April 2............................ at Jacksonville State (DH) *................Jacksonville, Ala.................................................................................... 1 p.m. 3............................ at Jacksonville State *...........................Jacksonville, Ala.................................................................................... 1 p.m. 6...................... at Lipscomb............................................Nashville, Tenn....................................................................................... 6 p.m. 7...................... Lipscomb ...................................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 6 p.m. 10.......................... at Southeast Missouri (DH) *.............Cape Girardeau, Mo............................................................................. 1 p.m. 11.......................... at Southeast Missouri *........................Cape Girardeau, Mo............................................................................. 1 p.m. 13.................... Belmont . .................................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 6 p.m. 17.................... Eastern Illinois (DH) *................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 18.................... Eastern Illinois *........................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 20.......................... at Middle Tennessee.............................Murfreesboro, Tenn............................................................................. 7 p.m. 24.................... Morehead State (DH) *................. COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 25.................... Morehead State *......................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 28.......................... at East Tennessee...................................Johnson City, Tenn............................................................................... 6 p.m. May 1............................ at Eastern Kentucky (DH) *................Richmond, Ky.......................................................................................12 p.m. 2............................ at Eastern Kentucky *...........................Richmond, Ky.......................................................................................12 p.m. 8...................... Austin Peay (DH) *........................ COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 9...................... Austin Peay *................................ COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 11.................... Middle Tennessee......................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 6 p.m. 15.......................... at UT Martin (DH) *................................Martin, Tenn........................................................................................... 1 p.m. 16.......................... at UT Martin *..........................................Martin, Tenn........................................................................................... 1 p.m. 18.................... Western Carolina.......................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 6 p.m. 21.................... Murray State (DH) *...................... COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 22.................... Murray State *.............................. COOKEVILLE...................................................................... 1 p.m. 26-30................... at OVC Tournament..............................Jackson, Tenn............................................................................................. TBA June 5-8........................ at NCAA Regional..................................TBA................................................................................................................ TBA 12-15................... at NCAA Super Regional.....................TBA................................................................................................................ TBA 20-30................... at NCAA College World Series...........Omaha, Neb............................................................................................... TBA Home games in BOLD

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-- All times listed are Central/ Dates and times subject to change * Ohio Valley Conference game

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2010 Golden Eagle Seniors

Lee Henry

Brandon Crossman

Adam Liberatore

Tate McMillan

Golden Eagle Seniors

4McMILLAN TATE

Senior F 1B F R/R F 6-0 F 205 F Erin, Tenn. (Houston County HS)

AT TECH IN 2009: Tate appeared in 43 games for Tech and made 35 starts…was fourth on the team with a .418 on-base percentage…finished the season with a .250 batting average, two doubles, a triple, a home run and 17 RBIs…24 walks ranked him third on the team…had five RBIs, two hits, and a home run on April 27 against Alabama A&M. AT TECH IN 2008: Played in 36 games in 2008, including 16 starts…hit .342 with three doubles and one home run in 73 at-bats…finished the season with nine RBIs…had three three-hit games…had 100 put-outs and committed only one error on the season. AT TECH IN 2007: During his freshman season, Tate played in 27 of the Golden Eagles’ 54 games for the season including 11 starts...hit 4-for-5 including three runs against the St. Peter’s Peacocks on March 17...tallied 11 hits, 11 runs and five RBIs in 42 at-bats for a .262 batting average. AT TECH IN 2006: Sat out a redshirt season. AT HOUSTON COUNTY HS: Lettered four years in both football and baseball for the Fighting Irish...captured a long list of honors and awards...on the diamond, he was named all-district his sophomore year, and was named both all-district and All-State as a junior, leading his team to two regional championships...as a junior, he batted a phenomenal .496 with 47 RBIs, five home runs and 16 doubles...in football, he was an all-area and all-region pick at fullback and also earned awards as a punter PERSONAL: Full name is Tate Michael McMillan...son of Mike and Gina McMillan...born June 6, 1987...majoring in exercise science and physical wellness.

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Wt: 205 EXPW

Ht: 6-0 Senior

1B Bats: R

Throws: R Erin, Tenn.

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RBI SB 2B 3B HR 5 0 H R S AB 1 Year G--G 42 11 11 1 0 0 1 9 11 0 7 2007 2 25 3 0 0 1 7 1 3 7 1 6 2008 36-- 1 108 14 27 2 1 0 5 3 31 2009 43-- 3 223 35 63 6 1 2 TOT 106-6

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AVG. .262 .342 .250 .283

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“Fall down? Stand up eight.”

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Golden Eagle Seniors

9HENRY LEE

Senior F RHP F R/R F 5-10 F 185 Knoxville, Tenn. (Karns HS/Chattanooga State CC)

AT TECH IN 2009: One of Tech’s most dangerous pitchers, Lee made an immediate impact on the Golden Eagles during his first season at Tech…a second-team all-OVC selection, Henry went 9-3 overall with a 3.43 ERA while opponents hit just .254 against him… also had one save on the season…finished the regular season with a 2.88 ERA…became a starter midway through the season, and threw complete games in his first five appearances…played in 21 games and made six starts, pitching a total of 78.2 innings…struck out 80 batters and walked just 40…was the winning pitcher in two of Tech’s four wins in the OVC tournament…was named to the OVC all-tournament team. CHATTANOOGA STATE CC: Posted a 15-5 record with a 1.91 ERA… three-time JuCo Pitcher of the Week…pre-season All-American as a sophomore after going 9-0 with a 0.92 ERA in 2007…recorded 10 saves in relief action…helped team to a No. 1 ranking three weeks in a row during his freshman season, and a conference championship in 2007. KARNS HS: Named KHS student-athlete of the year…also a Texas Roadhouse Player of the Week selection…earned the student-athlete achievement award with a 3.8 GPA…also earned high school letters in football and golf.

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Lee Henry Ht: 5-10 Senior

Bats: R Wt: 185 Education

Throws: R enn. Knoxville, T

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W-L ERA B SO S B 3 R E 9-3 3.4 H R 40 80 1 CG IP 3 S 0 .4 3 3 -G G 8 -3 3 9 r Yea 8.2 72 80 1 7 0 5 4 0 6 3 2009 21-.2 72 38 6 5 78 TOT 21--

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“I DARE you!”

PERSONAL: Full name is Lee Garrett Henry…born March 14, 1988 in Knoxville, Tenn…son of Rick and Debi Henry…brother Alex is also a member of the Tech baseball team…majoring in education.

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Golden Eagle Seniors

11LIBERATORE ADAM

Senior F LHP F L/L F 6-3 F 210 Rochester, Pa. (Blackhawk HS)

AT TECH IN 2009: Adam went 2-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA before pulling himself out of the game during his third start of the season with a season-ending elbow injury…pitched a total of 17 innings and struck out 21 batters while allowing only six walks… shared OVC Pitcher of the Week honors for his performance against Marshall on Feb. 27 when he pitched seven innings and gave up just two hits, striking out eight and walking four in the win…struck out nine batters and walked two in seven innings pitched against St. Peters on Feb. 20…allowed only seven hits in his three appearances… was granted a medical redshirt for the season. AT TECH IN 2008: Adam appeared in 13 games, including eight starts in 2008…held Samford to four hits in seven innings on May 16…pitched a total of 37.1 innings on the season…gave up one home run and no triples in 2008…struck out 36 batters while walking just 22…finished the year with a 1-2 record...played through the summer in the prestigious Valley Baseball League where he put together a 6-1 record and held opponents to a league-best .170 batting average on his way to earning Pitcher of the Year honors.

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ICS R STATISST W-L ERA E E R A C ’S RE BB SO LIBERATO 0-1 10.80 R ER

0 H 4 3 S CG IP .42 3 14 12 2 0 3-3 8 Year G-G .0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 8 4 1 2 8 3 29 1-2 .6 2006 6 0 25.2 5 22 36 0 0 6 4 .0 3 0 - 5 9 1 -0 3 2007 48 0 2 0 1 37.1 6 21 8 .2 0 7 -3 1 0 -6 6 8 0 20 17.0 7 81 0 2 0 4 2 3 7 2009 3 131 82 6 1 90.0 TOT 37-1

s e l g a E n e d Gol “If you aint first, you’re last.”

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AT TECH IN 2007: Adam made 15 appearances on the mound for the Golden Eagles including four starts in his sophomore campaign...allowed just three hits and no runs with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched against Alabama A&M on Feb. 14...accrued a 3-3 pitching record and struck out 21 batters over 25.2 innings and finished the season with an 8.42 ERA. AT TECH IN 2006: Had six appearances with one start as a true freshman…in 10 innings of work, Adam struck out three batters…displayed continuous improvement in two perfect innings in two games with SEMO in the final OVC weekend series of the year. AT BLACKHAWK HS: Left-handed hitting outfielder and pitcher from Blackhawk High School in Rochester, Pa…lettered in both soccer and baseball…was named first-team all-section three consecutive years on the diamond…chosen for the WPIAL all-star squad. PERSONAL: Full name is Adam Joseph Liberatore... son of Jack and Beth Liberatore...born May 12, 1987...majoring in electrical engineering.

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Senior F C F R/R F 6-0 F 185 Cookeville, Tenn. (Cookeville HS)

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ISTICS REER SRT ARTBI SB AVG. A C ’S N A H CROSSM H 2B 3B 0 .253

S AB R 1 12 3 Year G--G 79 15 20 5 0 0 .14 3 0 1 3 11 0 .2 7 2008 34-- 2 0 49 3 1 15 2009 26-- 11 128 18 27 5 0 4 TOT 60-- 3

s e l g a E n e d Gol “When you have fun, it changes all the pressure into pleasure.” -Ken Griffy Sr. & Jr.

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AT TECH IN 2009: Brandon played in 26 games for the Golden Eagles and made 11 starts in 2009…had one home run and three RBIs on the season…had two multi-hit games, going 2-for-3 against Eastern Illinois and Southern Miss…made only two errors all season, both coming in a game against Toledo on March 7. AT TECH IN 2008: Brandon was an impact player for the Golden Eagles in his first year at Tech…started in 23 of the 34 games he played in…knocked in 12 runs and hit five doubles…hit a home run in his first career start against Oakland University on March 1… went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a double against Murray State on May 3. AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE: Saw action in two games for coach Steve Peterson, stepping to the plate against Memphis and Vanderbilt. AT COOKEVILLE HS: Earned four letters in baseball at Cookeville High School under coach Butch Chaffin...played catcher, first base and third base...helped the Cookeville High baseball team to a co-district championship his sophomore year...named offensive player of the year his freshman and sophomore years and co-MVP his senior year...hit .386 with six home runs his sophomore year... finished his junior year with a .311 average and two home runs...hit .397 and one home run his senior year. PERSONAL: Full name is Brandon Tyler Crossman..son of Ken and April Crossman...born Jan. 1, 1988...majoring in accounting.

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Golden Eagle Returnees

CHASON CHOATE Junior F LHP F L/L 6-0 F 160 FMurfreesboro, Tenn. (Riverdale HS)

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AT TECH IN 2009: Chason pitched in 10 games for the Golden Eagles, including five starts…pitched a total of 40.1 innings… pitched eight innings and allowed four hits in a win against Alabama A&M and recorded five strikeouts in the performance… pitched 2.1 innings against Jacksonville State in the OVC tournament and allowed three hits while striking out four batters, and pitched six innings in a start against Jacksonville State the very next day, also fanning four Gamecock batters…finished with a 4.91 ERA and a 1-2 overall record with 25 strikeouts and 31 walks. AT TECH IN 2008: Chason sat out a redshirt season. AT TECH IN 2007: During his freshman year, Chason pitched in 11 games, including two starts...allowed no hits or runs with two strikeouts and a walk in 2.0 innings pitched against Kentucky on Feb. 24... struck out eight batters over 19.0 innings and finished the season with a 7.11 ERA.

AT RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters at Riverdale High School under coach Buddy Powers…played both outfield and pitcher…named Pitcher of the Year, Freshman Pitcher of the Year and all-district as a sophomore and junior… helped Riverdale win the region in 2005 and become a threetime state qualifier…also earned three letters in swimming. PERSONAL: Full name is Chason Clay Choate...son of Timothy and Tammy Choate…born Aug. 5, 1988…majoring in general engineering. Year 2007 2009 TOT

CHOATE’S CAREER STATISTICS

G GS 11 2 13 5 21 7

CG IP 0 19.0 0 40.1 0 59.1

H 25 33 58

R 16 25 41

ER 15 22 37

BB 13 31 46

SO 13 25 33

S W-L ERA 0 0-2 7.11 0 1-2 4.91 0 1-4 5.61

TRICE POWERS Junior F 2B F R/R 5-10F 170 FMurfreesboro, Tenn. (Riverdale HS)

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AT TECH IN 2009: Trice played in 34 games, starting 27 at second base…hit .256 for the season with three doubles, two home runs and 15 RBIs… led the team in sacrifice bunts with seven…finished the season with a .408 on-base percentage… had four multi-RBI games including two against St. Peters to start the season. AT TECH IN 2008: Trice played in 10 games in 2008 after coming off a redshirt season in 2007...started in one game…a great defender who can play a variety of infield positions…as a coach’s son, Trice has an exceptional understanding of the game. AT TECH IN 2007: Trice was on the roster as a redshirt member of the squad in his first season at Tech. AT RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in baseball at Riverdale High School under coach and father Buddy Pow-

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ers…played shortstop, third base, and second base…named Freshman Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved Player in 2003…received the Dedication Award in 2006… named first-team all-district. PERSONAL: Full name is Eron E. Powers III...son of Buddy and Laketa Powers…born July 14, 1987…majoring in civil engineering.

POWERS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 TOT

G- GS 10---1 34-- 27 44-- 28

AB 9 78 87

R H 1 1 16 20 17 20

2B 0 3 3

3B 0 0 0

HR RBI SB-A AVG. 0 0 0-- 0 .111 2 15 1-- 1 .256 2 16 1-- 1 .241

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CASANOVA DONALDSON Junior F OF F L/L 6-0 F 190 F Nashville, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS)

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AT TECH IN 2009: Casanova finished the season batting .333 with five doubles, two home runs, 39 hits and 18 RBIs…matched Tech’s all-time single-game hit record when he went 5-for-5 against East Tennessee State on April 1…went 3-for-5 against Jacksonville State in the OVC tournament with three RBIs and hit a walk-off single to win the game for the Golden Eagles in the bottom of the tenth inning…finished the season second on the team in batting average and stolen bases (6)… had seven multi-hit games on the season and put together an eightgame hit streak…was named to the OVC all-tournament team. AT TECH IN 2008: Casanova played in 16 games in 2008 and made 10 plate appearances…knocked in one run and stole two bases…hit a home run against Berea College on April 8, and had five put-outs in that game. AT TECH IN 2007: Spent his first season on the Golden Eagle roster as a redshirt. AT HUNTERS LANE HS: Earned four letters in baseball at Hunters Lane High School…played all three outfield positions as well as first base… earned all-district honors three times and named all-region twice…

earned three letters each in cross country and basketball…also earned one letter in football playing cornerback and wide receiver…between his four sports, Casanova won numerous awards including Sportsmanship Award, Gatorade Player of the Year, Hitters Award, Defensive Award, Hustle Award, Coaches Award, MVP, and Scholar-Athlete of the Year. PERSONAL: Full name is Casanova Dejaun Donaldson...son of Kerry and Angela Donaldson…born Nov. 23, 1987…majoring in civil engineering.

DONALDSON’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G- GS 2008 16---2 2009 45-- 35 TOT 61-37-127

AB R H 10 6 2 117 27 39 33 41 5

2B 0 5 1

3B 0 1 3

HR RBI SB-- A 1 1 2---- 2 2 18 6--- 10 19 57 8--- 12

AVG. .200 .333 .323

CHAD OBERACKER Junior F OF/LHP F L/L 5-11 F 190 FErie, Pa. (McDowell HS)

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AT TECH IN 2009: Chad started all 50 games that he played in for the Golden Eagles, including seven starts on the mound…led the team in batting average (.354), hits (69), triples (4) and stolen bases (11)…his four triples tied him for 8th all-time in a single season at Tech…had the team’s longest hit streak of 10 games…struck out only 23 times in 195 at-bats… had 17 multi-hit games with a 4-hit game against Toledo where he had three runs, a double, and a stolen base...earned all-tournament honors at the OVC tournament...also pitched in the Valley Baseball League in the summer of 2009, and threw 26.1 innings with a 5.13 ERA. AT TECH IN 2008: Chad saw action on the mound and in the outfield… pitched 21 innings and struck out 30 batters…posted a 3-2 record from the mound and started four games at pitcher…played in 21 games offensively for the Golden Eagles, starting in 10 of those…had 13 RBIs in 42 at-bats, and hit two home runs…stole three bases. AT McDOWELL HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in baseball at McDowell High School under coach Mike Hayes as well as three letters in golf and two letters in basketball…played both outfield and pitcher...named region Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and also named to the all-district team those same years...earned the hitting award in 2006 and the pitching

award in 2007...holds the school record for most RBIs in a season (39 in 2006) and most triples in a season (4 in 2006)…ranks in six categories: second and sixth in batting average (.470 in 2006, .439 in 2007), fifth in at-bats (66 in 2006), fourth and seventh in RBIs (28 in 2007, 22 in 2005), third and fifth in hits (31 in 2006, 29 in 2007), second and sixth in home runs (five in 2007, four in 2006) and fourth in batters struck out (66 in 2007). PERSONAL: Full name is Chad Murray Oberacker...son of Murray Oberacker and Mary Oberacker...born Jan. 14, 1989...majoring in physical therapy.

OBERACKER’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 2009 TOT

G- GS 21---8 50-- 50 71-- 58

Year 2008 2009 TOT

G GS 10 4 8 7 18 11

AB R H 42 12 11 195 51 69 237 63 80

CG IP 0 21.0 0 31.2 0 52.2

H 30 37 67

2B 2 8 10

3B 0 4 4

HR 2 4 6

RBI 13 27 40

SB-- A 3---- 3 11-- 13 14-- 16

R 19 29 48

ER 17 26 43

BB 11 25 66

SO 30 24 54

S W-L ERA 0 3-2 7.29 0 2-3 7.39 0 5-5 7.35

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AVG. .262 .354 .338

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Golden Eagle Returnees/Juniors

A.J. KIRBY-JONES Junior F 1B/RHP F R/R 6-0 F 210 FKnoxville, Tenn. (Webb School)

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AT TECH IN 2009: A.J. had a record setting season for the Golden Eagles, tying the Tech single-season home run record with 20…his 68 RBIs are the second most in Tech single season history and his 139 total bases are third…his .706 slugging percentage tied him for eighth in Tech single-season history…moved into a tie for fourth in Tech history in career home runs with 25 and sixth in career RBIs with 119…led the team in doubles (15), total bases, slugging percentage, walks (42), on-base percentage (.445), RBIs, home runs, and saves (3)…hit .325 for the season…on the mound A.J. posted a 5.51 ERA in 18 appearances… threw a total of 49 innings…opponents hit just .247 and struckeout 52 times… earned second-team all-OVC honors, and was named the OVC tournament MVP...earned Tech’s Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year award. AT TECH IN 2008: A.J. posted a 4-1 record with a 2.92 ERA and had two saves in relief work…at the plate, he batted in 51 runs, hitting five home runs and 15 doubles…hit .326 for the year, finding his way to the plate as a designated hitter when he wasn’t playing first base or pitching...was named to the OVC All-Freshman team and also earned OVC All-Tournament team honors after going 1-0 from the mound with a 1.35 ERA and racking up four hits from the plate...A.J. continued playing through the summer, earning First-Team honors in the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League. AT WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE: Earned four letters in baseball at Webb School under coach Clarke Wormsley…also lettered in football…played pitcher,

first base and third base...helped the Webb School baseball team to three straight DII East regional championships (2004, 05, 06) as well as the runnerups in two DII state championship games…named first-team PrepXtra, All-KIL, All-State and Louisville Slugger All-America twice each…had a batting average of .464 with nine home runs and 51 RBIs his junior year...A.J. followed that up his senior year with a .500 average with eight home runs and 34 RBIs...had a 6-4 pitching record with two saves and a 3.02 ERA in 2007. PERSONAL: Full name is Antwoin Jarelle (A.J.) Kirby-Jones... son of David Jones and Brenna Kirby......born Oct. 2, 1988...majoring in accounting.

KIRBY-JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 2009 TOT

G---GS 57--- 55 56--- 56 113--111

Year 2008 2009 TOT

G GS 17 0 18 4 35 4

AB R H 2B 193 30 63 15 197 49 64 15 390 79 127 30

CG IP 0 40.0 0 49.0 0 89.0

H 30 47 77

R 13 40 53

3B 0 0 0

HR 5 20 25

RBI 51 68 119

SB-- A 2---- 2 1---- 1 3---- 3

AVG. .326 .325 .326

ER 13 30 43

BB 22 37 59

SO 34 52 86

S W-L ERA 2 4-1 2.92 3 3-3 5.51 5 7-4 4.35

JARED DOBBS Junior F RHP F R/R 6-5 F 220 F Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. (Soddy-Daisy HS)

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AT TECH IN 2009: Voted team captain by his teammates in 2009...Jared pitched in five games including four starts for the Golden Eagles before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery…struck out 15 batters and walked nine on the season…struck out six batters in five innings in a win against St. Peters on Feb. 20…finished the year with a 1-1 record. AT TECH IN 2008: Jared appeared in 15 games, including 12 starts…finished the year with a 4.95 ERA…threw two complete games, including a three-hit complete-game shutout against Eastern Illinois on March 30… struck out a season-high nine batters against Butler on March 15...led Tech to a 9-1 win over Samford in the OVC tournament in a dominating performance that earned him All-Tournament honors...pitched in the Valley Collegiate Baseball League over the summer and finished with a 1.06 ERA and a 4-1 record while striking out 32 batters in 34 innings and holding opponents to a .207 batting average. AT TECH IN 2007: Jared made 18 appearances including seven starts... led the team in ERA at 4.18 and earned a spot on the OVC all-newcomer team…ranked 10th in the OVC in ERA…allowed two hits with three strikeouts over four scoreless innings to earn a save against East Tennessee on March 13... struck out 38 batters while walking just 18.

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AT SODDY-DAISY HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in baseball at SoddyDaisy High School under coach Steve Garland…in 2005, had a 3.25 ERA and 21 RBIs with four home runs…earned District 6-AAA All-Tournament team, Region 3-AAA first team, TN/GA All-Stars feature team honors…also earned one letter in football and one letter in basketball. PERSONAL: Full name is Jared Lee Dobbs... son of Tony and Lee Dobbs… born May 9, 1988…majoring in mechanical engineering.

DOBBS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008 2009 TOT

G GS 18 7 15 12 5 4 38 23

CG IP H 0 64.2 70 2 63.2 65 0 14.0 19 2 142.1 154

R 37 39 14 90

ER 30 35 14 79

BB SO 18 38 28 51 9 15 55 104

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WADE BILBREY Junior F RHP F R/R 6-2 F 210 F Cookeville, Tenn. (Cookeville HS)

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AT TECH IN 2009: Wade pitched in four games in relief for the Golden Eagles during the 2009 season…Wade pitched a hitless inning against Valparaiso with one strikeout and no walks in his first career outing…finished the season with six strikeouts and no walks in six innings pitched. AT TECH IN 2008: Making his way back from injury, Wade did not play in 2008…has worked hard to come back from shoulder and ACL injuries to prepare for the 2009 campaign…has the potential to be a key contributor for the Golden Eagles. AT TECH IN 2007: Was a redshirt member of the squad in his first season. AT COOKEVILLE HS: Earned four letters in baseball at Cookeville High School under coach Scott Hunt…played as a pitcher all four years...had a 5-4 record with six saves…played on the Tennessee Sunbelt Team in 2003…helped his 2002 summer baseball team win the World Series Championship.

PERSONAL: Full name is Wade Alexander Bilbrey...son of Roy and Sharron Bilbrey…born July 30, 1987…majoring in accounting.

BILBREY’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G GS CG IP H 2009 4 0 0 6.0 9 TOT 4 0 0 6.0 9

R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 5 5 2 6 0 0-0 7.50 5 5 2 6 0 0-0 7.50

2010 JUNIOR CLASS

Tech’s 2010 junior class features seven returnees and four newcomers

Front row, from left: A.J. Kirby-Jones, Trice Powers, Casanova Donaldson, Chason Choate, Seth Edwards. Back row, from left: Devin Rivers, Frankie Beech, Stephen Pryor, Jared Dobbs, Wade Bilbrey, Chad Oberacker.

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Golden Eagle Returnees/Sophomores

CHAD HAYES Sophomore F 2B/RHP F R/R 5-11 F 170 FSpringfield, Ill. (Lanipher HS)

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AT TECH IN 2009: Chad played 35 games in the infield for Tech as a true freshman, including 30 starts, becoming the starting second baseman about a month into the season…hit .220 on the season with four doubles and 11 RBIs…had seven multi-hit games including a three-hit performance against UT Martin when he had two doubles and two RBIs…Chad also pitched in 10 games for the Golden Eagles, and made two starts on the mound…pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout against Covenant in his only win of the season…finished with a 1-1 record and a 7.27 ERA…struck out 15 batters and walked 10 in 26 innings of work. AT LANIPHER HS: Chad finished his senior season hitting a school record .519, making him league batting champion... hit five home runs, four triples and 19 doubles...had 40 RBIs... earned all-conference recognition three times in his career... Chad also played in a traveling summer baseball league with

the Springfield Statesmen...finished his junior season hitting .486 with five home runs, five triples, 15 doubles and 36 RBIs... hit .382 his sophomore season with four home runs, four triples 10 doubles and 28 RBIs. PERSONAL: Full name is Chad Russell Hayes...son of Russ and the late Vicki Hayes...born June 16, 1990...majoring in business.

HAYES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G- GS 2009 35-- 30 TOT 35-- 30

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-- A AVG. 100 11 22 4 0 0 11 0---- 0 .220 100 11 22 4 0 0 11 0---- 0 .220

Year G GS CG IP H R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 2009 10 2 1 26.0 29 21 21 10 15 0 1-1 7.27 TOT 10 2 1 26.0 29 21 21 10 15 0 1-1 7.27

MATTHEW SHEPHERD Sophomore F RHP F R/R 6-3F 185 FBluff City, Tenn. (Sullivan East HS)

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AT TECH IN 2009: Matthew started eight games for the Golden Eagles and made 12 appearances his freshman season…had 20 strikeouts and 23 walks in 36.2 innings pitched …finished with a 3-3 record and 9.33 ERA…struck out five batters in five innings pitched in his first career start against St. Peters on Feb. 21, earning the win...Shepherd also found success in the Valley Baseball League over the summer, finishing with a 1.95 ERA in nine appearances, throwing a total of 37 innings. SULLIVAN EAST HS: Finished his senior campaign with a 2.21 ERA, earning all-conference and all-region recognition...won team’s top pitcher award after his junior year…posted a 6-2 record with a 1.93 ERA throughout his junior season…a versatile athlete who played third base, shortstop, and second base in addition to pitching for coach Mike Breuninger.

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PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Keith Shepherd…son of Eddie and Tammy Shepherd…born May 2, 1990 in Bristol, Tenn… majoring in excercise science.

SHEPHERD’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G GS CG IP H R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 2009 12 8 0 36.2 62 48 38 23 20 0 3-3 9.33 TOT 12 8 0 36.2 62 48 38 23 20 0 3-3 9.33

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BEN BURGESS Sophomore F C/OF/RHP F R/R 6-0 F 195 F Brentwood, Tenn. (Brentwood HS)

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AT TECH IN 2009: Ben started 54 games for the Golden Eagles in the outfield and behind the dish in 2009…named to the OVC all-newcomer team after batting .316 with a .414 slugging percentage…led the team in at-bats (215) and was second in hits (68) and RBIs (45)… tied for the team lead with 16 multi-hit games, including three four-hit games and two three-hit games…had 12 multi-RBI games including a career-high five RBIs against Middle Tennessee on Feb. 25 after going 4-for-5 with a double and a home run…hit four home runs and nine doubles on the season…had the second-longest hit-streak of any Golden Eagle during the 2009 season with nine consecutive games with a hit…started two games on the mound for the Golden Eagles and pitched in eight for a total of 22.1 innings pitched…got his first victory in the OVC tournament-clinching game against Jacksonville State after throwing four innings of one-hit ball and recording four strikeouts as Tech topped the Gamecocks 4-3 in 10 innings…was named to the OVC all-tournament team. BRENTWOOD HS: Was named team MVP, and an all-district, all-region and all-State selection...set single season records with 57 hits, 46 RBIs

and 19 doubles his senior season with a .479 batting average...had a .390 batting average and 37 RBIs his sophomore season…was named Rookie of the Year after his freshman campaign…finished his career with 170 hits, 123 runs scored and 119 RBIs...also excelled in the classroom, with a 3.8 GPA, and earned TSSAA Academic Award. PERSONAL: Full name is Benjamin Davis Burgess…son of Barry and Doe Burgess…born Aug. 7, 1989…grandfather Kenneth Redmond played football and basketball at Tech in 1945-46…majoring in accounting.

BURGESS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G- GS 2009 54-- 54 TOT 54-- 54

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-- A AVG. 215 28 68 9 0 4 45 1---- 1 .316 215 28 68 9 0 4 45 1---- 1 .316

Year G GS CG IP H R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 2009 8 2 0 22.1 25 22 17 13 14 0 1-2 6.85 TOT 8 2 0 22.1 25 22 17 13 14 0 1-2 6.85

DOUG MARTIN Sophomore F C F R/R 6-3 F 190 F Woodbury, Tenn. (Cannon County HS)

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AT TECH IN 2009: Doug was the bullpen catcher for the Golden Eagles as a freshman in 2009, and saw action in four games… made five plate appearances. CANNON COUNTY HS: Earned four letters on the CCHS baseball team playing catcher, third base and shortstop...earned Best Team Defensive Player honors and was an All-District honorable mention...an offensive threat, Doug hit .380 his junior year, and .360 his senior season...made honor roll, and was a member of the Beta Club. PERSONAL: Full name is Douglas Martin...son of Roger and Rhonda Martin...born Feb. 27, 1990...majoring in agricultural engineering and technology.

