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vs. Missouri State # 12 p.m. vs. Missouri State # 12 p.m. at Texas Tech 4 p.m. at Texas Tech 10 a.m. at East Tennessee 2:05 p.m. Illinois State 3 p.m. Illinois State 1 p.m. Illinois State 1 p.m. Lipscomb 3 p.m. Dayton 3 p.m. Dayton 2 p.m. Dayton 1 p.m. at Kentucky 3 p.m. Evansville 3 p.m. Evansville 2 p.m. Evansville 1 p.m. at Tennessee 6 p.m. Central Michigan 3 p.m. Central Michigan 1:30 p.m. Central Michigan 12 p.m. at Middle Tennessee 6 p.m. at UT Martin (OVC) 6 p.m. at UT Martin (OVC) 2 p.m. at UT Martin (OVC) 1 p.m. at Vanderbilt 6 p.m. Murray State (OVC) 6 p.m. Murray State (OVC) 1:30 p.m. Murray State (OVC) 1 p.m. at Jacksonville State (OVC) 6:30 p.m. at Jacksonville State (OVC) 6:30 p.m.

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at Jacksonville State (OVC) 1 p.m. at Belmont 5:30 p.m. Alabama A&M 6 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville (OVC) 6 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville (OVC) 2 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville (OVC) 1 p.m. Belmont 6 p.m. at Southeast Missouri (OVC) 3 p.m. at Southeast Missouri (OVC) 1 p.m. at Southeast Missouri (OVC) 1 p.m. Middle Tennessee 6 p.m. Eastern Illinois (OVC) 6 p.m. Eastern Illinois (OVC) 2 p.m. Eastern Illinois (OVC) 1 p.m. Morehead State (OVC) 6 p.m. Morehead State (OVC) 2 p.m. Morehead State (OVC) 1 p.m. at Clemson 5:30 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky (OVC) 2 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky (OVC) 1 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky (OVC) 12 p.m. at Lipscomb 6 p.m. Austin Peay (OVC) 6 p.m. Austin Peay (OVC) 2 p.m. Austin Peay (OVC) 1 p.m. OVC Tournament NCAA Regionals NCAA Super Regionals NCAA College World Series

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IF • Sr. • 5-11 • 182 Springfield, Ill.

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Zephan Guyear IF • Jr. • 6-4 • 210 Tracy City, Tenn.

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Michael Morris

6 Seth Lucio

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RHP • Fr. • 5-10 • 180 Locust Grove, Ga.

OF • Fr. • 5-11 • 175 Knoxville, Tenn.

OF • So. • 5-11 • 165 Cookeville, Tenn.

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Garrett Baugh

Justin Alexander

Tristan Archer

IF/C • Jr. • 5-10 • 205 Collierville, Tenn.

RHP • Sr. • 6-3 • 195 Forest City, N.C.

RHP • So. • 6-1 • 200 Ooltewah, Tenn.

RHP • So. • 5-9 • 175 Knoxville, Tenn.

RHP • Jr. • 6-3 • 195 Kingsport, Tenn.

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Matthew Shepherd

Austin Wulf

Tanner Williams

Nick Price

James Abraham

OF • Jr. • 5-10 • 175 Beaver Falls, Pa.

LHP • Fr. • 6-2 • 190 Caryville, Tenn.

RHP • Jr. • 6-5 • 195 Clinton, Tenn.

OF • Jr. • 5-11 • 185 Diamondhead, Miss.

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Josh Bryant

David Hess

Tyler Wilson

Jordan Hopkins

C • Fr. • 5-10 • 170 Knoxville, Tenn.

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RHP • Sr. • 6-3 • 210 Bluff City, Tenn.

Dylan Bosheers

Tevis Sherfield

OF • Jr. • 5-10 • 190 Cincinnati, Ohio

Ben Burgess

C • Sr. • 6-0 • 195 Brentwood, Tenn.

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Zane Morton

Jacob McWhirter

IF • Fr. • 6-0 • 180 Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

LHP • Jr. • 6-2 • 200 Tullahoma, Tenn.

RHP • Fr. • 6-1 • 200 Tullahoma, Tenn.

RHP • So. • 6-3 • 210 Lumberton, Texas

RHP • Fr. • 5-11 • 195 Midland, Texas

LHP • So. • 6-2 • 181 Goodlettsville, Tenn.

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RHP • So. • 6-0 • 195 Franklin, Tenn.

Zach Stephens

IF • So. • 5-11 • 230 Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.

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Bobby Roach

Byron Skinner

Aaron Whitten

RHP • Fr. • 6-3 • 185 Erie, Pa.

RHP • So. • 6-2 • 235 Palatine, Ill.

C • Fr. • 6-0 • 170 Portland, Tenn.

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Director of Operations 6th season

Donnie Suttles Assistant Coach 2nd season

Matt Mihoci

Assistant Coach 1st season

Albert DelGaicco IF • Fr. • 6-2 • 220 Biloxi, Miss.

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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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The 2012 Golden Eagle Baseball Guide was produced by the Tennessee Tech Sports Information Office. Writing and layout design by Nick Burns and Rob Schabert. Special thanks to Tony Marable. Cover production by Roman Stone of WD Stone and Associates. Photography by Tony Marable, Dean Carothers and John 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.

Offices: Eblen Center (Sports Information Suite) Rob Schabert: Asst. A.D. - 931-372-3088, rschabert@tntech.edu Nick Burns: Baseball Contact - 931-372-6139, nburns@tntech.edu Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5057 TTU, Cookeville, TN 38505 Overnight Address: 1100 McGee Blvd SID FAX: 931-372-3114 Press Box Phones: 931-372-6032

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Head Coach: Matt Bragga (Kentucky, 1994) Assistant Coaches / Assignments: Larry Bragga / Director of Operations (Ohio State University, 1967) Donnie Suttles / Pitching staff / Recruiting (Western Carolina) Matt Mihoci / (Tennessee Tech) Brandon Turner / (Mississippi State) 2011 Record: 25-29 2011 OVC Record: 12-12 (1st) Lettermen Returning: 15 Lettermen Lost: 9 Affiliation: NCAA Division I

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Location: Cookeville, Tenn. Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 10,769 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

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OVC Honors............................................58 The Last Time it Happened...................59 The Record Book.............................. 60-67 All-Time Participation..................... 68-69 Major League Connections............. 70-71 2012 Opponents.............................. 72-74 All-Time Records vs. Opponents...........75 University Pages.............................. 76-92 2012 OVC Tournament..........................93

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Inside The Guide Bush Stadium....................................... 2-3 2012 Season Outlook.......................... 4-5 2012 Roster..............................................6 2012 Schedule.........................................7 Golden Eagle Coaching Staff............ 8-15 2012 Golden Eagles......................... 16-51 2011 Season in Review.................... 52-53 2011 Statistics.................................. 54-55 Academic Honors............................. 56-57

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Built in 1978, Bush Stadium has been the home of Tennessee Tech baseball for more than 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 the Ohio Valley Conference to

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have a lighted 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 game: March 25, 1978 (TTU 7, E. Kentucky 6) First win: March 25, 1978 (TTU 7, E. Kentucky 6) Home record under Bragga: 108-88-1 (.549) Dedicated: Howell W. Bush Stadium (1997) Seating capacity: 1,100 Dimensions: Left Field: 329 ft. Left Center: 365 ft. Center Field: 405 ft. Right Center: 360 ft. Right Field: 330 ft.


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PITCHING An experienced pitching staff is set to return for the Golden Eagles in the 2012 season, just two seasons removed from winning the 2010 OVC regular season championship. Assistant coach Don Suttles returns for his sophomore season at the helm of the pitching staff and will continue to mold the returning pitchers and several new faces that will ascend the mound this season. TTU fans will see some familiar faces at the front end of the rotation as both senior Matthew Shepherd and junior Tristan Archer will resume their roles from a season ago. Archer and Shepherd each made 14 starts last season, and combined for 10 wins and two complete games. Archer, who garnered an OVC Pitcher of the Week honor last season, saved his best performance for last as he kept a powerful Eastern Kentucky lineup at bay as he pitched 7.1 innings and six strikeouts to give Tech the win in the opening round of the OVC Tournament. His seven wins and 88.2 innings pitched were the most among TTU pitchers, while his 67 strikeouts tied for the team lead. Shepherd finished his season with three wins in 17 appearances over 74.2 innings. His 64 strikeouts ranked third on the team last season compared to 31 walks. Golden Eagle newcomer David Hess is also expected to be one of TTU’s weekend starters. The righthanded freshman finished his senior season at Tullahoma High School with

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an 8-1 record and a 1.91 ERA. Several Golden Eagle pitchers should compete for weekday starts including a pair of returnees in junior Nick Price and sophomore southpaw Jake McWhirter. Price and McWhirter each made eight starts Tech’s 2012 Junior Class: (front row, left to right): James Abraham, last season, in a Austin Wulf, Michael Morris, Evan Frazier. (second row, left to right): combined 34 ap- Byron Skinner, Zephan Guyear, Nick Price, Tristan Archer, Josh Bryant pearances. Price finished his season with ton, Bobby Roach, Byron Skinner and four wins in 58.2 innings pitched, to Tyler Wilson. go along with 38 strikeouts. His per- Roach and Lucio will serve dual formance against Austin Peay in the roles both on the mound and in the second round of the OVC Tournament field, while Williams and Bryant will was one of his best of the season as be good matchup options for the he threw 3.1 shutout innings in relief, Golden Eagles down the stretch. giving up just one hit while blanking CATCHER three. McWhirter finished his rookie The Golden Eagles will have sevcampaign with 33 strikeouts as he eral options catcher this season, but none stands out more than senior threw 39.2 innings. The Golden Eagles also have four Ben Burgess. experienced arms returning to shore Burgess has been the mainstay up the bullpen, including senior Cul- battery mate for the last two seasons len Park, and sophomores Garrett that included an OVC championship. Baugh, Justin Alexander and Andy During his junior campaign he started in all 54 games drove in 21 runs Williams. Park made an immediate impact and scored 35 runs. He also threw in the late innings, accounting for out 14 base stealers and picked off four saves, as he made a team-high four runners. 27 appearances. His 67 strikeouts tied Joining Burgess behind the plate for the team lead as he posted a 3-3 this season are junior Evan Frazier record and a 4.27 and newcomers Jordan Hopkins and Aaron Whitten. ERA. Baugh, who Frazier batted .309 in 41 games finished with a last season and tallied six home runs team-best 4.05 and 29 RBI. Hopkins and Whitten ERA, won three should compete for playing time this games in 18 ap- season as well. Hopkins will be relied pearances as he upon for his defensive abilities begave up just eight hind the plate. extra base hits. Eight new INFIELD faces will join The Tech infield should feature the Golden Eagle plenty of familiar faces as senior pitching staff, in- Chad Hayes, junior Zephan Guyear, cluding lefties and sophomore Zach Stephens reTanner Williams turn with a combined total of 146 Tech’s 2012 Senior Class: (left to right) Cullen Park, and Josh Bryant games played last season. and righties Seth At first base, Stephens provided Ben Burgess, Chad Hayes, Matthew Shepherd Lucio, Zane Mor- some of the biggest offensive pops

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corded just one error in the field. His .410 onbase percentage ranked near the top of the team last season as he tallied 61 hits and 30 walks. Five other players could see some time in the outfield this season includTech’s 2012 Freshman Class (front row, left to right): Joring returnees Midan Hopkins, Seth Lucio, Dylan Bosheers, Aaron Whitten. chael Morris and (back row, left to right): David Allen, Albert Del Gaicco, sophomore TeBobby Roach, Tanner Williams, David Hess. vis Sherfield and three newcomers season is the switch in the OVC schedincluding David Allen and Hess, and ule format. For a quarter of a century, junior transfer James Abraham. a three-game OVC series featured a Morris hit .288 in 29 games last doubleheader one day and a single season, which included a home run game the next. Now a three-game and a double. series will take place over a three-day Abraham and Sherfield are the stretch, with all three games schedprototypical scrappy Golden Eagle uled for nine innings. outfielders who are not afraid to get After opening with four games in dirty. Michael Morris will also com- Texas and a road game at East Tenpete for playing time in the outfield as nessee (Feb. 22), the Golden Eagles well. will host a remarkable stretch with 13 of the next 15 games at home in OUTFIELD SCHEDULE the Averitt Express Baseball ComWith two of Tech’s mainstays from the The 2012 schedule should prove plex, including four non-conference outfield last season departing, Tech interesting as the Golden Eagles will three-game sets. The home schedule fans can expect to see some new fac- host 30 games at home and take on begins Feb. 24-26 with a visit from Illies roam around the outfield, but there some of the best teams the NCAA has nois State, one of those teams receivwill be one familiar face in junior Aus- to offer. ing votes. Tech will also host Dayton tin Wulf. Nine of Tech’s 2012 opponents are (March 2-4), Evansville (March 9-11) Last season, Wulf served as Tech’s either ranked in the preseason poll and Central Michigan (March 16-18). left fielder and leadoff hitter as he or are listed among teams receiving Also in the midst of that stretch is a recorded a .284 batting average and votes for the poll. The poll includes single home game with Lipscomb. scored 41 runs. In 55 starts, Wulf re- Vanderbilt (ranked 23rd), Clemson TTU’s non-conference schedule (25th) and Mis- will also have a little regional flair to souri State (31st). it as it takes on several different oppoThe opponents nents in and around Tennessee. who have re- Middle Tennessee, Lipscomb and ceived enough Belmont are each slated for a pair attention to be of games against the Golden Eagles earning votes in- this season, in addition to four single clude Texas Tech, games at Vanderbilt (March 27), East Illinois State, Ken- Tennessee State (Feb. 22), Tennessee tucky, Tennessee, (March 13) and Bragga’s alma mater, Central Michigan Kentucky (March 6). and Austin Peay. The OVC Tournament, which will One of the be held in Pringles Park in Jackson, biggest changes Tenn., is scheduled for May 23-27 for Tech’s 2012 Sophomore Class: (front row, left to right): Will Thomas, Justin Tech baseball fans the top six teams in the OVC standAlexander, Tevis Sherfield, Garrett Baugh (second row, left to right): Andy will notice with ings. this upcoming Williams, Tyler Wilson, Byron Skinner, Zach Stephens, Tristan Archer.

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last season as he tied for the teamlead in home runs with 10, while driving in a team-high 49 RBI. A member of the OVC all-Freshman Team, Stephens began his career at Tech with hits in his first 10 games, and put together 18 multi-hit games throughout the season. Stephens was also named Freshman All-American. Hayes made 53 starts at shortstop last season, where he hit .297, which included one home run and a clubhigh four triples. On the base paths, Hayes posted three steals in as many attempts. He remained equally as effective in the field as he posted 70 putouts and a team-leading 140 assists. Guyear split time at second base and third base in 2011. Guyear put together a nine-game hitting streak last season as he drove in 15 runs and scored 19. Newcomers Dylan Bosheers and Lucio will also see some time in the infield and could become regular contributors before the season is done. Albert DelGaicco could also see playing time and provide some solid power from the left side of the plate.