MARTIN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G- GS 2009 4----0 TOT 4----0

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-- A AVG. 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0---- 0 .000 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0---- 0 .000

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Golden Eagle Newcomers/Juniors

SETH EDWARDS Junior F OF F R/R 5-10 F 215 F Chalmette, La. (Chalmette HS/Pearl River CC)

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AT PEARL RIVER CC: Helped his team to a conference championship and was named to the All-State team as a freshman... sat out most of his sophomore season with a broken ankle before returning to help his team to the playoffs late in the year. AT CHALMETTE HS: Earned four letters in baseball, playing pitcher and shortstop…was named baseball MVP two times and helped his team to two district championships…also played football for four years as a quarterback and was named MVP…earned all-state honors in both football and baseball and was named Male Athlete of the Year in 2005…helped his football team to three district championships.

DEVIN RIVERS Junior F IF F R/R 6-0 F 200 FLaurel, Md. (Dematha Catholic/NW Shoals CC)

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AT NORTHWEST SHOALS CC: Hit .385 with an .823 slugging percentage and was second among Alabama Junior College players in slugging percentage.…hit 17 home runs, leading all Alabama Junior College players in home runs per game... drew 54 walks on the season...stole 14 bases in 15 attempts. AT DEMATHA CATHOLIC HS: Earned two letters playing in the infield for coach Charlie Sullivan…hit .400 his senior season and was named team MVP. PERSONAL: Full name is Devin Marshall Rivers…son of Thomas and Laima Rivers…born September 25, 1988…majoring in prephysical therapy.

PERSONAL: Full name is Seth Michael Edwards…son of Billy Edwards and Denise Hunter…born March 23, 1987…majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

FRANKIE BEECH Junior F IF F R/R 5-11 F 180 F Smyrna, Tenn. (Blackman HS/Motlow State CC)

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AT MOTLOW STATE CC: Hit .438 (70-for-160) in 2009 which was tops among all Tennessee Junior College players... hit .403 (124-for-307) in his two-year career…hit 17 doubles and six home runs in 2009, and 27 doubles and eight home runs in his career, with a career total of 74 RBIs (33/41)…2009 first team all-conference. AT BLACKMAN HS: Earned BHS all-sports MVP, 2007 7AAA All-District, 2006 7AAA All-District, 3rd team all-region…played second base for coach Chris Trendway. PERSONAL: Full name is Frankie Leon Beech, III…son of Frankie Jr. and Dawn Beech…born March 22, 1989…majoring in education.

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STEPHEN PRYOR Junior F RHP F R/R 6-4 F 235 F Mt. Juliet, Tenn. (Friendship Christian/Cleveland State CC)

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AT CLEVELAND STATE CC: Stephen played baseball for two years at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn...was drafted by the Texas Rangers after his freshman season. AT FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN HS: Stephen played baseball and basketball…was an all-district and all-region selection in baseball…helped his team to the 1A State Championship in 2007… was an All-State selection after his senior season...went 3-0 his junior season with a 0.00 ERA...was a member of National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Full name is Stephen Michael Pryor…son of Chris and Lisa Pryor…born July 23, 1989…majoring in exercise and physical wellness.

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Golden Eagle Newcomers /Freshmen

ZEPHAN GUYEAR Freshman F IF F R/R 6-4 F 180 F Tracy City, Tenn. (Marion County HS)

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AT MARION COUNTY HS: Earned four letters in baseball, playing in the infield, outfield and pitching…named 2009 6AA Player of the Year, 2008 6AA All-District, 2008 and 2009 Chattanooga Times Best of Preps…led his team to four consecutive district 6AA championships, and regional championships in 2007 and 2008…in 2009 hit 13 doubles, four triples, three home runs, with 46 RBIs, 23 stolen bases and a .429 batting average…hit .403 for his career. PERSONAL: Full name is Jacob Zephaniah Guyear…son of David and Sherry Guyear…born August 9, 1991…major is general education.

NICK PRICE Freshman F RHP F R/R 6-5 F 175 F Clinton, Tenn. (Anderson County HS)

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AT ANDERSON COUNTY HS: Nick lettered in baseball all four years, and was selected to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association team after his junior and senior years…had a 10-1 record with a 1.17 ERA as a senior and was named District 4-AA co-Pitcher of the Year…was also an all-district and all-region selection and named to the Tennessee Baseball Report allregion team…went 8-3 as a junior with a 3.08 ERA…struck out 60 batters in 50 innings pitched, and walked just 25…allowed 41 hits and recorded one save…led his team to three consecutive district championships and also won regional and sectional championships in 2006 and 2008…finished third in state in 2006…was a member of National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas Kurt Price…son of Tony and Jane Price…born March 23, 1991 in Knoxville, Tenn…majoring in pre-pharmacy.

AUSTIN ANDERSON Freshman F LHP F L/L 5-11 F 180 F Collierville, Tenn. (Collierville HS)

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EVAN FRAZIER Freshman F C F R/R 5-10 F 205 F Collierville, Tenn. (Collierville HS)

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AT COLLIERVILLE HS: Played baseball and was a pitcher for coach Jeff Hopkins…posted a 6-2 record with a 2.97 ERA as a senior, and beat Farragut HS, the No. 1 high school team in the nation...team finished third in state in 2009...went 9-3 as a junior with a 3.41 ERA...earned Most Improved award in 2008 and was named to the all-tournament team…off the field was named to the Academic Honor Roll.

AT COLLIERVILLE HS: Evan hit .335 with six home runs and 53 RBIs his senior season for coach Jeff Hopkins…helped his team to the state semi-finals that season and was team MVP…hit .301 with 27 RBIs as a junior and .315 with 23 RBIs as a sophomore... earned Commercial Appeal Best of Preps honors…named TBCA region 7-8 team...his team compiled a 63-12 record during his junior and senior seasons...also played football for three years.

PERSONAL: Full name is Austin Douglas Anderson…son of Douglas and Patti Anderson…born December 26, 1990…majoring in agribusiness.

PERSONAL: Full name is Evan Clay Frazier…son of Todd Frazier and Rene Conner…born Jan. 22, 1991…majoring in turf and grass management.

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Golden Eagle Newcomers/Freshmen

TRISTAN ARCHER Freshman F RHP F R/R 6-3 F 170 F Kingsport, Tenn. (Sullivan South HS)

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AT SULLIVAN SOUTH HS: A two-time first-team all-conference selection, and 2009 Big 9 conference Player of the Year...was named all-region, All-Northeast Tennessee and Johnson City Press Super 22 after 2008 and 2009 seasons, was a second-team All-State selection in 2009…had an 8-1 record and 0.69 ERA as a senior...went 8-3 in 2009 with a 1.82 ERA, and hit .358 from the plate as a junior…drafted by the Oakland Athletics after his senior campaign. PERSONAL: Full name is Tristan James Archer…son of Roger and Theresa Archer…born Oct. 18, 1990…majoring in business management.

AUSTIN WULF Freshman F OF F L/R 5-10 F 165 F Beaver Falls, Pa. (Blackhawk HS)

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AT BLACKHAWK HS: Austin was a Louisville Slugger High School All-American, and a two-time first-team all-section and first-team all-state selection at Blackhawk High School…also named P6 West and Beaver County Times all star…hit .508 his senior season with 29 RBIs, 32 runs scored, 11 stolen bases, nine doubles and two triples…hit .533 (40-for-75) his junior season with 40 hits including 14 doubles, two triples and two home runs…had 23 RBIs, scored 33 runs and stole 10 bases… led his team to a section championship and final four appearance his junior season, and a league runner-up finish during his freshman and sophomore campaigns…played for coach Bob Amalia…also earned three letters in football, playing wide receiver and strong safety for coach Joe Hamilton…was on the Academic Honor Roll.

WILL THOMAS Freshman F OF F R/R 6-0 F 200 F Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS)

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AT CLARKSVILLE HS: Will hit .381 with a .582 on base percentage his junior year and had 23 RBIs…led his team to back-toback district championships in 2007 and 2008, and a runner-up finish in 2006…played in 11 games his senior year before injury and hit .361 with three home runs and 12 RBIs…also earned one letter on the golf team…was an all-area selection…National Honor Society President, academic all-county three years, received the Excel Award for all A’s four years and earned the TSSAA Academic Award. PERSONAL: Full name is William Scott Thomas…son of Scott and Catherine Thomas…born Jan. 6, 1991…majoring in civil engineering.

RYAN HOPKINS Freshman F RHP F R/R 6-3 F 220 F Sardinia, Ohio (Western Brown HS)

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AT WESTERN BROWN HS: Earned three letters in baseball playing pitcher and first base for coach Jeff Herrmann…had 36 strikeouts and only six walks in 33 innings pitched with a 3.1 ERA his junior year…a second-team all-league selection in baseball, and a first-team all city (Cincinnati), all-league and alldistrict and all-state (Ohio) honorable mention in football…was on honor roll and named scholar athlete. PERSONAL: Full name is Ryan Douglas Hopkins…son of Doug and Shaune Hopkins…born April 20, 1991…majoring in general education.

PERSONAL: Full name is Austin James Wulf…son of Tony Wulf and Beth Wulf…born Nov. 11, 1990…majoring in business.

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Golden Eagle Newcomers /Freshmen

TEVIS SHERFIELD

MICHAEL MORRIS

Freshman F 2B F R/R 5-11 F 160 F Cookeville, Tenn. (Cookeville HS)

Freshman F SS/C F R/R 5-10 F 190 F Cincinnati, Ohio (Sycamore HS)

AT COOKEVILLE HS: Earned four letters in baseball, playing second base for coach Brent Chaffin…during his career Tevis earned Rookie of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and Hard 90 awards…was a team captain and a three-time all-district selection…earned one all-state selection…helped Cookeville High to one district championship…over his four seasons Tevis hit .500, .469, .339 and .336.

AT SYCAMORE HS: Earned three varsity letters in baseball playing shortstop and catcher for coach Chrims Shrimpton... finished his career with 122 hits...batted .467 as a senior, .425 as a junior and .356 as a sophomore...was named All-Cincinnati his senior year...earned high academic honors on three occasions...was rated as a top 50 prospect in the state of Ohio by Rise Magazine.

PERSONAL: Full name is Tevis Wade Sherfield…son of Roger and Michelle Sherfield…father Roger played baseball at Tech for two years…born May 7, 1991…majoring in mechanical engineering.

PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Thomas Morris...son of Thomas and Lori Morris...born May 30, 1991...enrolled in general studies.

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ANDY WILLIAMS Freshman F RHP F R/R 6-0 F 195 F Franklin, Tenn. (Franklin Road Academy)

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AT FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY: Andy earned four letters playing shortstop and pitcher for coach George Weicker… was an all-district selection his sophomore, junior and senior seasons…as a junior Andy was also an all-state and all-region selection, and defensive MVP…hit .436 with six home runs at the plate and posted a 9-1 record with a 1.47 ERA and one no-hitter on the mound…was named the Yellow Jacket Classic Tournament MVP during his senior season…off the field Andy earned the Alumni Award, was a member of the Dean’s list from 2007-09 and was a student ambassador from 2006-09. PERSONAL: Full name is Andrew Edward Williams…son of Tony and Christy Williams…born December 17, 1990…majoring in exercise science.

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GREG GLASER Freshman F OF F R/R 6-4 F 185 F Nashville, Tenn. (Franklin Road Academy)

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AT FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY: Lettered four years in baseball for coach George Weicker playing outfield and pitcher…was an all-district selection his senior season in 2009 after hitting .420 with five home runs, 24 RBIs and 10 stolen bases…hit .386 as a junior with three home runs, 20 RBIs and seven stolen bases… earned the team’s Freshman of the Year award in 2006…off the field earned the Citizenship Award in 2006 and made the Deans list in 2008 and 2009…also earned two letters in football at quarterback, receiver and safety for coach David Tucker. PERSONAL: Full name is Greg Page Glaser…son of Jeff and Lesley Glaser…born March 20, 1991... majoring in civil engineering.

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2009 Golden Eagle Seniors

A look back... Tech’s 2009 senior class Career Statistics Year G GS CG IP H R ER 2005 7 4 1 29.1 32 18 13 2006 3 2 0 12.2 12 10 7 2008 14 13 5 77.2 89 45 40 2009 10 9 3 51.2 65 39 30 TOTAL 34 28 9 171.1 198 112 90

BB 12 1 21 20 54

K W-L ERA 13 3-1 3.99 10 0-3 4.97 58 7-5 4.64 39 3-3 5.23 120 13-12 4.73

BB 21 33 54

K 25 58 83

Michael Alcorn F Right Handed Pitcher 2005-2009 (*Medical redshirt in 2007) Career Statistics Year G GS CG IP H R ER 2008 21 3 0 40.0 48 25 21 2009 21 5 1 72.0 67 43 30 TOTAL 42 8 1 112.0 115 68 51

W-L 4-0 4-2 8-2

ERA 4.72 3.75 4.10

Ryan Dennick F Left Handed Pitcher 2008-2009 Year G 2008 50 2009 55 TOTAL 105

GS 49 55 104

AB 198 207 405

Career Statistics R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-ATT AVG. 44 63 8 4 2 22 4-5 .318 54 65 11 0 3 21 4-4 .314 98 128 19 4 5 43 8-9 .316

Alex Henry F Left Field 2008-2009 Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Cory Wright F Catcher 2006-2009

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Career Highlights

F 2009 OVC All-Tournament team (1-0, 1CG, 2.00 ERA) F Finished his career third in Tech history in saves (6) and sixth in W/L Pct. (8-2, .800) F Combined for a one-hitter against College World Series participant Southern Miss. in May, 2009. (6.0 IP, 1H, 1R, W) F Drafted by Kansas City Royals after 2009

Career Highlights

F Scored 10th most runs in a season in Tech history in 2009, with team-leading 54 F Hit eighth most triples in a season in Tech history with four in 2008, tied for team lead F Started in 104 out of 105 games played during his two-year Tech career

Career Highlights

G 55 56 111

GS 55 56 111

Career Statistics AB R H 2B 3B 197 36 65 12 0 198 32 59 15 1 395 68 124 27 1

HR RBI SB-ATT AVG. 6 64 1-1 .330 7 35 0-0 .298 13 76 1-1 .314

F Tied for team lead with 15 doubles in 2009 F Started all 111 of Tech’s games in his twoyear Golden Eagle career F Had 18 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games in 2009 F Had three hits (2HR, 2B), and four RBI’s in a game against S. Peters in 2009

G 18 25 31 44 118

GS 9 15 24 39 87

Career Statistics AB R H 2B 3B 37 6 9 4 1 54 9 11 2 0 35 6 10 0 0 128 20 32 7 0 284 41 62 13 1

HR RBI SB-ATT AVG. 0 3 0-0 .243 3 17 0-0 .204 0 3 1-1 .154 4 21 1-2 .250 7 44 2-3 .218

FLed the OVC in runners caught stealing, throwing out 24-of-50 (48.0 percent) potential base stealers F Posted a .990 career fielding percentage with seven errors, 584 putouts and 82 assists F Made the OVC Commissioners Honor Roll in two out of four years, and Athletic Directors Honor Roll in six out of eight semesters

Evan Webb F Third Base 2008-2009 Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

Career Highlights

F Became Tech’s all-time leader in innings pitched per home run allowed (19.03 innings) F Holds 10th highest K/Walk ratio for a season in Tech history (2.76, 2008) F Earned two wins in 2009 postseason play, including complete game win over Alabama in NCAA Regional Tournament

Career Highlights

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A Season to Remember 2009 Season in Review

A.J. Kirby-Jones

Ben Burgess

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ong before the 2009 baseball season began, Tennessee Tech head coach Matt Bragga expected to get to the NCAA tournament – and beyond - behind an elite pitching staff, including a weekend starting rotation of Jared Dobbs, Adam Liberatore and Michael Alcorn.

Tennessee Tech 2009 OVC All-Tournament members

And the season began just as planned, as the team got off to an 8-2 start by the first week of March, with its top three pitchers going a combined 4-0 in that time. And as with its pitching, Tech’s bats got the job done as well. In those 10 games, the Golden Eagles hung 12 or more runs on opponents three times, something they would do only twice more in the regular season. But a string of untimely injuries would put the Golden Eagles’ will to the test. First, Dobbs suffered a shoulder injury that would sideline him for nearly a month, before eventually ending his season after he attempted a comeback in late March. Less than a week later, Liberatore would pull himself from a game after just three innings because of pain in his elbow, which would eventually require season-ending Tommy John surgery. Before their injuries, Liberatore hadn’t allowed a run in 17 innings, as he fanned 21 batters, and walked just six, going 2-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA. Meanwhile, Dobbs went 1-0 in two starts, with seven strikeouts. But less than three weeks into the year, the only pre-season weekend starter left was Alcorn, who was battling the same back injuries that had already cost him two seasons. “When Liberatore and Dobbs went down, I don’t know that at first we had any real answers,” Bragga said. “Those guys are extremely good, and we weren’t planning on losing them. When that happened, we had to take a couple steps back, and it took us a few weeks to figure out exactly who should go into what role.” That’s when the team began to slump, dropping 10 of its next 15 games, and stumbling to a 1-7 start in Ohio Valley Conference play. But as many outsiders would begin to write off the beaten-up squad, the Golden Eagles would show their critics they might have been too quick to judge. “That’s a difficult point in the year when you’re 1-7 to start conference play,” Bragga said. “I give so much credit to our guys because they just kept fighting.

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2009 Season in Review There wasn’t a Vince Lombardi speech that changed everything, our guys just stayed the course, believed in what we do, and believed in themselves.” Two pitchers who began the season primarily as closers, would step into the spotlight, and cast a shadow over the rest of the league. Lee Henry made his first start of the year in a crucial OVC contest on April 11, and the junior would not be pulled from another game in the regular season. Henry started five consecutive conference weekends, throwing five complete games. He went 4-1 in that time, and improved his overall record to 7-2. His 2.63 ERA by seasons end was good for second in the league. Chad After making 16 reOberacker lief appearances, Ryan Dennick got the nod as a starter the final month of the season. All he did in that role was go 3-0 in four starts, including a one-hitter against College World Series participant Southern Miss. In his nearly 25 innings of work as a starter, Dennick allowed only four earned runs while opponents hit a futile .189 against him. “It’s amazing, two guys that we really needed to rise, really rose,” Bragga said. “But they did what they always do to be honest, they just did it in a different role. You can ask guys to step up, and tell them you need them to step up, but when they’re true competitors, they will, and that’s what those boys are.” As the Golden Eagles seemed to have pitchers stepping up from all over the diamond on a weekly basis – including right fielder Ben Burgess, second baseman Chad Hayes, center fielder Chad Oberacker and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones all pitching effectively when called upon -- their defense and hitters were getting the job done on the field as well. Turning quality pitching performances into wins, Tech started at the bottom, and climbed its way up the OVC standings. “The reality of it was, our pitchers were doing such a great job, that our hitters didn’t feel that added pressure,” Bragga said. “As long as we played defense, the guys that were put on the mound were going to come in and give us a chance to win.” Sophomore slugger A.J. Kirby-Jones led the charge from the plate, punishing the baseball -- and opposing pitchers -- on his way to a team-record 20 home runs, while adding 15 doubles, 68 RBIs, and a few lights-out pitching performances to boot. But Kirby-Jones wasn’t the only threat from the plate. Six Golden Eagles hit .300 or above throughout the regular season, and in one OVC win against UT Martin near the end of the year, all nine Tech batters hit safely at least once.

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After their 1-7 OVC start, the Golden Eagles went 9-4-1to finish the conference season, capped by a threegame sweep over preseason favorite Jacksonville State in the final weekend of league play. The sweep boosted Tech into fifth place in the conference standings with a 10-11-1 league finish, and a 26-22-1 overall mark. As Tech entered the OVC tournament, the mission was simple: Four wins, one at a time. “It’s not like there was this 20-game win streak that got us back in it,” Bragga said. “It was just a matter of biting off a little at a time, making up ground a little at a time. It was never like we were unbeatable, our guys just kept plugging.” Tech’s first test in the OVC tournament would come against Southeast Missouri, which embarrassed Tech in a three-game sweep in Cookeville to start conference play back in March. But this time Tech would handle the Redhawks behind another strong pitching performance from Henry, and a grand slam from freshman Ben Burgess. Tech’s 9-5 win put the Golden Eagles in the winners bracket, where they would face No. 2 seeded Murray State. “It’s not like For the second straight tournament there was this 20game, the Golden game win streak Eagles would face an opponent that they did that got us back not beat in the regular in it. It was just a season. Tech went 0-21 against the Thormatter of oughbreds earlier in the month, and would biting off a little face one of the league’s at a time, making best pitchers in Chris Craycraft. But again, up ground a little Tech was un-fazed, at a time.” as sophomore Chad Oberacker hit a tworun homer in the top of the first inning, and the Golden Eagles would lead throughout. A complete-game pitching performance from Dennick and a four-run eighth inning would help seal the 7-2 victory, and put Tech just one win from the OVC title game. “In a fun way, this team was very business like,” Bragga said. “The way they handled themselves, you just knew that these guys were going to play good baseball.” The Golden Eagles would again face a challenging task as they took on Jacksonville State the next day for the right to go to the OVC championship game. Not only were the Gamecocks the preseason pick to win the conference, but they had the league’s preseason Pitcher of the Year on the mound, Ben Tootle, who had been projected as high as a top-10 overall MLB draft pick. But Tech made quick work of Tootle, bouncing him in the first inning en route to a quick 3-1 lead in what would become an offensive slugfest. Tech would extend the lead by as many as five runs, but four Gamecock runs in the ninth would force extra innings. With

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Bragga said. “The great thing that I saw was our guys were un-fazed by that. There could have been 60,000 fans there and our guys wouldn’t have been fazed.” In the first game of the regional, Tech picked up right where it left off the week before. The Golden Eagles took a lead in the top of the first inning Casanova against top-seeded Donaldson and No. 16 ranked Clemson, and would pull ahead 4-1 before the Tigers could respond. Dennick threw seven innings against the Tigers, and gave up only five hits and three runs, as Tech took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth. But that’s when Clemson would come up with a dagger. Back-to-back singles to start the inning put Tigers on first and second, and with one out, Clemson’s Jeff Schaus ripped a two-run walk-off double into the right field corner that gave Clemson a 5-4 win, and dropped Tech into the losers bracket, where it would face elimination for the first time in the postseason. “We executed great all around, and then to lose it the way we lost, in heartbreak fashion, was tough,” Bragga said. “Someone asked me in the hotel lobby that night, how in the world we were ever going to be able to bounce back from that. But I knew for a fact that because of our young men, they were going to bounce back, and they did.” The victim of Tech’s turnaround just happened to be No. 14 Alabama. Tech jumped on the Crimson Tide early, and wouldn’t let go, taking a 2-1 lead in the second inning, on its way to a 6-2 win behind a complete-game pitching performance from Alcorn that sent Alabama home for the summer. “Michael Alcorn came out and gave us a tremendous start, and anytime you get performances like that, it’s going to give you a chance to win,” Bragga said. The Golden Eagles would run into Clemson again the very next day, and this time the Tigers would roll to a 10-0 win to eliminate Tech, before topping Oklahoma State 15-1 later that day, and clinching the regional crown with another win over Oklahoma State the next day. When it was all said and done, the Golden Eagles were one of college baseball’s final 48 teams standing. “Anytime you can win a championship and compete in the regional, it’s great for your program. It’s great for recruiting and it’s great for your guys coming back,” Bragga said. “We have high expectations for this program, and our guys know exactly what those are.”

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2009 Game-By-Game Results Date Feb 20, 2009 Feb 20, 2009 Feb 21, 2009 Feb 21, 2009 Feb 25, 2009 Feb 27, 2009 Feb 28, 2009 Mar 06, 2009 Mar 07, 2009 Mar 07, 2009 Mar 08, 2009 Mar 11, 2009 Mar 13, 2009 Mar 13, 2009 Mar 18, 2009 * Mar 21, 2009 * Mar 21, 2009 * Mar 22, 2009 Mar 24, 2009 * Mar 29, 2009 * Mar 29, 2009 April 1, 200 * Apr 04, 2009 * Apr 04, 2009 * Apr 05, 2009 * Apr 10, 2009 * Apr 11, 2009 * Apr 11, 2009 Apr 14, 2009 Apr 14, 2009 Apr 15, 2009 * Apr 18, 2009 * Apr 18, 2009 Apr 21, 2009 Apr 22, 2009 * Apr 24, 2009 * Apr 24, 2009 * Apr 26, 2009 Apr 27, 2009 Apr 29, 2009 * May 02, 2009 * May 02, 2009 * May 03, 2009 * May 08, 2009 * May 09, 2009 * May 10, 2009 May 15, 2009 May 15, 2009 May 16, 2009 &May 20, 2009 &May 21, 2009 &May 22, 2009 &May 23, 2009 $May 29, 2009 $May 30, 2009 $May 31, 2009

Opponent ST. PETER’S ST. PETER’S ST. PETER’S ST. PETER’S at Middle Tennessee vsMarshall at The Citadel TOLEDO TOLEDO TOLEDO TOLEDO BELMONT VALPARAISO VALPARAISO at Tennessee SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SOUTHEAST MISSOURI at Belmont at Eastern Illinois at Eastern Illinois ETSU at Morehead State at Morehead State at Morehead State EASTERN KENTUCKY EASTERN KENTUCKY EASTERN KENTUCKY COVENANT COVENANT at ETSU at Austin Peay at Austin Peay GEORGIA STATE GEORGIA STATE UT MARTIN UT MARTIN UT MARTIN ALABAMA A&M at Western Carolina at Murray State at Murray State at Murray State JACKSONVILLE STATE JACKSONVILLE STATE JACKSONVILLE STATE at Southern Miss at Southern Miss at Southern Miss vsSoutheast Missouri vsMurray State vsJacksonville State vsJacksonville State at Clemson vsAlabama at Clemson

W Score L r-h-e r-h-e W 8-1 8-11-3 1-6-2 W 14-4 14-15-2 4-9-1 W 12-6 12-15-2 6-8-1 2-5 L 2-6-1 5-5-1 8-9 L 8-11-0 9-7-0 W 1-0 1-6-1 0-3-0 W 7-6 7-18-0 6-15-0 W 4-2 4-6-0 2-6-0 W 14-7 14-13-2 7-11-2 W 8-6 8-10-2 6-9-2 7-11 L 7-10-1 11-10-2 W 8-6 8-5-2 6-6-1 W 6-4 6-6-0 4-10-2 8-12 L 8-9-0 12-12-1 5-7 L 5-11-2 7-7-0 2-14 L 2-12-1 14-12-1 3-4 L 3-6-0 4-7-1 4-7 L 4-7-3 7-8-1 W 5-4 5-16-2 4-9-1 5-25 L 5-10-7 25-20-0 0-2 L 0-2-0 2-4-0 W 15-7 15-19-2 7-8-3 W 17-16 17-10-3 16-19-7 1-2 L 1-5-1 2-4-0 7-12 L 7-12-8 12-15-2 W 10-4 10-11-1 4-9-2 W 8-2 8-10-2 2-4-1 W 4-3 4-12-1 3-5-0 4-7 L 4-10-0 7-13-1 W 8-0 8-10-0 0-2-2 8-11 L 8-11-3 11-14-3 2-6 L 2-5-2 6-9-1 W 4-3 4-3-1 3-6-0 7-9 L 7-10-1 9-10-0 W 6-4 6-7-2 4-6-2 5-21 L 5-13-1 21-19-0 W 1-0 1-6-0 0-5-0 W 12-6 12-15-2 6-10-2 W 7-1 7-8-0 1-4-0 0-11 L 0-3-2 11-14-1 7-10 L 7-9-3 10-13-1 1-4 L 1-5-1 4-5-0 1-1 T 1-5-0 1-3-1 W 5-1 5-10-1 1-8-0 W 5-3 5-6-0 3-8-1 W 6-4 6-7-0 4-7-1 2-10 L 2-6-3 10-10-0 W 7-1 7-9-1 1-1-3 2-7 L 2-5-2 7-10-1 W 9-5 9-11-0 5-11-3 W 7-2 7-10-0 2-5-2 W 13-12 13-15-2 12-15-2 W 4-3 4-8-0 3-6-0 4-5 L 4-8-0 5-8-1 W 6-2 6-12-0 2-9-2 0-10 L 0-4-0 10-14-0

Inns 9 9 9 7 9 9 (15) 9 9 7 9 9 7 7 9 9 7 9 (12) 7 7 9 (10) 7 9 9 7 7 7 7 9 9 7 9 9 9 7 9 9 9 9 7 5 9 7 9 7 7 9 9 9 (10) (10) 9 9 9

Overall Ohio Valley Pitcher of record Attend Time 1-0-0 0-0-0 LIBERATORE (W 1-0) 132 2:42 2-0-0 0-0-0 DOBBS (W 1-0) 112 3:28 3-0-0 0-0-0 SHEPHERD (W 1-0) 116 3:08 3-1-0 0-0-0 OBERACKER (L 0-1) 115 2:00 3-2-0 0-0-0 DENNICK (L 0-1) 325 2:57 4-2-0 0-0-0 LIBERATORE (W 2-0) 0 2:10 5-2-0 0-0-0 HENRY, L. (W 1-0) 0 4:54 6-2-0 0-0-0 HENRY, L. (W 2-0) 171 2:49 7-2-0 0-0-0 SHEPHERD (W 2-0) 223 2:51 8-2-0 0-0-0 ALCORN (W 1-0) 223 2:26 8-3-0 0-0-0 HENRY, L. (L 2-1) 187 2:52 9-3-0 0-0-0 GRIGGS (W 1-0) 105 2:35 10-3-0 0-0-0 KIRBY-JONES (W 1-0) - 2:09 10-4-0 0-0-0 BURGESS (L 0-1) 99 2:31 10-5-0 0-0-0 FORST (L 0-1) 1466 3:06 10-6-0 0-1-0 KIRBY-JONES (L 1-1) - 3:11 10-7-0 0-2-0 ALCORN (L 1-1) 361 2:25 10-8-0 0-3-0 SHEPHERD (L 2-1) 169 3:08 11-8-0 0-3-0 HENRY, L. (W 3-1) 207 3:38 11-9-0 0-4-0 KIRBY-JONES (L 1-2) - 2:46 11-10-0 0-5-0 DOBBS (L 1-1) 143 1:59 12-10-0 0-5-0 OBERACKER (W 1-1) 277 3:04 13-10-0 1-5-0 DENNICK (W 1-1) - 3:36 13-11-0 1-6-0 ALCORN (L 1-2) 317 1:29 13-12-0 1-7-0 KIRBY-JONES (L 1-7) 372 2:39 14-12-0 2-7-0 OBERACKER (W 2-1) 121 3:03 15-12-0 3-7-0 KIRBY-JONES (W 2-3) - 2:09 16-12-0 4-7-0 HENRY, L. (W 4-1) 196 1:31 16-13-0 4-7-0 BURGESS (L 0-2) - 2:10 17-13-0 4-7-0 HAYES (W 1-0) 200 1:51 17-14-0 4-7-0 DENNICK (L 1-2) 243 2:59 17-15-0 4-8-0 OBERACKER (L 2-2) - 2:36 18-15-0 5-8-0 HENRY, L. (W 5-1) 319 2:30 18-16-0 5-8-0 HAYES (L 1-1) 111 3:22 19-16-0 5-8-0 SHEPHERD (W 3-1) 143 2:32 19-17-0 5-9-0 OBERACKER (L) - 3:05 20-17-0 6-9-0 HENRY, L. (W 6-1) 261 1:43 21-17-0 7-9-0 KIRBY-JONES (W 3-3) 179 3:05 22-17-0 7-9-0 CHOATE (W 1-0) 134 2:48 22-18-0 7-9-0 SHEPHERD (L 3-2) 598 2:53 22-19-0 7-10-0 ALCORN (L 1-3) - 3:14 22-20-0 7-11-0 HENRY, L. (L 6-2) 173 1:36 22-20-1 7-11-1 None 129 1:48 23-20-1 8-11-1 DENNICK (W 2-2) - 2:31 24-20-1 9-11-1 HENRY, L. (W 7-2) 185 2:15 25-20-1 10-11-1 ALCORN (W 2-3) 176 2:42 25-21-1 10-11-1 SHEPHERD (L 2-2) - 2:10 26-21-1 10-11-1 DENNICK (W 1-3) 2887 2:03 26-22-1 10-11-1 CHOATE (L 0-1) 3101 2:22 27-22-1 10-11-1 HENRY, L. (W 8-2) 0 3:00 28-22-1 10-11-1 DENNICK (W 4-2) 0 2:24 29-22-1 10-11-1 HENRY, L. (W 9-2) 808 4:00 30-22-1 10-11-1 BURGESS (W 1-2) 713 2:58 30-23-1 10-11-1 HENRY, L. (L 9-3) 5720 2:52 31-23-1 10-11-1 ALCORN (W 3-3) 2185 2:53 31-24-1 10-11-1 CHOATE (L 1-2) 3628 2:39

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Player AVG GP-- GS OBERACKER, Chad .354 50-- 50 DONALDSON, Casanova .333 45-- 35 KIRBY-JONES, A.J. .325 56-- 56 BURGESS, Ben .316 54-- 54 HENRY, Alex .314 55-- 55 WEBB, Evan .298 56-- 56 CHEVERTON, Heath .253 56-- 56 WRIGHT, Cory .250 44-- 39 ------Less than 2.0 AB/game -------POWERS, Trice .256 34-- 27 McMILLAN, Tate .250 43-- 35 HAYES, Chad .220 35-- 30 CROSSMAN, Brandon .143 26-- 11 MARTIN, Doug .000 4---- 0 HENRY, Lee .000 1---- 0 DENNICK, Ryan .000 1---- 0 ALCORN, Michael .000 2---- 1 RAUSCH, Richard .000 1---- 0 GRIGGS, Jerred .000 1---- 0 Totals Opponents

AB 195 117 197 215 207 198 170 128

R 51 27 49 28 54 32 31 20

H 69 39 64 68 65 59 43 32

2B 8 5 15 9 11 15 10 7

3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

HR 4 2 20 4 3 7 1 4

RBI 27 18 68 45 21 35 15 21

TB 97 52 139 89 85 97 58 51

SLG% .497 .444 .706 .414 .411 .490 .341 .398

BB 23 16 42 7 28 16 23 21

HP 2 1 3 4 10 4 1 1

SO 23 28 50 34 49 46 28 28

GDP 2 2 11 7 1 8 8 6

OB% .422 .409 .445 .345 .420 .359 .338 .353

SF 3 3 3 3 0 2 4 3

SH 5 4 0 2 6 3 4 2

SB--ATT 11--13 6----10 1----1 1----1 4----4 0----0 2----3 1----2

PO 128 58 206 147 82 31 68 269

A 6 0 12 16 8 111 147 49

E FLD% 4 .971 2 .967 4 .982 7 .959 1 .989 10 .934 17 .927 4 .988

78 108 100 49 5 1 1 1 1 0

16 14 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

20 27 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

15 17 11 3 0 0 0 0 1 0

29 34 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0

.372 .315 .260 .204 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

13 24 7 8 0 1 0 0 0 0

7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

17 18 22 11 2 1 1 0 0 0

5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

.408 .418 .269 .263 .000 .500 .000 .000 .000 .000

0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

1----1 0----2 0----0 0----0 0----0 0----0 0----0 0----0 0----0 0----0

44 258 48 25 2 3 1 6 0 0

64 15 92 7 0 12 7 9 1 2

9 2 8 2 0 3 1 1 0 0

.380 .380

23 36 27--37 1384 571 76 24 32 48--81 1362 540 64

.291 56-- 56 1771 336 515 89 8 49 .279 56-- 56 1769 347 493 89 13 61

297 767 .433 325 791 .447

229 41 358 56 263 42 382 37

.923 .993 .946 .941 1.000 .833 .889 .938 1.000 1.000 .963 .967

Miscellaneous Stats — LOB - Team (402), Opp (399). DPs turned - Team (43), Opp (63). IBB - Team (9), KIRBY-JONES 8, CHEVERTON 1, Opp (4). Picked off - OBERACKER 1, HENRY, A. 1.

PITCHING

Player HENRY, Lee DENNICK, Ryan CHOATE, Chason ALCORN, Michael KIRBY-JONES, A.J. HAYES, Chad SHEPHERD, Matthew -------------LIBERATORE, Adam BURGESS, Ben OBERACKER, Chad BILBREY, Wade FORST, Blake DOBBS, Jared GRIGGS, Jerred

ERA 3.43 3.75 4.91 5.23 5.51 7.27 9.33

W-L 9-- 3 4-- 2 1-- 2 3-- 3 3-- 3 1-- 1 3-- 3

APP GS 21 6 21 5 10 5 10 9 18 4 10 2 12 8

CG 5 1 0 3 0 1 0

SH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

CG 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

SV 1 2 0 0 3 0 0

IP 78.2 72.0 40.1 51.2 49.0 26.0 36.2

H 72 67 33 65 47 29 62

R 38 43 25 39 40 21 48

ER 30 30 22 30 30 21 38

BB 40 33 31 20 37 10 23

SO 80 58 25 39 52 15 20

2B 15 8 9 12 7 7 16

3B 2 1 2 1 0 2 2

HR 8 9 6 4 8 3 6

AB 284 278 139 202 190 99 164

B/Avg WP .254 4 .241 4 .237 4 .322 2 .247 8 .293 0 .378 3

HP 8 3 0 7 5 4 5

BK 1 3 0 0 0 1 0

SF SH 5 5 3 5 2 3 2 2 1 5 1 2 3 5

0.00 6.85 7.39 7.50 7.71 9.00 20.77

2-- 0 1-- 2 2-- 3 0-- 0 0-- 1 1-- 1 1-- 0

3 8 8 4 6 5 6

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

17.0 22.1 31.2 6.0 11.2 14.0 4.1

7 25 37 9 14 19 7

0 22 29 5 13 14 10

0 17 26 5 10 14 10

6 13 25 2 8 9 6

21 14 24 6 13 15 0

2 2 4 1 1 5 0

0 0 2 0 1 0 0

0 4 6 2 2 1 2

59 88 121 25 46 59 15

.119 .284 .306 .360 .304 .322 .467

0 2 4 0 2 2 0

0 0 2 0 0 0 1

0 2 1 0 2 0 2

Totals Opponents

5.48 5.69

31-24 56 56 10 3 24-31 56 56 7 3

1 2

6 6

461.1 493 347 281 263 382 89 454.0 515 336 287 229 358 89

3 2 7 0 1 4 0

13 61 8 49

1769 .279 1771 .291

1 6 2 0 3 0 4

41 42 8 41 41 4

1 1 2 0 0 0 1

24 32 23 36

Miscellaneous Stats — PB - Team (7), WRIGHT 4, BURGESS 2, CROSSMAN 1, Opp (8). Pickoffs - Team (16), WRIGHT 7, HAYES 2, HENRY, L. 2, KIRBY-JONES 1, GRIGGS 1, BURGESS 1, CHOATE 1, DENNICK 1, Opp (2). SBA/ATT - WRIGHT (26-51), BURGESS (21-25), HENRY, L. (6-14), ALCORN (7-13), CHOATE (6-10), DENNICK (8-9), OBERACKER (1-8), KIRBY-JONES (8-8), SHEPHERD (5-8), CROSSMAN (4-5), FORST (1-2), HAYES (1-2), LIBERATORE (2-2), DOBBS (0-1), BILBREY (0-1).

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GOLDEN EAGLE PRO SCOUT NIGHT

GOLDEN EAGLES host annual Pro Scout Night Tennessee Tech’s annual Pro Scout Night, held in September, is a tremendous success for the Golden Eagle baseball team. Annually around 20 major league teams are represented, and the Major League Scouting Bureau supervisor has been in attendance as well. The scouts enjoy watching and testing the talented players as well as the hospitality of Tennessee Tech University baseball.

The following Tennessee Tech baseball players signed contracts with professional baseball teams since 1974:

Did you know...? The Golden Ealges have had a baseball player drafted in the MLB draft in each of the past three seasons. A trend that not only looks to continue, but pick up in the coming years.

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Player Mike Moore Matt Bailey Mike Behrend Mike Jones Greg Maysonet Eric Sabel Shane Smith Craig Mullins Keith Hedrick Mark Maberry Jeremy Bonczynski Jim Ed Warden Ben Cunningham Mike Meihls Casey Benjamin Zac Cole Bubbie Buzachero Scott Dunham Jake New Ryan Dennick

Position Right Handed Pitcher Shortstop Right Handed Pitcher Right Handed Pitcher Right Handed Pitcher Right Handed Pitcher Catcher Shortstop Right Handed Pitcher Right Handed Pitcher Third base Right Handed Pitcher First base Catcher Shortstop Right Handed Pitcher Right Handed Pitcher Outfielder Outfielder Left Handed Pitcher

Year 1974 1976 1983 1985 1986 1996 1996 1999 1996 1997 1997 2001 2001 2002 2003 2007 2007 2007 2008 2009

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GOLDEN EAGLES IN THE PROS

Bubbie Buzachero (Right) was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 23rd round of the 2002 MLB draft. In 2009, the Livingston, Tenn., native posted a 5-4 record on the mound with a 2.49 ERA for the Class AAA Las Vegas 51’s. Buzzachero struck out 56 batters and walked just 14 while opponents hit just .184 against him in 2009.

Casey Benjamin

Casey Benjamin (Left) wrapped up his second season of AAA baseball with the Oklahoma City Red Hawks in 2009. Benjamin hit .231 in 93 games with the Red Hawks, and hit 12 doubles, three triples and five home runs while collecting 32 RBIs.

Bubbie Buzachero

Jim Ed Warden

Ryan Dennick (Right) was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2009. He spent most of the season with the Burlington Royals of the Appalachian League and put up impressive numbers. In 14 appearances Dennick threw 33.1 innings with a 2.43 ERA and a .221 opponents batting average. He also struck out 34 batters and allowed only 11 walks.

Jake New

Ryan Dennick

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Academic Honors GOLDEN EAGLES ON OVC COMMISSIONER’S ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 1999-2000 Brad Kleeman David Ott 1998-99 Grant Swallows 1997-98 Clint Holloway Aaron Nix 1996-97 Matt Frey Thomas Nelson was one of three male athletes in the Brian Lee OVC to earn the OVC Scholar Athlete award. Jeff Matukewicz 2008-09 Jared Dobbs Chad Oberacker Trice Powers Richard Rausch Cory Wright 2007-08 Michael Alcorn Wade Bilbrey Jared Dobbs Evan Dyer Thomas Gray Tate McMillan Thomas Nelson Trice Powers 2006-07 Michael Alcorn Wade Bilbrey Zac Cole Jared Dobbs Justin Fields Brantley Kilgore Tate McMillan Thomas Nelson Jake New Josh Rider Matt Smith Ryan Wardlow Cory Wright

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2005-06 Charlie Bolton Matt Kearney Brantley Kilgore Stuart Meinhart Daniel Owens Matt Smith Ryan Wardlow 2004-05 Michael Alcorn Phillip Hatch Kenny Stiles 2003-04 Robby Adams Kenny Stiles 2002-03 Joshua Eye Kenny Stiles 2001-02 Joshua Eye Kenny Stiles 2000-01 David Ott Grant Swallows Jim Ed Warden

1995-96 Rob Brown Mike Hurst Brian Lee Lynus Martin Aaron Olita Trey Ondruss Taylor Ralph Jason Wheeley 1994-95 Jon Casey Derek Hurley Mike Hurst Craig Mullins Taylor Ralph Jamie Tucker 1993-94 Derek Hunley Brian Owens Greg Stallcup 1992-93 Brent Frazier Craig Humberd 1991-92 Jon Adcock Matt Ballard Brent Frazier

Scott Hampton Ben Holt Johnny Orr Ryan Smith 1990-91 Craig Humberd Derek Hunley David Jackson Carter McCamy Todd Watkins David West 1989-90 Steve Arnette David Jackson J.C. Swafford David West David Wykle Mark Wilson and Dr. Lance Jasitt present Michael Alcorn with the Scholar Athlete of the game award.

CoSIDA Academic All-America and Academic All-District IV sponsored by ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Thomas Nelson, 2008 Taylor Ralph, 1998 Derek Lane, 1987 Donley Canary, 1975 Bill Bray, 1974

Academic All-District Thomas Nelson, 2008 Taylor Ralph, 1998 Ben Holt, 1993 Ben Holt, 1991 Steve Arnette, 1990 Derek Lane, 1987

OVC Scholar-Athlete Thomas Nelson, 2008 Thomas Nelson, 2007 Steve Arnette, 1990 Kevin Kalen, 1987 Derek Lane, 1986

OVC Academic Medal of Honor Steve Arnette, 1988

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Academic Honors Athletic Director’s Honor Roll The Athletic Director’s Honor Roll was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes who achieve a 3.0 grade-point average or higher for the semester. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of semesters each athlete has placed on the Honor Roll through 2009 Fall semester:

Kevin Adams (2) Neale Adams (1) Robby Adams (3) Jon Adcock (2) Michael Alcorn (7) Tristan Archer (1) Steve Arnette (3)

Ron Coleman (1) Chris Combs (1) Brandon Crossman (2) Ryan Dennick (3) Jason Dillon (1) Jared Dobbs (7) Ben Downs (4)

Matt Attaway (3) Matt Ballard (3) Frankie Beech (1) Casey Benjamin (1) Wade Bilbrey (5) James Blevins (1) Charlie Bolton (1) Brandon Bornstein (3) Casey Bough (2) David Brinkley (1) Jason Brooker (3) Jason Brown (1) Rob Brown (4) Ryan Browning (2) Ben Burgess (2) Tim Burnette (1) Jason Burns (1) Brent Carrier (1) Jon Casey (2) Heath Cheverton (2) Matt Chodak (1) Kevin Cizmarik (2) Steve Clapp (1) Britt Clubb (2) Zac Cole (3)

Brian Driskell (2) Brian Dudney (2) J.D. Druckenmiller(1) Scott Dulworth (1) Scott Dunham (2) Wes Dunn (3) Evan Dyer (2) Aaron Elmore (1) Josh Eye (3) Justin Fields (5) Mike Fessler (1) Steve Folkers (1) Blake Forst (4) Brent Frazier (5) Matt Frey (4) Grant French (2) Chris Gant (4) Greg Glaser (1) Zephan Guyear (1) Thomas Gray (2) Jamie Greene (1) Steve Haggard (2) Mike Hall (1) Scott Hampton (4) Philip Hatch (5)

Ryan Hay (4) Chad Hayes (3) Chad Heminover (1) Alex Henry (2) Lee Henry (3) Clint Holloway (4) Ben Holt (5) Tim Horn (1) L. Huffstetler (2) Craig Humberd (4) Derek Hunley (6) Mike Hurst (2) Robert Hyder (1) David Jackson (5) David Jackson (2) Scott James (1) Jesse Johnson (1) Kurt Kalen (3) Matt Kearney (1) Corey Kemp (1) Brad Kleeman (2) Brantley Kilgore (3) Chris King (1) Mike Kinney (2) A.J. Kirby-Jones (3) Jason Kuhn (1) Brian Lee (4) Adam Liberatore (2) Jeremy Linville (1) Mark Maberry (1) Lynus Martin (4) Nathan Marty (1) Troy Martin (1) Kevin Mason (1) Jeff Matukewicz (4) Carter McCamy (1) Tate McMillan (7) Michael Meihls (2) Stuart Meinhart (2) Matt Mihoci (2) Adam Miller (1) Hunter Mize (1) B. Montgomery (1) Mike Moore (1) Bobby Morgan (4) Josh Mosser (1) Craig Mullins (3) Thomas Nelson (5) Jake New (2) Aaron Nix (2)

Chad Oberacker (4) Aaron Olita (5) Trey Ondruss (2) Johnny Orr (2) David Ott (4) Brian Owens (1) Daniel Owens (3) Dustin Page (1) David Peters (1) Kevin Peterson (2) Ben Pincus (3) Trice Powers (6) Nick Price (1) Taylor Ralph (5) Richard Rausch (3) Sean Reilly (3) Josh Rider (1) Devin Rivers (1) Kendale Roach (1) Michael Roeder (1) Jamie Ruehling (3) Mike Schmittou (1) Brandon Selvog (1) Matthew Shepherd (1) Tevis Sherfield (1) Harold Smith (1) Matt Smith (4) Ryan Smith (2) Shane Smith (1) Tyler Smith (1)

Steve Soper (2) Brian Sprowl (2) Greg Stallcup (3) Jonathan Stepp (2) Barrett Steakley (1) Kenny Stiles (6) Russell Stoops (2) Adam Sullivan (1) J.C. Swafford (3) Scott Terry (1) William Thomas (1) Jamie Tucker (5) Doug Vincent (1) Jim Ed Warden (3) Ryan Wardlow (4) Todd Watkins (1) Kayce Weakley (3) Ray Wear (1) Evan Webb (2) Jason Weekly (1) Billy Welsh (2) Chris West (4) David West (1) Jody Wheeler (2) Andrew Williams (1) Cory Wright (6) Jason Wright (4) David Wykle (3) Jody Zimmerle (1) Gabe Zook (2)

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Honors and Awards All-America Cole Helms, 2002 Mark Maberry, 1997 Scott Baerns, 1988 Mike Winchester, 1975

OVC Player of the Year Mark Maberry, 1997 Todd Kemp, 1988* Dave Pratt, 1966

All-Region Cole Helms, 2002 Matt Curtis, 2001 Jake Allen, 2001 Doug Vincent, 2001 Jeremy Bonczynski, 1997 Mark Maberry, 1997 Scott Baerns, 1988 Todd Kemp, 1988 Donley Canary, 1976 Mike Winchester, 1975

OVC Pitcher of the Year Mark Maberry, 1997

Tennessee Tech’s OVC Stats Leaders

* Southern Division

1989 Tim Horn.....................Saves (4)

1982 Mark Fontenot............Saves (7)

1994 Adam Sullivan.............Batting (.385)

1983 Tim Hill.......................Steals (31)

1997 Jeremy Bonczynski......Home runs (20) Mark Maberry.............RBI (74) Chad Malone ..............Run scored (77) Mark Maberry.............ERA (2.34) Mark Maberry.............Wins (12)

1985 Mike Jones..................ERA (1.96) David Mays

OVC Rookie of the Year Cole Helms, 2002

1981 Tim Taylor....................Steals (41)

OVC Coach of the Year David Mays, 1997 David Mays, 1996 David Mays, 1993 David Mays, 1988* David Mays, 1986*

1986 Steve Hawkins.............Triples (4) Todd Kemp .................Strikeouts (125)

1998 Ryan Browning...........Doubles (0.43)

1987 Steve Hawkins.............Home runs (12) Derek Lane..................Home runs (12)

1999 Matt Curtis..................Doubles (24) Jesse Johnson..............Triples (5)

1988 Scott Baerns................Batting (.476) Scott Baerns................Steals (33) Troy Martin.................Doubles (18) Todd Kemp..................ERA (2.58) Todd Kemp..................Strikeouts (13.7)

2001 Ben Cunningham........Batting (.388) 2002 Doug Vincent...Complete Games (4) 2009 A.J. Kirby Jones...........Home runs (20) A.J. Kirby-Jones...........Walks (42)

all-ohio valley conference (since 1976) 1976 Terry Smith (C) Donley Canary (OF) Mike Tipton (1B)

1987 Derek Lane (OF) Steve Hawkins (3B) Troy Martin (RF)

1977 Ralph Mallicoat (LHP) David Grooms (OF) Mike Tipton (1B) 1980 Joe Fisher (LHP)

1988 Todd Kemp (LHP) David Dillon (C) Scott Baerns (2B) Greg Bennett (LF) Troy Martin (RF) Brent Carrier (3B)

1981 Greg Thomas (3B)

1989 Brent Carrier (3B)

1982 Tim Taylor (2B) Joe Fisher (3B)

1990 Kevin Caroland (OF)

1983 Paul Lane (RF) Howard Aiello (2B) 1984 Howard Aiello (2B) 1985 Derek Lane (OF) 1986 Greg Maysonet (OF/RHP) Derek Lane (OF) Steve Hawkins (SS) Todd Kemp (LHP)

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1992 Matt Ballard (C) Kurt Kalen (2B) David Wykle (3B)

1996 Jeremy Bonczynski (LF) Brian Dudney (DH Jeff Matukewicz (RF) Craig Mullins (SS) Eric Sabel (RHP) 1997 Jeremy Bonczynski (3B) Mike Moore (LHP) Mark Maberry (RHP/DH) Taylor Ralph (SS) Chad Malone (OF) Brian Lee (C) Ryan Browning (OF)

Kevin Peterson (P)

1998 Ryan Browning (OF) Neale Adams (C) Matt Attaway (1B) Bobby Morgan (3B) Taylor Ralph (UTIL) Jody Wheeler (OF)

2000 Matt Curtis (OF) Ben Cunningham (UTIL) Chad Rogers (OF)

1993 Mike Kinney (C) Russell Stoops (RHP) 1994 Adam Sullivan (OF) Mike Kinney (C) 1995 Billy Pride (CF) Brian Dudney (1B) Craig Mullins (SS) Erik Sabel (RHP)

Scott Baerns

Tim Taylor

1999 Gabe Zook (SS) Michael Meihls (UTIL)

2001 Matt Curtis (OF) Ben Cunningham (UTIL) Bubbie Buzachero (SP) Mark Gilliam (DH)

2003 Casey Benjamin (SS) Cole Helms (UTIL) Scott Terry (DH) Ben Downs (RHP) Carlos Martin (OF) Ben Shannon (OF) Ryan Hay (1B) Britt Clubb (C) Dusty Eubanks (RHP) 2004 Brandon Selvog (SS) 2007 Steve Soper (C) Jake New (OF) Jared Dobbs (P) 2008 Matt Mihoci (2B) Jake New (OF) Thomas Nelson (SS) 2009 A.J. Kirby-Jones (UTIL) Lee Henry (P)

2002 Jake Allen (2B) Casey Benjamin (SS) Doug Vincent (RHP) Ben Downs (RHP) Cole Helms (OF/RHP) Ryan Hay (1B)

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The Last Time it Happened Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle Baseball

A No-hitter was pitched by Tech: March 10, 1999 - by Casey Bough vs. Valparaiso (7 innings) (Tech 4, Valparaiso 0) A No-hitter was pitched against Tech: March 16, 1997 - by Brad Howard, Middle Tennessee (9 innings) (Middle Tennessee 12, Tech. 0) A One-hitter was pitched by Tech: May 15, 2009 by Ryan Dennick and A.J. Kirby-Jones vs. Southern Miss. (7 innings) (Tech 7, Southern Miss. 1) A One hitter was pitched against Tech: May 22, 1997 - by Kris Wilson, Georgia Tech, at the NCAA Mideast Regional Tournament, Starksville, Mississippi (9 innings) (Georgia Tech 5, Tech 0) A Two-hitter was pitched by Tech: March 23, 2002 - by Ben Downs vs. Tennessee Martin (7 innings) (Tech 13, UT Martin 0)

Tech scored 20 runs or more: May 3, 2001 - Tech beat Tennessee Temple 20-2 Tech had 20 hits or more: March 25, 2008 - Tech had 20 hits against Middle Tennessee State (Tech 15, Middle Tennessee 11) Tech and an opponent combined for 30 or more hits: March 9, 2009 - vs. Eastern Illinois. Tech had 10 hits and EIU had 20 in the same game. (Eastern Illinois 25, Tech 5) A Tech opponent scored 20 or more runs: March 29, 2009 vs. Eastern Illinois scored 25 runs on 20 hits (Eastern Illinois 25, Tech 5) Tech allowed more than 10 runs and won: May 22, 2009 - vs. Jacksonville State in the OVC tournament (10 innings) (Tech 13, Jacksonville State 12)

A Two-hitter was pitched against Tech: March 29, 2009 vs. Eastern Illinois (9 innings) (EIU 2, Tech 0)

A Tech game went 15 or more innings: February 28, 2009 - vs. The Citadel, the game went 15 innings and is the longest in Tech history. (Tech 7, The Citadel 6)

The Tech pitching staff recorded a shutout: April 24, 2009 by Lee Henry vs. UT Martin (7 innings) (Tech 1, UT Martin 0)

Tech committed five or more errors: April 5, 2009 - Tech committed eight errors against Morehead State (Morehead State 12, Tech 7)

Tech was shutout: May 31, 2009 vs. Clemson at the NCAA Regional Tournament, Clemson, South Carolina (9 innings) (Clemson 10, Tech 0)

Tech committed five or more errors and won: March 7, 2000 - Tech committed six errors against Lipscomb, but won 11-10.