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NUMERICAL No. Name Pos. Cl. B/T Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School 1 Chad Hayes 2B/SS Sr. R/R 5-11 182 Springfield, Ill./Lanphier 2 Zephan Guyear IF/OF Jr. R/R 6-4 210 Tracy City, Tenn./Tracy City 3 Michael Morris OF/IF Jr. L/R 5-10 190 Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore RHP/IF Fr. R/R 5-10 180 Locust Grove, Ga./Locust Grove 5 Seth Lucio 6 David Allen OF Fr. R/R 5-11 175 Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut 7 Tevis Sherfield OF So. L/R 5-11 165 Cookeville, Tenn./Cookeville 8 Evan Frazier IF/C Jr. R/R 5-10 205 Collierville, Tenn./Collierville 9 Cullen Park RHP Sr. R/R 6-3 195 Forest City, N.C./East Rutherford 11 Garrett Baugh RHP So. R/R 6-1 200 Ooltewah, Tenn./Ooltewah 12 Justin Alexander RHP So. R/R 5-9 175 Knoxville, Tenn./Webb School of Knoxville 13 Tristan Archer RHP Jr. R/R 6-3 195 Kingsport, Tenn./Sullivan South 14 Jordan Hopkins C Fr. R/R 5-10 170 Knoxville, Tenn./Grace Christian Academy 15 Matthew Shepherd RHP Sr. R/R 6-3 210 Bluff City, Tenn./Sullivan East 17 Austin Wulf OF Jr. L/R 5-10 175 Beaver Falls, Penn./Blackhawk 19 Tanner Williams LHP Fr. L/L 6-2 190 Caryville, Tenn./Anderson County 20 Will Thomas OF So. R/R 6-0 200 Clarksville, Tenn./Clarksville 22 Nick Price RHP Jr. R/R 6-5 195 Clinton, Tenn./Anderson County 23 James Abraham OF Jr. R/R 5-11 185 Diamondhead, Miss./St. Stanislav 24 Ben Burgess C/OF Sr. R/R 6-0 195 Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood 25 Dylan Bosheers IF Fr. R/R 6-0 180 Lawrenceburg, Tenn./Lawrence County 26 Josh Bryant LHP Jr. L/L 6-2 200 Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma RHP/OF Fr. R/R 6-1 200 Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma 28 David Hess 29 Tyler Wilson RHP So. R/R 6-3 210 Lumberton, Texas/Lumberton 30 Zane Morton RHP Jr. R/R 5-11 195 Midland, Texas/Midland Lee 31 Jacob McWhirter LHP So. L/L 6-2 181 Goodlettsville, Tenn./Goodpasture Christian 32 Andy Williams RHP So. R/R 6-0 195 Franklin, Tenn./Franklin Road Academy 1B/DH So. R/R 5-11 230 Soddy-Daisy, Tenn./Soddy-Daisy 33 Zach Stephens 34 Robert Roach RHP Fr. R/R 6-3 185 Erie, Pa./McDowell 35 Byron Skinner RHP So. L/R 6-2 235 Palatine, Ill./Palatine 37 Aaron Whitten C Fr. R/R 6-0 170 Portland, Tenn./Portland 44 Albert DelGaicco 1B Fr. R/R 6-2 220 Biloxi, Miss./Science HIll

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Head Coach: Matt Bragga, (Kentucky 1994), 9th season Assistant Coaches: Donnie Suttles, Matt Mihoci, Brandon Turner Director of Operations: Larry Bragga BY POSITION Pitchers ALPHABETICAL No. Name

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23 - James Abraham 12 - Justin Alexander 6 - David Allen 13 - Tristan Archer 11 - Garrett Baugh 25 - Dylan Bosheers 26 - Josh Bryant 24 - Ben Burgess 44 - Albert DelGaicco 8 - Evan Frazier 2 - Zephan Guyear 1 - Chad Hayes 28 - David Hess 14 - Jordan Hopkins 5 - Seth Lucio

31 - Jacob McWhirter 3 - Michael Morris 30 - Zane Morton 9 - Cullen Park 22 - Nick Price 34 - Bobby Roach 15 - Matthew Shepherd 7 - Tevis Sherfield 35 - Byron Skinner 33 - Zach Stephens 37 - Aaron Whitten 32 - Andy Williams 19 - Tanner Williams 29 - Tyler Wilson 17 - Austin Wulf

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Cullen Park Seth Lucio Garret Baugh Justin Alexander Tristan Archer Matt Shepherd Tanner Williams Nick Price Josh Bryant David Hess Tyler Wilson Zane Morton Jake McWhirter Andy Williams Bobby Roach Byron Skinner

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Infielders 1 Chad Hayes 2 Zephan Guyear 3 Michael Morris 5 Seth Lucio 8 Evan Frazier 25 Dylan Bosheers 33 Zach Stephens 44 Albert DelGaicco Outfielders 3 Michael Morris 6 David Allen 7 Tevis Sherfield 17 Austin Wulf 23 James Abraham 28 David Hess


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Time 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 10 a.m. 2:05 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 12 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 12 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA

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Site Lubbock, Texas. Lubbock, Texas Lubbock, Texas Lubbock, Texas Johnson City, Tenn. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Lexington, Ky. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Knoxville, Tenn. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Murfreesboro, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Jacksonville, Ala. Jacksonville, Ala. Jacksonville, Ala. Nashville, Tenn. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Cape Girardeau, Mo. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Cape Girardeau, Mo. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Clemson, S.C. Richmond, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Nashville, Tenn. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Jackson, Tenn. TBA TBA Omaha, Neb.

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Opponent vs. Missouri State vs. Missouri State at Texas Tech at Texas Tech at East Tennessee State Illinois State Illinois State Illinois State Lipscomb Dayton Dayton Dayton at Kentucky Evansville Evansville Evansville at Tennessee Central Michigan Central Michigan Central Michigan at Middle Tennessee State at UT Martin (OVC) at UT Martin (OVC) at UT Martin (OVC) at Vanderbilt Murray State (OVC) Murray State (OVC) Murray State (OVC) at Jacksonville State (OVC) at Jacksonville State (OVC) at Jacksonville State (OVC) at Belmont Alabama A&M SIU-Edwardsville (OVC) SIU-Edwardsville (OVC) SIU-Edwardsville (OVC) Belmont at Southeast Missouri (OVC) at Southeast Missouri (OVC) at Southeast Missouri (OVC) Middle Tennessee State Eastern Illinois (OVC) Eastern Illinois (OVC) Eastern Illinois (OVC) Morehead State (OVC) Morehead State (OVC) Morehead State (OVC) at Clemson at Eastern Kentucky (OVC) at Eastern Kentucky (OVC) at Eastern Kentucky (OVC) at Lipscomb Austin Peay (OVC) Austin Peay (OVC) Austin Peay (OVC) at OVC Tournament at NCAA Regionals at NCAA Super Regionals at NCAA College World Series

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MATT BRAGGA

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After eight seasons at the helm of the Tennessee Tech baseball program, head coach Matt Bragga continues to raise the bar for the Golden Eagles. The 2009 TBCA Coach of the Year and 2010 OVC Coach of the Year, Bragga continues to have great expectations for his Golden Eagle baseball team. The 2011 season saw yet another trip to the OVC Tournament for the Golden Eagles where they were bounced out in the semi finals after finishing fourth place in the regular season standings. He also saw his 10th player in the last five seasons drafted to a Major League Baseball team as the Oakland A’s drafted Chad Oberacker. Along with their success on the field, Bragga’s players have been just as successful in the classroom as the baseball team finished with a 967 APR in 2011. During the last three seasons, at least 75 percent of the Golden Eagles roster has been on the TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, posting at least a 3.0 GPA. In 2010 Bragga guided the Golden Eagles to their third straight 30-win season - a feat that has never before been accomplished in Tech program history - and subsequently being named the 2010 OVC Coach of the Year, Bragga’s seventh season in Cookeville can only be labeled as one of his most successful as his team took home the 2010 OVC Regular Season Championship. Under Bragga’s direction, the Golden Eagles capped off their 2010 season with a 31-25 overall record, finishing 14-6 in regular season conference play to clinch the No. 1 seed headed into post season play. The team went 2-2 in the OVC Tournament to claim the runner-up spot in Jackson to finish out their postseason. The team had five named to the OVC All-Tournament Team in AJ Kirby-Jones, Chad Oberacker, Frankie Beech, Ben Burgess and Lee Henry. Henry was also named the 2010 OVC Pitcher of the Year. The team also collected the OVC Sportsmanship Award,

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Tech Players Drafted Under Bragga Zac Cole — Baltimore Orioles, 2007 Bubbie Buzachero — Toronto Blue Jays, 2007, 14th Round Scott Dunham — Witchita Wingnuts, 2007 Jake New — Los Angeles Dodgers, 2008, 15th Round Ryan Dennick — Kansas City Royals, 2009, 22nd Round AJ Kirby-Jones — Oakland A’s, 2010, 9th Round Stephen Pryor — Seattle Mariners, 2010, 5th Round Lee Henry — Pensacola Pelicans, 2010 Adam Liberatore —Tampa Bay Rays, 2010, 21st Round Chad Oberacker — Oakland A’s, 2011, 25th Round

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9th Season F Kentucky, 1994 2009 OVC Tournament Champion 2010 OVC Regular Season Champion 2010 OVC Coach of the Year 2009 TBCA Coach of the Year

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given to the team that outwardly upholds the principles and sportsmanship guidelines outlined by the Ohio Valley Conference. The award-winners are voted upon by head coaches and sports information directors from around the league. Oberacker and Kirby-Jones combined to be named to nine All-American teams between the two of them, marking 2010 as the first year (and first decade) in history that Tech’s baseball program has put out more than one player who was named to an All-American team, and the first time that a single player was named to multiple teams. The pair, also named TTU’s Co-Male Athlete’s of the Year, were also joined by two of their teammates in Adam Liberatore and Stephen Pryor as professional ball-players after being drafted in the top 25 rounds of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft. In 2009, Bragga led the Golden Eagles to a 31-24-1 record, making it the first back-to-back 30 win seasons in Tech history. The Golden Eagles carried their momentum into the OVC Tournament where they swept away the competition, going 4-0 including a pair of extra inning wins 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 regional-champion Clemson. The Golden Eagles had two all-conference team members, six all-tournament team members, the OVC tournament MVP in A.J. Kirby-Jones and the all-Regional Performer Alex Henry. The veteran coach continues his work toward redefining the program with high ideals and even greater expectations. 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-toearth 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.


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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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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, an NCAA Regional berth in 2009, and an OVC regular season championship in 2010. 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 batting 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 4019 record, surpassing his previous record and taking the team to another regional tournament. During his time at Bevill, his teams compiled a 148-86 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 secondteam All-Southeast region and Southeastern Conference alltournament 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 20052008 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, where he finished eighth in the league in with a .338 batting average, 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.

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LARRY BRAGGA

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Larry Bragga begins his sixth season as a member of the Golden Eagle 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 he handles administrative duties, manages Golden Eagle Baseball school events. He is an avid student 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.

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Larry and his wife, Carol, are the proud grandparents of Luke, Elle and Emerson.

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Donnie Suttles begins his second season as the Golden Eagles Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Under Suttles the 2011 pitching staff lowered its stats in five major pitching categories from 2010 including team ERA, Runs, Walks, and Opponent Batting Average. Prior to taking the position at Tennessee Tech, Suttles was the Head Coach at the North Carolina powerhouse TC Roberson High school were he produced five MLB baseball draft picks in four years. This included 1st round draft picks through the 28th round. TC Roberson was ranked within the top five programs in North Carolina by Baseball America from 2007-2010 reaching number two in 2007 with a record of 23-4. Suttles holds a career record of 92-21. Hailing from Marion, N.C., Suttles is a member of the Professional Baseball Representatives (PBR), acted as the N.C. State Games Coach and developed the North Carolina Pro Player Clinic for players and coaches. Prior to his time at TCR, Suttles helped out his high school alma mater, McDowell High School, from 2004-2006 and served as the American Legion Coach during the same time. He also spent a year helping Gardner-Webb make the transition to Division I baseball in 2004. His coaching experienced commenced with his role as a player instructor for the Cleveland Indians’ Class A affiliate, the Columbus Redstixx. Suttles’ experience on the diamond goes far beyond coaching. He was drafted in the 12th round of the 1998 MLB draft by the Cleveland Indians after his junior year at Western Carolina. Suttles was named the most athletic player in the draft for the Cleveland Indians. He was named Pitcher of the Year and Top Prospect in the Appala-

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MATT MIHOCI

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A native of Jefferson, Ohio, Mihoci is no stranger to the Tech baseball program, as he played four seasons in the infield from 2005-08. Mihoci will coach the outfielders and assist coach Bragga with the hitters and with recruiting. “Matt was the very first recruit of mine at Tennessee Tech, and he’ll always hold a special place in my heart,” Bragga said. “He knows our program inside and out and he will be charismatic coach for our team.” During his four-year career as a Golden Eagle, Mihoci played in 185 games, including 154 starts. He finished with a .299 batting average, 74 RBI and 77 runs scored. He was also named second-team all-OVC as a second baseman in 2008. Mihoci graduated in 2008 with a degree in business finance and earned his MBA in finance in 2009. “It’s great to be back, having spent the last few years away,” Mihoci said. “Being away from Tennessee

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Tech made me realize how much I missed it here.” In the summer of 2010, Mihoci took on a coaching role for the Alabama Post 34 team that advanced to the state championship game. “Coaching was initially what I wanted to do when I first started at Tech,” Mihoci said, “I quickly realized that this is what I love to do.” He then moved on to Western Texas College in the fall of 2010 where he sereved as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. During his tenure at WTC, Mihoci helped guide the Westerners to a 37-17 record, which broke the previous record of 25 wins in a season. The Westerners sported a 4.28 team ERA as a pair of pitchers were named to the Texas Juco All Star Game and two were named first-team all-conference. Mihoci’s last stop before returning to Tech came last summer as he served as an assistant coach for the Florence Redwolves of the Coastal Plain League. “As a member of coach Bragga’s staff you learn something new every day and I am looking forward to getting everything I can out of this experience,” Mihoci said.


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hoppers. Before, during and after his playing career, Turner has also distinguished himself as a coach. “While I was in the minors I always wanted to coach,” Turner said. “My dad coached for 38 years and it has always intrigued me.” Turner began his coaching career as a member of the Chattanooga Traveling team in 2009, before serving as the advanced scout and infield coach for Lee University Flames. In 2010, Turner helped guide the Flames to an NAIA National runner-up. Turner then moved on to Carson-Newman, where he took on several responsibilities including the infield, hitting and recruiting. In 2011, Turner got his first taste as a head coach as he helped guide the Tennessee Styx to the regular season co-Championship in the Great South league. He has also helped out at several baseball camps including Wes Hodge’s Real Sports Academy Hitting Camp and the Bobby Valentine All-American Baseball Camp. Brandon and his wife Morgan (Lyle) currently reside in Cookeville.

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A two-time SEC Freshman of the Week out of Mississippi State, Turner brings a wealth of experience as a player and as the infield coach to the Golden Eagles. He will also assist coach Bragga with the hitters. “I have a great relationship with Brandon that dates back to when I was recruiting him,” Bragga said. “I was thrilled when he decided to join our staff and now that he is here I can see why he comes so highly recommended by everyone he’s worked with.” “I am glad to be here,” Turner said. “It’s great working for a great coach like coach Bragga and what he has done at Tennessee Tech over the last few years is phenomenal.” Recruited by Bragga out of Walker Valley High School, Turner eventually joined to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, where he quickly made a name for himself. Named second-team NCBWA All-American in 2007, Turner participated in the 2007 College World Series. During his freshman season, he finished second in the SEC in batting average with a mark of .399. After a distinguished career at Mississippi State, Turner was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 12th round of the 2008 MLB draft. As a member of the Jamestown Jammers, Turner finished third in the New York-Penn. League in batting average in 2008, en route to a being named to the NYPL All-Star Game. In 2009, he was promoted to the SingleA Greensboro Grass-

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First Row (left to right): Ben Burgess, Seth Lucio, Dylan Bosheers, Michael Morris, Chad Hayes, Austin Wulf, Tevis Sherfield, Jordan Hopkins, Justin Alexander, Evan Frazier, Brandon Moore. Second Row (left to right): Aaron Whitten, Zane Morton, Will Thomas, Andy Williams, Albert DelGaicco, James Abraham, Zach Stephens, David Hess, Garrett Baugh, David Allen. Third Row (left to right): Josh Bryant, Byron Skinner, Tyler Wilson, Cullen Park, Zephan Guyear, Nick Price, Tristan Archer, Matthew Shepherd, Jake McWhirter, Bobby Roach. Fourth Row (left to right): Larry Bragga, Brandon Turner, Matt Bragga, Donnie Suttles, Matt Mihoci.