A Tech pitcher struck out 10 or more batters: May 10, 2009 - Michael Alcorn, 12 strikeouts vs. Jacksonville State (Tech 6, Jacksonville State 4) A Tech player homered in consecutive at-bats: April 7, 2002 - Ben Shannon homered to lead off the game in the first inning against Austin Peay, and then hit a grand slam in the top of the third inning. (Tech 8, Austin Peay 5) A Tech Player homered in five or more consecutive games: Matt Ballard hit six home runs in five consecutive games between April 16 and April 21, 1992. A Tech Player hit a grand slam home run: May 20, 2009 - Ben Burgess vs. Southeast Missouri, OVC Tournament opening round (Tech 9, Southeast Missouri 5) A Tech player had five or more hits in a game: April 1, 2009 - Casanova Donaldson vs. East Tennessee State (5-for-5) (Tech 15, East Tennessee State 7) A Tech player batted in six runs or more: March 11, 2009 - A.J. Kirby-Jones had six RBIs against Belmont (Tech 8, Belmont 6)

A triple play was turned against Tech: April 27, 1997 - Eastern Illinois turned a 4-6-3 triple play against Tech in the seventh inning. A line drive by Tech’s Chad Malone was caught by EIU’s Justin Stone, who started the triple play. (Tech 15, Eastern Illinois 9) Tech won a game on an offensive strikeout: May 15, 1997 - Jeff Matukewicz struck out for the third out in the bottom of the ninth inning against Austin Peay in the OVC Tournament. The ball was a wild pitch and Mark Mayberry scored the winning run. (Tech 5, Austin Peay 4) Back-to-Back balks were called: May 16, 1997 - Tech pitcher Mike Moore was charged with a balk against consecutive batters to allow Southeast Missouri runners to score in the first inning of the OVC Tournament second-round. (Southeast Missouri 9, Tech 5) Tech batted around in an inning: May 20, 2009 - 10 batters went to the plate in the fifth inning of the opening round of the OVC Tournament against Southeast Missouri. (Tech 9, Southeast Missouri 5) A Tech opponent batted around in an inning: May 31, 2009 - Clemson batted around in the fourth inning of a game in the NCAA Regional Tournament. (Clemson 10, Tech 0)

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Batting Leaders since 1965 Year Average Runs Hits Doubles Home Runs RBI 2009 Oberacker, .354 A. Henry, 54 Oberacker, 69 Kirby-Jones, 15 Kirby-Jones, 20 Kirby-Jones, 68 Webb, 15 2008 King, .389 Nelson, 60 King, 88 Nelson, 21 Reilly, 7 Kirby-Jones, 51 2007 Soper, .373 Sprowl, 48 Soper, 75 Soper, 18 Soper, 10 Soper, 59 2006 New, .319 Sprowl, 38 New, 61 New, 15 Soper, 8 Soper, 33 2005 Selvog, .328 Selvog, 35 Selvog, 66 Selvog, 17 Marty, 12 Marty, 43 Marty, 35 2004 Selvog, .339 Selvog, 34 Selvog, 62 Selvog, 18 Druckenmiller, 7 Selvog, 30 2003 Benjamin, .418 Benjamin, 54 Benjamin, 82 Benjamin, 17 Martin, 10 Martin, 49 Shannon, 17 Terry, 10 2002 Allen, .385 Allen, 51 Helms, 80 Helms, 17 Meihls, 10 Hay, 46 Meihls, 46 2001 Cunningham, ..388 Curtis, 58 Cunningham, 92 Cunningham, 25 Curtis, 10 Gilliam, 59 2000 Curtis, .382 Rogers, 47 Curtis, 65 Curtis, 24 Curtis, 12 Curtis, 49 1999 Zook, .364 Zook, 43 Zook, 71 Zook, 18 Morgan, 9 Meihls, 39 1998 Browning, .408 Morgan, 58 Attaway, 72 Browning, 20 Morgan, 15 Attaway, 58 Attaway, 15 1997 Malone, .363 Malone, 77 Bonczynski, 84 Malone, 16 Bonczynski, 20 Maberry, 74 1996 Bonczynski, .385 Bonczynski, 48 Mullins, 72 Mullins, 22 Bonczynski, 12 Bonczynski, 48 1995 Pride, .345 Burnette, 33 Pride, 59 Pride, 15 Pride, 8 Stoops, 33 1994 Sullivan, .385 Sullivan, 32 Sullivan, 65 Sullivan, 15 Kinney, 4 Kinney, 40 Guinn, 4 1993 Kinney, .303 Patterson, 35 Wykle, 49 Wykle, 13 Holt, 5 Holt, 30 1992 Wykle, .327 Ballard, 36 Ballard, 56 Ballard, 14 Ballard, 11 Ballard, 44 1991 Kalen, .315 Ballard, 35 Ballard, 53 Kalen, 18 Ballard, 5 Ballard, 23 Orr, 23 1990 Caroland, .367 Lavender, 48 Caroland, 65 Caroland, 14 Ballard, 6 Caroland, 48 Ballard, 14 1989 Mason, .345 Caroland, 40 Carrier, 51 Carrrier, 10 Ballard, 10 Ballard, 39 1988 Baerns, .476 Baerns, 76 Baerns, 89 Martin, 18 Bennett, 9 Carrier, 60 1987 Martin, .397 Lane, 40 Hawkins, 60 Hawkins, 12 Hawkins, 12 Hawkins, 45 Martin, 40 Lane, 12 1986 Hawkins, .348 Hawkins, 46 Hawkins, 57 Hawkins, 14 Hawkins, 14 Hawkins, 45 1985 Way, .362 Lane, 48 Lane, 52 Maysonet, 12 Walls, 12 Walls, 41 1984 Stewart, .359 Hill, 46 Hill, 49 Stewart, 12 Larison, 8 Stewart, 44 1983 Stewart, .367 Aiello, 33 Hill, 39 Horner, 11 Stewart, 9 Stewart, 38 1982 Horner, .375 Taylor, 46 Horner, 54 P. Lane, 9 Horner, 8 Horner, 50 1981 Taylor, .438 Taylor, 50 Taylor, 54 Taylor, 12 Thomas, 7 Thomas, 43 1980 Howell, .406 Schubert, 24 Schubert, 53 Rowden, 10 Parham, 5 Parham, 25 Thomas, 24 1979 Turpin, .305 James, 23 Turpin, 29 Howell, 7 Parham, 3 Parham, 24 1978 Grooms, .311 Hoskins, 33 Grooms, 37 Grooms, 7 Tipton, 5 Tipton, 29 1977 Glover, .389 Glover, 36 Glover, 51 Canary, 11 Grooms, 6 Tipton, 36 1976 Canary, .429 Canary, 34 Tipton, 45 Tipton, 8 Tipton, 3 Tipton, 42 1975 Winchester, .413 Winchester, 48 Winchester, 71 Winchester, 9 Winchester, 4 Tipton, 31 Bailey, 9 1974 Canary, .327 Wilson, 36 Winchester, 46 Colllins, 8 Wilson, 9 Wilson, 34 1973 Hall, .396 Midgett, 19 Winchester, 35 Richardson, 8 Richardson, 3 Richardson, 22 1972 Richardson, .340 Winchester, 18 Richardson, 36 Strickland, 10 Brown, 2 Strickland, 18 1971 Maclin, .351 Maclin, 44 Maclin, 47 Three w/ 6 Two w/ 4 Gentry, 29 1970 Maclin, .394 Irby, 39 Maclin, 43 Maclin, 8 Irby, 5 Wesche, 30 1969 Reasonover, .368 Smith, 20 Reasonover, 35 Two w/ 5 Field, 3 Turner, 17 1968 Smith, .400 Smith, 20 Smith, 28 Turner, 6 Three w/ 3 Field, 17 1967 Dickey, .381 Dickey, 27 Dickey, 48 Dickey, 7 Dickey, 6 Dickey, 15 1966 Rader, .386 Muniz, 13 Waley, 19 Waley, 5 Whaley, 3 Whaley, 15 Whaley, 13 1965 Barr, .397 Little, 12 Wilbourn, 17

Stolen Bases Oberacker, 11 Nelson,19 Dunham, 7 Dunham, 8 Selvog, 8 Dunham, 8 Six players, 3 Mundt, 7 Allen, 12 Curtis, 13 Rogers, 21 Rogers, 10 Malone, 15 Matukewicz, 10 Bonczysnki, 10 Matukewicz, 15 Pride, 9 Sullivan, 9 Patterson, 9 Roberts, 8 Adams, 8 Caroland, 12 Caroland, 15 Baerns, 33 Lane, 16 Hawkins, 18 Lane, 23 Hill, 47 Hill, 31 Taylor, 22 Taylor, 41 Rowden, 13 Schubert, 11 Grooms, 16 Grooms, 14 Warren, 14 Joiner, 15 Winchester, 40 Wilson, 20 Winchester, 10 Midgett, 10 Richardson, 6 Irby, 17 Irby, 21 Smith, 10 Smith, 13 Koslick, 13 Waley, 7 Woodall, 9

Did You Know...

Since 1975, Tech hitters have blasted 33 grand slams: 1. Mike Winchester vs. Trevecca College, 4/23/75 2. Jim Wilhoite vs. David Lipscomb University, 4/29/75 3. David Grooms vs. Tennessee State, 3/19/77 4. Jim Wilhoite vs. Eastern Kentucky, 3/26/77 5. Mike Tipton vs. Eastern Kentucky, 4/9/77 6. David Wilkinson vs. Murray State, 4/24/80 7. Greg Thomas vs. Lincoln Memorial, 4/12/81 8. Herb Horner vs. Milliken, 4/7/82 9. Scott Walls vs. East Tennessee, 3/27/83 10. Derek Lane vs. Trevecca College, 3/1/86 11. Steve Hawkins vs. Marietta College, 3/15/86

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12. Layton Way vs. Otterbein, 3/21/86 13. Scott Baerns vs. North Alabama, 4/5/88 14. David Dillon vs. Carson-Newman, 4/21/88 15. Matt Ballard vs. University of Tennessee, 3/28/89 16. Matt Ballard vs. Cumberland College, 4/9/89 17. Bo Spears vs. College of Charleston, 3/13/90 18. Matt Ballard vs. Western Kentucky, 4/12/90 19. Matt Ballard vs. Tennessee Wesleyan, 3/28/91 20. Kurt Kalen vs. Austin Peay, 4/27/91 21. Matt Ballard vs. Morehead State, 4/18/92 22. Mike Hurst vs. Carson-Newman, 4/27/95

23. Brian Dudney vs. Appalachian State, 4/3/96 24. Brad Kleeman vs. Morehead State, 4/2/99 25. Tony Suber vs. Akron, 2/4/02 26. Ben Shannon vs. Austin Peay, 4/7/02 27. Corey Kemp vs. Morehead State, 4/3/05 28. Jake New vs. King College, 3/3/08 29. Chad Oberacker vs. Alabama A&M, 4/20/08 30. A.J. Kirby-Jones vs. St. Peters, 2/21/09 31. A.J. Kirby-Jones vs. Belmont, 3/11/09 32. A.J. Kirby-Jones vs. Covenant, 4/11/09 33. Ben Burgess vs. SE Missouri St., 5/20/09

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Pitching Leaders since 1966

Eric Sabel

Derek Hunley

Ben Downs

Did You Know...

Year Victories ERA Innings 2009 L. Henry, 9 L. Henry, 3.43 L. Henry, 78.2 2008 Alcorn,7 Kirby-Jones,2.92 Alcorn,77.2 2007 Dobbs, 5 Dobbs, 4.18 Smith, 78.0 Edwards, 5 Smith, 5 2006 Smith, 4 Cole, 3.68 Fields, 66.1 2005 Alcorn, 3 Alcorn, 3.99 Ashman, 71.1 2004 Ashman, 7 Ashman, 5.06 Hughes, 61.2 2003 Downs, 9 Helms, 2.05 Downs, 92.1 2002 Vincent, 12 Vincent, 3.40 Downs, 82.2 2001 Long, 7 Buzachero, 3.30 Long, 97.1 2000 Long, 5 Grigsby, 2.73 Bough, 74.1 1999 Bough, 7 Bough, 4.27 Bough, 77 1998 Peterson, 6 Olita, 3.68 Fellers, 68 1997 Maberry, 12 Maberry, 2.34 Maberry, 104.0 1996 Sabel, 7 Hedrick, 3.90 Sabel, 93.2 1995 Sabel, 6 Hedrick, 3.65 Sabel, 93.1 1994 Hunley, 3 Vogt, 4.01 Vogt, 67.1 Vogt, 3 1993 Stoops, 6 Stoops, 3.03 West, 76.0 1992 Humberd, 4 Humberd, 3.68 Humberd, 85.2 Stoops, 4 Gilliam, 4 1991 Hunley, 4 Hunley, 4.14 West, 80.2 1990 Stallcup, 6 Stallcup, 3.38 Stallcup, 85.0 1989 Horn, 4 Horn, 3.68 Stallcup, 65 1988 Claudio, 9 Kemp, 2.58 Kemp, 87 Kemp, 9 1987 Claudio, 5 Claudio, 3.59 Claudio, 62.2 Stallcup, 5 Kalen, 5 1986 Kalen, 5 Kemp, 2.98 Kemp, 90.2 Kemp, 5 Maysonet, 5 1985 Kemp, 5 Jones, 1.96 Kalen, 61.1 1984 Schoenrock, 6 Ridge, 4.39 Kalen, 51.1 1983 Fontenot, 4 Fontenot, 3.49 Fontenot, 46.1 Behrend, 4 1982 Fisher, 8 Walker, 3.28 Fisher, 74 1981 Callis, 7 Callis, 3.14 Zenner, 74.2 1980 Three w/ 3 Watson, 2.18 Fisher, 47.1 1979 Gordon, 3 Gordon, 6.88 Evins, 59.3 1978 Gordon, 3 Gordon, 5.50 Gordon, 51.2 Mallicoat, 3 1977 Mallicoat, 6 Eble, 4.48 Mallicoat, 74 1976 Grimes, 6 Eble, 3.88 Eble, 68.1 1975 Moore, 5 Griffin, 2.22 Moore, 79.2 1974 Moore, 9 Sullivan, 2.49 Moore, 69 1973 Sullivan, 5 Ayer, 1.44 Sullivan, 72 1972 Sullivan, 6 Sullivan, 1.94 N/A 1971 Bosse, 6 Price, 1.63 Bosse, 65.2 1970 Bishop, 6 Denham, 2.19 Powell, 49 1969 Malcolm, 6 Dickerson, 1.73 Malcolm, 54.1 1968 Huffines, 3 Huffines, 1.03 Dickerson, 34.3 Powell, 3 1967 Dickerson, 8 Dickerson, 1.45 Dickerson, 62 1966 Pratt, 6 Pratt, 1.52 Pratt, 53.1

Since 1975, Tennessee Tech pitchers have recorded six no-hit games, five one-hitters and 34 two-hitters. In addition to the no-hitters listed below, Kevin Kalen also pitched a no-hitter against Edinborough College. Tech won 23-0 in a game called after three innings, so Kalen’s third “gem” is not listed with the official no-hitters below. NO-HITTERS - Six times Garrett Gordon vs. Wisconsin, 3/17/79 (7 innings) Joe Kelly vs. Lincoln Memorial, 4/28/85 (7 innings) Kevin Kalen vs. Cumberland University, 2/28/86 (7 innings) Kevin Kalen vs. West Florida, 3/20/87 (6 innings) Craig Humberd vs. Tennessee State, 3/28/92 (7 innings) Casey Bough vs. Valparaiso, 3/10/99 (7 innings)

Strikeouts L. Henry, 80 Edwards,69 Smith, 63 Fields, 44 Ashman, 41 Hughes, 66 Downs, 81 Downs, 78 Long, 97 Bough, 70 Fellers, 63 Bough, 63 Fellers, 63 Maberry, 108 Hedrick, 72 Sabel, 75 Vogt, 43 West, 54 Humberd, 57 West, 74 Caroland, 65 Stallcup, 40 Kemp, 132 Kemp, 74 Kemp, 133 Kemp, 69 Kalen, 31 Walker, 28 Fisher, 58 Zenner, 51 Fisher, 35 Evins, 42 Mallicoat, 39 Mallicoat, 48 Grimes, 40 Moore, 53 Sullivan, 53 Sullivan, 68 N/A Bosse, 69 Huffines, 35 Noffsinger, 35 Malcolm, 74 Dickerson, 31 Dickerson, 66 Pratt, 52

ONE-HITTERS - Five times Ralph Mallicoat vs. Milligan College, 4/21/75 David Wilkinson vs. Tennessee State, 3/29/79 (7 innings) David Ridge vs. Austin Peay, 4/16/83 (7 innings) Jeff Stallcup vs. Tennessee State, 4/28/90 (7 innings) Ryan Dennick and A.J. Kirby-Jones vs. Southern Miss, 5/15/09 (7 Innings) TWO-HITTERS — 38 times

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Career Records BATTING Leaders Batting Average Minimum 200 at bats 1) Jim Whaley 2) Chris King 3) Ben Cunningham 4) Tim Taylor 5) Brent Carrier 6) Ryan Browning 7) Jeremy Bonczynski 8) Greg Stewart 9) Troy Martin 10) Casey Benjamin

.391 .389 .388 .383 .381 .376 .369 .363 .361 .359

Games Played 1) Mike Meihls 2) Jesse Johnson 3) Chad Malone 4) Matt Ballard Russ Stoops 6) Mark Maberry 7) Johnny Orr 8) Bobby Roberts 9) Scott Baerns 10) Steve Hawkins

216 208 204 198 198 190 189 188 184 182

Times At Bat 1) Mike Meihls 2) Chad Malone 3) Jesse Johnson 4) Matt Ballard 5) Jake New 6) Casey Benjamin 7) Mike Winchester 8)Taylor Ralph 9) Derek Lane 10) Scott Baerns

724 667 658 652 620 591 559 553 548 545

Runs Scored 1) Chad Malone 2) Scott Baerns 3) Jesse Johnson 4) Derek Lane 5) Casey Benjamin 6) Kevin Caroland 7)Mike Meihls 8) Matt Ballard 9) Jake New 10) Donley Canary

183 161 148 144 143 141 131 129 116 113

Hits 1) Chad Malone 2) Casey Benjamin 3) Mike Meihls 4) Jake New 5) Matt Ballard 6) Jesse Johnson 7) Scott Baerns 8) Russ Stoops 9) Mike Winchester 10) Johnny Orr

Slugging Pct. Minimum 150 at bats 1) Jeremy Bonczyski 2) Greg Stewart 3) Matt Curtis 4) Jim Whaley 5) A. J. Kirby-Jones 6) Greg Bennett Troy Martin 8) Steve Hawkins 9) Ben Cunningham 10) Billy Pride

213 209 204 204 199 193 189 188 185 180

Total Bases 1) Matt Ballard 2) Mike Meihls 3) Steve Hawkins 4) Casey Benjamin 5) Chad Malone 6) Jake New 7) Mark Maberry 8) Jeremy Bonczynski 9) Bobby Morgan 10) Scott Baerns

Doubles 1) Mike Meihls 2) Matt Ballard Matt Curtis 4) Casey Benjamin 5) Jake New 6) Taylor Ralph Chad Malone 8) Mark Gilliam Mike Meihls 10) Kevin Caroland

54 47 47 44 41 40 40 38 38 37

346 327 316 304 301 296 294 286 281 275

Triples 1) Bill Maclin 2) Jesse Johnson 3) Mike Tipton 4) Scott Baerns Jake New 6) Barney Dickey Rick Schubert 8) Taylor Ralph Larry Smith Steve Hawkins Casey Benjamin Josh Goodwin Thomas Nelson Scott Dunham

Toughest to K Minimum 150 at bats/Numbers indicate at bats per strikeout 1) Jeff Lavender 26.5 2) Tim Taylor 25.9 3) Greg Thomas 24.8 4) Brent Carrier 22.1 5) Mike Winchester 18.6 6) Scott Hampton 16.3 7) Lowell Joiner 14.2 Mike Lewis 14.2 9) Chris Pickett 12.7 10) Michael Roeder 11.6

16 11 10 9 9 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Stolen Bases 1) Tim Hill Derek Lane 3) Mike Winchester 4) Tim Taylor 5) Scott Baerns 6) Kevin Caroland 7) Morris Irby 8) Lowell Joiner Harold Smith 10) Howard Aiello Bill Maclin

78 78 73 63 59 57 40 38 38 36 36

Walks 1) Donley Canary 2) Chad Malone 3) Derek Lane 4) Matt Ballard Casey Benjamin 6) Kurt Kalen 7) Kevin Caroland 8) Scott Baerns 9) Jesse Johnson 10) Tim Taylor

134 104 97 96 96 90 85 84 82 79

Home Runs 1) Jeremy Bonczynski Matt Ballard Steve Hawkins 4) Bobby Morgan Mark Maberry 6) A.J. Kirby-Jones 7) Matt Altaway 8) Matt Curtis 9) Scott Walls Derek Lane Mike Meihls

.686 .659 .647 .618 .595 .589 .589 .580 .574 .573

32 32 32 28 28 25 24 22 21 21 21

Runs Batted In 1) Mark Maberry 2) Matt Ballard 3) Mike Meihls 4) Mike Tipton 5) Steve Hawkins 6) A.J. Kirby-Jones 7) Bobby Morgan 8) Jeremy Bonczynski Derek Lane 10) Casey Benjamin

153 149 148 138 132 119 116 112 112 110

(Left) Life in the fast lane: Derek Lane is tied with 1984 teammate Tim Hill for the record of most stolen bases in a career with 78.

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1.000 .909 .846 .846 .818 .800 .800 .750 .736 .722

Victories 1) Todd Kemp Dave Pratt 3) Mike Claudio 4) Kevin Kalen 5) Jeff Stallcup Joe Fisher 7) Ben Downs Craig Humberd Ralph Mallicoat Mike Moore

22 22 20 18 17 17 15 15 15 15

Saves 1) Mike Jones 2) Mark Fontenat 3) Tim Horn Ryan Dennick 5) A.J. Kirby-Jones Mark Maberry Phil Dane Meachum Evins Joe Fisher Todd Kemp

12 9 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5

Appearances 1) Matt Kearney 2) David Grigsby Doug Vincent 4) Mike Jones 5) Justin Fields 6) Matt Chodak 7) Craig Humberd 8) Meachum Evins 9) Todd Kemp 10) Chris West

78 70 70 67 66 65 61 59 56 55

Starts 1) Craig Humberd 2) Todd Kemp 3) Kevin Kalen 4) Mike Claudio 5) Jeff Stallcup 6) Derek Hunley 7) Chris West Joe Fisher Ralph Mallicoat 10) Erik Sabel

48 45 41 39 38 35 34 34 34 33

Complete Games 1) Todd Kemp 2) Erik Sabel 3) Craig Humberd 4) Jeff Stallcup Joe Fisher 6) Derek Hunley 7) Kevin Kalen Keith Hedrick 9) Chris West Ron Dickerson

21 20 19 15 15 14 13 13 12 12

Innings Pitched 1) Craig Humberd 2) Todd Kemp 3) Erik Sabel Jeff Stallcup 5) Mike Claudio 6) Kevin Kalen 7) Joe Fisher 8) Ralph Mallicoat 9) Chris West 10) Jake Edwards

304.0 296.0 246.2 246.2 238.1 234.0 228.0 227.1 220.0 215.1

Lowest ERA Minimum 50 innings pitched 1) Jerry Heard 60.1 2) Doris Sullivan 187.0 3) Randy Ayer 111.0 4) Dave Pratt 159.1 5) David Bosse 124.2 6) Ron Dickerson 138.2 7) Rob Malcolm 88.0 8) Frank Cardwell 155.0 9) Don Gorin 83.1 Rick Griffin 112.0

1.79 2.11 2.51 2.43 2.60 2.66 2.86 2.90 3.13 3.13

Strikeouts 1) Todd Kemp 2) Craig Humberd 3) Dave Pratt 4) Chris West 5) Erik Sabel 6) Jake Edwards 7) Doug Vincent 8) Bubbie Buzachero 9) Doris Sullivan 10) Joe Fisher

408 215 210 187 179 178 177 175 169 166

Most Strikeouts per 9 innings Minimum 50 strikeouts 1) Todd Kemp 12.40 2) Rab Malcolm 10.63 3) David Quay 10.09 4) Mike Moore 9.60 5) David Bosse 9.24 6) Ron Dickerson 9.16 7) Dave Pratt 9.04 8) Jim Ed Warden 8.97 9) A.J. Kirby-Jones 8.69 10) Joe Pavlik 8.68 Highest K/Walk Ratio 1) Doris Sullivan 2) David Bosse 3) Doug Vincent 4) Kevin Peterson 5) Matt Smith 6) Mark Maberry 7) Michael Alcorn 8) Donnie Long 9) Ron Dickerson 10) Erik Sabel

3.38 2.98 2.65 2.64 2.58 2.41 2.38 2.37 2.31 2.18

Most Innings per HR allowed Since 1982 1) Michael Alcorn 19.03 2) Steve Haggard 19.00 3) Brantley Kilgore 17.00 4) Darryl Shockley 16.43 5) Keith Hedrick 15.43 6) Zac Cole 15.00 7) Matt Smith 14.78 8) Rodney Przbylinski 14.10 9) Michael Behrend 13.87 10) Matt Frey 13.75 Most HR allowed Since 1982 1) Craig Humberd 2) Don Maness 3) Kevin Kalen 4) Derek Hunley 5) Mike Claudio Chris West Jeff Stallcup Justin Fields

Michael Alcorn

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Matt Attaway

High Average Minimum 80 at bats 1) Scott Baerns (1988) 2) Tim Taylor (1981) 3) Donley Canary (1976) 4) Casey Benjamin (2003) 5) Brent Carrier (1988) 6) Mike Winchester (1975) 7) Ryan Browning (1998) 8) Troy Martin (1987) 9) Bill Maclin (1970) 10) Chris King (2008)

.476 .438 .429 .418 .414 .413 .408 .397 .394 .390

Times At Bat 1) Ben Cunningham (2001) 2) Jeremy Boncynski (1997) Travis Adams (1997) 4) Jesse Johnson (2001) 5) Matt Curtis (2001) Mark Gilliam (2001) 7) Cole Helms (2002) 8) Mark Maberry (1997) Cole Helms (2003) Jake New (2008)

237 235 235 231 227 227 226 221 221 221

Runs Scored 1) Chad Malone (1997) 2) Scott Baerns (1998) 3) Jeremy Bonczynski (1997) 4) Troy Martin (1988) Thomas Nelson (2008) 6) Bobby Morgan (1998) Matt Curtis (2001) 8) Chad Malone (1998) 9) Jake New (2008) 10) Casey Benjamin (2003) Alex Henry (2009)

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77 76 60 59 59 58 58 57 55 54 54

Hits 1) Ben Cunningham (2001) 2) Scott Baerns (1988) 3) Chris King (2008) 4) Jeremy Bonczynski (1997) 5) Casey Benjamin (2003) 6) Cole Helms (2002) 7) Chad Malone (1997) 8) Matt Curtis (2001) Jake New (2008) 10) Mark Maberry (1997) Travis Adams (1997)

92 89 88 84 82 80 78 77 77 76 76

Total Bases 1) Jeremy Bonczyski (1997) 2) Mark Maberry (1997) 3) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) 4) Matt Attaway (1998) 5) Ben Cunningham (2001) 6) Scott Baerns (1998) Matt Curtis (2001) 8) Casey Benjamin (2003) 9) Jeremy Bonczynski (1996) Matt Curtis (2000) Steve Soper (2007)

161 143 139 137 136 132 132 128 125 125 125

Slugging Pct. Minimum 60 at bats 1) Greg Stewart (1983) .755 2) Steve Hawkins (1986) .738 3) Matt Curtis (2000) .735 4) Jim Whaley (1963) .730 5) Matt Attaway (1998) .717 6) Larry Smith (1968) .714 7) Derek Lane (1987) .707 8) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) .706 Scott Baerns (1988) .706 10) Jeremy Bonczynski (1996) .687 Doubles 1) Ben Cunningham (2001) 2) Matt Curtis (2000) 3) Matt Curtis (2001) 4) Craig Mullins (1996) Mark Gilliam (2001) 6) Thomas Nelson (2008) 7) Ryan Browning (1998) 8) Gabe Zook (1999) Troy Martin (1988) Kurt Kalen (1991) Matt Attaway (1998) Brandon Selvog (2004) Steve Soper (2007)

25 24 23 22 22 21 20 18 18 18 18 18 18

Triples 1) Bill Maclin (1971) 2) Jesse Johnson (2000) Aaron Leber (1999) Larry Smith (1968) Bill Maclin (1970) Mike Tipton (1975) Rick Schubert (1980) 8) Chad Oberacker (2009) Earl Allen (1964) Barney Dickey (1967) Morris Irby (1970) Tim Taylor (1981) Scott Baerns (1985) Steve Hawkins (1986) Jake Allen (2001) Ben Shannon (2003) Jake New (2007, 2008) Thomas Nelson (2008) Chris King (2008) Alex Henry (2008)

10 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Home Runs 1) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) Jeremy Bonczynski (1997) 3) Mark Maberry (1997) 4) Matt Attaway 5) Steve Hawkins (1986) 6) Matt Curtis (2000) Jeremy Bonczynski (1996) Scott Walls (1985) Steve Hawkins (1987) Derek Lane (1987)

20 20 17 15 14 12 12 12 12 12

Runs Batted In 1) Mark Maberry (1997) 74 2) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) 68 3) Jeremy Bonczynski (1997) 64 4) Brent Carrier (1998) 60 5) Mark Gilliam (2001) 59 Steve Soper (2007) 59 7) Matt Attaway (1994) 58 8) Bobby Morgan (1997) 57 9) Troy Martin (1988) 55 10) Greg Bennett (1988) 54 Toughest to K Minimum 75 at bats (at bats/stikeout) 1) Scott Hampton (1990) 2) Jeff Lavender (1989) 3) Greg Thomas (1981) 4) Tim Taylor (1981) 5) Brent Carrier (1988) 6) Donley Canary (1977) 7) Scott Wiles (1969) Jerry Blevins (1964) 9) Mike Winchester (1975) 10) Jeff Lavender (1988)

50.4 33.5 33.0 30.6 30.2 27.2 25.4 25.4 24.5 22.5

Stolen Bases 1) Tim Hill (1984) 2) Tim Taylor (1981) 3) Mike Winchester (1975) 4) Scott Baerns (1988) 5) Tim Hill (1983) 6) Lowell Joiner (1975) Howard Aiello (1984) Derek Lane (1984) 9) Tim Taylor (1982) 10) Chad Rogers (2000) Morris Irby (1970) Derek Lane (1984) Kevin Caroland (1988)

47 41 40 35 31 23 23 23 22 21 21 21 21

Walks 1) Chad Malone (1997) 2) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) Howard Aiello (1984) 4) Tim Taylor (1981) 5) Donley Canary (1974) Tim Taylor (1982) 7) Troy Martin (1988) Jeff Lavender (1990) 9) Donley Canary (1975) Derek Lane (1985)

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Season Records pitching W-L Pct. (Minimum five wins) 1) Buck Jones (8-0 in 1955) Charles Kinnamon (5-0 in 1948) Danny Huffines (5-0 in 1970) Jeff Stallcup (5-0 in 1987) 5) Mike Moore (8-1 in 1997) Dave Pratt (8-1 in 1964) Ron Dickerson (8-1 in 1967) 8) Dean Nichols (7-1 in 1955) Don Gorin (7-1 in 1961) 10) Mark Maberry (12-2 in 1997) Don Cook (6-1 in 1949) Doris Sullivan (6-1 in 1972) Elmer Grimer (6-1 in 1976)

1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .889 .889 .889 .875 .875 .857 .857 .857 .857

Victories 1) Mark Maberry (1997) 2) Doug Vincent (2002) 3) Lee Henry (2009) Mike Moore (1974) Todd Kemp (1988) Mike Cladio (1988) Ben Downs (2003) 7) Mike Moore (1997) Buck Jones (1955) Dave Pratt (1964) Ron Dickerson (1967) Joe Fisher (1982) Saves 1) Mark Fontenot (1982) 2) Mike Jones (1985) 3) Ralph Mallicoat (1976) Tim Horn (1989) Chad Heminover (1998) Ryan Dennick (2008) 7) A.J. Kirby-Jones Clint Holloway (1997) Rick Griffin (1975) Hugh Travis (1975) Don Grimes (1976) Joe Fisher (1980) Meachum Evins (1981) Mike Jones (1984) Mike Jones (1986) Mark Maberry (1995) Cole Helms (2003)