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Senior / C / 6-0 / 195 / R/R Brentwood, Tenn. / Brentwood

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Career Bests Hits: 4, 5x vs. Jacksonville State, 5/29/10 RBI: 5, 2x vs. Middle Tennessee, 2/25/09 Runs: 3, 3x vs. Lipscomb, 4/6/10 Hitting Streak: 10, 2/20/09 - 3/7/09 SB: 1 2x vs. Bradley, 3/6/10

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG. 2009 54-54 215 28 68 9 0 4 45 1 .316 2010 55-49 198 39 58 9 0 5 40 1 .293 2011 54-54 210 35 57 13 0 3 21 0 .271 Total 163-157 623 102 183 31 0 12 106 2 .294 In 2011 (Junior): Ben started in all 54 games last season, serving as TTU’s primary catcher…at the plate, he drove in 21 runs in 210 at bats for a .271 batting average…coaxed 21 walks and scored 35 runs…tied for the teamlead in doubles with 13…hit three home runs on the season…had 18 multi-hit games, including three games in which he recorded three hits… in the field he posted 297 putouts and maintained a .988 fielding percentage…he also made three appearances on the mound in relief, recording one win against Lipscomb.

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In 2010 (Sophomore): Burgess started 49 games of 55 for the Golden Eagles, primarily behind the plate...at the plate, he finished with a .293 average (58-198), his highest of the year...went 4-for-5 against SIUE and another time during the OVC tournament against Jacksonville State...named to the OVC all-tournament team, Burgess upped his average by 27 points, going 11-21 during the tournament with six RBI...Burgess notched 58 hits including nine doubles and five home runs, two of which came against Murray State to help Tech sweep the Racers and earn the regular season no. 1 spot...defensively, Burgess led the team in put-outs with 392 and recorded a .979 fielding percentage...batted in a total of 58 runs and scored 39 himself, and maintained a .414 slugging percentage.

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In 2009 (Freshman): 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…was named to the OVC all-tournament team.

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chad hayes Senior / IF / 5-11 / 182 / R/R Springfield, Ill. / Lanphier

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Career Bests Hits: 3 13x vs. Alabama A&M, 5/6/11 RBI: 6 vs. Southeast Missouri, 4/11/10 Runs: 3 3x vs. Alabama A&M, 5/6/11 Hitting Streak: 9, 2/19/10 - 3/6/10 SB: 1 7x vs. Eastern Illinois, 4/17/11

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG. 2009 35-30 100 11 22 4 0 0 11 0 .220 2010 56-55 222 39 70 9 0 4 39 4 .315 2011 53-53 192 24 57 7 4 1 29 3 .297 Total 144-138 514 74 149 20 4 5 79 7 .290

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In 2011 (Junior): Chad made 53 starts at shortstop during his junior season…hit .297 on the season, as he posted 57 hits including seven doubles, one home run and a team-leading four triples…drove in 29 runs and crossed the plate 24 times…recorded a team-leading 140 assists in the field and tallied 70 putouts…posted 18 multi-hit games including two games in which he tallied three hits…put together a pair of seven game hitting streaks and one eight game hitting streak…made five appearances on the mound…went 3-3 in stolen base attempts. In 2010 (Sophomore): Chad appeared in 55 games last season, serving as the team’s primary starting shortstop. In 222 at-bats, he logged 70 hits - 13 for extra bases, including four homers - and 39 RBI. He maintained a .315 overall batting average, setting the tone early on in the season with a 7-12 performance over a three-game series against Georgia Southern to kick off the season. Hayes rounded the bases 39 times and also chipped in with six walks and four stolen bases on the season.

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In 2009 (Freshman): 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.

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Lanphier High School: 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.

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Senior / RHP / 6-3 / 195 / R/R Forest City, N.C. / East Rutherford

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Year G-GS CG IP H R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 2011 27-1 0 59.0 54 33 28 25 67 4 3-3 4.27 Total 27-1 0 59.0 54 33 28 25 67 4 3-3 4.27 Career Bests Innings: 5.2 at Morehead State, 4/23/11 Strikeouts: 8 at Morehead State, 4/23/11 Pitches: 83 vs. Jacksonville State, 4/3/11

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In 2011 (Junior): Cullen made a team-leading 28 appearance for the Golden Eagle pitching staff, which included one start…fanned a team-leading 69 batters, while giving up just 27 walks…earned a team-high four saves and recorded a 3-3 record, with a 4.30 ERA…struck out eight batters in 5.1 innings against Morehead State…tallied at least one strikeout in all but five of his 28 appearances…kept the opposing team off the scoreboard in 15 of his outings, including seven instances when he held the opposing team hitless…named the OVC Pitcher of the Week (March 16). At Walter State CC: A righty at WSC, Park went 4-1, finishing with a 4.38 ERA in 10 appearances in 37 innings pitched...struck out 29 and allowed only 11 extra base hits, holding opponents to a .275 average.

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East Rutherford High School: Park earned three varsity letters from East Rutherford High School as a pitcher under Bobby Dale Reynolds...maintained a 0.76 ERA his junior year with a .420 batting average, and a 1.96 ERA his senior year, fanning 116 batters in 69 innings pitched...contributed offensively with a .386 average at the plate. Personal: Full name is Cullen Christopher Park...son of Greg and Karen Park...born November 16, 1989...intends to pursue a career in turf business.

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Senior / RHP / 6-3 / 210 / R/R Bluff City, Tenn. / Sullivan East

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Career Bests Innings: 7.0, 6x Eastern Kentucky, 4/30/11 Strikeouts: 9 vs. Ohio, 3/4/11 Pitches: 114 at Austin Peay, 5/7/11

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 3 3-3 9.33 2010 15-8 0 45.1 82 58 48 28 38 1 1-1 9.53 2011 17-14 1 74.2 88 63 47 31 64 0 3-7 5.58 Total 44-30 1 156.2 232 169 133 82 122 4 7-11 7.64

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In 2011 (Junior): Matthew made a team-high 14 starts and three relief appearances…struck out 64 batters and recorded three wins…named the OVC Pitcher of the Week (March 14)…threw six innings or more in five contests including a seven-inning victory against Youngstown State as he struck six batters, while giving up just one hit.

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In 2010 (Sophomore): Shepherd appeared in 15 games for Tech, starting on the mound in eight of them...in a total of 45.1 innings pitched, he logged 38 strikeouts en route to a 1-1 record and a 9.53 ERA. In 2009 (Freshman): 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.

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Sullivan East High School: 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 exercise science.

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Junior / RHP / 6-3 / 195 / R/R Kingsport, Tenn. / Sullivan South

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Career Bests Innings: 9 at Morehead State, 4/22/11 Strikeouts: 10 at Morehead State, 4/22/11 Pitches: 118 at Murray State, 5/20/11

Year G-GS CG IP H R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 2010 13-12 0 49.0 81 54 43 19 33 0 3-2 7.90 2011 16-14 1 88.2 114 66 56 22 67 1 7-4 5.68 Total 29-26 1 137.2 195 120 99 41 100 1 10-6 6.47

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In 2011 (Sophomore): Tristan appeared in 16 games last season, of which 14 he started in…he recorded a team-high seven wins, while striking out 67 batters…against Morehead State, Tristan threw his first complete game, as he struck out a career-high 10 batters…pitched at least six innings in 10 of his appearances, including four straight games when he threw seven innings or more…named the OVC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 25).

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In 2010 (Freshman): One of Tech’s starting pitchers, Archer appeared in 13 games last season, starting 12 of them and accumulating 49 innings pitched...posted a 3-2 record...tallied 33 strikeouts including a season-high six at Jacksonville State...only 23 of 81 hits were for extra bases.

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Sullivan South High School: 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 turf grass management.

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In 2010 (Freshman): Frazier appeared in 12 games for Tech, with his top performance coming against South Alabama when he went 2-for-4 with two doubles...finished the season with a .188 average (3-16) with two doubles and three runs scored. Collierville High School: Evan hit .335 with six home runs and 53 RBIs his senior season for coach Jeff Hopkins…helped his team to the state semifinals 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 Evan Clay Frazier…son of Todd Frazier and Rene Conner…born Jan. 22, 1991…majoring in agribusiness management.

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In 2011 (Sophomore): Evan appeared in 41 games, while making 38 starts, primarily as the designated hitter…he hit .309 during the season as he recorded 42 hits, including nine doubles and six home runs…posted a slugging percentage of .507 and an on-base percentage of .414…drove in 29 runs and scored 31 runs…drove in four runs against Alabama A&M… tallied at least three hits in four games, including one three-hit performance against Kentucky…scored at least two runs in eight games, including three against Youngstown State…against Lipscomb, he coaxed four walks and tallied one hit, a 3-run double.

Tradition of Excellence

Career Bests Hits: 4 vs. Jacksonville State, 4/3/11 RBI: 4 at Alabama A&M, 4/6/11 Runs: 3 vs. Youngstown State, 3/12/11 Hitting Streak: 9, 3/16/11 - 4/3/11 SB: none

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG. 2010 12-2 16 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 .188 2011 41-38 136 31 42 9 0 6 29 0 .309 Total 53-40 152 34 45 11 0 6 29 0 .296

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Junior / IF / 6-4 / 210 / R/R Tracy City, Tenn. / Tracy City

Career Stats

2012 Golden Eagles 2011 Season in Review

Career Bests Hits: 4 at Lipscomb, 4/6/10 RBI: 4 at South Alabama, 3/10/10 Runs: 3, 3x vs. Buffalo, 3/13/10 Hitting Streak: 9, 3/12/11 - 3/29/11 SB: 1, 9x Eastern Kentucky, 4/30/11

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG. 2010 43-31 128 32 41 6 2 3 28 5 .320 2011 36-32 116 19 31 5 3 0 15 4 .267 Total 79-63 244 51 72 11 5 3 43 9 .295

In 2011 (Sophomore): Zephan made 32 starts in 36 appearances in his sophomore season, making most of his starts at second base…he drove in 15 runs and scored 19 times, while hitting .267…went 4-4 in stolen base attempts and recorded 95 putouts in the field…tallied two walks in two separate games, and recorded three hits against Purdue…put together a nine-game hitting streak, which included four multi-hit games.

Tradition of Excellence

In 2010 (Freshman): Stepping in to fill the third base position for an injured Devin Rivers mid-season, Guyear stepped up to the challenge of switching starting roles and hit .333 from April 13 through the end of the season...started a total of 31 games for Tech, mainly at the second and third base positions, recording .320 average overall...went 41-128 with six doubles, two triples and three home runs, batting in 28 runs and accumulating 60 total bases...maintained a .469 slugging percentage over the course of the season and a .396 on-base percentage...his first 50 at-bats, Guyear held his average about .400.

Players in the Pros

Tracy City High School: 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.

2012 Opponents

Personal: Full name is Jacob Zephaniah Guyear…son of David and Sherry Guyear…born Aug. 9, 1991…major is general education.

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In 2011 (Sophomore): Michael made 16 starts, primarily at second base, in 29 games played…batted .288 on the season while notching 21 hits, including a double and a home run…drove in three runs against Morehead State…tallied at least two hits in seven games. In 2010 (Freshman): Morris started five games for Tech, appearing in 16 for the Golden Eagles...in 23 at-bats, he logged four RBIs on five hits, two of which were doubles...earned four walks, and recorded an overall average of .217 at the plate on the season. Sycamore High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball playing shortstop and catcher for coach Chris 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.

2012 Opponents

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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Career Bests Hits: 3 vs. Southeast Missouri, 4/9/11 RBI: 3 at Morehead State, 4/22/11 Runs: 2 3x, at MTSU, 4/13/11 Hitting Streak: 6, 4/16/11 - 4/23/11 SB: 1 at Alabama A&M, 4/6/11

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG. 2010 14-5 21 5 5 2 0 0 4 0 .238 2011 29-16 73 10 21 1 0 1 6 1 .288 Total 43-21 94 15 26 2 0 1 1 1 .277

2011 Season in Review

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Cincinnati, Ohio / Sycamore

Players in the Pros

Junior / OF/IF / 5-10 / 190 / L/R

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nick price Junior / RHP / 6-5 / 195 / R/R Clinton, Tenn. / Anderson County

Career Stats

2012 Golden Eagles

Career Bests Innings: 8.0 at Eastern Illinois, 4/17/11 Strikeouts: 7 at Lipscomb, 4/5/11 Pitches: 97 at Lipscomb, 4/5/11

Year G-GS CG IP H R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 2010 18-4 0 40.0 40 29 24 25 32 0 2-0 5.40 2011 19-8 0 58.2 65 48 40 33 38 0 4-4 6.14 Total 37-12 0 98.2 105 77 64 58 70 0 6-4 5.83

2011 Season in Review

In 2011 (Sophomore): Nick made eight starts in 19 appearances for the Golden Eagles and posted a 4-4 record on the season…threw 58.2 innings, while striking out 38 batters…against Eastern Illinois, he threw eight innings, giving up just two runs on three hits, while striking out two batters…threw at least four innings in seven of his appearances.

Tradition of Excellence

In 2010 (Freshman): Price finished his freshman season with 18 appearances on the mound as he threw 40 innings...he struck out 32 batters and recorded two wins...allowed just 24 earned runs and walked just 25 batters.

Players in the Pros

Anderson County High School: Nick lettered in varsity 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 during his senior season 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 all-region 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.

2012 Opponents

Personal: Full name is Nicholas Kurt Price…son of Tony and Jane Price… born March 23, 1991 in Knoxville, Tenn…majoring in physical therapy.

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In 2010 (Freshman): Wulf startetd 35 of 47 games as the Golden Eagles’ primary left-fielder...maintained a .340 batting average on the year, going 53-156 at the plate including eight doubles, two triples and two long balls...earned 14 walks and stole four bases on the season...peaked at the end of the 2010 season, getting hits in 12 of his last 14 games in the lead off position and raising his batting average from a .309 to a .340. Blackhawk High School: Austin was a Louisville Slugger High School AllAmerican, 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 named on the academic honor roll. 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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In 2011 (Sophomore): Austin was on of Tech’s mainstays in the outfield as he started in all 54 games…batted .284 as TTU’s primary leadoff hitter… finished second on the team in runs scored with 41, while driving in 21 runs himself...recorded eight stolen bases in 11 attempts, and maintained a .990 fielding percentage…had 16 multi-hit games, including a trio of three hit games.

Tradition of Excellence

Career Bests Hits: 3, 7x vs. Lipscomb, 5/10/11 RBI: 4 vs. Murray State, 5/21/10 Runs: 3, 3x vs. Eastern Kentucky, 4/30/11 Hitting Streak: 12, 2/20/11 - 3/12/11 SB: 3 at Alabama, 4/6/11

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG. 2010 47-35 156 36 53 8 2 2 33 4 .340 2011 54-54 211 41 60 7 0 1 21 8 .284 Total 101-89 367 77 113 15 2 3 54 12 .308

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Beaver Falls, Penn. / Blackhawk

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Sophomore / RHP / 5-9 / 175 / R/R Knoxville, Tenn. / Webb School

Career Stats

2012 Golden Eagles

Year G-GS CG IP H R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 2011 16-1 0 26.1 21 20 20 13 21 1 0-0 6.84 Total 16-1 0 26.1 21 20 20 13 21 1 0-0 6.84 Career Bests Innings: 4.1 vs. UT Martin, 5/14/11 Strikeouts: 7 vs. UT Martin, 5/14/11 Pitches: 73 at Murray State, 5/21/11

2011 Season in Review

In 2011 (Freshman): Justin made 16 appearances on the mound in his freshman season, throwing 26.1 innings…against Alabama A&M he struck out four batters in 2.2 innings pitched…against UT Martin he threw 4.1 innings while striking out seven batters…struck out a total of 21 batters and recorded one save against Murray State.

Tradition of Excellence

Webb School of Knoxville: A four-year letterwinner out of Webb School of Knoxville, Alexander was named first-team all-state and all-region with an 11-1 pitching record and .397 batting average...he helped his team to the 2010 Region and State Championships. Personal: Full name is Justin Ryan Alexander...son of Roy and Ella Alexander...born February 18, 1992 in Saipan...majoring in civil engineering.