12 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Appearances 1) Doug Vincent (2001) 2) David Grigsby (2001) David Jackson (2003) 4) Mike Macchiaverna (1999) Mike Jones (1985) Bubbie Buzachero (2001) Mike Fessler (2001) Doug Vincent (2002) Dusty Eubanks (2002) 10) Lee Henry (2009) Ryan Dennick (2009) Matt Frey (1997) Donnie Long (2001) Matt Kearney (2008)

24 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21

Starts 1) Matt Frey (1997) Donnie Long (2001) 3) Mark Maberry (1997) Todd Kemp (1986) Craig Humberd (1991) Donnie Long (2001) Ben Downs (2002) 8) Erik Sabel (1995) Erik Sabel (1996) Keith Hedrick (1996) Jim Ed Warden (2001) Matt Smith (2007) Michael Alcorn (2008)

15 15 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13

Complete Games 1) Mark Maberry (1997) 2) Erik Sabel (1995) 3) Erik Sabel (1996) Todd Kemp (1988) Joe Fisher (1982) Craig Humberd (1992) Dave Pratt (1974) 8) Keith Hedrick (1996) Todd Kemp (1986) Jeff Stallcup (1990) Kevin Caroland (1990) Chris West (1993)

10 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7

Innings Pitched 1) Mark Maberry (1997) 2) Donnie Long (2001) 3) Matt Frey (1997) 4) Erik Sabel (1996) 5) Erik Sabel (1995) 6) Ben Downs (2003) 7) Todd Kemp (1988) 8) Donnie Long (2001) 9) Keith Hendrick (1996) 10) Todd Kemp (1988)

104.0 97.1 96.2 93.2 93.1 92.1 90.2 90.1 87.2 87.0

Lowest ERA (Minimum 30 innings pitched) 1) Danny Huffines (1968) 1.03 2) Ron Dickerson (1967) 1.31 3) Randy Ayer (1973) 1.44 4) Dave Pratt (1966) 1.52 5) Tom Price (1971) 1.63 6) Ron Dickerson (1967) 1.73 7) Morris Irby (1969) 1.74 8) Jerrry Heard (1964) 1.79 9) Doris Sullivan (1973) 1.89 10) Jerry Gregg (1967) 1.90 Strikeouts 1) Todd Kemp (1986) 133 2) Todd Kemp (1988) 132 3) Mark Maberry (1997) 108 4) Donnie Long (2001) 97 5) Bubbie Buzachero (2001) 81 Ben Downs (2003) 81 7) Lee Henry (2009) 80 8) Mike Moore (1997) 79 Jim Ed Warden (2001) 79 10) Ben Downs (2002) 78

Most HR allowed (Since 1982) 1) Joe Fellers (1999) 2) Aaron Olita (1999) Chris West (1991) Cole Helms (2002) 5) Erik Sabel (1994) 6) Clint Holloway (1998) Donnie Long (2001) Doug Vincent (2002) Dusty Eubanks (2002) 10) Craig Humberd (1993) Don Maness (1989) Jeff Stallcup (1989) Ben Downs (2002)

20 14 14 14 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11

Most Strikeouts per 9 innings (Minimum 30 innings pitched) 1) Todd Kemp (1988) 13.65 2) Todd Kemp (1986) 13.21 3) Rab Malcolm (1969) 12.26 4) Todd Kemp (1987) 11.29 5) Todd Kemp (1985) 10.35 6) Mike Moore (1997) 9.60 7) Ron Dickerson (1967) 9.58 8) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) 9.55 8) Ron Dickerson (1969) 9.52 9) David Bosse (1971) 9.47 Highest K/Walk Ratio (Minimum 30 innings pitched) 1) Matt Kearney (2008) 5.00 2) Doris Sullivan (1972) 4.00 Doris Sullivan (1973) 4.00 4) Ron Dickerson (1967) 3.88 5) Todd Kemp (1988) 3.77 6) Dusty Eubanks (2003) 3.69 7) David Bosse (1971) 3.45 8) Mark Maberry (1997) 3.08 9) Ben Downs (2003) 3.00 10) Michael Alcorn (2008) 2.76 Most Innings per HR allowed (Since 1982/Minimum 30 innings) 1) Matt Smith (2007) 78.0 2) Dusty Eubanks (2003) 75.2 3) Jim Brown (1992) 45.2 4) Craig Humberd (1992) 42.8 5) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2008) 40.0 6) Matt Chodak (1994) 39.3 7) Chris West (1993) 38.0 8) Adam Liberatore (2008) 37.1 9) Keith Hedsdrick (1995) 33.1 10) Lynus Martin (1996) 33.0

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Team Record Book Team/Season Most Games 63 Fewest Games 13 Most Games Won 39 Fewest Games Won 3 Most Games Lost 42 Fewest Games Lost 2 Most Consecutive Wins 9 Most Consecutive Losses 15 Highest Winning Pct. .895 Lowest Winning Pct. .135 Most One-Run Games 18 Most One-Run Victories 9 Most Shutout Victories 6 Most Shutout Losses 8 Most Shutouts, Both Teams 12

(2001) (1950) (1997) (1962) (2005) (1955) (88, 96) (1979) (1955) (1979) (1990) (84, 90) (1969) (1991) (1991)

Batting Highest Batting Average .337 Lowest Batting Average .222 Most At Bats 2081 Fewest At Bats 410 Most Runs 454 Fewest Runs 44 Most Hits 674 Fewest Hits 101 Most Extra-Base Hits 223 Fewest Extra-Base Hits 16 Most Total Bases 1067 Fewest Total Bases 127 Highest Slugging Pct. .546 Lowest Slugging Pct. .300 Most Singles 457 Fewest Singles 85 Most Doubles 143 Fewest Doubles 7 Most Triples 19 Fewest Triples 1 Most Home Runs 83 Fewest Home Runs 1 Most Runs Batted In 403 Fewest Runs Batted In 61 Most Walks 291 Fewest Walks 64 Most Strikeouts 378 Fewest Strikeouts 62 Most Times Hit By Pitch 55 Fewest Times Hit By Pitch 5 Most Stolen Bases 123 Fewest Stolen Bases 1 Highest Stolen Base Pct. .925 Lowest Stolen Base Pct. .583

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Pitching

(1998) (1979) (1997) (1962) (1997) (1962) (1997) (1962) (1998) (1962) (1997) (1962) (1998) (1972) (1997) (1962) (1998) (1962) (1981) (1973) (1997) (61, 62) (1997) (1962) (1963) (1962) (1997) (1962) (2000) (1968) (1974) (1962) (1979) (2002)

Lowest Earned Run Avg. 2.54 Highest Earned Run Avg. 7.99 Most Saves 14 Fewest Saves 0 Most Complete Games 23 Most Innings Pitched 509.0 Fewest Innings Pitched 96.2 Most Hits Allowed 639 Most Runs Allowed 478 Most Earned Runs Allowed 397 Most Home Runs Allowed 83 Most Walks Issued 275 Fewest Walks Issued 73 Most Strikeouts 439 Fewest Strikeouts 50 Most Hit Batters 83 Fewest Hit Batters 4 Most Wild Pitches 78 Fewest Wild Pitches 6 Most Pickoffs 26

(1967) (2005) (1976) (1992) (three) (1997) (1962) (2005) (1999) (2005) (1999) (2005) (1961) (1997) (1962) (2006) (1973) (2007) (1983) (2000)

Fielding Highest Fielding Pct. Lowest Fielding Pct. Most Fielding Chances Most Putouts Most Assists Most Errors Most Double Plays

.969 .913 2240 1527 613 109 54

(2008) (63, 72) (1997) (1997) (1996) (1986) (1991)

Batting Most Runs 34 (vs. Cumberland, 1949) 26 (vs. Tennessee State, 1988) Most Runs, Both Teams 39 (Tech 21, Trevecca 18, 1988) 39 (Tech 28, Austin Peay 11, 1951) Widest Margin of Victory 31 (Tech 34, Cumberland 3, 1949) 24 (Tech 26, Tenn. State 2, 1988) Most Hits 24 (vs. Carson-Newman, 4/20/89) 24 (vs. Western Carolina, 3/24/04) Most Doubles 9 (vs. Trevecca, 1982) 9 (vs. Georgia State, 4/18/01) Most Triples 3 (vs. Eastern Ky., 1968) 3 (vs. Austin Peay, 1970) Most Home Runs 7 (vs. Carson-Newman, 1989) Most Home Runs, Both Teams 10 (Tech 5, East Tennessee 5, 1983) Most Stolen Bases 11 (vs. Fisk, 1974)

Pitching Most Runs Allowed 27 (vs. Trevecca, 1982) Most Hits Allowed 25 (vs. Trevecca, 1982) Most Strikeouts 19 (vs. Tennessee State, 1988) Most Walks 15 (vs. Middle Tennessee, 3/30/05) 15 (at Kentucky, 5/18/05) Most Home Runs Allowed 7 (vs. Morehead State, 1979) Widest Margin of Defeat 25 (vs. Carson-Newman (26-1), 1989) Most Runners Picked Off 3 (vs. Southeast Missouri (11-15), 2000) Most Wild Pitches 6 (vs. Jacksonville, 2000) 6 (vs. Murray State, 2005) Most Hit Batters 5 (vs. Western Kentucky, 2000) 5 (vs. Southeast Missouri, 2002)

Doug Vincent holds the school record for most pitching appearances in a season by showing up in 24 games in the 2001 season.

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Individual Record Book Individual/Season BATTING Highest Batting Average .527 by Ryan Shumate, 1961 Most Games Played 63 by Wes Dunn, 2001 63 by Mark Gilliam, 2001 Most At Bats 237 by Ben Cunningham, 2001 Most Extra Base Hits 77 by Chad Malone, 2000 Most Doubles 25 by Ben Cunningham, 2001 Most Triples 10 by Bill Maclin, 1971 Most Home Runs 20 by A.J. Kirby-Jones, 2009 20 by Jeremy Bonczynski, 1997 Most Runs Batted In 74 by Mark Maberry, 1997 Most Stolen Bases 47 by Tim Hill, 1984 Most Walks 51 by Chad Malone, 1997 Most Strikeouts 63 by Matt Curtis, 2001 Fewest Strikeouts (minimum 75 at bats) 3 by Emerson Wiles, 1969 Most Sacrifices 13 by Craig Mullins, 1996 Most Times Hit by Pitch 19 by Jesse Johnson, 2001 Toughest to Strikeout 50.4 by Scott Hampton, 1990 (one K per 50.4 times at bat)

Bill Maclin holds the school record for most triples in a season, hitting 10 in 1971.

Individual/Game

pitching Lowest ERA 1.28 by Dave Pratt, 1964 Most Games 24 by Doug Vincent, 2001 Most Games Started 15 by Matt Frey, 1997 15 by Donnie Long, 2001 Most Complete Games 10 by Mark Maberry, 1997 Most Wins 12 by Mark Maberry, 1997 Most Losses 9 by Craig Humberd, 1991 9 by Justin Fields, 2005 Most Saves 7 by Mark Fontenot, 1984 Most Innings Pitched 104.0 by Mark Maberry, 1997 Most Hits Allowed 119 by Matt Frey, 1997 Most Home Runs Allowed 20 by Joe Fellers, 1999 Most Strikeouts 133 by Todd Kemp, 1986 Most Pickoffs 18 by Mike Fessler, 2001 Most Wild Pitches 16 by Jim Ed Warden, 2001 16 by Blake Forst, 2007 Most Hit Batters 18 by Justin Fields, 2006

FIELDING Most Chances 484 by Ben Cunningham, 2001 Most Putouts 458 by Ben Cunningham, 2001 Most Assists 178 by Craig Mullins, 1996 165 by Craig Mullins, 1995 Most Errors 26 by Taylor Ralph, 1997 26 by Mark Gilliam, 2000 Fewest Errors (min. 100 chances) 0 by Ron Shumate, 1961 0 by Ben Shannon, 2002 0 by Scott Dunham, 2006

BATTING Most At Bats 8 by Alex Henry/Ben Burgess vs. The Citadel, Feb. 28, 2009 Most Runs Scored 6 by Chad Rogers vs. Appy State, 2000 Most Hits 5 by 14 players * Last by Casanova Donaldson (5-for-5) vs. East Tennessee State, 4/1/09 Most Runs Batted In 7 by Scott Baerns vs. No. Alabama, 1988 7 by Matt Ballard vs. Tennessee, 1988 7 by Carlos Martin vs. Morehead, 2003 6 by A.J. Kirby-Jones vs. Belmont, 3/11/09 6 by Ryan Hay vs. EKU, 2002 6 by Ben Shannon vs. Austin Peay, 2002 Most Walks 4 by Tom Turner vs. Morehead, 1970 4 by Tim Taylor vs. St. Louis, 1981 4 by Jake Allen vs. Tenn. Wesleyan, 2002 4 by Chad Langston vs. Ga. So., 2001 Most Strikeouts 5 by Michael Meihls vs. Miss. St., 2001 4 by Phil Wilbourn vs. Murray, 1963 4 by Chad Rogers vs. Jacksonville, 2000 4 by Ben Shannon vs. Vanderbilt, 2002 4 by Corey Kemp vs. Samford, 2005

pitching Most Pickoffs 3 by Mike Fessler vs. SEMO, 2000 Most Innings Pitched 11.2 by Mike Moore vs. Austin Peay, 1975 11.0 by Matt Smith vs. SEMO, 2007 Most Strikeouts 19 by Todd Kemp vs. Tennessee St., 1988 Most Consecutive Strikeouts 8 by Jerry Heard vs. Middle Tenn., 1964 Most Walks Issued 10 by Rab Malcolm vs. Morehead, 1970 Most Wild Pitches 6 by B. Buzachero vs. Jacksonville, 2000 Most Home Runs Allowed 5 by Ronnie Kelly vs. Tennessee St., 1978

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Ben Shannon tied a school record by going the entire 2002 season without an error.

Casanova Donaldson tied the school record in 2009 when he went 5-for-5 from the plate against East Tennessee State.

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All-time Participation The Sports Information Office researched the names of all-time baseball participants. Any additions or corrections would be greatly appreciated. Please contact spSports Information at (931) 372-3088 or send an e-mail to sportsinfo@tntech.edu A Joe Adams, 1967-69 Kevin Adams, 1991 Neale Adams, 1998-99 Robby Adams, 2004-05 Terry Adams, 1972-74 Travis Adams, 1997 Jonathan Adcock, 1992 Howard Aiello, 1983-84 Michael Alcorn, 2005-09 Clint Alexander, 2005-06 Lynn Alexander, 1961 Earl Allen, 1964 Jake Allen, 2000-02 John Allen, 1977 Honey Allmon, 1948-49 Bill Armstrong, 1963-64 Steve Arnette, 1987-90 Colt Ashman, 2004-05 Greg Askins, 1974, 76 Matt Attaway, 1997-98 Ron Aydelott, 1980-81 Randy Ayer, 1970-73

Casey Bough, 1999 David Bradley, 1985-87 Ray Brake, 1984 Brian Brauss, 2004 Billie Bray, 1972-76 Eric Brewer, 2004 Steve Briley, 1963 David Brinkley, 1994-95 Jason Brooker, 1997-98 Eric Brown, 1970-73 Jim Brown, 1990-92 Randall Brown, 2002 Rob Brown, 1995-96 Ryan Browning, 1997-98 Bill Brunson, 1974 Terry Bryant, 1967-69 Randy Buckner, 1980 Ray Buice, 1961 Ben Burgess, 2009 Barry Burnett, 1984-85 Tim Burnette, 1994-95 Terry Burton, 1989 Bubbie Buzachero, 2000-02

B Scott Baerns, 1985-88 J.C. Bagley, 1970 Matt Bailey, 1973-76 Larry Bain, 1961-62 Matt Ballard, 1989-92 Steve Barr, 1965 Don Bateman, 1981 Alan Bates, 1982-83 Rusty Bates, 1986-87 Richard Baughner, 1961-64 Sam Beatty, 1961-63 Brad Beck, 2000 John Beckman, 1974-76 Rick Beddingfield, 1977 Micheal Behrend, 1983 Casey Benjamin, 2001-03 Greg Bennett, 1985-88 Nelson Bennett, 1961-63 Tony Bertolino, 1964-67 Wade Bilbrey, 2009 Brett Bilodeau, 2003-04 Jim Bishop, 1970 Adam Black, 2005-06 Nick Bledsoe, 1981-83 Jerry Blevins, 1961-65 Charlie Bolton, 2006 Jer. Bonczynski, 1996-97 Brandon Bornstein, 2005-06 David Bosse, 1968-70

C Andre Caballero, 1998 Chris Cady, 1991 Randy Callis, 1980-81 Dirk Calvin, 1979-80 Gary Campbell, 1962 Greg Canada, 2003 Donley Canary, 1974-77 David Cantrell, 1979 Frank Cardwell, 1961-63 Kevin Caroland, 1987-90 Larry Carr, 1973 David Carrick, 1974 Brent Carrier, 1988-89 Eddie Carroll, 1972 Dudley Carter, 1965 Jonathan Casey, 1994 Brent Chaffin, 1984-86 Randy Chaffin, 1984-86 Scott Chaffin, 1973 Bill Cherry, 1961-62 Heath Cheverton, 2009 Chason Choate, 2007-09 Matt Chodak, 1994-97 Todd Christiansen, 1971-72 Kevin Cizmarik, 2004-06 Steve Clapp, 1987-89 Mike Claudio, 1985-88 Adam Cloar, 2004-06 Britt Clubb, 2002-05

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Ed Clymore, 1961 Daniel Cole, 2001 Zac Cole, 2006-07 Ron Coleman, 1992-94 Wayne Coleman, 1965-66 Mac Coley, 1974-75 Cliff Collins, 1972-75 Chris Combs, 1992 Don Cook, 1948-49 Marty Cook, 1974-75 Kyle Copeland, 2004 Ricky Cox, 1984 Mike Creech, 1988 John Crook, 1967 Brandon Crossman, 2008-09 David Crutcher, 1970-71 Ben Cunningham, 2000-01 Matt Curtis, 2000-01 D Phil Dane, 1976-78 Mike Davidson, 1985-86 Darren Davis, 1984 Mark Davis, 1999 Steve Davis, 1978 Peewee Day, 1948 John Deaton, 1964, 66 Thomas DeBow, 1990 Wayne Dedman, 1963 Barry Denham, 1970-73 Jeff Denney, 1994-96 Ryan Dennick, 2008-09 Chris Dennis, 2000 Ron Dickerson, 1967-69 Barney Dickey, 1966-69 David Dillon, 1985-88 Jared Dobbs, 2007-09 Casanova Donaldson, 2008-09 Ben Downs, 2002-03 Terry Doyle, 1978-79 Brian Driskell, 2003 J.D. Druckenmiller, 2004 Buddy Duckett, 1962-63 Brian Dudney, 1993-96 Stan Duke, 1979 Scott Dullworth, 1991 Bill Dunaway, 1968 Scott Dunham, 2005-07 Paul Dunlap, 1971 Wes Dunn, 1998-01 Evan Dyer, 2008 John Dykstra, 1993

Mike Winchester (1972-75)

Derek Lane (1984-87)

E Jay Eble, 1976-77 Ray Eble, 1949 Cooper Eddy, 2003 Jake Edwards, 2007-08 Matt Edwards, 2004-05 Bob Elkins, 1956 Don Elkins, 1961 Mark Elkins, 1985-88 Darryl Eppley, 1985 Dusty Eubanks, 2002-03 Terry Evans, 1962 Meachum Evins, 1978-81 Josh Eye, 2003-04 F Roger Farley, 1976 Joe Fellers, 1998-99 Mike Fessler, 2000-01 Billy Field, 1967-69 Justin Fields, 2004-07 Joe Fisher, 1979-82 Steve Folkers, 2000-01 Mark Fontenot, 1980-83 Blake Forst, 2005-09 Brent Frazier, 1992-93 Grant French, 2003-04 Matt Frey, 1996-97 Terry Frye, 1970-73 G Bubba Gamble, 1978-79 Chris Gant, 2003-05 Red Gaylor, 1956 John Geary, 1976 Butch Gentry, 1971 Dave Gibson, 1991 Mark Gilliam, 2000-01 Marshall Gilliam, 1992-93 Jimmy Gipson, 1967 Mike Glover, 1974-77 Alex Gonzalez, 1996 Josh Goodwin, 2006-07 Garrett Gordon, 1977-80 Don Gorin, 1961-62 Chad Graves, 1992 Thomas Gray, 2008 Jamey Greene, 1997 Jerry Gregg, 1967-68 James Griffin, 1972-73 Rick Griffin, 1981-82 Dusty Griffith, 1993 Jerred Griggs, 2009

David Grigsby, 1999-02 Elmer Grimes, 1976 Mike Grooms, 1977-78 Mike Guidara, 1970-73 Scott Guinn, 1993-94 Ken Gwaltney, 1961-62 H Steve Haggard, 1992-94 Marshall Hale, 1993 Kent Hall, 1986-88 Mickey Hall, 1973-76 Mike Hall, 1991-94 Doug Hamilton, 1969-70 Scott Hampton, 1989-92 Joel Hardison, 1963-66 Kenny Harper, 1983 Gehrig Harris, 1965-66 Jim Harris, 1963-64 Steve Harris, 1974 Steve Harrison, 1962, 64 Len Hart, 1992-93 Larry Harville, 1975 Phillip Hatch, 2002-05 Steve Hawkins, 1984-87 Ryan Hay, 2002-03 Chad Hayes, 2009 Jerry Heard, 1964 Keith Hedrick, 1995-96 Cole Helms, 2002-03 Doug Helton, 1976-79 Chad Heminover, 1998 Tim Henderson, 1980-83 Alex Henry, 2008-09 Lee Henry, 2009 Mack Henry, 1962 Mike Henson, 1985-86 Steve Hertzfeldt, 1975 Brian Hicks, 1987 Tim Higgs, 1980 Tim Hill, 1983-84 Clint Holloway, 1996-98 Marvin Holloway, 1963 Ben Holt, 1992-93 Lefty Hooker, 1949 Tim Horn, 1987-90 Herb Horner, 1982-83 Travis Horschel, 2001 Chuck Hoskins, 1975-78 Norman Hoskins, 1979 Chris Howell, 1979-80 Danny Huffines, 1968-72

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All-time Participation Collins Hughes, 2003-04 Mark Hughes, 1978-81 Craig Humberd, 1990-93 Derek Hunley, 1991-95 Mike Hurst, 1995-96 Robert Hyder, 1997 I Morris Irby, 1968-71 J David Jackson, 1990-91 David Jackson, 1999-03 Ronnie James, 1978-79 Scott James, 1997 Jesse Johnson, 1999-02 Lowell Joiner, 1975-76 Buck Jones, 1955-56 Dewey Jones, 1983 Everett Jones, 1964 Jimmy Jones, 1982 Mike (Gus) Jones, 1983-86 K Jeff Kalen, 1983-86 Kevin Kalen, 1984-87 Kurt Kalen, 1992-93 Garry Kanipe, 1972-74 Matt Kearney, 2005-08 Joe Kelly, 1985-87 Mike Kelly, 1971-73 Ronnie Kelly, 1978-79 Corey Kemp, 2005 Todd Kemp, 1985-88 Danny Ketchum, 1980-82 Brantley Kilgore, 2006-07 Patrick Kimmons, 2006-07 Chris King, 2008 Richard King, 1965-68 Charlie Kinnamon, 1948-49 Mike Kinney, 1993-94 Mike Kirby, 1991 A.J. Kirby-Jones, 2008-09 Bennie Kirksey, 1974 Brad Kleeman , 1999-00 Randy Knight, 1988-89 Richard Koslick, 1966-68 Jason Kuhn, 1999-00 L Bill Landreth, 1961-62 Derek Lane, 1984-87 Paul Lane, 1982-83 Floyd Langford, 1981-82 Chad Langston, 2001 Scott Larison, 1981-84 Jeff Lavender, 1989-90 Brad Lay, 1997-99 Aaron Leader , 1999 Brian Lee, 1996-97 Al Leinhart, 1979 Ren Lents, 1984-85 Mike Lewis, 1972-74 Adam Liberatore, 2006-09 Greg Lindsey, 1984 Jeremy Linville, 1998-99 Ronnie Linville, 1982-83 David Little, 1964-67 Dale Long, 1963 Donnie Long, 2000-01 Smokey Lusk, 1967 M Mark Maberry, 1994-97 Mike Macchiaverna, 1997-00

Bill Maclin, 1968-71 Rab Malcolm, 1966, 69 Ralph Mallicoat, 1975-78 Chad Malone, 1995-98 Joe Malone, 1963-65 Don Maness, 1989-92 Carlos Martin, 2002-03 David Martin, 1991 Doug Martin, 2009 Johnny Martin, 1977 Lynus Martin, 1993-96 Troy Martin, 1987-88 Nathan Marty, 2004-05 Kevin Mason, 1986-89 Jeff Matukewicz, 1996-97 Larry Maxwell, 1965-66 Phillip Mayes, 1993 Jimmy Maynord, 1978 Greg Maysonet, 1985-86 Carter McCamy, 1990-91 Joe McCarter, 1967-68 Aaron McCrosky, 1980-84 Greg McDaniel, 1977 Ronnie McGaha, 1965 Chris McLain, 2003 Tom McMahan, 1968-71 Tate McMillian, 2007-09 Monty Meeks, 1991 Michael Meihls , 1999-02 Stuart Meinhart, 2006-07 Lee Midgett, 1972-73 Matt Mihoci, 2005-08 Adam Miller, 2008 Bernie Miller, 1967-69 Patrick Miller, 2006-07 Tom Miller, 1971 Hunter Mize, 2005 Brad Montgomery, 1994 Mike Moore, 1972-75 Mike Moore, 1997-98 Rob Moore, 1992 Bobby Morgan, 1997-99 Alex Morris, 1965 Josh Mosser, 2002 Jay Mullin, 1989 Craig Mullins, 1995-96 Justin Mundt, 2003 Herbie Muniz, 1964-67 Pat Murphy, 1977 David Murray, 1977-78 Robert Murray, 1962 Gary Muskett, 1961 N Karl Napier, 1963-64 Terry Neal, 1984-87 Thomas Nelson, 2007-08 Jake New, 2006-08 Dean Nichols, 1955-56 Aaron Nix, 1997-98 Sam Noffsinger, 1970 Brian Nolen, 1886-87 Jim Norris, 1969-70 O Kenneth Oakley, 1975-76 Chad Oberacker, 2008-09 Aaron Olita, 1996-99 Johnny Orr, 1989-92 Gary Osborne, 1966 David Ott, 2000-01 Brian Owens, 1991, 94 Daniel Owens, 2004-06

P Kenny Pack, 1968-69 Dustin Page, 2004-05 Charlie Parham, 1978-80 Johnny Pasker, 1948 Phil Pass, 1994 John Patterson, 2000-01 Johnny Patterson, 1993 Noble Patton, 1955 Joe Pavlick, 1976, 1978-79 David Peters, 1994 Kevin Peterson, 1998-00 Ron Phelps, 1968 Ben Pincus, 2003-04 Marty Porter, 1978 Chad Potter, 1997-98 Thomas Potts, 1948 Bob Powell, 1968-70, 72 Joe Powers, 1962-63 Trice Powers, 2008-09 Dave Pratt, 1964-67 Tom Price, 1971-73 Tony Price, 1961 Billy Pride, 1995 Dickie Prince, 1970 Tommy Prince, 1967-68 Rodney Pryzbylinski, 1989 Don Puckett, 1968 Glen Puryear, 1994 Q David Quay, 1973-74, 76 R Joe Rabideau, 1982 Butch Rader, 1965-66 Taylor Ralph, 1996-98 Terry Randolph, 1972 Richard Rausch, 2009 Jerry Reasoner, 1969 Bill Rector, 1967 Sean Reilly, 2007-08 Joe Renegar, 1983-85 Mike Richardson, 1988 Josh Rider, 2007-08 David Ridge, 1983-84 Doug Rines, 1989-91 Kendale Roach, 2008 Bobby Roberts, 1989-92 Roger Robinson, 1976 Tim Rodgers, 1993 Michael Roeder, 2007-08 Chad Rogers , 1999 Danny Rowden, 1980 Kyle Rowekamp, 2004-06 S Eric Sabel, 1994-96 Andy Sawyer, 1992 Tom Schaffhouse, 1981-82 Mike Schmittou, 1987-90 Daron Schoenrock,1981-84 Rick Schubert, 1979-80 Bruce Scroggins, 1986 Brandon Selvog, 2004-05 Ben Shannon, 2002-03 Shaun Sheehan, 2005 Donnie Shell, 1965 Ralph Shell, 1965 Matthew Shepherd, 2009 Darrell Shockley, 1986-87 Josh Shoulders, 2001 Justin Showalter, 2004 Geoff Shuck, 1973 Ron Shumate, 1961

Dewayne Tinch, 1998 Mike Tipton, 1975-78 Hugh Travis, 1974-75 Jamie Tucker, 1994-95 Richard Turner, 1962-64 Steve Turner, 1988 Tom Turner, 1970-71 Wayne Turner, 1966-69 Steve Turpin, 1979-80 V Larry Vanscoe, 1963 Tommy Van Tone, 1964 Stan Vaughn, 1979 Charlie Vesser, 1977 Scott Vick, 1989 Doug Vincent, 2000-03 Jeff Vogt, 1994-96

Casey Benjamin Mike Sievers, 1981 Roger Simpson, 1964 Wayne Singleton, 1971 Gerald Sinkfield, 1988 Bill Smith, 1961 David Smith, 1974-75 Harold Smith, 1987-90 Kevin Smith, 1979 Larry Smith, 1966-69 Matt Smith, 2006-07 Ryan Smith, 1992 Shane Smith, 1993-96 Tony Smith, 1971 Steve Soper, 2006-07 David Spadin, 1971-72 Bo Spears, 1990-93 Brian Sprowl, 2006-07 Greg Stallcup, 1993-95 Jeff Stallcup, 1987-90 Mickey Stanton, 1963-65 Billy Joe Stephens, 1969 Jonathan Stepp, 2001-02, 04 Greg Stewert, 1983-84 Rick Stihel, 1984-85 Kenny Stiles, 2002-05 Randy Stiltner, 1986-87 Adam Stone, 2002 Russell Stoops, 1992-93, 95-96 Pat Storrie, 1988 Bryan Strevel, 1994-97 Butch Strickland, 1971-72 Jon Swafford, 1988-89 Grant Swallows, 1999-2001 David Swindell, 1980-81 Tony Suber, 2002 Adam Sullivan, 1993-94 Doris Sullivan, 1972-74 T Johnny Tacker, 1979 Harold Taylor, 1972-75 Tim Taylor, 1981-82 Scott Terry, 2000-03 Greg Thomas, 1980-81 Gene Thompson, 1949 Shane Thompson, 1991

W Kurt Wadell, 1971-72 Dennis Waggoner, 1983-86 Jerry Waites, 1970 Jimmy Walker, 1982-83 Henry Walls, 1964 Scott Walls, 1982-85 Jim Ed Warden, 1999-01 Ryan Wardlow, 2006-07 Kenny Warren, 1977 Buddy Warwick, 1971 Todd Watkins, 1991 Jere Watson, 1980-83 Sanders Watson, 1980 Layton Way, 1985-86 Kayce Weakley, 1996-97 Ray Wear, 1998-99 Evan Webb, 2008-09 James Webb, 1964 Jon Webb, 1991 Roger Webb, 1984, 88 Billy Welsh, 2005-06 Jim Werden, 1971 Joe Wesche, 1969-71 Chris West, 1989-91, 93 Jim Whaley, 1963-66 Jody Wheeler, 1998-99 Jon White, 1984 Tony White, 1968 Joe Whitefield, 1984 Pete Whitehead, 1961-62 Joe Whitson, 1956 Tony Wiggins, 1989 Phil Wilbourn, 1961-65 Phil Wilbourn, Jr., 1990-91 Emerson Wiles, 1968-70 Jim Wilhoite, 1975-78 David Wilkinson, 1979-82 James Wilson, 1971-74 Mike Winchester, 1972-75 Earl Winn, 1961-62 Barry Wolfenbarger, 1995-96 Tim Wolfman, 1982 Don Woodall, 1965-67 Bill Worley, 1968 Cory Wright, 2006-09 David Wykle, 1989-92 Y Donny Yates, 1970 Bob Yonker, 1964-65 Kris Youngberg, 1999 Jim Youngblood, 1972 Z Wayne Zenner, 1981-82 Jody Zimmerle, 1994-95 Gabe Zook, 1998-99

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The Ohio Valley Conference

From left: Beth DeBauche, Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner; Jennifer Gibbs, Assistant Commissioner for Championships; Heather Brown, Director of Media Relations; Jackie Mynarski, Assistant Commissioner for Institutional Services; Brian Pulley, Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs; Kyle Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations; Brad Walker, Associate Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer.