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Year G-GS CG IP H R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 2011 18-1 0 33.1 38 18 15 24 18 0 3-1 4.05 Total 18-1 0 33.1 38 18 15 24 18 0 3-1 4.05 Career Bests Innings: 7 vs. Berea College, 3/2/11 Strikeouts: 4 vs. Berea College, 3/2/11 Pitches: 77 vs. Berea College, 3/2/11

In 2011 (Freshman): Garrett took the hill 18 times during his freshman season, which included his only start against Berea College where he earned his first career-win as he threw seven innings…he struck out 18 batters and maintained a 4.05 ERA…named to the OVC all-Freshman Team. Ooltewah High School: Hailing from Ooltewah, Tenn., Baugh batted .432 his senior year, chipping in with four home runs, 14 doubles and one triple. He scored 32 runs and batted in 28...on defense he was perfect on the mound with a 5-0 record in five appearances...contributed 39 strikeouts and allowed only 12 hits, none of them resulting in an earned run... received honors on the TSWA 1st team All-State, 2009 & 2010 Best of Preps teams, 2008 super sophomore team and 2009 TBCA All-Region Team...individual awards include the 2010 Best of Preps Player of the Year and 2006 Freshman MVP of his team.

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Personal: Full name is Garrett Allen Baugh...son of Allen and Morgan Baugh...born January 15, 1992...majoring in expw.

2011 Season in Review

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Ooltewah, Tenn. / Ooltewah

Players in the Pros

Sophomore / RHP / 6-1 / 200 / R/R

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jacob mcwhirter Sophomore / LHP / 6-2 / 181 / L/L Goodlettsville, Tenn. / Goodpasture Christian

Career Stats

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Year G-GS CG IP H R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 2011 11-4 0 25.1 34 23 21 15 22 0 0-3 7.46 Total 11-4 0 25.1 34 23 21 15 22 0 0-3 7.46 Career Bests Innings: 6 vs. East Tennessee, 3/16/11 Strikeouts: 5 vs. East Tennessee, 3/16/11 Pitches: 107 vs. East Tennessee, 3/16/11

2011 Season in Review

In 2011 (Freshman): Jake made 11 appearances on the mound during his freshman season, including four starts…threw a career-high six innings against East Tennessee State, as he struck out five batters, while giving up four hits…recorded 22 strikeouts on the season.

Tradition of Excellence

Goodpasture Christian: A versatile player out of Goodlettsville, Tenn., McWhirter filled roles as a pitcher, first baseman and outfielder for high school coach Richie Estep...over the course of his high school career, he was named 1st team All-District, Disctrict MVP, 2nd team Mid-State, 2nd team All-State and 1st team All-State according to TBCA...recorded 109 strikeouts with a 1.69 ERA during his senior season, notching of 225 K’s in his high school career...high school team held the district championship title from 2007-2010, claimed the regional championship in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and the state championship in 2007 and 2008.

Players in the Pros

Personal: Full name is Jacob Cole McWhirter...son of Steve and Janet McWhirter...born May 11, 1992 in Nashville, Tenn...majoring in civil engineering.

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Cookeville, Tenn. / Cookeville

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Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG. 2011 24-9 43 9 15 1 0 0 4 0 .349 Total 24-9 43 9 15 1 0 0 4 0 .349 Career Bests Hits: 3, 2x at Murray State, 5/20/11 RBI: 1, 4x at Murray State, 5/20/11 Runs: 2 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 4/30/11 Hitting Streak: 3, 5/15/11 - 5/20/11 SB: none In 2011 (Freshman): Tevis appeared in 24 games for the Golden Eagles, including nine starts…tallied 15 hits in 43 at bats for a .349 batting average…scored nine runs and drove in four…posted three hits against Eastern Kentucky and Murray State.

2011 Season in Review

Sophomore / OF / 5-11 / 165 / L/R

2012 Golden Eagles Coaching Staff

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2012 Opponents

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 pre-physical therapy.

Players in the Pros

Cookeville High School: 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.

Tradition of Excellence

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zach stephens

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Sophomore / 1B / 5-11 / 230 / R/R Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. / Soddy-Daisy

Career Stats

2012 Golden Eagles

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG. 2011 53-52 207 33 64 13 2 10 49 0 .309 Total 53-52 207 33 64 13 2 10 49 0 .309

2011 Season in Review

Career Bests Hits: 3, 5x vs. UT Martin, 3/14/11 RBI: 4, 2x vs. Eastern Michigan, 2/27/11 Runs: 3 vs. Ohio, 3/4/11 Hitting Streak: 10, 2/19/11 - 3/4/11 SB: none

Tradition of Excellence

In 2011 (Freshman): Zach made 52 starts at first base and as the designated hitter…drove in a team-leading 49 RBIs and tied for the team-lead in home runs with 10…hit .309 on the season and posted a .536 slugging percentage…walked 21 times and tied for the team-lead in doubles with 13…started his career at Tech recording at least one hit in his first 10 games…had 18 multi-hit games and posted three hits in five games… drove in four runs against Virginia Tech and Eastern Michigan…named to the OVC all-Freshman Team. Soddy-Daisy High School: Stephens earned four letters from Soddy-Daisy High School, and was named all-state, Best of Preps, all-district and allregion after batting .450 with 63 RBI, 17 home runs and 13 doubles during his senior season, helping his team to the district title. Personal: Full name is Zachary Lewis Stephens...born December 13, 1991 in Nashville, Tenn...son of Dan and Beverly Stephens...majoring business.

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Year G-GS CG IP H R ER BB SO S W-L ERA 2011 11-5 0 26.2 37 31 22 22 22 0 0-2 7.43 Total 11-5 0 26.2 37 31 22 22 22 0 0-2 7.43 Career Bests Innings: 6.1 at Belmont, 3/1/11 Strikeouts: 7 at Belmont, 3/1/11 Pitches: 105 at Belmont, 3/1/11

In 2011 (Freshman): Andy made five starts in 11 appearances for the Golden Eagles…in 26.2 innings, he recorded 22 strikeouts. In 2010: Williams redshirted his first season with the Golden Eagles. 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 Deans list from 2007-09 and was a student ambassador from 2006-09.

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2012 Opponents

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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Franklin, Tenn. / Franklin Road Academy

Players in the Pros

Sophomore / RHP / 6-0 / 195 / R/R

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james abraham Junior / OF / 5-11 / 185 / R/R Diamondhead, Miss. / St. Stanislav

2012 Golden Eagles 2011 Season in Review Tradition of Excellence

Pearl River CC: James was one of three players to start in all 48 games last season at Pearl River CC...hit nine doubles and four triples, while maintaining a .319 batting average...drove in 30 runs and scored 42...coaxed a team-leading 28 walks... committed just two errors, while maintaining a .974 fielding percentage. St. Stanislav: James earned four letters at St. Stanislav High School as a centerfielder, where he earned a pair of Mississippi 4A all-State and all-Gulf Coast nods...finished his career at St. Stanislaus with a .400 batting average while hitting 18 home runs and stealing 60 bases.

Players in the Pros

Personal: James is the son of Joey and Anita Abraham...full name James Kenneth Abraham...born February 15, 1991...majoring in criminal justice.

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Freshman / OF / 5-11 / 175 / R/R Knoxville, Tenn. / Farragut

In 2011: Redshirted. Farragut High School: Allen was a three-year letter winner and member of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 State Championship teams and second-team prep-extra at Farragut High School in Knoxville.

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Players in the Pros

Personal: Full name is David Michael Allen...born December 28, 1991... son of Mike and Tammy Allen...majoring in mechanical engineering

Tradition of Excellence

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dylan Bosheers Freshman / IF / 6-0 / 180 / R/R Lawrenceburg, Tenn. / Lawrence County

2012 Golden Eagles 2011 Season in Review

Lawrence County High School: Dylan played four seasons on the Lawrence County High baseball team and was named all-district three times...he batted .630 with nine home runs during his senior season and was named to the Honor Roll.

Tradition of Excellence

Personal: Dylan is the son of Chris and Amy Bosheers...born May 5, 1992...full name Dylan Shawn Bosheers...majoring in coaching and sports administration.

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Junior / LHP / 6-2 / 200 / L/L Tullahoma, Tenn. / Tullahoma

Walters State CC: Josh made seven appearances, striking out nine batters. Tullahoma High School: Josh was a four-year letter winner out of Tullahoma, Tenn...played multiple positions while enrolled at Tullahoma including first base, outfield and pitcher... earned all-district and all-region nods in 2009...graduated from Tullahoma as an Honor Scholar, sporting a 4.0 GPA.

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Personal: Josh is the son of Ray and Sonya Bryant...born November 3, 1990...full name Joshua Ray Bryant...majoring in mechanical engineering.

Tradition of Excellence

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albert delgaicco Freshman (RS) / 1B / 6-2 / 220 / L/L Biloxi, Miss. / Science Hill

2012 Golden Eagles 2011 Season in Review

In 2011: Redshirted.

Tradition of Excellence

Science Hill High School: Bo earned four varsity letters in baseball his freshman year as a first baseman and southpaw pitcher under coach Ryan Edwards...also played three years of football at the linebacker, tight end and long snapper positions...helped his team to conference and district titles during his junior and conference, district, region and sub-state titles during his senior year...named all-conference during his senior year of baseball and all-conference and “all-tough guy� following his senior year of football...graduated valedictorian of his class.

Players in the Pros

Personal: Bo is the son of Sandra and Albert DelGaicco Sr... born on July 20, 1992....full name Albert Dwane DelGaicco Jr... also goes by the name of Bo...majoring in electrical engineering.

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Tullahoma, Tenn. / Tullahoma

Tullahoma High School: A three-position player out of Tullahoma High School, Hess earned three letters in baseball while playing as a pitcher, outfielder and shortstop...earned several awards including two all-district nods and one all-state award. He was also named the District Pitcher of the Year...finished his senior seasons with .393 batting average, while hitting eight home runs and driving in 41 RBI...on the mound, he posted an 8-1 record, with a 1.91 ERA and 102 strikeouts. Hess was named to the National Honor Society and graduated with honors.

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Personal: David is the son of Jim and Charlotte Hess...born July 10, 1993...full name David James Hess...majoring in chemical engineering.

Tradition of Excellence

Freshman / RHP/OF / 6-1 / 200 / R/R

Players in the Pros

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jordan hopkins Freshman / C / 5-10 / 170 / R/R Knoxville, Tenn. / Grace Christian Academy

2012 Golden Eagles 2011 Season in Review Tradition of Excellence

Grace Christian Academy: Hopkins earned five letters in baseball at Grace Christian Academy...during his senior season, he batted .495 with five home runs and 23 RBI...named to the all-region team his junior and senior seasons and was named all-state during his final season...helped his team to three straight district championships and one regional championship in 2011....earned three letters in basketball and two in football...also named to the National Honor Society. Personal: Jordan is the son of Mark and Karla Hopkins...born October 18, 1992...full name Jordan Taylor Hopkins...majoring in pre-physical therapy.

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Freshman / RHP/IF / 5-10 / 180 / R/R Locust Grove, Ga. / Locust Grove

Locust Grove High School: A native of Locust Grove, Ga., Lucio was named to the first-team all-region as both a pitcher and as a shortstop...named the Pitcher and Hitter of the Year, Lucio finished his senior season with an 8-1 record and a 0.83 ERA with 98 strikeouts...also batted .450.

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Personal: Seth is the son of Abel and Tonja Lucio...born April 30, 1993...full name Seth Abel Ray Lucio...majoring in physical education.

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zane morton Junior / RHP / 5-11 / 195 / R/R Midland, Texas / Midland Lee

2012 Golden Eagles 2011 Season in Review

Western Texas College: In 2011, Zane earned a 5-2 record throwing 34.2 innings, while maintaining a 2.08 ERA...held opposing batters to a .254 batting average, while striking out 26.

Tradition of Excellence

Midland Lee High School: In 2008, Zane helped Midland Lee to the Tournament of Champions and was named to the alltournament team...named to the National Honor Society. Personal: Zane is the son of Brett and Lynn Morton...born November 11, 1990...full name Zane Morton...majoring in business finance.

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Freshman / RHP / 6-3 / 185 / R/R Erie, Pa. / McDowell

McDowell High School: A pitcher and shortstop out of Erie, Pa., Roach excelled both on the field and in the classroom...a multi-sport athlete at McDowell Senior High, he earned three letters in both baseball and basketball...during his junior and senior seasons, he drove in 42 RBI, while scoring 40 runs...on the mound, he tallied a 4-2 mark during his final two seasons, while throwing 38 innings and striking out 32...in the classroom, Roach was named a Scholar-Athlete every year and was awarded the Kiwanis Citizenship Award.

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Personal: Bobby is the son of Robert and Terese Roach...born December 15, 1992...full name Robert James Roach...majoring in environmental engineering.

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byron skinner Sophomore / RHP / 6-2 / 235 / L/R Palatine, Ill. / Palatine

2012 Golden Eagles 2011 Season in Review

Palm Beach Atlantic: Skinner has spent two seasons as a member of the Palm Beach Atlantic baseball team...during his second season he three 27 innings in 16 appearances, while maintaining a 3.29 ERA...he also struck out 17 batters.

Tradition of Excellence

Palatine High School: Skinner played four seasons of varsity ball at Palatine High School...during his four seasons he received several awards including all-conference and all-area awards, along with the Under Armor All-American award... during his senior season, he went 6-5, with a 2.20 ERA.

Players in the Pros

Personal: Byron is the son of Byron and Sandi Skinner...born September 12, 1991...full name Byron William Skinner...majoring in business management.

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Freshman / C / 6-0 / 170 / R/R Portland, Tenn. / Portland

Portland High School: Aaron played as a catcher, picther and first baseman during his high school career at Portland High School...he was named the team’s Defensive MVP his junior and senior seasons...put together a record of 4-3 as a pitcher and a .279 batting average during his senior season.

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Personal: Aaron is the son of Robb and Mika Whitten...born June 9, 1992...full name Robert Aaron Whitten...majoring is business finance.

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tanner williams Freshman / LHP / 6-2 / 190 / L/L Caryville, Tenn. / Anderson County

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Anderson County High School: A native of Caryville, Tenn., Williams earned four letters as a pitcher and outfielder at Anderson County High...during his junior season, Williams went 7-1 with a 1.75 ERA, while striking out 20 batters in 40 innings pitched...earned three letters in football...named to the Anderson County High Honor Roll and was named the Student of the Month. Personal: Tanner is the son of Ron and Connie Williams...born February 8, 1993...full name Zachary Williams...majoring in Exercise Science.

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Sophomore (RS) / RHP / 6-3 / 210 / R/R Lumberton, Texas / Lumberton

Lon Morris College: Wilson excelled both on the field and in the classroom...while enrolled at Lon Morris, Wilson threw 65 innings, posting a 9-4 record, with a 3.50 ERA....in 2010, he struck out 22 batters in 30 innings pitched and threw one complete game. Lumberton High School: While attending Lumberton (Tex.) High School, Wilson earned four letters in baseball and two in football and was named to the National Honor Society.

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Personal: Tyler is the son of Steve and Carol Wilson...born November 26, 1990...full name Tyler Jordan Wilson...majoring in coaching and sports administration.

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The 2011 season saw a solid Golden Eagle team do what they’ve done over the last two seasons — compete near the top of the Ohio Valley Conference standings. The season may not have gone exactly the way TTU would have liked, but 25 wins is by no means a bad showing for a team that was picked to finish third in the OVC before the season began.

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Archer The 2011 season culminated with Tech’s fourth straight appearance in the OVC Tournament,

where the Golden Eagles fought it out in a trio of competitive games. Sophomore Tristan Archer, who finished the season with a team-high seven wins, saved his best performance for last as he threw 7.1 strong innings, notching six strikeouts, as held Eastern Kentucky to three runs, two earned. Junior Cullen Park came on in relief and shut the door for his fourth save on the season to give Tech the 6-5 victory. TTU’s second round game proved even more competitive as junior Nick Price and junior Matthew Shepherd combined for eight strikeouts, while giving up just two runs in TTU’s 2-1 loss to Austin Peay. Southeast Missouri then ended the Golden Eagle season with a 6-1 victory in Tech’s third game of the tournament. TTU opened the season going against some of the best teams the NCAA has to offer, but things began to take off for the Golden Eagles as they swept former OVC foe Youngstown State in a three game series. The Golden Eagle bats came alive against the Penguins as TTU tallied 28 runs in three games, with

Stephens senior Chad Oberacker driving in seven runs on eight hits. Oberacker, the OVC Preseason Player of the Year, was one of the main sparks on the team, as he contributed on the mound, in the field and at the plate. Oberacker finished his season near the top of several offensive categories, which included a .325 batting average, 10 home runs and 48 RBI. On the mound, he made five starts and boasted a 4.08 ERA as he struck out 47 batters and held op-

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in eight. He also maintained a .391 batting average and struck out just six times in 12 games. On the season, Donaldson finished with a team-best .327 batting average, scored a team-high 42 runs. His 70 hits also led the team, as 18 went for extra bases including five home runs. For his efforts throughout the season, Donaldson was named to the all-OVC Second Team. Other fixtures in the infield included juniors Chad Hayes and Ben Burgess. Hayes finished his season making 53 starts at shortstop. His four triples led the team in 2011 and his 140 assists in the field also led the team.

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home run in the top of the ninth that gave the National All-Stars the victory. He also garnered Freshman All-American honors.

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Burgess Burgess, who served as TTU’s main catcher the season before, resumed his role as Tech primary catcher starting in all 54 games in 2011. Burgess put up 18 multi-hit games during the 2011 season and his 13 doubles tied for the team lead. During the OVC Tournament, Burgess drove in three runs for the Golden Eagles, as he notched a pair of doubles.

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The Golden Eagles got a significant boost from another newcomer in relief pitcher Cullen Park. Park, who made a team-high 27 appearances on the mound, threw 59 innings and struck out 47 batters as he recorded three wins and four saves. He garnered OVC Pitcher of the Week honors and became one of the go-to relievers for TTU in the late innings down the stretch. Tech won four OVC series in 2011 against Southeast Missouri, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky and UT Martin, posting a record of 9-3 in the process. Six different Golden Eagle pitchers recorded at least one win during that stretch including Park, who tallied three wins, and Archer, who posted two wins. At the plate, senior Casanova Donaldson put up some impressive numbers during that stretch, accounting for 18 hits and six walks, while scoring 15 runs and driving

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posing hitters to a .267 batting average. For his efforts, Oberacker was named to the all-OVC First Team and was drafted by the Oakland A’s. The Golden Eagles continued to gain ground in the standings as they recorded eight wins in 11 games against the likes of Lipscomb, Alabama A&M, Eastern Illinois, Belmont and Morehead State. Also earning several accolades in 2011 was freshman first baseman Zach Stephens. Making 52 starts, Stephens began his career at Tech recording at least one hit in his first 10 games as a Golden Eagle. He also provided some solid pop off his bat as he knocked 10 dingers and drove in a team-leading 49 RBI. His .309 batting average ranked third on the team, while his slugging percentage of .536 ranked second on the team. Stephens was named to the OVC all-Freshman Team for his efforts, but the accolades would continue during the summer as he was named the Coastal League All-Star Game MVP for his two-run

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2 0 1 1 re s u l t s Golden Eagle Baseball Game Results for Tennessee Tech (as of Jan 20, 2012) (All games)

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Date % Feb 19, 2011 % Feb 19, 2011

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Feb 20, 2011 Feb 23, 2011 Feb 25, 2011 Feb 26, 2011 Feb 27, 2011 3/1/11 Mar 02, 2011 Mar 04, 2011 Mar 04, 2011 Mar 06, 2011 3/8/11 Mar 12, 2011 Mar 12, 2011 Mar 13, 2011 Mar 16, 2011 Mar 18, 2011 Mar 19, 2011 Mar 20, 2011 Mar 22, 2011 Mar 29, 2011 * Apr 02, 2011 * Apr 02, 2011 * Apr 03, 2011 Apr 05, 2011 Apr 06, 2011 * Apr 09, 2011 * Apr 09, 2011 * Apr 10, 2011 Apr 13, 2011 * Apr 16, 2011 * Apr 16, 2011 * Apr 17, 2011 Apr 19, 2011 * Apr 22, 2011 * Apr 22, 2011 * Apr 23, 2011 * Apr 30, 2011 * Apr 30, 2011 * May 01, 2011 * May 07, 2011 * May 07, 2011 * May 08, 2011 May 10, 2011 * May 14, 2011 * May 14, 2011 * May 15, 2011 * May 20, 2011 * May 20, 2011 * May 21, 2011 May 25, 2011 May 26, 2011 May 27, 2011

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at #18 Coastal Carolina vs Virginia Tech vs Boston College MIDDLE TENNESSEE EASTERN MICHIGAN EASTERN MICHIGAN EASTERN MICHIGAN at Belmont BEREA COLLEGE OHIO UNIVERSITY-1 OHIO UNIVERSITY-2 OHIO UNIVERSITY at Charlotte YOUNGSTOWN STATE-1 YOUNGSTOWN STATE-2 YOUNGSTOWN STATE EAST TENNESSEE STATE PURDUE PURDUE PURDUE at #2 Vanderbilt at Kentucky JACKSONVILLE STATE-1 JACKSONVILLE STATE-2 JACKSONVILLE STATE at Lipscomb at Alabama A&M SOUTHEAST MISSOURI-1 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI-2 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI at Middle Tennessee at Eastern Illinois-1 at Eastern Illinois-2 at Eastern Illinois BELMONT at Morehead State-1 at Morehead State-2 at Morehead State EASTEN KENTUCKY-1 EASTEN KENTUCKY-2 EASTEN KENTUCKY at Austin Peay-1 at Austin Peay-2 at Austin Peay LIPSCOMB UT MARTIN-1 UT MARTIN-2 UT MARTIN at Murray State-1 at Murray State-2 at Murray State vs Easten Kentucky vs Austin Peay vs Southeast Missouri

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Score

Inns

Overall

2-6 9-11 1-6 6-10 7-1 1-5 8-9 9-7 8-5 8-5 4-8 0-4 1-8 10-6 13-7 5-4 5-6 3-13 8-3 4-12 2-11 8-11 2-8 8-4 7-9 6-5 12-0 9-5 5-4 7-13 5-6 1-8 3-2 3-2 9-8 10-5 3-7 4-11 10-3 10-4 3-7 7-8 4-5 4-10 12-9 11-5 8-7 8-7 5-6 7-8 10-8 6-5 1-2 1-6

9 9 9 9 9 9 (11) 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 (11) 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 7 9 9 9 9 7 9 9 9 7 9 9 9 7 9 9 7 9 (10) 7 9 9 9 (12) (11) (11) 7 9 9 9 9

0-1-0 0-2-0 0-3-0 0-4-0 1-4-0 1-5-0 1-6-0 2-6-0 3-6-0 4-6-0 4-7-0 4-8-0 4-9-0 5-9-0 6-9-0 7-9-0 7-10-0 7-11-0 8-11-0 8-12-0 8-13-0 8-14-0 8-15-0 9-15-0 9-16-0 10-16-0 11-16-0 12-16-0 13-16-0 13-17-0 13-18-0 13-19-0 14-19-0 15-19-0 16-19-0 17-19-0 17-20-0 17-21-0 18-21-0 19-21-0 19-22-0 19-23-0 19-24-0 19-25-0 20-25-0 21-25-0 22-25-0 23-25-0 23-26-0 23-27-0 24-27-0 25-27-0 25-28-0 25-29-0

Ohio Valley Pitcher of record

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 3-3-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 4-4-0 5-4-0 5-4-0 6-4-0 6-5-0 6-6-0 7-6-0 8-6-0 8-7-0 8-8-0 8-9-0 8-10-0 8-10-0 9-10-0 10-10-0 11-10-0 11-11-0 11-12-0 12-12-0 12-12-0 12-12-0 12-12-0

ARCHER (L 0-1) DOBBS (L) PRICE (L 0-1) BILBREY (L 0-1) ARCHER (W 1-0) SHEPHERD (L 0-1) PARK (L 0-1) HAYES (W 1-0) BAUGH (W 1-0) ARCHER (W 2-1) SHEPHERD (L 0-2) OBERACKER (L 0-1) McWHIRTER (L 0-1) ARCHER (W 3-1) SHEPHERD (W 1-2) BAUGH (W 2-0) SHEPHERD (L 1-3) ARCHER (L 3-2) SHEPHERD (W 2-3) BAUGH (L 2-1) McWHIRTER (L 0-2) ARCHER (L 3-3) WILLIAMS (L 0-3) PRICE (W 1-0) OBERACKER (L 0-1) PRICE (W 2-1) DOBBS (W) ARCHER (W 4-3) PARK (W 1-1) PRICE (L 2-2) DOBBS (L 1-2) ARCHER (L 4-4) PARK (W 2-1) PRICE (W 3-2) OBERACKER (W 1-2) ARCHER (W 5-4) SHEPHERD (L 2-4) PRICE (L 3-3) BAUGH (W 3-1) SHEPHERD (W) PRICE (L 3-4) PARK (L 2-2) SHEPHERD (L 3-5) WILLIAMS (L 0-4) BURGESS (W 1-0) ARCHER (W 6-4) PARK (W 3-2) OBERACKER (W 2-2) PARK (L 3-3) SHEPHERD (L 3-6) PRICE (W 4-4) ARCHER (W 7-4) SHEPHERD (L 3-7) McWHIRTER (L 0-2)

Attend

Time

1139 52 3 212 217 176 203 167 11 7 89 96 47 37 820 26 0 81 14 0 234 207 238 19 7 2398 1374 207 437 286 78 20 7 232 14 7 813 168 281 537 10 2 20 3 158 12 9 104 342 412 212 18 3 14 6 141 167 0 740 0

2:32 3:09 3:01 3:04 2:34 3:00 4:00 2:52 2:48 2:51 2:53 2:43 2:47 3:00 3:00 3:16 2:37 2:44 2:24 3:07 2:42 3:15 2:20 2:10 3:20 2:45 6:00 2:25 2:25 3:35 2:47 2:35 2:06 2:46 2:50 2:18 2:05 2:45 3:07 1:56 2:36 3:54 2:42 3:15 3:10 4:16 3:40 3:05 3:15 2:09 2:50 2:38 2:57 3:07


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2011 statistics 2011 Golden Eagle Baseball Overall Statistics for Tennessee Tech (as of Dec 14, 2011) (All games Sorted by Batting avg)

ab

r

h

3-0

43 217 204 210 136 195 215 75 214 118 166 55 22 10 2

9 42 39 34 31 24 41 10 35 19 28 6 5 1 0

15 71 65 65 42 58 61 21 57 31 39 11 3 1 0

25-9 55-55 53-53 54-53 41-38 54-54 55-55 30-17 55-55 37-33 54-51 28-16 13-4 14-2

2b 3b hr

1 10 10 13 9 7 7 1 13 5 7 2 0 1 0

rbi

tb slg%

0 0 4 16 3 5 36 102 2 10 48 109 2 10 49 112 0 6 29 69 4 1 30 76 0 1 21 71 0 1 6 25 0 3 21 79 3 0 15 42 0 5 35 61 0 0 6 13 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0

.372 . 470 . 534 . 533 .507 . 390 .330 . 333 .369 . 356 .367 . 236 .136 . 200 . 000

bb hp

Ohio Valley: 12-12 so gdp

2 3 5 24 7 50 33 6 33 22 5 59 21 4 36 7 3 33 30 16 23 8 1 16 21 10 29 16 8 21 28 10 48 8 1 13 0 1 5 6 0 4 1 0 2

0 2 3 8 1 2 1 1 6 2 3 0 1 1 0

ob% sf sh sb-att

.417 . 408 .426 . 387 .414 . 327 .410 . 357 .356 . 385 .370 . 308 .174 . 438 .333

0 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 0 0

a

e fld%

2 0-0 9 1 5 10-15 110 4 5 14-16 119 11 0 0-1 401 14 0 0-0 103 12 4 4-4 70 145 5 8-11 94 6 2 1-1 36 45 3 0-1 306 38 8 4-4 105 71 8 2-3 25 96 2 0-0 25 35 0 1-1 7 0 3 0-0 7 10 0 0-0 0 0

po

0 1.000 1 .991 0 1.000 5 .988 0 1.000 16 .931 1 .990 8 .910 4 .989 11 .941 12 .910 4 .938 0 1.000 1 .944 0 .000

Totals

.287

55

1882

324

540

86 14 42

302

780

.414

227 75

377

31

.383 16 47

44-57

1437

538

70

.966

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.286

55

1910

360

546

97

337

775

.406

240 68

396

16

.382 19 34

48-68

1431

535

65

.968

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avg gp-gs

. 349 . 327 . 319 . 310 . 309 . 297 . 284 . 280 . 266 . 263 . 235 . 200 .136 . 100 .000

Neutral: 1-4

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SHERFIELD, Tevis DONALDSON, Cassanova OBERACKER, Chad STEPHENS, Zach FRAZIER, Evan HAYES, Chad WULF, Austin MORRIS, Michael BURGESS, Ben GUYEAR, Zephen RIVERS, Devin BEECH, Frankie FLYNN, Zach POWERS, Trice THOMAS, Will

Away: 7-13

LOB - Team (492), Opp (474). DPs turned - Team (25), Opp (43). TPs turned - Team (0), Opp (1). IBB - Team (8), OBERACKER 4, STEPHENS 2, DONALDSON 1, GUYEAR 1, Opp (3). Picked off - DONALDSON 3, WULF 2, OBERACKER 1.

(All games Sorted by Earned run avg) era

w-l

app gs

cg

sho

sv

h

r

er

bb

so

2b

0. 00 4. 05 4. 08 4. 20 5. 4 0 5. 58 5. 68 6. 00 6. 14 6. 43 7. 4 3 7. 46 21.60

1-0 3-1 2-2 3-3 1-2 3-8 7-4 0-1 4-4 0-0 0-2 0-3 1-0

3 0 18 1 13 5 28 1 10 1 18 15 16 14 7 0 19 8 17 1 11 5 11 4 5 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0/1 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0

0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

2.2 2 33.1 38 46.1 47 60.0 54 18.1 23 80.2 96 88.2 114 6.0 5 58.2 65 28.0 22 26.2 37 25.1 34 3.1 7

ip

2 18 25 33 12 68 66 5 48 20 31 23 8

0 15 21 28 11 50 56 4 40 20 22 21 8

4 24 26 27 8 33 22 9 33 15 22 15 2

1 18 47 69 13 70 67 4 38 23 22 22 2

0 5 7 14 5 17 22 0 12 3 7 4 0

3b

hr b/avg wp hp bk sfa sha

0 0 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 3 8 1 11 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 3 2 3 0 0

.2 0 0 . 292 .2 6 7 . 237 .3 0 7 . 287 .318 . 238 .2 7 5 . 216 .3 2 2 . 333 .412

0 1 2 4 1 3 4 4 1 2 9 20 1 14 0 0 5 4 7 9 6 2 2 3 1 2

0 1 0 6 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 0

0 0 2 1 0 2 4 1 3 0 4 1 1

0 3 5 4 1 4 6 1 3 4 1 2 0

Totals

5. 57

25-30

55 55

2

1/1

6

478.0

544

359

296

240

396

96

9

38

.286

39 68 15 19

34

Opponents

5. 42

30-25

55 55

1

1/1

10

477.0

540

324

287

227

377

86

14

42

.287

37 75

47

9 16

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BURGESS, Ben BAUGH, Garrett OBERACKER, Chad PARK, Cullen DOBBS, Jared SHEPHERD, Matthew ARCHER, Tristan BILBREY, Wade PRICE, Nick ALEXANDER, Justin WILLIAMS, Andy McWHIRTER, Jake HAYES, Chad

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Player

PB - Team (15), BURGESS 9, FRAZIER 6, Opp (19). Pickoffs - Team (11), ARCHER 4, BAUGH 4, BURGESS 3, Opp (4). SBA/ATT BURGESS (27-42), FRAZIER (21-27), McWHIRTER (7-11), SHEPHERD (8-9), ARCHER (5-8), PARK (7-8), DOBBS (6-7), OBERACKER (3-6), WILLIAMS (4-4), ALEXANDER, J (2-4), PRICE (1-4), BAUGH (2-3), BILBREY (3-3).