Now in its 62nd year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. For only the second time in a decade, the Conference expanded by adding Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the league’s 11th member in 2008. The move expanded the OVC’s geographical footprint to the St. Louis market and marked the first change in membership since expanding to the state of Alabama (Jacksonville State, Samford) in 2003. The 2009-10 school year saw a change in leadership as Beth DeBauche was named the seventh full-time Commissioner in league history on July 28. She is currently one of just five females to be the head of a Division I conference, and one of just eight to lead a Division I conference all-time. The last three commissioners of the OVC have moved onto jobs as the commissioner of the Big Ten, Big 12 and the Mid-American Conferences. The OVC’s proud past dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. It was then that Roy Stewart, the athletics director at Murray State, Charles (Turkey) Hughes, the athletics director at Eastern Kentucky, and Kelly Thompson, the public relations director at Western Kentucky, first broached the idea of forming a new conference. Discussions were put on hold by World War II, but reemerged Feb. 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as the three original institutions combined with Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville to form the OVC. In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially. During times of racial segregation, league member Morehead State became one of the first non-traditionally black mid-southern institutions to accept a black student. In 1958, Marshall Banks earned athletically-related aid at Morehead, which signed a second black athlete, Howard Murphy, a year later. In 1961, Murphy earned all-conference recognition as a halfback in football. With racial barriers broken, the rest of the institutions in the league began to provide educational and athletic opportunities to African-Americans. A first in the OVC occurred in 2008, when the league had a first round draft pick in both the NFL (Tennessee State’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and Major League Baseball (Eastern Kentucky’s Christian Friedrich) Drafts in the same school year.

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A year later (2009) the league had a Major League Baseball First Round Compensation Round pick (Eastern Illinois’ Tyler Kehrer who was No. 48 overall) and NBA Second Round pick (UT Martin’s Lester Hudson) in the same season. The playing field is not the only place where OVC athletes are working hard. The league also recognizes excellence in the classroom. Six Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented yearly to male and female athletes, while others are commended for their academic success by being Medal of Honor recipients or earning a spot on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Additionally, the league annually presents one institutional Academic Achievement Award, as well as separate team awards in each Conference-sponsored sport. Since the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) Academic All-America program began, the Ohio Valley Conference has had 179 student-athletes honored with the award, including 25 over the last three years (2006-07 to the present). Through the early years of the league, administrators wrestled with fan behavior due to the close proximity of the Conference members and the intense rivalries which developed. Just as it did decades ago, the OVC took the leadership role on what has become a national issue. In 1995, the OVC implemented a first-of-its-kind

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“Sportsmanship Statement,” a policy which promotes principles of fair play, ethical conduct and respect for one’s opponent. The statement has become a model for others to follow across the nation, and has answered the challenge of the NCAA Presidents Commission to improve sportsmanship in collegiate athletics. Additionally, the OVC annually presents the Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award, in honor of the former Morehead State student-athlete, coach and athletics director, to a junior or senior student-athlete with significant athletic contributions who best exemplifies the characteristics of sportsmanship and citizenship. Most recently, the Conference has also implemented the OVC Institutional and Team Sportsmanship Awards, which are presented to one institution and 18 sport-specific teams voted by their peers to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. The vision of leadership demonstrated by the Founding Fathers in 1948 remains alive today as the OVC prepares for the future. One example is in regard to the current trend in collegiate athletics administration for increased involvement of university presidents in setting policies and making rules. The presidents of OVC institutions, however, have always governed the Conference, long before presidential governance became a national theme. The Ohio Valley Conference sponsors the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track for men, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball for women. In addition, the OVC also sponsors the combined men’s and women’s sport of rifle. Now in its seventh decade of competition, the Ohio Valley Conference has grown significantly from its humble beginnings while increasing the number of athletics opportunities it provides for students. Current league representatives include charter members Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and Murray State University, along with Austin Peay State University, Eastern Illinois University, Jacksonville State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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2009 OVC HONORS

The Ohio Valley Conference

All-OVC First Team C - Jim Klocke, SEMO 1B - Wes Cunningham, MUR 2B - Jordan Tokarz, EIU SS - Jordan Kreke, EIU* SS - Drew Lee, MOR 3B - Jayson Langfels, EKY OF - Matt Davis, EKY OF - Daniel Hill, MUR OF - Tyrell Cummings, SEMO DH - Jason Laws, MUR UTL - Richie Derbak, EIU SP - Mike Recchia, EIU SP - Daniel Calhoun, MUR^ RP - Bill Henke, JSU *Player/^Pitcher of the Year

A.J. Kirby-Jones, Lee Henry and Ben Burgess receive 2009 all-OVC honors

Team Fielding Statistics

School PO A 1. UT Martin 1270 531 2. Tennessee Tech 1384 571 Eastern Illinois 1269 495 Austin Peay 1304 518 5. Murray State 1371 587 6. Eastern Kentucky 1244 484 7. Jacksonville State 1465 567 8. Southeast Missouri 1282 513 9. Morehead State 1310 600

E 63 76 67 70 83 77 91 83 106

DP 46 43 38 55 56 51 51 48 70

Pct .966 .963 .963 .963 .959 .957 .957 .956 .947

Team Pitching Statistics

School G 1. Murray St. 56 2. Eastern Ill. 50 3. Jax. St. 57 4. TN Tech 53 5. Austin Peay 52 6. SE Missouri 51 7. Eastern Ky. 51 8. UT Martin 51 9. Morehead St. 52

ERA B/Avg. W-L 4.53 .288 34- 21 4.94 .267 36 - 14 5.01 .274 31- 26 5.47 .276 30 - 22 6.17 .299 22- 30 6.76 .321 26 - 25 6.86 .327 27- 24 7.50 .343 20 - 31 7.91 .333 20- 32

Individual Pitching Statistics Player 1. CALHOUN, Daniel-MUR 2. HENRY, Lee-TTU 3. RECCHIA, Mike-EIU 4. DENNICK, Ryan-TTU 5. LUCAS, Austin-JSU 6. FRESHOUR, Tanner-JSU 7. CRAYCRAFT, Chris-MUR 8. HARPER, Ryne-APSU 9. BOTTOMS, Michael-MOR 10. KEHRER, Tyler-EIU

G 16 19 13 20 14 23 14 14 20 14

ERA 2.32 2.96 3.02 3.88 3.93 3.93 4.05 4.12 4.15 4.42

B/Avg. .241 .242 .226 .243 .255 .284 .275 .255 .264 .213

All-OVC Second Team C - Trey Lucas, APSU 1B - Anthony Ottrando, EKY 2B - Scott Gladstone, UTM SS - Richie Rodriguez, EKY 3B - Mark Hartsfield, UTM OF - J.D. Ashbrook, MOR OF - Daniel Adamson, JSU OF - Miles Hartsfield, UTM DH - Louie Haseltine, SEMO UTL -Michael Bottoms, MOR UTL - A.J. Kirby-Jones, TTU SP - Chris Craycraft, MUR SP - Lee Henry, TTU RP - Daniel Tenholder, APSU

Lee Henry

IP 457.0 423.0 488.1 436.0 434.2 427.1 414.2 423.1 436.2

W-L 11-3 9-2 8-2 4-2 7-3 3-3 10-3 4-3 3-5 5-3

H 521 438 526 462 520 572 561 616 619

IP 97.0 76.0 65.2 65.0 71.0 68.2 100.0 59.0 52.0 73.1

H 90 65 54 62 70 75 110 56 51 59

BB 124 207 198 246 249 205 198 183 211

SO 317 379 360 363 347 332 284 240 308

BB SO 6 85 37 74 24 62 29 53 24 52 28 33 22 80 25 54 28 35 41 90

OVC All-Freshman Team C/DH - Eric Bainer, MOR 2B - Jonathan Craycraft, MUR SS - Jon Clinard, APSU SS - Richie Rodriguez, EKY SS - Kenton Parmley, SEMO 3B - Sam Eberle, JSU 3B - Andrew Deeds, MOR OF - Zach Borenstein, EIU OF - Michael Garcia, EKY OF - Kyle Bluestein, JSU OF - Lucas Bainer, MOR DH - Jacob Daniel, EKY UT - Ben Burgess, TTU OVC All-Tournament Team Chad Oberacker, TTU Casanova Donaldson, TTU A.J. Kirby-Jones, TTU(MVP) Ben Burgess, TTU Austin Lucas, JSU Ryan Dennick, TTU Lee Henry, TTU Wes Cunningham, MUR Kenton Parmley, SEMO Sam Eberle, JSU Steven Leach, JSU Todd Cunningham, JSU Kyle Bluestein, JSU

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SE Missouri........5 Tech.....................9 Final

Tech.....................7 Murray State.....2 Final

J’ville State...... 12 Tech.................. 13 Final (10)

Tech.....................4 J’ville State.........3 Final (10)

“Watching Tennessee Tech’s run at the OVC Championship last season was special. Not only did they make a great run to win the title, but they did it in exciting fashion winning two extra inning games. It made for one of the most memorable OVC Championships ever.” -Kyle Schwartz, OVC Assistant Commissioner

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Tennessee Tech NCAA Baseball Tournament History 2009 was the fourth time that Tennessee Tech advanced to the NCAA tournament, and the third time since 1997. Tech also went in 1956, ‘97, and 2001.

May 28-30, 2009, Clemson, S.C. Tech marched into Clemson in 2009 and quickly made a name for itself as a talented, well-coached squad. The Golden Eagles had the region’s No. 1 seed Clemson on the ropes with a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the ninth. But the Tigers refused to go away and rallied for two runs to win the game in walk-off fashion. But the Golden Eagles weren’t done. The very next day they faced No. 14 Alabama, and sent the Crimson Tide home for the year with a 6-2 victory. Tech faced Clemson again on the third day of the tournament, but the TIgers never let Tech in the game, taking a victory on their way to a regional championship.

”Tennessee Tech has been the most impressive team in the first two games by just doing the little things.” - Rusty Ensor, CSS Broadcaster

”Tennessee Tech is well-coached and they play hard. They do a good job behind the plate and they finished their season strong.” - Jack Leggett, Clemson Head Coach

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OVC Championships

The Golden Eagles have taken home six conference championships all-time, including three since 1997. 1949 OVC Champions Head Coach - Wilburn Tucker Team Manager - Thomas L. Walden Roster Players - Raymond Thomas Allmon, Silas Anderson, Don Cook, Frank Griffin, R.L. Highers, Elmer Lee Holder, Donald Holloway, Raymond Hooker, Charles Kinnamon, Robert Langley, James McMurtry, Harvey McNease, Richard Murphy, Wade Odom, Billy Pearson, Sam Pickering, Gene Thompson, James Verble, Tom Walden, Joe White, Albert Williams.

1955 OVC Champions

Head Coach - Malcolm Quillen Team Manager - Larry Cole Roster Players - Dewey Alverson, Bob Borer, Bill Dearing, Jerry Edward Flatt, Warren Gilley, Murie Hampton, Ken Harmon, Robert Jones, James R. Lane, Bill Maddux, Harold Nichols, Noble Patton, Freddie Pollack, Bill Rickman, Charles Sanders, Johnny Sevier, Don Short, Ron Shumate, William Smith, Carlos Springfield, Joe Sutton, Jere Taylor, Marshall Taylor, Gene Thompson, Ray Wagner, Joe Whitson, Albert Williams, Don Woodard.

1956 OVC Champions

Head Coach - Malcolm Quillen Assistant Coach - Fred Pollack Team Manager - Larry Cole Roster Players - Dewey Alverson, Dan Batson, Bob Borer, Alfred Paul Cate, Edward Clymore, Bob Elkins, Jerry Edward Flatt, James Gaylor, Warren Gilley, Jack Gold, Wayne Greer, Joe Haley, Ken Harmon, Robert Jones, Don Knies, James R. Lane, Bill Maddux, Dean Nichols, Noble Patton, Bill Rickman, Boyce Sanders, Johnny Sevier, Don Short, Jere Taylor, Marshall Taylor, Gene Thompson, Joe Whitson.

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OVC Championships 1997 OVC Co-Champions/ Tournament Champions Head Coach - David Mays Assistant Coach - Donley Canary, Graduate Assistant Coach - Greg Ross, Student Assistant Coach - David Brinkley, Manager - Lyle Daniels, Trainer - Nathan Johnson Roster Players - Travis Adams, Matt Attaway, Jason Brooker, Jeremy Bonzcynski, Ryan Browning, Matt Chodack, Wesley Dunn, Matt Frey, Jeremy Greene, Clint Holloway, Michael Hoover, Robert Hyder, Scott James, Eric King, Brad Lay, Brian Lee, Mark Maberry, Mike Macchiaverna, Chad Malone, Jeff Matukewicz, Seth Maxwell, Mike Moore, Bobby Morgan, Aaron Nix, Aaron Olita, Chad Potter, Taylor Ralph, Bryan Strevel, Dewayne Tinch, Kayce Weakley, Jason Wilkerson.

2001 OVC Tournament Champions

Head Coach - Aaron Carroll Assistant Coach - Matt Barnett, Team Manager Jason Wright, Team Trainer - Justin Long Roster Players - Daniel Cole, Travis Horschel, Mike Meihls, Steven Folkers, Josh Shoulders, David Jackson, Jesse Johnson, Ben Cunningham, John Patterson, Jonathan Stepp, Bubbie Buzachero, Jake Allen, David Ott, Matt Curtis, Casey Benjamin, Chad Langston, Doug Vincent, Mark Gilliam, Donnie Long, Jim Ed Warden, Mike Fessler, David Grigsby, Grant Swallows, Scott Terry, Wes Dunn.

2009 OVC Tournament Champions

Head Coach - Matt Bragga Assistant Coach - Larry Bragga, Chris Cole. Team Manager - Brandon Moore. Team Trainer - Jason Rath Roster Players - Chad Hayes, Tate McMillan, Evan Webb, Heath Cheverton, Lee Henry, Richard R ausch, Adam Liberatore, Chason Choate, Alex Henry, Trice Powers, Brandon Crossman, Ben Burgess, Casanova Donaldson, Matthew Shepherd, Chad Oberacker, Cory Wright, A.J. Kirby-Jones, Jared Dobbs, Wade Bilbrey, Michael Alcorn, Blake Forst, Ryan Dennick, Doug Martin.

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Ohio Valley Conference Championship

2010 OVC Baseball Championship May 26-30, 2010 Pringles Park Jackson, Tenn.

The Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament will move to Jackson, Tenn., in 2010. Pringles Park, home of the Class AA West Tennessee Diamon Jaxx, will host the four-day event. The 6,000 seat venue has luxury suites, a video board and merchandise shop that will be used for the championship. The 2010 season will mark the 31st year of the OVC Baseball Championship. The first elimination style tournament was held in 1980, most usually being played at the site of the regular season champion. Beginning in 2001 the tournament switched to a neutral site for the first time, as the last nine championships have been held at Brooks Stadium in Paducah, Ky. Pringles Park opened in 1998 and hosted the 1999 Southern League AllStar Game, and will also host that event again in 2011.

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2010 Opponents Georgia Southern Eagles

Cleveland State Vikings

Vanderbilt Commodores

Feb. 19-21 Statesboro, Ga. Ga. Southern leads series 5-1

Feb. 26-28 Cookeville, Tenn. First meeting

March 2 Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt leads series 20-18

General Information Location.............................Statesboro, Ga. Enrollment........................................ 17,764 Conference.................................. Southern Website....georgiasoutherneagles.com

General Information Location........................... Clevaland, Ohio Enrollment........................................ 16,245 Conference..................... Horizon League Website............................. csuvikings.com

General Information Location............................ Nashville, Tenn. Enrollment...........................................6,637 Conference..........................Southeastern Website.................. vucommodores.com

Coaching Information Head Coach................... Rodney Hennon Record at Tech......................370-233 (10) Career Record...................451-271-1 (12) Assistant coaches...................Mike Tidick ........................................................ B.J. Green .....................................................Carlos Love

Coaching Information Head Coach............................ Kevin Kocks Record at CSU............................57-106 (3) Career Record.......................524-434 (16) Assistant coaches....................Rob Henry ................................................... Shane Davis ....................................................Drew Saylor

Coaching Information Head Coach..............................Tim Corbin Record at Vanderbilt............. 276-157 (7) Career Record.......................382-295 (12) Assistant coaches...........Derek Johnson ................................................. Josh Holliday .........................................................Larry Day

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 42-17 2009 conference record....... 20-8 (2nd) Lettermen returning/lost............... 17/12

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 21-31 2009 conference record......12-13 (5th) Lettermen returning/lost............... 10/11

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 37-27 2009 conference record......12-17 (8th) Lettermen returning/lost..................21-8

SID Information Baseball Contact........ Patrick Osterman SID Office Phone.............(912) 478-5239 SID Email..........prosterman@georgiasouthern.edu SID Fax................................(912) 478-0046

SID Information Baseball Contact................. Renee Adam SID Office Phone.............(216) 687-5115 SID Email................ r.adam@csuohio.edu SID Fax................................(216) 523-7257

SID Information Baseball Contact...........Thomas Samuel SID Office Phone.............(615) 343-0020 SID Email...thomas.samuel@vanderbilt.edu SID Fax................................(615) 343-7064

Bradley Braves

South Alabama Jaguars

Buffalo Bulls

March 6-7 Cookeville, Tenn. Series tied 3-3

March 9-10 Mobile, Ala. South Alabama leads series 1-0

March 12-14 Cookeville, Tenn. First meeting

General Information Location........................................Peoria, Ill. Enrollment...........................................5,801 Conference....................... Missouri Valley Website......................bradleybraves.com

General Information Location................................... Mobile, Ala. Enrollment........................................ 14,757 Conference.................................... Sun Belt Website.............................usajaguars.com

General Information Location.....................................Buffalo, NY Enrollment........................................ 28,912 Conference.........................Mid American Website..............ubathletics.buffalo.edu

Coaching Information Head Coach.................. Elvis Dominguez Record at Bradley....................... 17-31 (1) Career Record..................... 195-230-2 (8) Assistant coaches................ John Corbin ..................................................... Sean Lyons .................................................Dustin Holley

Coaching Information Head Coach...........................Steve Kittrell Record at USA...................990-589-1 (26) Career Record............... 1,023-608-1 (27) Assistant coaches.................... Scot Sealy ...........................................Seth Von Behren .....................................................Alan Luckie

Coaching Information Head Coach......................... Ron Torgalski Record at Buffalo......................50-108 (3) Career Record............................50-108 (3) Assistant coaches............... Jom Koerner ............................................ Devin McIntosh ...................................................... Tony Fuller

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 17-31 2009 conference record........ 4-17 (9th) Lettermen returning/lost............... 12/16

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 25-30 2009 conference record......13-16 (6th) Lettermen returning/lost............... 19/10

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 20-35 2009 conference record.......6-20 (6th, East) Lettermen returning/lost............... 17/12

SID Information Baseball Contact................ Tony Dobson SID Office Phone.............(309) 677-3788 SID Email.............adobson@bradley.edu SID Fax................................(309) 677-2626

SID Information Baseball Contact............. Brian Fremund SID Office Phone.............(251) 414-8022 SID Email........bfremund@usouthal.edu SID Fax................................(251) 460-7297

SID Information Baseball Contact.................Will Nowadly SID Office Phone.............(216) 566-4622 SID Email.....................wtn2@buttalo.edu SID Fax................................(216) 696-2622

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2010 Opponents East Tennessee State Bucs

Memphis Tigers

Belmont Bruins

March 17/April 28 Johnson City, Tenn./Cookeville, Tenn. TTU leads series 46-40

March 19-21 Memphis, Tenn. Memphis leads series 23-7

March 23/April 13 Nashville, Tenn./Cookeville, Tenn. TTU leads series 29-28

General Information Location.................... Johnson City, Tenn. Enrollment........................................ 14,677 Conference.............................Atlantic Sun Website................................ etsubucs.com

General Information Location........................... Memphis, Tenn. Enrollment........................................ 20,214 Conference....................Conference-USA Website............................ gotigersgo.com

General Information Location............................ Nashville, Tenn. Enrollment...........................................5,393 Conference.............................Atlantic Sun Website.................... belmontbruins.com

Coaching Information Head Coach.............................. Tony Skole Record at ETSU....................... 239-309 (9) Career Record.......................334-366 (12) Assistant coaches.................Clay Greene ...................................................... Reid Casey ............................................................................

Coaching Information Head Coach............... Daren Schoenrock Record at Memphis...... 119-167 (5)Career Record....................................... 144-219 (7) Assistant coaches...................Fred Corral ........................................................ Jerry Zulli ............................................. Derrick Dunbar

Coaching Information Head Coach............................David Jarvis Record at Belmont..........330-314-1 (12) Career Record...................654-466-1 (21) Assistant coaches................Matt Barnett .........................................................Scott Hall ...................................................Aaron Smith

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 25-28 2009 conference record......10-20 (9th) Lettermen returning/lost............... 11/10

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 21-32 2009 conference record........ 7-16 (9th) Lettermen returning/lost............... 20/11

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 29-29 2009 conference record......15-15 (6th) Lettermen returning/lost............... 19/11

SID Information Baseball Contact...............Jeff Schneider SID Office Phone.............(423) 439-5612 SID Email.................... schneidj@etsu.edu SID Fax................................(423) 439-6138

SID Information Baseball Contact....................Jason Redd SID Office Phone.............(901) 678-4640 SID Email............... jredd@memphid.edu SID Fax................................(901) 678-4134

SID Information Baseball Contact..................... Brian Karst SID Office Phone.............(615) 460-8023 SID Email....... brian.karst@balmont.edu SID Fax................................(615) 460-5584

SIU-Edwardsville Cougars

Tennessee Volunteers

Jacksonville State Gamecocks

March 26-28 Cookeville, Tenn. First Meeting

March 30 Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee leads series 63-30-1

April 2-3 Jacksonville, Ala. TTU leads series 19-16

General Information Location........................... Edwardsville, Ill. Enrollment........................................ 13,940 Conference.....Ohio Valley (Reclassifying) Website..........................siuecougars.com

General Information Location............................Knoxville, Tenn. Enrollment....................................... 26, 400 Conference..........................Southeastern Website................................. utsports.com

General Information Location..........................Jacksonville, Ala. Enrollment...........................................9,481 Conference.............................. Ohio Valley Website........... jsugamecocksports.com

Coaching Information Head Coach............................Gary Collins Record at SIU-E.................959-676-7 (30) Career Record...................959-676-7 (30) Assistant coaches............Tony Stoecklin .................................................... Kurt Calvert ............................................................................