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Record: 25-30


General Info

academic honors

Coaching Staff

GOLDEN EAGLES ON OVC COMMISSIONER’S ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2004-05 Michael Alcorn Phillip Hatch Kenny Stiles

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2003-04 Robby Adams Kenny Stiles

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2002-03 Joshua Eye Kenny Stiles Andy Williams was awarded the OVC Scholar Athlete 2001-02 award following his Fall 2010 semester.

Tradition of Excellence

2010-11 Justin Alexander Frankie Beech Jared Dobbs Zach Flynn Evan Frazier Trice Powers Nick Price Tevis Sherfield Will Thomas Andy Williams

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2009-10 Frankie Beech Zephan Guyear Lee Henry Tate McMillan Chad Oberacker Trice Powers Devin Rivers 2008-09 Jared Dobbs Chad Oberacker Trice Powers Richard Rausch Cory Wright

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2007-08 Michael Alcorn Wade Bilbrey

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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 2005-06 Charlie Bolton Matt Kearney Brantley Kilgore Stuart Meinhart Daniel Owens Matt Smith Ryan Wardlow

Joshua Eye Kenny Stiles 2000-01 David Ott Grant Swallows Jim Ed Warden 1999-2000 Brad Kleeman David Ott 1998-99 Grant Swallows 1997-98 Clint Holloway Aaron Nix 1996-97 Matt Frey Brian Lee Jeff Matukewicz 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

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

1991-92 Jon Adcock Matt Ballard Brent Frazier Scott Hampton 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 Chad Oberacker, 2010 Lee Henry, 2010 Thomas Nelson, 2008 Taylor Ralph, 1998 Ben Holt, 1993 Ben Holt, 1991 Steve Arnette, 1990

OVC Scholar-Athlete Andy Williams, 2010 Thomas Nelson, 2008 Thomas Nelson, 2007 Steve Arnette, 1990 Kevin Kalen, 1987 Derek Lane, 1986

OVC Academic Medal of Honor Steve Arnette, 1988


Jason Dillon (1) Jared Dobbs (8) Casanova Donaldson (1) Ben Downs (4) 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) Zachary Flynn (2) Steve Folkers (1) Blake Forst (4) Brent Frazier (5) Evan Frazier (2) Matt Frey (4) Grant French (2) Chris Gant (4) Greg Glaser (3) Zephan Guyear (4) Thomas Gray (2) Jamie Greene (1)

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David Allen (2) Tristan Archer (4) Steve Arnette (3) Matt Attaway (3) Matt Ballard (3) Garrett Baugh (1) Frankie Beech (3) Casey Benjamin (1) Wade Bilbrey (7) 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 (3) Tim Burnette (1) Jason Burns (1) Brent Carrier (1) Jon Casey (2) Heath Cheverton (2) Matt Chodak (1) Kevin Cizmarik (2) Steve Clapp (1)

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Britt Clubb (2) Zac Cole (3) Ron Coleman (1) Chris Combs (1) Brandon Crossman (2) Albert DelGaicco (1) Ryan Dennick (3)

Steve Soper (2) Craig Mullins (3) Brian Sprowl (2) Thomas Nelson (5) Greg Stallcup (3) Jake New (2) Jonathan Stepp (2) Aaron Nix (2) Barrett Steakley (1) Chad Oberacker (5) Kenny Stiles (6) Aaron Olita (5) Russell Stoops (2) Trey Ondruss (2) Adam Sullivan (1) Johnny Orr (2) J.C. Swafford (3) David Ott (4) Scott Terry (1) Brian Owens (1) William Thomas (4) Daniel Owens (3) Jamie Tucker (5) Dustin Page (1) Doug Vincent (1) Cullen Park (1) Jim Ed Warden (3) David Peters (1) Ryan Wardlow (4) Kevin Peterson (2) Todd Watkins (1) Ben Pincus (3) Kayce Weakley (3) Trice Powers (8) Ray Wear (1) Nick Price (4) Evan Webb (2) Taylor Ralph (5) Jason Weekly (1) Richard Rausch (3) Billy Welsh (2) Sean Reilly (3) Chris West (4) Josh Rider (1) David West (1) Devin Rivers (2) Jody Wheeler (2) Kendale Roach (1) Andrew Williams (3) Robert Roach (1) Josh Wilson (1) Michael Roeder (1) Tyler Wilson (1) Jamie Ruehling (3) Cory Wright (6) Mike Schmittou (1) Jason Wright (4) Brandon Selvog (1) Matthew Shepherd (2) Austin Wulf (1) Tevis Sherfield (4) David Wykle (3) Harold Smith (1) Jody Zimmerle (1) Matt Smith (4) Gabe Zook (2) Ryan Smith (2) Shane Smith (1) Tyler Smith (1) Bold indicates active player

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James Abraham (1) Kevin Adams (2) Neale Adams (1) Robby Adams (3) Jon Adcock (2) Michael Alcorn (7) Justin Alexander (3)

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) David Hess (1) Clint Holloway (4) Ben Holt (5) Jordan Hopkins (1) Tim Horn (1) L. Huffstetler (2) Craig Humberd (4) Derek Hunley (6) Mike Hurst (2) Robert Hyder (1) David Jackson (7) 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) Seth Lucio (1) Mark Maberry (1) Lynus Martin (4) Nathan Marty (1) Troy Martin (1) Kevin Mason (1) Jeff Matukewicz (4) Trey McCalla (1) 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)

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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 2011 fall semester:

Tradition of Excellence

Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

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academic honors


General Info

o v c h o n o r s a n d a w a rd s

Coaching Staff

All-America Chad Oberacker, 2010 (4) AJ Kirby-Jones, 2010 (5) Cole Helms, 2002 Mark Maberry, 1997 Scott Baerns, 1988 Mike Winchester, 1975

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

Tennessee Tech’s OVC Stats Leaders 1981 Tim Taylor....................Steals (41) 1982 Mark Fontenot............Saves (7) 1983 Tim Hill.......................Steals (31)

OVC Pitcher of the Year Lee Henry, 2010 Mark Maberry, 1997

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

OVC Rookie of the Year David Mays Cole Helms, 2002 OVC Coach of the Year Matt Bragga, 2010 OVC All-Freshman David Mays, 1997 Zach Stephens, 2011 David Mays, 1996 David Mays, 1993 Jared Dobbs, 2011 David Mays, 1988* Tristan Archer, 2010 David Mays, 1986* Austin Wulf, 2010

1986 Steve Hawkins.............Triples (4) Todd Kemp .................Strikeouts (125) 1987 Steve Hawkins.............Home runs (12) Derek Lane..................Home runs (12) 1988 Scott Baerns................Batting (.476) Scott Baerns................Steals (33) Troy Martin.................Doubles (18) Todd Kemp..................ERA (2.58) Todd Kemp..................Strikeouts (13.7) 1989 Tim Horn.....................Saves (4) 1994 Adam Sullivan.............Batting (.385)

Chad Malone ..............Run scored (77) Mark Maberry.............ERA (2.34) Mark Maberry.............Wins (12) 1998 Ryan Browning...........Doubles (0.43) 1999 Matt Curtis..................Doubles (24) Jesse Johnson..............Triples (5) 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)

2010 Chad Oberacker...........Batting (.452) Chad Oberacker...........Doubles (29) Chad Oberacker...........Hits (108) A.J. Kirby-Jones...........Home Runs (26) A.J. Kirby-Jones...........Slugging (.859) A.J. Kirby-Jones...........Walks (58) 2011 Cullen Park..................Opp. Batting (.240)

1997 Jeremy Bonczynski......Home runs (20) Mark Maberry.............RBI (74)

* Southern Division

all-ohio valley conference (since 1976)

Tradition of Excellence Players in the Pros

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)

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1983 Paul Lane (RF) Howard Aiello (2B) 1984 Howard Aiello (2B) 1985 Derek Lane (OF)

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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) 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)

2004 Brandon Selvog (SS)

1996 Jeremy Bonczynski (LF) Brian Dudney (DH Jeff Matukewicz (RF) Craig Mullins (SS) Eric Sabel (RHP)

2007 Steve Soper (C) Jake New (OF) Jared Dobbs (P)

1997 Jeremy Bonczynski (3B) Mike Moore (LHP) Mark Maberry (RHP/DH) Taylor Ralph (SS) Chad Malone (OF) Brian Lee (C) Ryan Browning (OF) 1998 Ryan Browning (OF) Neale Adams (C) Matt Attaway (1B) Bobby Morgan (3B) Taylor Ralph (UTIL) Jody Wheeler (OF) Kevin Peterson (P) 1999 Gabe Zook (SS) Michael Meihls (UTIL) 2000 Matt Curtis (OF) Ben Cunningham (UTL) Chad Rogers (OF)

Tim Taylor

2001 Matt Curtis (OF) Ben Cunningham (UTIL) Bubbie Buzachero (SP) Mark Gilliam (DH) 2002 Jake Allen (2B) Casey Benjamin (SS) Doug Vincent (RHP) Ben Downs (RHP) Cole Helms (OF/RHP) Ryan Hay (1B) 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)

2008 Matt Mihoci (2B) Jake New (OF) Thomas Nelson (SS) 2009 A.J. Kirby-Jones (UTIL) Lee Henry (P) 2010 Lee Henry (P) A.J. Kirby-Jones (UTIL) Chad Oberacker (OF) 2010 Lee Henry (P) A.J. Kirby-Jones (UTIL) Chad Oberacker (OF) 2011 Chad Oberacker (OF) Casanova Donaldson (OF)


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 12, 2011 vs. Youngstown State - by Matthew Shepherd, Andy Williams, Wade Bilbrey, Jake McWhirter and Garrett Baugh (Tech 13, Youngstown 7) A Two-hitter was pitched against Tech: March 29, 2009 vs. Eastern Illinois (9 innings) (EIU 2, Tech 0) The Tech pitching staff recorded a shutout: April 6, 2011 by Lee Henry vs. Alabama A&M - by Jared Dobbs, Justin Alexander, Garrett Baugh, Benn Burgess and Cullen Park (Tech 12, Alabama A&M 0) Tech was shutout: March 6, 2011 vs. Ohio University - by Choban, Larger and Paliotto (Ohio 4, Tech 0) A Tech pitcher struck out 10 or more batters: March 13, 2011 - Chad Oberacker, 12 strikeouts vs. Youngstown State (Tech 5, Youngstown 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: April 19, 2011 - Casanova Donaldson vs. Belmont (Tech 9, Belmont 8) 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)

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 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) Tech committed five or more errors: March 30, 2010 - Tech committed five errors against Tennessee (Morehead State 9, Tech 3) Tech committed five or more errors and won: March 7, 2000 - Tech committed six errors against Lipscomb, but won 11-10. 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 Maberry 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: March 12, 2011 - 10 batters went to the plate in the sixth inning against Youngstown State. (Tech 13, Youngstown 7) A Tech opponent batted around in an inning: March 12, 2011 - 12 batters went to the plate for Youngstown State in the eighth inning. (Tech 13, Youngstown 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) Tech scored 20 runs or more: May 3, 2001 - Tech beat Tennessee Temple 20-2

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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)

2011 Season in Review

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)

Tradition of Excellence

Tech and an opponent combined for 30 or more hits: April 3, 2011 - vs. Jacksonville State, Tech had 14, JSU had 18 (Jacksonville State 9, Tech 7)

Players in the Pros

A No-hitter was pitched against Tech: March 16, 1997 - by Brad Howard, Middle Tennessee (9 innings) (Middle Tennessee 12, Tech. 0)

2012 Opponents

Tech had 20 hits or more: March 25, 2008 - Tech had 20 hits against Middle Tennessee State (Tech 15, Middle Tennessee 11)

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A No-hitter was pitched by Tech: March 10, 1999 - by Casey Bough vs. Valparaiso (7 innings) (Tech 4, Valparaiso 0)

General Info

the last time it happened


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batting leaders since 1965

Coaching Staff 2012 Golden Eagles 2011 Season in Review Tradition of Excellence Players in the Pros 2012 Opponents

Year Average Runs Hits Doubles Home Runs RBI 2011 Donaldson, .327 Donaldson, 42 Donaldson, 70 Burgess, 13 Oberacker, 10 Stephens, 49 Stephens, 10 2010 Oberacker, .452 Oberacker, 67 Oberacker, 108 Oberacker, 29 Kirby-Jones, 26 Kirby-Jones, 71 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

Did You Know...

Universitry Section

Since 1975, Tech hitters have blasted 35 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

Stolen Bases Oberacker, 14 Oberacker, 14 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

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 34. Chad Hayes vs. SEMO, 4/11/10 35. Casanova Donaldson vs. Belmont, 4/19/11


Ben Downs

Did You Know...

Since 1975, Tennessee Tech pitchers have recorded six no-hit games, five one-hitters and 38 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)

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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Mark Maberry

Players in the Pros

Doug Vincent

2012 Opponents

Zac Cole

Year Victories ERA Innings Strikeouts 2011 Archer, 7 Baugh, 4.05 Archer, 88.2 Park, 67 Archer, 67 2010 Henry, 7 Henry, 2.69 Henry, 80.2 Henry, 85 2009 Henry, 9 Henry, 3.43 Henry, 78.2 Henry, 80 2008 Alcorn,7 Kirby-Jones,2.92 Alcorn,77.2 Edwards,69 2007 Dobbs, 5 Dobbs, 4.18 Smith, 78.0 Smith, 63 Edwards, 5 Smith, 5 2006 Smith, 4 Cole, 3.68 Fields, 66.1 Fields, 44 2005 Alcorn, 3 Alcorn, 3.99 Ashman, 71.1 Ashman, 41 2004 Ashman, 7 Ashman, 5.06 Hughes, 61.2 Hughes, 66 2003 Downs, 9 Helms, 2.05 Downs, 92.1 Downs, 81 2002 Vincent, 12 Vincent, 3.40 Downs, 82.2 Downs, 78 2001 Long, 7 Buzachero, 3.30 Long, 97.1 Long, 97 2000 Long, 5 Grigsby, 2.73 Bough, 74.1 Bough, 70 1999 Bough, 7 Bough, 4.27 Bough, 77 Fellers, 63 Bough, 63 1998 Peterson, 6 Olita, 3.68 Fellers, 68 Fellers, 63 1997 Maberry, 12 Maberry, 2.34 Maberry, 104.0 Maberry, 108 1996 Sabel, 7 Hedrick, 3.90 Sabel, 93.2 Hedrick, 72 1995 Sabel, 6 Hedrick, 3.65 Sabel, 93.1 Sabel, 75 1994 Hunley, 3 Vogt, 4.01 Vogt, 67.1 Vogt, 43 Vogt, 3 1993 Stoops, 6 Stoops, 3.03 West, 76.0 West, 54 1992 Humberd, 4 Humberd, 3.68 Humberd, 85.2 Humberd, 57 Stoops, 4 Gilliam, 4 1991 Hunley, 4 Hunley, 4.14 West, 80.2 West, 74 1990 Stallcup, 6 Stallcup, 3.38 Stallcup, 85.0 Caroland, 65 1989 Horn, 4 Horn, 3.68 Stallcup, 65 Stallcup, 40 1988 Claudio, 9 Kemp, 2.58 Kemp, 87 Kemp, 132 Kemp, 9 1987 Claudio, 5 Claudio, 3.59 Claudio, 62.2 Kemp, 74 Stallcup, 5 Kalen, 5 1986 Kalen, 5 Kemp, 2.98 Kemp, 90.2 Kemp, 133 Kemp, 5 Maysonet, 5 1985 Kemp, 5 Jones, 1.96 Kalen, 61.1 Kemp, 69 1984 Schoenrock, 6 Ridge, 4.39 Kalen, 51.1 Kalen, 31 1983 Fontenot, 4 Fontenot, 3.49 Fontenot, 46.1 Walker, 28 Behrend, 4 1982 Fisher, 8 Walker, 3.28 Fisher, 74 Fisher, 58 1981 Callis, 7 Callis, 3.14 Zenner, 74.2 Zenner, 51 1980 Three w/ 3 Watson, 2.18 Fisher, 47.1 Fisher, 35 1979 Gordon, 3 Gordon, 6.88 Evins, 59.3 Evins, 42 1978 Gordon, 3 Gordon, 5.50 Gordon, 51.2 Mallicoat, 39 Mallicoat, 3 1977 Mallicoat, 6 Eble, 4.48 Mallicoat, 74 Mallicoat, 48 1976 Grimes, 6 Eble, 3.88 Eble, 68.1 Grimes, 40 1975 Moore, 5 Griffin, 2.22 Moore, 79.2 Moore, 53 1974 Moore, 9 Sullivan, 2.49 Moore, 69 Sullivan, 53 1973 Sullivan, 5 Ayer, 1.44 Sullivan, 72 Sullivan, 68 1972 Sullivan, 6 Sullivan, 1.94 N/A N/A 1971 Bosse, 6 Price, 1.63 Bosse, 65.2 Bosse, 69 1970 Bishop, 6 Denham, 2.19 Powell, 49 Huffines, 35 Noffsinger, 35 1969 Malcolm, 6 Dickerson, 1.73 Malcolm, 54.1 Malcolm, 74 1968 Huffines, 3 Huffines, 1.03 Dickerson, 34.3 Dickerson, 31 Powell, 3 1967 Dickerson, 8 Dickerson, 1.45 Dickerson, 62 Dickerson, 66 1966 Pratt, 6 Pratt, 1.52 Pratt, 53.1 Pratt, 52

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pitching leaders since 1965


General Info

c a re e r re c o rd s BATTING Leaders

Coaching Staff 2012 Golden Eagles

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) Chad Oberacker 8) Jeremy Bonczynski 9) Greg Stewart 10) Troy Martin

.391 .389 .388 .383 .381 .376 .374 .369 .363 .361

2011 Season in Review Tradition of Excellence

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 Oberacker 3) Chad Malone 4) Jesse Johnson 5) Matt Ballard 6) Ben Burgess 7) Jake New 8) A.J. Kirby-Jones 9) Casey Benjamin 10) Mike Winchester

724 676 667 658 652 623 620 596 591 559

Players in the Pros 2012 Opponents

Runs Scored 1) Chad Malone 2) Chad Oberacker 3) Scott Baerns 4) Jesse Johnson 5) Derek Lane 6) A.J. Kirby-Jones Casey Benjamin 8) Kevin Caroland 9) Mike Meihls 10) Matt Ballard

183 169 161 148 144 143 143 141 131 129

Hits 1) Chad Oberacker 2) Chad Malone 3) Casey Benjamin 4) A.J. Kirby-Jones 5) Mike Meihls Jake New 7) Matt Ballard 8) Jesse Johnson 9) Scott Baerns 10) Russell Stoops

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

253 213 209 207 204 204 199 193 189 188

Total Bases 1) A.J. Kirby-Jones 2) Chad Oberacker 3) Matt Ballard 4) Mike Meihls 5) Steve Hawkins 6) Casey Benjamin 7) Chad Malone 8) Jake New 9) Mark Maberry 10) Jeremy Bonczynski

Doubles 1) Mike Meihls 2) A.J. Kirby-Jones Chad Oberacker 4) Matt Ballard Matt Curtis 6) Casey Benjamin 7) Jake New 8) Taylor Ralph Chad Malone 10) Mark Gilliam

54 49 49 47 47 44 41 40 40 38

409 390 346 327 316 304 301 296 294 286

Triples 1) Bill Maclin 2) Jesse Johnson Chad Oberacker 4) Mike Tipton Scott Baerns Jake New 7) Barney Dickey Rick Schubert 9) Taylor Ralph Larry Smith Steve Hawkins Casey Benjamin Josh Goodwin Thomas Nelson

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

Home Runs 1) A.J. Kirby-Jones 2) Jeremy Bonczynski Matt Ballard Steve Hawkins 5) Bobby Morgan Mark Maberry 7) Matt Attaway 8) Matt Curtis Chad Oberacker 10) Scott Walls Derek Lane Mike Meihls

51 32 32 32 28 28 24 22 22 21 21 21

.686 .686 .659 .647 .618 .589 .589 .581 .580 .577

Runs Batted In 1) A.J. Kiby-Jones 2) Chad Oberacker 3) Mark Maberry 4) Matt Ballard 5) Mike Meihls 6) Mike Tipton 7) Steve Hawkins 8) Bobby Morgan 9) Jeremy Bonczynski Derek Lane

190 158 153 149 148 138 132 116 112 112

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 Stolen Bases 1) Tim Hill Derek Lane 3) Mike Winchester 4) Tim Taylor 5) Scott Baerns 6) Kevin Caroland 7) Chad Oberacker 8) Morris Irby 9) Lowell Joiner Harold Smith

78 78 73 63 59 57 42 40 38 38

Walks 1) Donley Canary 2) A.J. Kirby-Jones 3) Chad Malone 4) Derek Lane Chad Oberacker 6) Matt Ballard Casey Benjamin 8) Kurt Kalen 9) Tate McMillan 10) Kevin Caroland

134 128 104 97 97 96 96 90 86 85

(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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12 9 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5

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

78 70 70 67 66 65 64 61 59 56

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) Lee Henry 80.1 8) Rob Malcolm 88.0 9) Frank Cardwell 155.0 10) Don Gorin 83.1

1.79 2.11 2.51 2.43 2.60 2.66 2.69 2.86 2.90 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

Highest K/Walk Ratio 1) Doris Sullivan 2) David Bosse 3) Doug Vincent 4) Kevin Peterson 5) Matt Smith 6) Mark Maberry 7) Adam Liberatore 8) Michael Alcorn 9) Donnie Long 10) Ron Dickerson

3.38 2.98 2.65 2.64 2.58 2.41 2.39 2.38 2.37 2.31

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) Adam Liberatore 15.47 6) Keith Hedrick 15.43 7) Zac Cole 15.00 8) Matt Smith 14.78 9) Jared Dobbs 14.35 10) Rodney Przbylinski 14.10 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

2011 Season in Review

Saves 1) Mike Jones 2) Mark Fontenat 3) Ryan Dennick Tim Horn Ryan Dennick 6) A.J. Kirby-Jones Mark Maberry Phil Dane Meachum Evins Joe Fisher

21 20 19 15 15 14 13 13 12 12

Tradition of Excellence

22 22 20 18 17 17 15 15 15 15

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

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) Lee Henry 9.32 6) David Bosse 9.24 7) Ron Dickerson 9.16 8) Dave Pratt 9.04 9) Jim Ed Warden 8.97 10) A.J. Kirby-Jones 8.69

Mark Maberry

31 30 29 26 25 25 25 25

Players in the Pros

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

48 45 41 39 38 35 34 34 34 33

2012 Opponents

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

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

Mike Claudio

Ralph Mallicoat

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W-L Pct./Career Minimum 10 decisions 1) Danny Huffines 11-0 2) Buck Jones 10-1 3) Dean Nichols 11-2 Mike Moore 11-2 5) Don Cook 9-2 6) Doug Vincent 12-3 Ryan Dennick 8-2 8) Lee Henry 9-3 9) Mark Maberry 14-5 10) Ron Dickerson 13-5

2012 Golden Eagles Coaching Staff

pitching LEADERS


General Info

s e a s o n re c o rd s BATTING

Coaching Staff 2012 Golden Eagles

Matt Attaway

2011 Season in Review Tradition of Excellence Players in the Pros

Greg Stewart

2012 Opponents Universitry Section

Ray Wear

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High Average Minimum 60 at bats 1) Scott Baerns (1988) 2) Chad Oberacker (2010) 3) Tim Taylor (1981) 4) Donley Canary (1976) 5) Casey Benjamin (2003) 6) Brent Carrier (1988) 7) Mike Winchester (1975) 8) Ryan Browning (1998) 9) Troy Martin (1987) 10) Bill Maclin (1970)

.476 .452 .438 .429 .418 .414 .413 .408 .397 .394

Times At Bat 1) Chad Oberacker (2010) 2) Ben Cunningham (2001) 3) Jeremy Boncynski (1997) Travis Adams (1997) 5) Jesse Johnson (2001) 6) Jake New (2008) 7) Matt Curtis (2001) Mark Gilliam (2001) 9) Cole Helms (2002) Chris King (2008)

239 237 235 235 231 229 227 227 226 226

Runs Scored 1) Chad Malone (1997) 2) Scott Baerns (1998) 3) Chad Oberacker (2010) 4) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2010) 5) Thomas Nelson (2008) Jeremy Bonczynski (1997) 7) Troy Martin (1988) Thomas Nelson (2008) 9) Bobby Morgan (1998) Matt Curtis (2001)

77 76 67 64 60 60 59 59 58 58

Hits 1) Chad Oberacker (2010) 108 2) Ben Cunningham (2001) 92 3) Scott Baerns (1988) 89 4) Chris King (2008) 88 5) Jeremy Bonczynski (1997) 84 6) Casey Benjamin (2003) 82 7) Jake New (2008) 81 8) Cole Helms (2002) 80 9) Chad Malone (1997) 78 10) Matt Curtis (2001) 77 Total Bases 1) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2010) 2) Chad Oberacker (2010) 3) Jeremy Bonczyski (1997) 4) Mark Maberry (1997) 5) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) 6) Matt Attaway (1998) 7) Ben Cunningham (2001) 8) Scott Baerns (1998) Matt Curtis (2001) 10) Casey Benjamin (2003)

177 165 161 143 139 137 136 132 132 128

Slugging Pct. Minimum 60 at bats 1) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2010) 2) Greg Stewart (1983) 3) Steve Hawkins (1986) 4) Matt Curtis (2000) 5) Jim Whaley (1963) 6) Matt Attaway (1998) 7) Larry Smith (1968) 8) Derek Lane (1987) 9) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) Scott Baerns (1988)

.859 .755 .738 .735 .730 .717 .714 .707 .706 .706

Doubles 1) Chad Oberacker (2010) 2) Ben Cunningham (2001) 3) Matt Curtis (2000) 4) Matt Curtis (2001) 5) Craig Mullins (1996) Mark Gilliam (2001) 7) Thomas Nelson (2008) 8) Ryan Browning (1998) 9) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2010) 10) Gabe Zook (1999) Troy Martin (1988) Kurt Kalen (1991) Matt Attaway (1998)

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Triples 1) Bill Maclin (1971) 2) Larry Smith (1968) Bill Maclin (1970) Mike Tipton (1975) Rick Schubert (1980) Aaron Leber (1999) Jesse Johnson (2000) Chad Oberacker (2010) 8) 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) Chad Oberacker (2009) Chad Hayes (2011)

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

Home Runs 1) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2010) 2) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) Jeremy Bonczynski (1997) 4) Mark Maberry (1997) 5) Matt Attaway 6) Steve Hawkins (1986) 7) Nathan Marty (2005) Matt Curtis (2000) Jeremy Bonczynski (1996) Scott Walls (1985) Steve Hawkins (1987) Derek Lane (1987)

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Runs Batted In 1) Mark Maberry (1997) 2) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2010) 3) Chad Oberacker (2010) 4) A.J. Kirby -Jones (2009) 5) Jeremy Bonczynski (1997) 6) Brent Carrier (1998) 7) Mark Gilliam (2001) Steve Soper (2007) 9) Matt Attaway (1994) 10) Bobby Morgan (1997)

74 71 70 68 64 60 59 59 58 57

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) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2010) 2) Chad Malone (1997) 3) Tate McMIllan (2010) 4) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) Howard Aiello (1984) 6) Tim Taylor (1981) 7) Donley Canary (1974) Tim Taylor (1982) 9) Troy Martin (1988) Jeff Lavender (19)

58 51 44 42 42 40 39 39 38 38

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

Victories 1) Mark Maberry (1997) 2) Doug Vincent (2002) 3) Mike Moore (1974) Todd Kemp (1988) Mike Cladio (1988) Ben Downs (2003) Lee Henry (2009) Lee Henry (2010) 9) Mike Moore (1997) Buck Jones (1955) Dave Pratt (1964) Ron Dickerson (1967) Saves 1) Mark Fontenot (1982) 2) Mike Jones (1985) 3) Ralph Mallicoat (1976) Tim Horn (1989) Chad Heminover (1998) Ryan Dennick (2008) Stephen Pryor (2010) Cullen Park (2011) 8) Rick Griffin (1975) Hugh Travis (1975) Don Grimes (1976) Joe Fisher (1980) Meachum Evins (1981) Mike Jones (1984) Mike Jones (1986) Mark Maberry (1995) Clint Holloway (1997) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2010)

Starts 1) Matt Frey (1997) 15 Donnie Long (2001) 15 3) Mark Maberry (1997) 14 Todd Kemp (1986) 14 Craig Humberd (1991) 14 Donnie Long (2001) 14 Ben Downs (2002) 14 Tristan Archer (2011) 14 Matthew Shepherd (2011) 14 8) Erik Sabel (1995) 13 Erik Sabel (1996) 13 Keith Hedrick (1996) 13 Jim Ed Warden (2001) 13 Matt Smith (2007) 13 Michael Alcorn (2008) 13 Adam Liberatore (2010) 13

12 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8

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

7 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

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) Tristan Archer (2011) 10) Todd Kemp (1988)

104.0 97.1 96.2 93.2 93.1 92.1 90.2 90.1 88.2 87.0

Strikeouts 1) Todd Kemp (1986) 133 2) Todd Kemp (1988) 132 3) Mark Maberry (1997) 108 4) Donnie Long (2001) 97 5) Lee Henry (2010) 85 6) Bubbie Buzachero (2001) 81 Ben Downs (2003) 81 8) Lee Henry (2009) 80 9) Mike Moore (1997) 79 Jim Ed Warden (2001) 79 Most Strikeouts per 9 innings (Minimum 30 innings pitched) 1) Stephen Pryor (2010) 16.46 2) Todd Kemp (1988) 13.65 3) Todd Kemp (1986) 13.21 4) Rab Malcolm (1969) 12.26 5) Todd Kemp (1987) 11.29 6) Todd Kemp (1985) 10.35 7) Mike Moore (1997) 9.60 8) Ron Dickerson (1967) 9.58 9) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2009) 9.55 10) Ron Dickerson (1969) 9.52 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) Chad Oberacker (2011) 46.1 4) Jim Brown (1992) 45.2 5) Craig Humberd (1992) 42.8 6) A.J. Kirby-Jones (2008) 40.0 7) Matt Chodak (1994) 39.3 8) Chris West (1993) 38.0 9) Adam Liberatore (2008) 37.1 10) Keith Hedsdrick (1995) 33.1

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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) Tristan Archer (2011)

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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

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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)

Appearances 1) Cullen Park (2011) 2) Doug Vincent (2001) Stephen Pryor (2010) 4) David Grigsby (2001) David Jackson (2003) Justin Fields (2005) 7) Matt Kearney (2008) Mike Macchiaverna (1999) Mike Jones (1985) Bubbie Buzachero (2001) Mike Fessler (2001) Doug Vincent (2002) Dusty Eubanks (2002)

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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)

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2011 Season in Review Tradition of Excellence Players in the Pros 2012 Opponents

Highest Batting Average .337 Lowest Batting Average .222 Most At Bats 2081 Fewest At Bats 410 Most Runs 459 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 153 Fewest Doubles 7 Most Triples 19 Fewest Triples 1 Most Home Runs 83 Fewest Home Runs 1 Most Runs Batted In 420 Fewest Runs Batted In 61 Most Walks 291 Fewest Walks 64 Most Strikeouts 480 Fewest Strikeouts 62 Most Times Hit By Pitch 89 Fewest Times Hit By Pitch 5 Most Stolen Bases 123 Fewest Stolen Bases 1 Highest Stolen Base Pct. .925 Lowest Stolen Base Pct. .583

Team/Game

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(1998) (1979) (1997) (1962) (2010) (1962) (1997) (1962) (1998) (1962) (1997) (1962) (1998) (1972) (1997) (1962) (2001) (1962) (1981) (1973) (1997) (1962) (2010) (1962) (1963) (1962) (2001) (1962) (2001) (1968) (1974) (1962) (1979) (2002)

Lowest Earned Run Avg. 2.54 (1967) Highest Earned Run Avg. 7.99 (2005) Most Saves 14 (1976) Fewest Saves 0 (1992) Most Complete Games 23 (three) Most Innings Pitched 519.1 (2001) Fewest Innings Pitched 96.2 (1962) Most Hits Allowed 639 (2005) Most Runs Allowed 478 (1999) Most Earned Runs Allowed 397 (2005) Most Home Runs Allowed 83 (1999) Most Walks Issued 275 (2005) Fewest Walks Issued 73 (1961) Most Strikeouts 462 (2010, 2001) Fewest Strikeouts 50 (1962) Most Hit Batters 83 (2006) Fewest Hit Batters 4 (1973) Most Wild Pitches 78 (2007) Fewest Wild Pitches 6 (1983) Most Pickoffs 26 (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)

Doug Vincent holds the school record for most pitching appearances in a season by showing up in 27 games in the 2011 season.