Coaching Information Head Coach..........................Todd Raleigh Record at Tennessee.................. 53-58 (2) Career Record.......................310-267 (10) Assistant coaches...........Bradley LeCroy ............................................... Jason Beverlin .................................................Nate Headley

Coaching Information Head Coach.................................. Jim Case Record at JSU.......................... 257-209 (8) Career Record......................... 257-209 (8) Assistant coaches.............Steve Gillispie ................................................Travis Janssen ................................................ Shayne Kelley

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 15-39 2009 conference record..................... n/a Lettermen returning/lost............... 19/10

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 26-29 2009 conference record.... 11-19 (6th, East) Lettermen returning/lost............... 18/12

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 31-26 2009 conference record......10-13 (6th) Lettermen returning/lost..................20/8

SID Information Baseball Contact......................... Eric Hess SID Office Phone.............(618) 650-3608 SID Email.......................... ehess@siue.edu SID Fax................................(618) 650-2296

SID Information Baseball Contact............Cameron Harris SID Office Phone.............(865) 974-8876 SID Email...................... charri48@utk.edu SID Fax................................(865) 974-8875

SID Information Baseball Contact...................... Greg Seitz SID Office Phone.............(256) 782-5279 SID Email............................gseitz@jsu.edu SID Fax................................(256) 782-5958

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2010 Opponents Lipscomb Bisons

Southeast Missouri Redhawks

Eastern Illinois Panthers

April 6/April 7 Nashville, Tenn./Cookeville, Tenn. TTU leads series 33-27

April 10-11 Cape Girardeau, Mo. SEMO leads series 38-18

April 17-18 Cookeville, Tenn. EIU leads series 29-19

General Information Location............................ Nashville, Tenn. Enrollment...........................................3,418 Conference.............................Atlantic Sun Website................... lipscombsports.com

General Information Location.................. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Enrollment........................................ 10,814 Conference.............................. Ohio Valley Website.........................gosoutheast.com

General Information Location...............................Charleston, Ill. Enrollment........................................ 11,966 Conference............................. Ohio V alley Website..........................eiupanthers.com

Coaching Information Head Coach.........................Jeff Forehand Record at Lipscomb................... 85-92 (3) Career Record..................... 296-234-1 (9) Assistant coaches................ Chris Collins ....................................................Tyler Shrout ...................................................Brian Ryman

Coaching Information Head Coach........................... Mark Hogan Record at SEMO...............439-373-1 (15) Career Record...................824-630-2 (28) Assistant coaches...............Rick McCarty ...............................................Chris Cafalone ................................................. Dave Lawson

Coaching Information Head Coach............................Jim Schmitz Record at EIU.........................411-388 (15) Career Record........................575-549(22) Assistant coaches..............Skylar Meade ................................................James Conrad ...............................................Drew Locascio

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 24-32 2009 conference record.....17-13 (2nd) Lettermen returning/lost............... 14/17

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 26-25 2009 conference record......12-11 (4th) Lettermen returning/lost..................15/7

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 31-19 2009 conference record......... 13-5 (1st) Lettermen returning/lost............... 16/12

SID Information Baseball Contact...............Trevor Garrett SID Office Phone.............(615) 966-5990 SID Email......... garretttj@mail.lipscomb.edu SID Fax................................(615) 966-1806

SID Information Baseball Contact...........Brett Maikowski SID Office Phone.............(573) 402-5725 SID Email...... bmmaikowski1s@semo.edu SID Fax................................(573) 651-2810

SID Information Baseball Contact..................... Ben Turner SID Office Phone.............(217) 581-7020 SID Email.....................bwturner@eiu.edu SID Fax................................(217) 581-6434

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

Morehead State Eagles

Eastern Kentucky Colonels

April 20/May 11 Murfreesboro, Tenn./Cookeville, Tenn. MTSU leads series 103-63-1

April 24-25 Cookeville, Tenn. TTU leads series 63-36

May 1-2 Richmond, Ky. TTU leads series 69-54

General Information Location...................Murfreesboro, Tenn. Enrollment........................................ 25,191 Conference.................................... Sun Belt Website...................... goblueraiders.com

General Information Location...............................Morehead, Ky. Enrollment...........................................8,981 Conference.............................. Ohio Valley Website.............................msueagles.com

General Information Location...............................Richmond, Ky. Enrollment........................................ 16,200 Conference.............................. Ohio Valley Website.............................. ekusports.com

Coaching Information Head Coach...................... Steve Peterson Record at MTSU................707-549-3 (22) Career Record...................860-645-3 (28) Assistant coaches................Jim McGuire ................................................Mike McLaury ............................................... John Peterson

Coaching Information Head Coach................................... Jay Sorg Record at MSU............................. 38-65 (2) Career Record.............................. 38-65 (2) Assistant coaches................... Jason Neal ................................................Dillon Lawson .........................................Shane Brookshier

Coaching Information Head Coach............................. Jason Stein Record at EKU.............................. 27-24 (1) Career Record.............................. 27-24 (1) Assistant coaches.............Jerry Edwards ........................................Shawn Thompson ..................................................Todd Weaver

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 44-18 2009 conference record......... 21-8 (1st) Lettermen returning/lost..................18/9

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 20-32 2009 conference record......12-10 (3rd) Lettermen returning/lost..................20-5

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 27-24 2009 conference record......10-13 (7th) Lettermen returning/lost............... 14-10

SID Information Baseball Contact..... Jessica Stauffacher SID Office Phone.............(615) 904-8115 SID Email...... jstauffacher@goblueraiders.com SID Fax................................(615) 898-5626

SID Information Baseball Contact..........Nick VanDemark SID Office Phone.............(606) 783-5481 SID Email............ n.vandemark@moreheadstate.edu SID Fax................................(606) 783-2550

SID Information Baseball Contact...................... Steve Fohl SID Office Phone.............(859) 622-1253 SID Email...................steve.fohl@eku.edu SID Fax................................(859) 622-5108

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2010 Opponents Austin Peay Governors

UT Martin Skyhawks

Western Carolina Catamounts

May 8-9 Cookeville, Tenn. APSU leads series 76-68

May 15-16 Martin, Tenn. TTU leads series 31-14

May 18 Cookeville, Tenn. WCU leads series 10-1

General Information Location.......................... Clarksville, Tenn. Enrollment........................................ 10,188 Conference.............................. Ohio Valley Website...............................apsugovs.com

General Information Location.................................Martin, Tenn. Enrollment...........................................8,000 Conference.............................. Ohio Valley Website............................. utmsports.com

General Information Location...........................Cullowhee, N.C. Enrollment...........................................9,400 Conference.................................. Southern Website................catamountsports.com

Coaching Information Head Coach.........................Gary McClure Record at APSU................650-603-4 (23) Career Record...................650-603-4 (23) Assistant coaches............Joel Mangrum ................................................ Jake Peterson ..............................................Justin Dedman

Coaching Information Head Coach............................ Victor Cates Record at UTM..................168-412-1 (11) Career Record...................424-573-1 (27) Assistant coaches.....................Brad Goss ....................................................Joe Scarano ............................................. Trevor Berryhill

Coaching Information Head Coach....................Bobby Moranda Record at WCU............................. 64-50 (2) Career Record.............................. 64-50 (2) Assistant coaches....... David Haverstick ........................................................ Alan Beck .............................................. Bruce Johnson

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 22-30 2009 conference record........ 7-12 (9th) Lettermen returning/lost..................23/6

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 21-30 2009 conference record......10-14 (8th) Lettermen returning/lost............... 13/13

Team Information 2009 record......................................... 35-22 2009 conference record......19-10 (4th) Lettermen returning/lost............... 17/11

SID Information Baseball Contact......................Cody Bush SID Office Phone.............(931) 221-7561 SID Email........................bushc@apsu.edu SID Fax................................(931) 221-7562

SID Information Baseball Contact.............. Ryne Rickman SID Office Phone.............(731) 881-7632 SID Email................... rrickman@utm.edu SID Fax................................(731) 881-7624

SID Information Baseball Contact.............. Daniel Hooker SID Office Phone.............(828) 227-2339 SID Email........ dhooker@email.wcu.edu SID Fax................................(828) 227-7688

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Murray State Thoroughbreds May 21-22 Cookeville, Tenn. TTU leads series 66-64-1 General Information Location..................................... Murray, Ky. Enrollment........................................ 10,078 Conference.............................. Ohio Valley Website.................................goracers.com Coaching Information Head Coach......................Rob McDonald Record at MSU.................... 133-192-1 (6) Career Record... 133-192-1 (6)Assistant coaches.............................Paul Wyczawski ...................................................... Dan Skirka Team Information 2009 record......................................34-21-1 2009 conference record... 13-8-1 (2nd) Lettermen returning/lost..................15/7 SID Information Baseball Contact.....................John Brush SID Office Phone.............(270) 809-7044 SID Email..... john.brush@murraystate.edu SID Fax................................(270) 809-5650

Adrian............................. 2-0 Akron.............................. 4-1 Alabama......................... 2-5 Alabama A&M................. 2-0 UAB............................... 5-21 Alabama-Huntsville........ 0-1 Albion College................. 2-0 Alma College................... 1-3 Appalachian State........... 5-9 Augusta.......................... 2-2 Austin Peay............68-76 Bellarmine...................... 1-3 Belmont.................29-28 Berea College...................3-1 Berry............................... 2-3 Birmingham So............... 2-2 Bluffin............................. 2-0 Bowling Green................ 0-2 Bradley..................... 3-3 Breckenridge................... 0-2 Brooklyn.......................... 7-2 Brown............................. 2-0 Butler.............................. 2-3 Canisius........................... 5-3 Carson-Newman......... 30-22 Castleton State................ 7-2 Central Florida................. 1-2 Charleston....................... 4-2 Charleston So.................. 1-0 Chattanooga................. 12-7 Chicago State.................. 4-1 Chipola JC........................ 2-0 Christian Brothers........... 0-1 Cincinnati........................ 0-2 The Citadel...................... 2-1 Clemson.......................... 0-4 Coastal Carolina............... 1-1 Coll. Of Charleston........... 1-1 Columbia State................ 1-1 Columbus........................ 1-6 Covenant......................... 1-1 Creighton........................ 0-3 Cumberland................ 11-15

Dayton.............................1-1 Drexel.............................. 1-0 Eastern Kentucky....69-54 Eastern Illinois.......19-29 Eastern Michigan............ 1-1 East Tennessee.......46-40 Edinborough................... 1-0 Elmhurst......................... 1-1 Evansville........................ 4-1 Faulkner State................. 1-1 Fisk.................................. 4-2 Florida A&M.................... 1-0 Florida State.................... 0-3 Fort Rucker...................... 3-0 Geneva College............... 1-0 George Williams.............. 3-0 Georgia........................... 1-4 Georgia College............... 0-2 Georgia Southern...... 1-5 Ga. Southwestern............ 0-1 Georgia State.............. 12-12 Georgia Tech.................... 1-8 Grandview...................... 5-0 Gulf Coast JC.................... 0-5 Hillsdale.......................... 0-2 Howard........................... 0-1 Illinois-Chicago............. 13-1 Illinois State.....................2-1 Iowa................................ 1-0 I.P. Fort Wayne................. 1-2 Jacksonville..................... 0-1 Jacksonville State...19-16 Kent State....................... 0-1 Kentucky......................... 1-7 Kentucky Wesleyan......... 3-0 Kenyon............................ 2-0 King College.................... 2-1 Knoxville College............. 2-0 Lincoln Memorial.......... 24-9 Lipscomb................33-27 Louisiana State................ 0-3 Louisville......................... 7-6

2010 Opponents in Bold Marietta College.............. 4-3 South Alabama.......... 0-1 Marshall.......................... 1-2 S.C. Aiken........................ 0-2 Maryville..................... 24-10 Southeast Louisiana........ 0-1 McMurray........................ 3-0 Southeast Missouri.....18-38 Memphis..................7-23 Southern Illinois.............. 0-2 Mercer............................. 8-8 Southern Miss................. 1-5 Miami (Ohio)................... 7-6 Southern Tech................. 3-1 Mid-Continent................ 2-0 Southwestern................. 1-0 Middle Tennessee........63-103-1 Stetson............................ 0-3 Milligan......................... 11-2 Tennessee...........30-63-1 Millikin............................ 8-1 Tennessee-Martin...31-14 Mississippi....................... 0-1 Tennessee State.......... 35-17 Mississippi State.............. 0-4 Tennessee Temple........... 7-0 Missouri-Rolla................. 2-0 Tennessee Wesleyan...... 10-4 Morehead State......63-36 Toledo............................. 8-5 Murray State.......67-64-1 Trevecca........................ 22-9 New Orleans.................... 0-2 Troy State........................ 3-6 Nicholls State.................. 0-2 Union.............................. 1-3 North Alabama............... 0-8 Valdosta State................. 3-1 N.C. Asheville................ 5-10 Valparaiso....................... 9-7 N.C. Charlotte.................. 1-2 Vanderbilt..............18-20 Northeast Illinois............. 1-0 Virginia........................... 0-1 Northern Illinois.............. 1-0 Wake Forest.................... 1-1 Oakland...........................3-0 Wayne State.................... 5-4 Oglethorpe...................... 2-0 West Florida.................... 2-2 Ohio Dominican.............. 1-2 West Georgia................... 1-4 Ohio State....................... 0-1 West Virginia Tech........... 3-0 Ohio Wesleyan................ 2-0 Western Carolina......1-10 Olivet.............................. 1-0 Western Illinois............... 2-3 Otterbein...................... 11-4 Western Kentucky....... 42-52 Pensacola Jc.................... 1-2 Western Michigan........... 1-4 Pensacola Navy............... 0-1 Winthrop......................... 0-2 Pittsburgh....................... 1-0 Wisconsin-Eau Claire....... 3-0 Principia.......................... 2-0 Wisc.-Milwaukee............. 0-1 Ripon College.................. 4-0 Wisconsin-Parkside......... 1-1 Saginaw Valley................ 2-0 Wisconsin-Stout.............. 2-0 St. Joseph’s...................... 2-0 Wittenberg...................... 3-2 St. Louis.......................... 3-1 Wofford........................... 2-0 St. Peter’s........................ 5-2 Wooster.......................... 0-1 Samford........................ 6-20 Wright State.................... 5-0 Shorter............................ 0-2 Yale................................. 3-2 Somerset......................... 2-0 Youngstown State........... 2-1

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BUILDING A Better Athlete

Construction of new Strength Center to begin soon New facility will house weight room, practice space and locker facilities The construction of a brand new state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center for Tennessee Tech student-athletes will begin soon, and the 21,000 square-foot facility will benefit every Golden Eagle student-athlete. The need for a new facility is punctuated by the fact that Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Chip Pugh currently runs three shifts of workouts a day just to accommodate all the football student-athletes in the current 2,500 square foot facility. Shifts are also scheduled for student-athletes on Tech’s other 15 teams. Additionally, it is prohibitive for safety reasons to perform heavy lifts like the power clean in a facility located on a third floor instead of a ground floor facility. At an estimated cost of $2 million, the proposed strength and conditioning center will feature approximately 21,000 square feet of space and state-of-the-art equipment. The building will house 8,000 square feet of weight room space, 9,000 square feet of indoor practice space, and 4,000 square feet of support/locker room space. The new building will be located west of the softball complex close to Pine Ave. This location allows for access to the newly built outdoor strength and conditioning area that includes an obstacle course, speed training sand pit, as well as a natural grass practice surface.

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The new strength and conditioning center will provide Tennessee Tech baseball players with an indoor practice facility to use year-round. In addition to having indoor batting and pitching facility, Tech baseball players will have an indoor infield, providing them the opportunity to work on every aspect of their game 12 months a year.

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Covering the Golden Eagles During The Week t PRACTICES: As a general rule, all Tech practices are open to the media and the public. t INTERVIEWS WITH THE COACHES: Interviews with baseball head coach Matt Bragga can be arranged by contacting the Sports Information Office. t PLAYER INTERVIEWS: All player interviews must be arranged through the Sports Information Office. This policy allows us to arrange a time that will not interfere with a student-athlete's academic schedule, which has top priority. No interviews will be granted on the day of any game. Please note: No player's phone number will be given out. t WEEKLY GAME NOTES: Tennessee Tech's Sports Information Office prepares and distributes weekly game notes, including statistics, records and game information. The release is distributed each Tuesday during the season by 8 p.m. The weekly game notes are available in PDF format on the Tech web site, and can be provided via fax UPON REQUEST.

Covering Tech On Game Day t MEDIA PASSES: During the regular season, no admission is charged for Tennessee Tech’s home baseball games. Please contact the Sports Information Office in advance if you’d like to request working space in the press box, as space is limited. All requests for credentials will be screened with care to ensure a working press box. Children, pets and spouses are not allowed. t PARKING SPACE: Limited parking is located behind left field. Access is behind the baseball field. t INTERNET ACCESS: The Tech baseball field has the Internet available via wireless connections. t STATISTICS SERVICE: Roster cards, statistics and pre-game notes will be available prior to each game, upon request. Complete play-by-play, and final box scores will be provided following the game. t COACH’S INTERVIEW: Each head coach will be available for interviews approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Please make arrangements with Tech Sports Information assistant Nick Heidelberger in advance to let them know you are covering the game and would like an interview.

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here's no question Tennessee Tech University is a great place to get an education. And Cookeville is a great college town. The largest micropolitan area in Tennessee and one of the top 40 micropolitan areas in the nation, Cookeville has consistently been rated among the top 10 most affordable regions in the nation. Cookeville boasts a mild climate, with an average temperature of 57 and four distinct seasons. Located within a day's drive of 75 percent of the nation's population, Cookeville is just off Interstate 40, which runs from the east coast to California. City life is easily accessible, as well, because Cookeville is situated within 100 miles of Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga — three of Tennessee's major metropolitan areas. The seat of Putnam County, Cookeville is the heart of a three-county alliance known as the Highlands, which centers Tennessee's 14-county Upper Cumberland region. We have hundreds of acres of unspoiled nature — from championship golf courses to natural preserves, state parks and top-rated lakes — close to home.There's plenty of nature inside the city limits, too; the City of Cookeville tends nine parks, including Cane Creek Park, a 262-acre natural area with a 56-acre lake. And while Cookeville is a relatively small town, we have no lack of culture. We are one of the smallest cities in the U.S. with a full-blown symphony orchestra, and our area attracts visual artists and craftspeople from across the nation, thanks to the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of TTU. Drama also takes center stage here, with the 456-seat Cookeville Performing Arts Center cranking out productions year-round, including the award-winning Drama Center Backstage series. Cookeville is home to three museums — the Cookeville Depot Museum, the Cookeville History Museum and the Cookeville Children's Museum — and a year-round slate of events, including regular excursion trains and the annual Fall FunFest. A walkable downtown shopping district and an impressive roster of national chain stores give the retail segment a small-town feel with big-city convenience. Add to that our more than 100 restaurants and 1,400 hotel rooms, and you'll quickly see that Cookeville offers something for everyone.

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This Is Tennessee Tech u One of the “Top Southern Public Universities” by U.S. News & World Report u One of the “Best Southeastern Universities” and “America’s Best College Values” by The Princeton Review u Among “America’s 100 Best College Buys” by Institutional Research and Evaluations, Inc. Where Quality Counts

For more than 90 years, Tennessee Tech has served the various needs of the region, the state and beyond. Not only is Tech renowned as a fine institution of higher education, it also serves as a public resource center and encourages scholarly research and creative activity by its faculty and students. Today, Tech makes a number of contributions to economic development locally, regionally and nationally. Tech’s 65,000-plus alumni occupy positions of leadership in education, business, industry, government and public service. Tennessee Tech is widely known as an institution noted for its academic quality — an institution where the energies of the faculty, staff and students are devoted to ensuring that the university’s quality is maintained and enhanced. The university’s vision is guided by the “T.E.C.H.” framework — technological leadership, enrollment growth, a caring campus, and high quality. The university is divided into seven academic divisions offering 44 programs of study leading to the bachelor’s degree and 20 programs of study at the graduate level. More than 75 percent of the 370 full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees. Considered one of the most picturesque campuses in the South — and one of the safest — the buildings carry an attractive Georgian style of architecture that lends the Tech campus an Ivy-league character. Tech was established in 1915 as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, located on the site of its forerunner, Dixie College. TPI gained university

Why we're the Golden Eagles

status in 1965, reflecting the institution’s role as a multipurpose, state-supported university. Tech’s current enrollment continues to include students from almost all 95 Tennessee counties, along with students from more than 40 other states and about 40 foreign countries.

Campus Life

Tennessee Tech students know that there is a lot more to college life than what goes on in the classroom. Nearly 200 student organizations on campus offer activities ranging from academic, athletic, cultural, political, community-oriented, social to spiritual. At Tech, it’s easy to get involved and make friends. Campus recreation coordinates 11 intramural and club sports: basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. The Fitness Center is a free, full-service health club for students. It houses a fully equipped weight room, 25-meter indoor pool, cardiovascular equipment and an indoor track. Tech is also a center for the arts, presenting concerts, theatre productions, lectures, dance performances, films, workshops, demonstrations and art exhibits each year. And, of course there’s always an athletics event to attend. Tennessee Tech’s athletic teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference for 16 sports on the NCAA Division I level, and students can attend all regular season athletic events absolutely free!

The Tennessee Tech Athletic Department unveiled a new brand on Aug. 31, 2006, with an all-new set of logos for the Golden Eagles. The brand is new, but the tradition remains — the name Golden Eagles. How did TTU adopt the name? In the first quarter of this century, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute was a tiny school, located in the rugged, mountainous Upper Cumberland region where Golden Eagles were plentiful, soaring above the lush, upland forests. It's easy to understand how those early students and faculty could narrow their choices for their athletic team's nicknames to "Golden Eagles" or "Mountaineers." On February 14, 1925, the nickname "Golden Eagles " was officially adopted. The school newspaper, The Oracle, printed a story that outlined the efforts of a committee to suggest several possible nicknames to Athletic Association members for their consideration. The two most popular names were "Golden Eagles" and "Mountaineers," and the association, by a vote of 139-18, proudly declared its preference. It wasn't until 27 years later that a tangible mascot found its way to the campus. Several Tech

students braved a driving night rainstorm to pilfer a huge block-tin eagle statue from the charred ruins of a resort hotel in Monteagle. They painted the creature - with a wingspan of over six feet - a glistening gold, and suspended it from the rafter for public inspection at the following day's basketball game in Memorial Gym. Then-Governor Frank G. Clement, a lifelong friend of the hotel owner, was in Cookeville to speak . He worked out a compromise between his friend and the school students, who wanted to retain the eagle as their mascot. Over the years, a wide variety of artwork and drawings have been used to represent the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. Some of those include a drawing which appeared in media guides in the mid 1970s, and a cartoon-style mascot in the early 1980s that was dubbed ‘the purple chicken” by Tech students.

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DR. ROBERT (BOB) BELL University President - Florida 1969 Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell, now in his 10th year as President of Tennessee Tech, is an avid supporter of TTU and Ohio Valley Conference sports. He currently chairs the OVC President’s Board of Directors. Bell became TTU’s President in 2000 after serving as dean, associate dean, assistant dean, and a chairperson in the university’s College of Business. After taking the post, he oversaw the reorganization of the athletics department, bringing in a full-time athletics director for the first time in almost 20 years. He has also been involved in statewide economic development on behalf of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, working on the THEC master plan focusing on links among higher education and stakeholders in business, health care and state government. Bell has served four terms on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award’s Board of Examiners and was appointed a charter member of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence in 1992, serving on the group’s panel of judges from 1994 to 2005. He represented Tennessee as a state delegate to the White House Conference on North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994 and spent two years as an economic development consultant for the nation of Mauritius.

Dr. Bell has served on or chaired a variety of professional, regional and national organizations, including the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business International, the Southern Business Association, the North American Case Research Association, the Tennessee College Association, and a number of Tennessee higher education task forces, among others. In 2005, Bell was named the first recipient of the Ned R. McWherter Leadership Award, presented by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. In the scholarly arena, he has been published extensively in the fields of management, organizational design, computer science and quality/productivity management, authoring two books and more than 70 articles, case studies and papers. Bell is also well known and respected in the Cookeville community. He has chaired the Cookeville-Area Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, the Regional Quality Council and the Putnam Tomorrow Task Force for the Putnam County Commission. A past president of the local YMCA, Bell currently chairs the Cookeville Industrial Development Board and is a member of the Board of Directors for CityScape and Blood Assurance Corp. He has been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America since 1988 and serves on the executive board for the Middle Tennessee Council of BSA. He is also a member of the Cookeville Rotary and Evening Lions Clubs.

MARK WILSON Director of Athletics - Maine 1991 Mark Wilson’s first five years as Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech have been highlighted by vision, energy, and enthusiasm. Those factors have facilitated growth and excellence in all areas and have placed the focus on generating a better student-athlete experience. In 2007, Wilson received a fiveyear contract extension to keep him at the helm of the Golden Eagle athletic programs through 2012. Wilson was recently appointed to a position on the NCAA Leadership Council through April, 2011. It will give the Ohio Valley Conference, TTU and Wilson a voice in a variety of strategic decisions that can affect intercollegiate athletics. Wilson, 40, has led Athletics to several milestone accomplishments during his first four years, including enhanced facilities and fund raising, high profile staff additions, and compliance and academic success. Under Wilson’s guidance, the program has continued to focus on the academic success of its student-athletes, with soaring numbers each semester on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Tech’s studentathletes have achieved their highest overall combined semester GPAs. Wilson also developed a strategic plan for Tech’s athletic facilities and has already seen some of those plans become reality. During the past two years, Tech has completed several construction projects to athletic facilities, including resurfacing the outdoor tennis courts, a new natural grass practice field, installation of new turf in Tucker Stadium, renovating the running track, renovating the football offices, meeting rooms

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and locker rooms, new lights at Tucker Stadium and installation of electronic targets in the rifle range. Most recently, Athletics opened a spacious, new basketball office complex in Eblen Center. Additional building plans call for a new strength and conditioning facility and a student-athlete center. Another step achieved under Wilson’s direction has been increased fund raising and development efforts with the goal of providing the necessary resources for Tech’s student-athletes, coaches and staff. All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. Wilson was named Director of Athletics on July 1, 2004. He came to Tennessee Tech from Ohio University. Since his first day at Tech, Wilson has made rapid and steady progress. He began by restructuring the department and implemented plans for a better student-athlete experience. In addition, athletics launched a dynamic new website, gained NCAA certification and was found in complete compliance, created a far-reaching “WIN” program for academic success, opened an entertaining and popular Tailgate Park, and started plans for two capital projects. Before going to Ohio, Mark served as the Director of Athletic Marketing for the University of Massachusetts. He also worked as a graduate assistant in the UMass athletic department and interned with the Northwestern University ticketing and marketing departments. Wilson received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Maine in physical education and health, and earned his master’s in sports management from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. Mark and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Katey (14) and Meaghan (9).

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Athletic Staff

Athletics Administration

Joe Erdeljac Frank Harrell Athletics Trainer Associate A.D.

Dr. Lance Jasitt Tammie McMillan Misty Pearson Assistant A.D. Assistant A.D. Corporate Sales & Marketing

Dr. Jeff Roberts Rob Schabert Faculty Rep Assistant A.D.

Ben Shannon Facilities and Events

Baseball Matt Bragga

Basketball (M) Mike Sutton

Basketball (W) Sytia Messer

CC & Track Tony Cox

Football Watson Brown

Golf (M) Craig King

Golf (W) Brandy Stout

Rifle Steve Law

Soccer Becky Fletcher

Softball Tory Acheson

Tennis (M & W) Kenny Doyle

Volleyball John Blair

Ticket Office

Strength & Conditioning

Sandy Zimmerman

Development

Drew Hixon

Chip Pugh

Marketing & Sales

Leveda Birdwell

Golden Eagles Head Coaches

Facilities

Tyler Birdwell

Matt Dexter

Cheerleading & Dance

Clerical Staff

Patrena Hicks

Grant Swallows Mandy Thatcher Compliance & Associate A.D. Special Events

Kim Meredith

Kim Nash

Peggie Parrott

Debbie Turnbow

Robin Burroughs

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Academic Support

Winning in the Classroom Tennessee Tech’s commitment to its student-athletes is evident. The support personnel and resources available provide Golden Eagle student-athletes with the tools needed for success. The success of Tennessee Tech University’s athletic teams is tied closely to the academic progress of each student-athlete, and the academic performance of each Tech student-athlete is closely monitored by the coaching staff as well as an experienced staff in Academic Services. Tech’s student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. Each semester, the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll pays tribute to more than 150 students in athletics, including athletes, trainers, managers and cheerleaders, and the overall GPA of the department has climbed steeply in the past six semesters. Student-athletes are the most visible component of a university, entertaining thousands of fans, students, alumni, family and friends. Their athletic abilities and achievements are a focus for national attention, as athletic events not only bring back faithful alumni, but serve as a welcome mat to the university for potential new stu- Marilyn Borch-Jensen dents. Academic Student-athletes devote many hours to practice, conditioning and training in an effort to be the best they Advisement can be. These hours are not required by non-athletes in the student body, and these extra demands can compete Secretary with academics for the student-athlete’s time and energy. The Tech Athletics Department works to provide help with course content (through tutors and monitored study hours) as well as with time management and study skills and any other academic support services that will allow Tech student-athletes to maximize their academic potential.

ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America Tennessee Tech University student-athletes have achieved Academic All-America honors 34 times since 1976.

1976....................................... Donley Canary, Baseball 1978...................................... Pat Kannapel, Basketball 1982.................................. Jerilynn Harper, Basketball 1985..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1986.................................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987..............................................Derek Lane, Baseball 1987..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987.................................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1988..................................................Jim Cornelius, Golf 1990............................................Lisa Johnson, Softball 1993...........................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1996...................................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1996.......................................... Stacy Hughes, Softball 1996................................Dena Adams, Cross Country 1997...................................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1997..............................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998 ................................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1999........................................Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999........................................ Wes Gallagher, Football 2000..........................................Diane Seng, Basketball 2000.........................................Nick Solomon, Football 2001............................................ Janet Holt, Basketball 2002............................................ Janet Holt, Basketball 2002................................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2003....................................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003................................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2004....................................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2005...................................... Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2007.............................................. Beth Boden, Softball 2008......................................Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008.............................................. Beth Boden, Softball 2008.................................. Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2009...........................................Taylor Askew, Football

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ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America District IV District IV consists of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Alabama. 1985.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1985..............................Barry Wilmore, Football 1985......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986...............................Joel Chandler, Football 1986.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987................................. Ed deHass, Basketball 1987................................... Derek Lane, Baseball 1987.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1987..................................Clark Richey, Football 1988....................................... Jim Cornelius, Golf 1990...............................Steve Arnette, Baseball 1990...............................Tuesday Frase, Softball 1990................................. Lisa Johnson, Softball 1990..........................Spencer Hissam, Football 1991................................Ted Lockerby, Football 1991.........................................Ben Holt, Baseball 1991................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1992................................Ted Lockerby, Football 1992................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1993................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1993.........................................Ben Holt, Baseball 1994.....................Mary Beth Coombs, Softball 1995.................................... Scott Trent, Football 1995............................................Lisa Phipps, Golf 1995...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1996.................................. Jason Matson, Tennis 1996................................Stacy Hughes, Softball 1996................ Kelly Carmichael, Track & Field 1996........................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1996................................Brandy Henry, Softball 1996...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1996.............. Meggan Toohey, Cross Country

1997................................Stacy Hughes, Softball 1997........................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1997.......................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1997....................................... Wade Morrell, Golf 1997................................. Jeff Norman, Football 1997............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1997...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 1998................................. Taylor Ralph, Baseball 1998......................................Amy Ayers, Softball 1998.......................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1998............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1999...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 1999...................Collin Carmichael, Basketball 1999............................. Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999........................................Shane Sewell, Golf 1999............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1999..................Kevin Boucher, Cross Country 1999................ Steven Gordon, Cross Country 2000...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 2000..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2000...................Collin Carmichael, Basketball 2000................................Brandy Henry, Softball 2000.............................Mirza Duranovic, Tennis 2000..............................Nick Solomon, Football 2001..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2001........................... Grant Swallows, Football 2001............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2001........................................Julie Tryon, Soccer 2002..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2002................................. Brent Jolly, Basketball 2002.........................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2002..................Stephanie Ward, Track & Field 2002...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer

2002............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2002...................................... Trey Perry, Football 2003......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003 .......................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2003...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2004......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2004.................................... Brett Vavra, Football 2004............................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005...................................... Eric Anderson, Golf 2005........................... Michelle Brigano, Soccer 2005................................Jess Seyfert, Volleyball 2005............................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005....................................Jon Mahan, Football 2006........................Leah Watson, Track & Field 2006................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2006....................................Jon Mahan, Football 2007................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2007................................Taylor Askew, Football 2007.................... Bradley Thompson, Football 2008................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2008........................Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2008...........................Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008............................Keri Coulthard, CC/Track 2008................................Taylor Askew, Football 2008.................... Bradley Thompson, Football 2008................................... Kathryn Lally, Soccer 2008....................................Taren Brown, Soccer 2008...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009...............................Frank Davis, Basketball 2009......................................Keri Light, CC/Track 2009.........................Stephanie Place, CC/Track 2009..........................Lacoe Coquerille, Softball 2009...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009................................Taylor Askew, Football

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Academic All-America

Dr. LANCE JASITT Assistant Athletics Director / Academics and Student Welfare

Dr. Lance Jasitt serves as Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare. He has served in compliance and administrative operations roles in the Tech Athletics Department since 1998. Dr. Jasitt plays a key role in the academic success of each of Tech’s varsity student-athletes, managers, and graduate assistants. His primary goals are to provide guidance and academic resources to permit student-athletes to maintain their academic eligibility under NCAA rules and to progress to graduation. In this process, Dr. Jasitt serves as a primary liaison between coaches and faculty. A detail-oriented person and a diligent worker, Dr. Jasitt has developed a solid understanding of the operations of the Athletics Department, the staff and the needs of its student-athletes. In addition to his administrative role within Athletics, Dr. Jasitt is also highly involved in promoting reading and literacy at all age levels. He was the 2008-09 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is still actively involved in that organization. He also has served on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for seven years. Raised in York, Pa., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1978 and added a master’s in public administration from Valdosta State University in 1987. In 1993, he received a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University and added a Ph.D. in literacy education from Tennessee Tech in 2004. Dr. Jasitt is a former Commander in the U.S. Navy. His wife of 29 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian is pursuing a second degree in Environmental Geology at Tennessee Tech and plans to graduate in May 2010. Meagan is a junior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The “WIN” program: Work Intensely Now The WIN Program was implemented in the fall semester of 2004 to provide additional support for freshmen and student-athletes whose general academic progress places them at risk for maintaining eligibility and graduating. The program involves the student-athlete, coach(es), academic advisor, tutors, and others to build academic skills for success. Participation in the program is primarily based on grades, and coaches or the academic advisor may recommend additional participation at any time. All incoming freshmen meet at least one time per week with their coach to discuss academic progress and needs as well as time management and study skill techniques. Other aspects of the program include monitored study hours, tutoring, and study skills workshops.

(Right) Dr. Jasitt poses with the 15 members of the Tennessee Tech baseball team who were named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll for the fall, 2009 semester.

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Strength and Conditioning

Emphasizing Player DEVELOPMENT The Tennessee Tech strength and conditioning program is a blend of science, technology, nutrition and one-on-one attention to each athlete. Golden Eagle student-athletes make a year-round commitment to physically preparing to play their sport at the highest level. At TTU, a program is tailored to match each student-athlete’s individual needs with the sport-specific physical demands. This includes strength, speed, power, agility, flexibility, metabolic conditioning and motivation. This combination allows Tennessee Tech’s student-athletes to better reach their specific goals. Another major focus of the strength staff is the development of sport-specific speed, agility and conditioning.

CHIP PUGH Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Chip Pugh is in his fourth year as Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning head coach. He oversees the physical development of student-athletes in all 16 sports, providing support in building toward championships. Pugh served three years in the same position at Winthrop University where he created and developed a highly successful strength and conditioning program that helped win 12 conference championships. An alumnus of Ohio University, he was an offensive lineman on the football team while earning a bachelor’s degree in sport industry and a master’s degree in physical education. Pugh believes that the qualities that athletes can develop in strength and conditioning will not only aid in their athletic development, but will also help them build quality character components necessary for life. A native of Parkersburg, W. Va., he began his coaching career at his alma mater as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where he primarily worked with men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s swimming, and women’s soccer. He also assisted coach Ethan Reeve, currently the head strength and conditioning coach at Wake Forest, with football while at Ohio. After leaving Ohio University he became the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Marietta Golden Eagle (Ohio) College, where he also worked as an assistant football coach. Additionally, during his two years at Marietta Strength All-Americans College he also served as a campus minister to the college. under Chip Pugh Pugh is a certified member of the National Strength Awarded by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Conditioning Coaches’ Association. He also holds the Club Coach certification through USA Weightlifting. 2007 Katie Sutherland, Softball He is a Level-I certified CrossFit trainer and conducts Amadi McKenzie, Men’s Basketball personal training classes open to the public using the 2008 Allison Price, Women’s Basketball CrossFit methods. John Jackson, Football 2009 Chip and his wife, the former Nicole Carey, were marBlair Bowens, Women’s Basketball ried July 29, 2000. They live in Cookeville, where they are Kelechi Odu, Football active in sprint triathlons and CrossFit.

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By taking advantage of expert instruction, Golden Eagle baseball players are afforded every opportunity to maximize their athletic potential Development of Core Strength Imagine the body is a 3-link chain with the head and arms being one link, the torso.trunk being the second link and the legs being the third link. If the core link (trunk/torso) is weak or inflexible, there is little chance of maximizing potential because all body movement stems from the core.

Make workouts short and intense There are many philosophies on how to get athletes stronger, faster and more flexible. But, when combined, these philosophies have the same three underlying principles: a) The workous should be highly organized b) The workouts should be short in duration c) The workouts should be extremely intense

Train using ground-based, mulit-joint lifting versus machine lifting The following are recommendations for athletes Most athletes participate in stand up power sports using concerning days and times of strength trainig many muscle groups at once. The emphasis of training (including warmups): should be on total body athleticsm and flexibility rather than * In-season: 3 days / week; 30-40 minutes/workout having body weight supported by a machine and forcing * Post-season: 3-4 days / week; 45-60 minutes/workout isolation of just one muscle group. By incorporating ground* Pre-season: 4 days / week; 50-60 minutes/workout based lifts and exercises that focus on the total body, the athlete becomes more prepared to use their whole body in sport skills.

Assistant Strength Coaches

Train for Power (which results in increased speed) Power = (Mass Moved x Distance)/time. The less time it takes to move a mass a certain distance, the higher the output. As seen in the above formula, an increase in speed of movements results in an increase in power. Train Athleticism Many factors are included in athleticism: strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, coordination, fitness level and mental toughness are just a few. It is the goal to maximize an athlete’s overall athleticism.

Kristina Hortert

Johnny Harrison

Jeremy Laviano

Train as a Team When teams train together, it provides another opportunity to develop chemistry, teamwork, leadership skills and a competitive environment. Within this competitive environment, teams can work on mental toughness, attacking the weights and maintaining a positive attitude. By enabling athletes to work on these things as a team, it helps to promote a stronger sense of unity, therefore making it harder to “fold” under pressure.

Tech’s strength and conditioning program for baseball features: u Strength and conditioning coaches u A wide variety of workout stations u A comprehensive obstacle course u Nutrition analysis u Complete conditioning regimen 2 20 01 10 0 Te Te n nn ne es ss se ee e Te Te c ch h B Ba as se eb ba a ll ll

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Sports Medicine Responsible for providing medical coverage, recognition and treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation for all 16 intercollegiate teams and more than 300 student-athletes. Tennessee Tech’s Sports Medicine department provides some of the most complete and advanced care available.

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Assistant Athletic Trainers

ERDELJAC Head Athletics Trainer West Virginia 1988 Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech University. Erdeljac previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech for seven years, and worked for nine years with high school athletes for the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basketball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac began his career in 1988 while an undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a graduate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree in 1989. His first full-time position was Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University prior to joining the Tech staff. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the CRMC as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter. During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, working with the basketball teams and other Olympic team members A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), he is also in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) and is currently serving as president of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, born on December 15, 2008.

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers

Katherine Emert

Molly Kidd

Lee Rice

Matt Rodrigue

Dr. William C. Francis Athletic Training Complex Tennessee Tech University’s athletic training complex was renamed the Dr. William C. Francis Student Therapy/Athletic Training Complex on November 7, 1992, in recognition of the dedicated, long-time team physician who was instrumental in the health care of all Tech studentathletes for 35 years. The state-of-the-art facility is located in the east side of Tucker Stadium. A 1953 Tech graduate who served as the football team’s captain and was president of the student body, Dr. Francis was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Dr. Francis passed away on October 13, 1996.

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Upton Dabney

Chris Fry

Adrienne Wilson

UPTON DABNEY --

Upton Dabney joined the athletic training staff at Tennessee Tech in 2008 after serving five years at Oregon Tech where he personally handled all of the sports medicine needs for the school’s 11-sport athletic program. A graduate of Morristown (Tenn.) East High School, he earned a degree from the Tennessee Institute of Electronics, worked for several years in the computer field, and in 1992 joined the U.S. Air Force where he worked in the medical field at Offutt AFB (Neb.) for four years. In 1996, Dabney returned to school for athletic training at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and worked at the University of Nebraska Medical School. He transferred to East Tennessee State in 1998, serving as a student athletic trainer before earning his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2001. He spent one year at Emporia (Kan.) State beginning graduate studies, then interned at Jacksonville (Fla.) University and finished a master’s degree in physical education while at The Citadel (SC) in 2003-04.

CHRIS FRY --

One of the newest members of the Tech athletic staff, Chris Fry was named as an assistant athletic trainer in October 2009. Fry earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California University of Pennsylvania, and also gained experience at Washington & Jefferson College plus professional football and baseball teams. A native of Wampum, Pa., Fry worked as a student assistant trainer at California University of Pennsylvania, and spent five months on the staff at Washington & Jefferson. Fry earned his bachelor’s degree in 2008 in Athletic Training, before accepting a graduate assistant post at the same school on the way to his master’s degree in Athletic Training. In 2007, he spent the summer serving an internship with the Washington Wild Things professional baseball team, and in 2009 he worked the preseason as an intern with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Adrienne Wilson is in her first year at Tennessee Tech, joining the Sports Medicine staff in October 2009 after earning her master’s degree at the University of New Mexico. A native of San Diego, Calif., Wilson received her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Dakota, and has worked with athletes ranging from high school and college athletics to professional soccer and international competition at the ESPN Winter X Games. As an undergraduate, Wilson was an athletic training student at North Dakota, where she received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Athletic Training. She also held an internship with the Grand Forks, N.D., high schools. She took a graduate assistant position at the University of New Mexico, earning her master’s degree in Sports Administration. In 2008, she gained additional experience with two temporary positions. She was on the medical staff at the ESPN Winter X Games in 2008, providing services for an international field of extreme sport athletes.

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Dr. Richard WILLIAMS Team Physician Dr. Richard Williams, M.S., M.D., serves as the Team Physician for Tennessee Tech student-athletes. A physician at Mid-State Sports Medicine, Dr. Williams has specialized in sports medicine throughout his professional medical career, including experience with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes. He understands sports medicine from an athlete’s point of view, participating on track and field and basketball teams during his high school and collegiate careers. A 1975 graduate of Crawfordsville (Ind.) High School, Dr. Williams also spent one year as a foreign exchange student in West Germany. He graduated Cum Laude (A.B.) from Dartmouth College, and went on to earn an M.S. degree in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University, and an M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams worked with the Indianapolis Colts training camp and provided volunteer medical support for high school soccer and football teams in Indianapolis during his senior year in medical school, and also served as a research assistant at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. During his residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Dr. Williams provided coverage for local high school and college football teams, and worked extensively with the University of Cincinnati athletic teams. He earned an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship with Kentucky Sports Medicine in Lexington, and during the 1994-95 season was the team physician at Eastern Kentucky University, including primary game coverage in football and basketball, and training room coverage for all sports. Since 1995, Dr. Williams has been in practice in the Upper Cumberland. He has assumed primary responsibility, training room care and game coverage and injury treatment for all of Tennessee Tech’s athletic programs along with area high schools.

Dr. Craig MALTMAN Consultant Dr. Craig Maltman, M.D., is the newest member of the Tennessee Tech sports medicine team. For the past several years, Dr. Maltman has helped to improve the Tech program by providing services as a consultant to the sports medicine staff and a general practitioner for all of Tech’s more than 300 student-athletes. Dr. Maltman is currently on the active staff at the North Cedar Medical Center. Born in Scotland, he was schooled in Canada. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in 1983, his master’s in Physiology in 1985, and his medical degree in 1987, all from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He also served a two-year residency in family practice at Queen’s before embarking on his professional medical career in 1989.

Dr. James TALMAGE Consultant Dr. James Talmage, M.D., has over a decade of providing a variety of services to Tennessee Tech’s more than 300 student-athletes as general practitioner and consultant to the sports medicine staff. Currently a physician at the Occupational Health Center, Dr. Talmage moved to Cookeville in 1979 and has worked closely with the Tech sports medicine staff since 1987. While working with all men and women athletes, his primary area is the women’s basketball program. After graduating with a degree in Physiology from The Ohio State University in 1968, he was Summa Cum Laude in 1972 from the OSU medical school. He is Board Certified both in orthopedic surgery and in emergency medicine, and among his published works and lectures have been numerous items relating to athletic injuries and sports medicine.

Kristine GERMANN Physician’s Assistant Kristine Germann covers several of the women’s sports programs and events at TTU. She specializes in primary care sports medicine and non-surgical orthopedics. A native of Jefferson City, Missouri, Kristine attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. While there, she was a Division I varsity letterman in volleyball. She then went on to the Medical College of Georgia, completing her PA degree in 1994. She has 10 years of experience in various areas of health care including internal medicine, psychiatry and sports medicine. She has also worked with the LPGA tour in primary care and sports medicine for the professional lady golfers. Kristine has been practicing with Dr. Williams at Mid-State Sports Medicine since 2007.

Medical Support Staff

Dr. Clark Childress u Team Dentist

Dr. Mike Huddleston u Team Optometrist

Physical Therapy for Student-Athletes Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Student Therapy Center is located inside the east side of Tucker Stadium on the TTU campus. The center specializes in athletic and orthopedic injuries and creates a convenient way for students, faculty and staff to attend physical therapy without leaving campus. The center is operated by a community partnership between Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Tennessee Tech. Chuck Williams serves as the physical therapist for TTU/CRMC Golden Eagle Sports Medicine. A 1998 graduate of the University of Dayton Pre-Physical Therapy program, Williams also became a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) the same year. He added his MSPT in 2000, became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in 2001, and received his DPT in 2002. In 2006, he earned Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) status.

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Sports Hall of Fame Since its creation in 1975, the TTU Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 153 members, whose photos and biographies are featured in the Hall of Fame Gallery in Eblen Center. 1975 Inductees Preston V. (Putty) Overall (1923-67)--Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball* Creed Denton McClure (1937-39)--Football, Track* B. Holmes Neal (1937-39)--Football* Tom Fann (1950-52)--Football* James Dearing Miller (1920-25)--Football*

1983 Inductees Edward Gracey (1939-42)--Golf, Football, Track* Gordon Mason (1957-61)--Football* Charles Pangle (1943-45)--Football, Basketball, Baseball* W. J. Shumaker (1957-59)--Football* Jim Youngblood (1968-72)--Football

1976 Inductees Malcolm P. Quillen (1930-33)--Baseball, Football* Raymond H. (Bull) Brown (1933-37)--Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track Elwin W. (Wink) Midgett (1930-34)--Baseball, Basketball, Football* Sidney McGee (1939-68)--Sports Information* Emmett T. Strickland (1933-36)--Football, Baseball, Basketball

1984 Inductees Edward F. Etzel (1971-74)--Rifle William C. Francis (1949-52)--Football* Don Cook (1948-51)--Baseball, Basketball Tommy Hackler (1959-60)--Football Edd Zegarski (1942, 1947-48)--Football, Track*

1977 Inductees Hooper Eblen (1941-74)--Basketball, Baseball, Football, Track, Tennis, Golf* Kenneth Sidwell (1955-56)--Basketball Joe B. Sills (1927-31)--Football, Baseball, Basketball* Wilburn Tucker (1941-67)--Baseball, Football* Eddie Watson (1922-28)--Football, Baseball, Basketball* 1978 Inductees Benton Bilbrey (1940-43)--Track, Football, Baseball* Huland Draper (1937-40)--Baseball, Basketball* Jack Van Hooser (1951-54)--Football, Baseball Lonnie Warwick (1961-63)--Football Homer (Rudy) Schmittou (1959-62)--Football, Track 1979 Inductees Carl S. (Cotton) Barlow (1936-39)--Football, Baseball* Tom Chilton (1956-57)--Track William Dupes (1949-51)--Football James S. Hagan (1957-60)--Basketball Flavious Smith (1948-52)--Football, Basketball 1980 Inductees Albert Jobe (1927-30)--Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track Jim Ragland (1960-63)--Football* Marshall (Stick) Taylor (1953-56)--Football, Basketball* David C. Williamson (1927-33)--Football, Basketball* Larry Schreiber (1966-69)--Football 1981 Inductees Frank R. Adams (1927-31)--Football* Lowell Smith (1958-61)--Football James A. Carlen (1924-27)--Athletics* 1982 Inductees David Baxter (1958-61)--Football Kenneth Broyles (1951-53)--Football Bannis Norris (1931-35)--Basketball, Baseball* Virgil Rains (1949, 1952-54)--Football Ray Thomas (1957-60)--Football

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1985 Inductees Earl Carrier (1929-34)--Football, Baseball, Basketball* Ray Carter (1970-73)--Rifle Homer Hamdorff (1936-39)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Charles (Chuck) Kriese (1970-72)--Tennis 1986 Inductees Glen (Pete) Davis (1938-42)--Basketball, Football* Elois Grooms (1972-75)--Football Mike Hennigan (1971-72)--Football Ron Shumate (1957-61)--Baseball, Basketball 1987 Inductees R.L. Highers (1940-43)--Football, Baseball Basketball* Frank Jones (1972-76)--Basketball L.C. (Lusk) Stubblefield (1938-42)--Football Baseball* 1988 Inductees Everett Derryberry (1940-74)--Administration* Herbie Merritt (1956-59)--Basketball Dana Winningham (1972-75)--Football Kenneth (Moe) Wright (1955-57)--Football 1989 Inductees Noble Cody (1952-90)--Athletics James M. Gaylor (1951, 1955-57)--Football, Baseball Gayle Burgess-Hastings (1975-76)--Basketball James G. (Red) Jarell (1944, 46-49)--Football, Basketball 1990 Inductees L.D. (Speedy) Carden (1946-50)--Basketball, Football Pam Chambers-Compton (1976-80)--Basketball Bobby Nichols (1960-63)--Golf* Johnny Oldham (1955-64)--Basketball 1991 Inductees Ray Drost (1958-64)--Football, Baseball* Ron Filipek (1964-67)--Basketball* Rod M. Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Joseph (J.R.) Mulvihill (1967-69)--Football

1992 Inductees Robert Aylward (1970-73)--Rifle Jerilynn Harper (1979-82)--Basketball Jim Harrison (1943-49)--Baseball, Football Marynell Meadors (1970-86)--Basketball, Volleyball 1993 Inductees Marc Burnett (1977-82)--Basketball Dr. William Headrick (1941-43)--Basketball, Baseball* Pam Cassity Smith (1973-77)--Basketball Don Wade (1968-82)--Football* 1994 Inductees Murray Cunningham (1973-76)--Football Don J. Henderson (1946-49)--Football, Baseball* Ed Hooper (1940-1998)--Athletics* Hubie Smith Jr. (1950-56)--Golf 1995 Inductees Ed Burns (1975-79)--Football Kurt Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Rodney Moore (1975-79)--Track 1996 Inductees Eldon Burgess (1962-96) and Gene Davidson (1962-98)*--Broadcasting Wayne Pack (1970-73)--Basketball Kim Tunnell-Suiter (1982-85)--Volleyball Mike Winchester (1972-75)--Baseball 1997 Inductees Wayne Anderson (1977-80)--Football Donley Canary (1973-77)--Baseball Jim Newkirk (1980-89)--Rifle* Cheryl Taylor (1983-87)--Basketball 1998 Inductees Juan Escudero (1986-88)--Tennis Bruce Harris (1955-57)--Basketball Bob Joye (1967-80)--Football Derek Lane (1984-87)--Baseball 1999 Inductees Jim Cornelius (1985-88)--Golf Johnny Donnelly (1989-98)--Supporter* Melinda Clayton Hatfield (1986-90)--Basketball Elaine Proffitt Keagle (1978-82)--Rifle* 2000 Inductees Bill Branch (1949-52)--Football, Baseball* C. Stephen Lynn (1966-69)--Tennis Melanie Marshall (1986-89)--Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Golf John D. Wall (1950-53)--Track Lana Ward (1987-90)--Rifle

2001 Inductees Matt Bulow (1987-90)--Tennis, Paralympics Angela Moorehead (1988-91)-- Basketball Matt Stark (1977-80)--Rifle 2002 Inductees John Fitzpatrick (1969-72)--Football Todd Kemp (1985-88)--Baseball Roschelle Vaughn (1990-92)--Basketball 2003 Inductees Becky Murray Isom (1982-85)--Volleyball Stephen Kite, Sr. (1982-86)--Basketball Steve Moore(1968-83)--Athletics Trainer Raymond Slonena, Sr. (1980-84)--Rifle Barry Wilmore (1982-85)--Football 2004 Inductees Anthony Avery (1986-90)--Basketball Beth Keylon (1992-94)--Softball Andrea Roark (1990-93)--Softball Delores Wheatley (1969-2004)--Academics 2005 Inductees Leonard “Sonny” Allen (1951-54)--Football Scott Baerns (1985-88)--Baseball David Mays (1974-98)--Baseball Coach 2006 Inductees Shawn Monday Smith (1986-90)--Basketball Cecilia Ramsey Fisher (1988-91)--Basketball Angelo Volpe (1987-2000)--President Melanie Gray Walker (1991-95--Golf Bill Worrell (1981-2006)--Basketball Coach 2007 Inductees Dr. Thurston Banks (1973-2006)--Administrator Stacy Hughes Britt (19866-89)--Softball Dr. David Larimore (1976-2006)--Administrator Eddie Scott (1951-54)--Football, Track Ryan Weeks (1986-89)--Football 2008 Inductees Chris Hedman (1986-90)--Tennis Mark Maberry (1994-97)--Baseball John “Shakey” McClellan (1964-2007)--Supporter* Rachel Melchiorre (1994-97)--Volleyball Tom Pack (1996-99)--Golf 2009 Inductees Dena Adams Fairley (1995-98)--Cross Country, Track Jim Bishop (1967-71)--Football, Baseball John Moorhead (1955-59)--Football, Track Tony Stone (1955-59/67-73)--Football/Coach Branon Vaughn (1995-99)--Football

A period of 10 years must pass after they complete their eligibility before athletes can be nominated for the Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Nominations are due each year by June 30. * denotes deceased as of Oct. 1, 2009

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NCAA Woman of the Year 1991 - Dana Scott (Basketball) 1992 - Cecilia Ramsey (Basketball) 1993 - Bonnie Zoss (Volleyball/Track/BB) 1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Merrie Robin Caldwell (CC/Track) 1997 - Dena Adams (Track/CC) 1998 - Rachel Melchiorre (Volleyball) 1999 - Amber Clark (Basketball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) and Collin Carmichael (Basketball) 2001 - Rachael Gobble (Basketball) and Adrienne Fortmann (Softball) 2002- Janet Holt (Basketball) 2003 - LeeAnne Mongar (Softball) 2004 - Alexis Boyd (Soccer) and Andrea Brown (Basketball) 2005 - Laura Sidorowicz (Volleyball) 2006 - Anne Morrow (Volleyball) 2007 - Kayla Garrison (Golf) 2008 - Beth Boden (Softball) 2009 - Kappy Lang (Volleyball)

Man of the Year

1993 - Ben Holt (Baseball) 1994 - Mike Kinney (Baseball) 1995 - Willie Queen (Football) 1996 - Gerald Bentley (Football) 1997 - Robert Taylor (Football) 1998 - Jeff Norman (Football) 1999 - T.J. Christian (Football) 2000 - Wes Gallagher (Football) 2001 - Larrie Smith (Basketball) 2002- Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Brent Jolly (Basketball) 2004 - Luis Aquerrevere (Tennis) 2005 - Brett Vavra (Football) 2006 - David McMahan (Football) 2007 - Anthony Ash (Football) 2008 - Thomas Nelson (Baseball) 2009 - Bradley Thompson (Football)

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Place

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Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Stacy Hughes (Softball) 1997 - Diane Seng (Basketball) 1998 - Diane Seng (Basketbal/VB/Track) 1999 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2001 - Janet Holt (Basketball) 2002 - Janet Holt (Basketball) and Lupita Hernandez (Tennis) 2003 - Stephanie Dallmann (Softball) 2004 - Lori Bayless (Softball) 2005 - Emily Christian (Basketball) 2006 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Emily Christian (Basketball) 2007 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Beth Boden (Softball) 2008 - Stephanie Fischer (Softball) 2009 - Stephanie Place (CC and Track)

An Honored Staff

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

1994 - Mike Jones (Football) 1995 - Greg Bibb (Basketball) 1996 - Michael Penix (Football) 1997 - Mark Maberry (Baseball) 1998 - Andre Caballero (Football) 1999 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2000 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2001 - Chad Evitts (Football) 2002 - Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Casey Benjamin (Baseball) 2004 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) 2005 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) and Frank Omiyale (Football) 2006 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2007 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2008 - Larry Shipp (Football) 2009 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball)

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

Tech Athletics staff members have won many honors and awards since 1986 Tory Acheson - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 2003, 2006 John Blair - Women’s Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 Matt Bragga - Baseball TBCA Coach of he Year - 2009 Bill Branch - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Jennie Gilbert - Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 1997 David Green - Athletic Trainer TATS Trainer of the Year - 1994 Frank Harrell - Men’s Basketball TSWA Coach of the Year - 1991 Bobby Holloway - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Tom Kelly - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2001 Jeff Lebo - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2001, 2002 Barry Lewis - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 David Mays - Baseball OVC Coach of the Year -1993, 1995, 1997 George Moody - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2002, 2003

Bobby Nichols - Men’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1990, 2005 Bobby Nichols - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2001 Steve Payne - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2006 Jim Ragland - Football OVC Coach of the Year - 1992, 1993 Rob Schabert - Sports Information TTU Outstanding Professional - 2004 Qasim Sheikh - Women’s Soccer OVC Coach of the Year - 1998 Randy Smith - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1991, 1992, 1999, 2006 Randy Smith - Women’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1999 Mike Sutton - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2005 BWAA Most Courageous, 2006 NSC Kaia Jergenson Courage Award, 2006 Bill Worrell - Women’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 1987, 1990, 1992, 2000 Bill Worrell - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1986

Raymond Brown..............................1933-1937 Hooper Eblen....................................1941-1974 Tom Fann............................................1950-1952 P.V. Overall..........................................1923-1967 Emmett Strickland..........................1933-1936 Wilburn Tucker.................................1941-1967 Star Wood...........................................1950-1951 Jim Youngblood...............................1968-1972 Bill Dupes...........................................1954-1962

OVC Hall of Fame Dr. Thurston Banks..........................1974-2006 Raymond Brown..............................1933-1937 Dr. Everett Derryberry....................1943-1974 Hooper Eblen....................................1941-1974 David Larimore.................................1977-2004 Marynell Meadors...........................1970-1986 Johnny Oldham................................1955-1964 P.V. Overall..........................................1923-1967 Malcolm Quillen...............................1930-1933 Dr. Arliss Roaden..............................1974-1985 Wilburn Tucker.................................1941-1967 Angelo Volpe.....................................1987-2000 Don Wade...........................................1966-1982 Bill Worrell..........................................1980-2006

College Football Hall of Fame Jim Youngblood...............................1968-1972

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Media Relations WELCOME TO GOLDEN EAGLE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

The Sports Information staff provides information about the student-athletes and staff of Tennessee Tech’s 16 intercollegiate teams. Please contact one of the members of the sports information staff with any TTU Athletics information needs. The information in this guide is accurate as of Feb. 11.

Sports Information Interns

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Rob Schabert, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information and Broadcasting

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Tennessee Tech University Athletics Mission Statement The mission of Tennessee Technological University Intercollegiate Athletics, based upon and consistent with the university’s mission, is to encourage student scholarship and sportsmanship with emphasis placed on helping studentathletes make appropriate progress toward completion of their chosen academic degree programs and become productive members of society. The TTU Intercollegiate Athletics Program serves as a rallying point for the university as well as a public relations outlet for university activities by striving to bring positive recognition to TTU through a program built on concepts including excellence, integrity, and enthusiasm.

Academic integrity is a key element in athletic decisions, thus ensuring that the educational values, practices, and the university’s mission set the standard for the program. TTU’s athletic program strives for student-athlete excellence in competition and in the academic setting. TTU seeks to field disciplined and competitive athletic teams dedicated to observing sportsmanship and applicable rules, to providing quality athletic training and medical support to intercollegiate athletics, and to supporting the general welfare of student-athletes. The TTU Intercollegiate Athletics Program focuses on the overall development of all persons participating in athletics. Ethical conduct and good sportsmanship are pro-

moted among faculty and students, alumni and friends, athletics department staff, and student-athletes. The program adheres to the policies, rules, and guidelines of the National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA), the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), and the institution. Intercollegiate Athletics is as supportive of women as of men and as supportive of those in the minority as those in the majority. The program is committed to complying with Title IX regulations. Intercollegiate Athletics provides opportunities to eligible persons without regard to age, gender, color, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

Driving directions to the Eblen Center From points east and west on I-40: Take Willow Avenue exit (exit 286); turn north onto Willow Avenue and proceed three miles; the campus and Eblen Center will be on your right. From points north and south on SR 42/111: Exit at Cookeville/Algood exit and turn west onto 10th street; proceed three miles to Washington Avenue, and turn right; proceed 2/10 mile to 12th Street and turn left; after 1/2 mile, the campus and the Eblen Center will be on your left. Media Parking: Unless other arrangements are made with the Sports Information office, all media parking is in the South Lot next to Eblen Center, about one

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Zephan Guyear IF F Freshman

9 Evan Frazier C F Freshman

14 Trice Powers 2B F Junior

22 Matthew Shepherd RHP F Sophomore

30 Ryan Hopkins RHP F Freshman

51 Doug Martin C F Sophomore

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10 Lee Henry RHP F Senior

16 Devin Rivers 3B/SS F Junior

23 Chad Oberacker OF/LHP F Junior

31 Tevis Sherfield 2B F Freshman

27 Matt Bragga Head Coach

Frankie Beech 3B/SS F Junior

17 Austin Wulf OF F Freshman

24 Ben Burgess C/OF F Sophomore

32 Andy Williams RHP F Freshamn

41 Larry Bragga Assistant Coach

5 Tate McMillan 1B F Senior

11 Adam Liberatore LHP F Senior

19 Brandon Crossman C F Senior

25 A.J. Kirby-Jones 1B/RHP F Junior

33 Michael Morris SS/C F Freshman

15 Chris Cole Assistant Coach

6 Seth Edwards OF F Junior

12 Chason Choate LHP F Junior

20 Will Thomas OF F Freshman

26 Jared Dobbs RHP F Junior

35 Stephen Pryor RHP F Junior

36 Justin Hogan Assistant Coach

Nick Price RHP F Freshman

13 Tristan Archer RHP F Freshman

21 Casanova Donaldson OF F Junior

29 Wade Bilbrey RHP F Junior

39 Greg Glaser OF F Freshman

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