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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) 5 (at Belmont, 2011) 5 (vs. Purdue, 2011)


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

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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 0 by Chad Oberacker, 2011 0 by Evan Frazier, 2011 Casanova Donaldson tied the school record in 2009 when he went 5-for-5 from the plate against East Tennessee State.

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.

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Most At Bats 8 by Alex Henry/Ben Burgess vs. The Citadel, Feb. 28, 2009/Austin Wulf at UTM, May 15, 2010 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 4 by Evan Frazier vs. Lipscomb, 2011 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

Tradition of Excellence

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Players in the Pros

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 26 by A.J. Kirby-Jones, 2010 Most Runs Batted In 74 by Mark Maberry, 1997 Most Stolen Bases 47 by Tim Hill, 1984 Most Walks 58 by A.J. Kirby-Jones, 2010 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)

Lowest ERA 1.28 by Dave Pratt, 1964 Most Games 27 by Cullen Park, 2011 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

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Coaching Staff 2012 Golden Eagles

James Abraham, 2012Joe 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 Justin Alexander, 2011Clint Alexander, 2005-06 Lynn Alexander, 1961 David Allen, 2011Earl Allen, 1964 Jake Allen, 2000-02 John Allen, 1977 Honey Allmon, 1948-49 Tristan Archer, 2010Bill 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

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Tradition of Excellence Players in the Pros

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 Garret Baugh, 2011Richard Baughner, 1961-64 Sam Beatty, 1961-63 Brad Beck, 2000 John Beckman, 1974-76 Rick Beddingfield, 1977 Frankie Beech, 2010-11 Micheal Behrend, 1983 Casey Benjamin, 2001-03 Greg Bennett, 1985-88 Nelson Bennett, 1961-63 Tony Bertolino, 1964-67 Wade Bilbrey, 2009-11 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 Dylan Bosheers, 2012David Bosse, 1968-70 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 Josh Bryant, 2012Terry Bryant, 1967-69 Randy Buckner, 1980 Ray Buice, 1961 Ben Burgess, 2009Barry Burnett, 1984-85 Tim Burnette, 1994-95 Terry Burton, 1989 Bubbie Buzachero, 2000-02

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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, 2007-10 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 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, 2008-10 David Crutcher, 1970-71 Ben Cunningham, 2000-01 Matt Curtis, 2000-01

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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 Albert DelGaicco, 2011Barry 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, 2007-11 Casanova Donaldson, 2008-11 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

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Jay Eble, 1976-77 Ray Eble, 1949 Cooper Eddy, 2003 Jake Edwards, 2007-08 Matt Edwards, 2004-05 Seth Edwards, 2010-11 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

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Roger Farley, 1976 Joe Fellers, 1998-99 Mike Fessler, 2000-01 Billy Field, 1967-69 Justin Fields, 2004-07 Joe Fisher, 1979-82 Zach Flynn, 2011 Steve Folkers, 2000-01 Mark Fontenot, 1980-83 Blake Forst, 2005-09 Brent Frazier, 1992-93 Evan Frazier, 2010Grant French, 2003-04 Matt Frey, 1996-97 Terry Frye, 1970-73

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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 Greg Glaser, 2010-11 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 Zephan Guyear, 2010Ken Gwaltney, 1961-62

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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, 2009Jerry 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, 2009-10 Mack Henry, 1962 Mike Henson, 1985-86 Steve Hertzfeldt, 1975 David Hess, 2012Brian Hicks, 1987 Tim Higgs, 1980 Tim Hill, 1983-84 Clint Holloway, 1996-98 Marvin Holloway, 1963 Ben Holt, 1992-93 Lefty Hooker, 1949 Jordan Hopkins, 2012Tim 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 Collins Hughes, 2003-04 Mark Hughes, 1978-81 Craig Humberd, 1990-93 Derek Hunley, 1991-95 Mike Hurst, 1995-96 Robert Hyder, 1997

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Morris Irby, 1968-71

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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

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Jeff Kalen, 1983-86 Kevin Kalen, 1984-87 Kurt Kalen, 1992-93 Garry Kanipe, 1972-74

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Derek Lane (1984-87)

Dusty Eubanks (2002-03)


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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, 2009-11 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 Trey McCalla, 2011 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, 2007-10 Jake McWhirter, 2011Monty 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

David Quay, 1973-74, 76

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Kenneth Oakley, 1975-76 Chad Oberacker, 2008-11 Aaron Olita, 1996-99 Johnny Orr, 1989-92 Gary Osborne, 1966 David Ott, 2000-01 Brian Owens, 1991, 94 Daniel Owens, 2004-06

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Kenny Pack, 1968-69 Dustin Page, 2004-05 Charlie Parham, 1978-80 Cullen Park, 2011Johnny 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, 2008-11 Dave Pratt, 1964-67 Nick Price, 2010Tom 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

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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

Johnny Tacker, 1979 Harold Taylor, 1972-75 Tim Taylor, 1981-82 Scott Terry, 2000-03 Greg Thomas, 1980-81 Will Thomas, 2010Gene Thompson, 1949 Shane Thompson, 1991

Casey Benjamin 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

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Wayne Zenner, 1981-82 Jody Zimmerle, 1994-95 Gabe Zook, 1998-99 BOLD denotes active players

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Larry Vanscoe, 1963 Tommy Van Tone, 1964 Stan Vaughn, 1979 Charlie Vesser, 1977 Scott Vick, 1989 Doug Vincent, 2000-03 Jeff Vogt, 1994-96

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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 Aaron Whitten, 2012Tony Wiggins, 1989 Phil Wilbourn, 1961-65

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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, 2006-10 Greg Lindsey, 1984 Jeremy Linville, 1998-99 Ronnie Linville, 1982-83 David Little, 1964-67 Dale Long, 1963 Donnie Long, 2000-01 Seth Lucio, 2012Smokey Lusk, 1967

Donny Yates, 1970 Bob Yonker, 1964-65 Kris Youngberg, 1999 Jim Youngblood, 1972

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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

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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, 2009Tevis Sherfield, 2010Darrell Shockley, 1986-87 Josh Shoulders, 2001 Justin Showalter, 2004 Geoff Shuck, 1973 Ron Shumate, 1961 Mike Sievers, 1981 Roger Simpson, 1964 Wayne Singleton, 1971 Gerald Sinkfield, 1988 Byron Skinner, 2012Bill 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 Zach Stephens, 2011Jonathan 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

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Phil Wilbourn, Jr., 1990-91 Emerson Wiles, 1968-70 Jim Wilhoite, 1975-78 David Wilkinson, 1979-82 Andy WIlliams, 2011Tanner Williams, 2012James Wilson, 1971-74 Tyler WIlson, 2012Mike Winchester, 1972-75 Earl Winn, 1961-62 Barry Wolfenbarger, 1995-96 Tim Wolfman, 1982 Don Woodall, 1965-67 Bill Worley, 1968 Brandon Wright, 2011 Cory Wright, 2006-09 Austin Wulf, 2010David Wykle, 1989-92

Joe Renegar, 1983-85 Mike Richardson, 1988 Josh Rider, 2007-08 David Ridge, 1983-84 Doug Rines, 1989-91 Devin Rivers, 2010-11 Kendale Roach, 2008 Bobby Roach, 2012Bobby Roberts, 1989-92 Roger Robinson, 1976 Tim Rodgers, 1993 Michael Roeder, 2007-08 Chad Rogers , 1999 Danny Rowden, 1980 Kyle Rowekamp, 2004-06

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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 Michael Morris, 2011Zane Morton, 2012Josh 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

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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

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GOLDEN EAGLES host annual Pro Scout Night

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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.

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The Golden Eagles have had a baseball player drafted in the MLB draft in each of the past four seasons, and had a program-record four players drafted in 2010.

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The following Tennessee Tech baseball players signed contracts with professional baseball teams since 1974: Player Position Year Signed With Mike Moore Right Handed Pitcher 1974 Chicago Cubs Matt Bailey Shortstop 1976 Atlanta Braves Mike Behrend Right Handed Pitcher 1983 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Jones Right Handed Pitcher 1985 Kansas City Royals Greg Maysonet Right Handed Pitcher 1986 Detroit Tigers Eric Sabel Right Handed Pitcher 1996 Arizona D’Backs Shane Smith Catcher 1996 New York Mets Craig Mullins Shortstop 1999 Independent Keith Hedrick Right Handed Pitcher 1996 Independent Mark Maberry Right Handed Pitcher 1997 New York Mets Jeremy Bonczynski Third base 1997 Independent Jim Ed Warden Right Handed Pitcher 2001 Cleveland Indians Ben Cunningham First base 2001 Independent Mike Meihls Catcher 2002 New York Yankees Casey Benjamin Shortstop 2003 Texas Rangers Zac Cole Right Handed Pitcher 2007 Baltimore Orioles Bubbie Buzachero Right Handed Pitcher 2007 Cleveland Indians Scott Dunham Outfielder 2007 Wichita Wingnuts Jake New Outfielder 2008 LA Dodgers Ryan Dennick Left Handed Pitcher 2009 Kansas City Royals AJ Kirby-Jones Designated Hitter/First Base 2010 Oakland Athletics Stephen Pryor Right Handed Pitcher 2010 Seattle Mariners Lee Henry Right Handed Pitcher 2010 Pensacola Pelicans Adam Liberatore Left Handed Pitcher 2010 Tampa Bay Rays Chad Oberacker Outfielder 2011 Oakland A’s


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Stephen Pryor • RHP • Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Chad Oberacker • OF • Erie, Pa.

Drafting Team: Oakland A’s Round: 9 Number: 275 overall Position: Designated Hitter/Utility Player Current Team: Burlington Bees (Class A Affiliate of the Oakland Athletics)

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With the Burlington Bees, a Class A Affiliate of the Oakland A’s, AJ KirbyJones put together a fine summer as he drove in 50 RBI in 94 games. He recorded 78 hits on the season including 18 doubles and 13 home runs. He also maintained a .415 slugging percentage and finished the season with 10 hits in his last 10 games.

Ryan Dennick • LHP • North Olmsted, Ohio Ryan Dennick (above) was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2009. By 2011, Dennick had worked his way up the ranks in the Royals system as he earned a call up to the AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals. While with the Wilmington Blue Rocks in A, Dennick won three games, while striking out 51 batters, in 35 games.

Drafting Team: Kansas City Royals Round: 22 Number: 662 Position: Left-handed pitcher Current Team: Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Class AA Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals)

Casey Benjamin

Bubbie Buzachero

Jim Ed Warden

Lee Henry

Drafting Team: Tampa Bay Rays Round: 21 Number: 641 overall Position: Left-handed pitcher Current Team: Charlotte Stone Crabs (Class A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays)

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Adam Liberatore • LHP • Rochester, PA. Liberatore put together a 6-5 record as a member of the Charlotte Stone Crabs. In 90.1 innings, Liberatore posted a 3.09 ERA as he struck out 70 batters, while issuing just 31 walks. He held opposing batters to a .266 average and gave up just three home runs.

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AJ Kirby-Jones • DH • Knoxville, Tenn.

Drafting Team: Oakland A’s Round: 25 Number: 766 overall Position: Outfield Current Team: Vermont Lake Monsters (Class A Affiliate of the Oakland A’s)

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Drafting Team: Seattle Mariners Round: 5 Number: 162 overall Position: Right-handed pitcher Current Team: Jackson Generals (Class AA Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners)

Chad Oberacker (above) finished his first season with the Vermont Lake Monsters with a .293 batting average. In 47 games, Oberacker recorded 46 hits and drove in 12 runs. On the base paths, he went 13-15 in stolen base attempts.

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Pryor began his season with the High Desert Mavericks but he wouldn’t stay there for long as he got called up to the Jackson Generals midway through the season. With the Generals, Pryor posted a 2-1 record, with a 1.19 ERA, in 17 games. He also posted 27 strikeouts and six saves.


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ALABAMA A&M BULLDOGS (Tech leads series 3-0)

April 11 in Cookeville — Location: Huntsville, Ala. — Conference: Southwestern Atlantic — Head Coach: Preston Potter 2011 record: 10-37, 5-18 — SID Contact: Brandon Willis — SID Phone: (256) 372-4005 E-mail: aamusportsinfo@yahoo.com — Web: www.aamusports.com — Last meeting: 2011, (W, 12-0)

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AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS (APSU leads series 80-68)

May 17-19 in Cookeville — Location: Clarksville, Tenn. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Gary McClure 2011 record: 34-24, 17-6 — SID Contact: Cody Bush — SID Phone: (931) 221-7561 E-mail: bushc@apsu.edu — Web: www.apsugovernors.com — Last meeting: 2011, (L, 10-4)

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BELMONT BRUINS (Tech leads series 31-28)

April 10 in Nashville, April 18 in Cookeville — Location: Nashville, Tenn. — Conference: Atlantic Sun — Head Coach: Dave Jarvis 2011 record: 38-26, 17-13 — SID Contact: Dan Forcella — SID Phone: (615) 460-8023 E-mail: dan.forcella@belmont.edu — Web: www.belmontbruins.com — Last meeting: 2011, (W, 9-8)

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CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS (First meeting)

March 16-18 in Cookeville — Location: Mount Pleasant, Mich. — Conference: Mid-America — Head Coach: Steve Jaksa 2011 record: 31-27, 17-9 — SID Contact: Kyle Kelley — SID Phone: (989) 774-3277 E-mail: kyle.kelley@cmich.edu — Web: www.cmuchippewas.com — Last meeting: First Meeting

CLEMSON TIGERS (Clemson leads series 4-0)

Tradition of Excellence

May 8 in Clemson — Location: Clemson, S.C. — Conference: Atlantic Coast — Head Coach: Jack Leggett 2011 record: 43-20, 17-13 — SID Contact: Brian Hennessy — SID Phone: (864) 656-1921 E-mail: bhennes@clemson.edu — Web: www.clemsontigers.com — Last meeting: 2009, (L, 10-0)

DAYTON FLYERS (Series tied 1-1)

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March 2-4 in Cookeville — Location: Dayton, Ohio — Conference: Atlantic 10 — Head Coach: Tony Vittorio 2011 record: 32-27, 15-9 — SID Contact: Brian Karst — SID Phone: (937) 229-4431 E-mail: bkarst1@udayton.edu — Web: www.daytonflyers.com — Last meeting: 2008, (L, 12-1)

EAST TENNESSEE STATE BUCCANEERS (Tech leads series 46-41)

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Feb. 26 in Johnson City — Location: Johnson City, Tenn. — Conference: Atlantic Sun — Head Coach: Tony Skole 2011 record: 36-21, 16-12 — SID Contact: Ryan Dunn — SID Phone: (423) 439-8212 E-mail: etsusportsinfo@etsu.edu — Web: www.etsubucs.com — Last meeting: 2011, (L, 6-5)

EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS (EIU leads series 30-21)

April 27-29 in Cookeville — Location: Charleston, Ill. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Jim Schmitz 2011 record: 18-33, 9-12 — SID Contact: Greg Lautzenheiser — SID Phone: (217) 581-7020 E-mail: glautzenheiser@eiu.edu— Web: www.eiupanthers.com — Last meeting: 2011, (W, 3-2)

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EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS (Tech leads series 72-55)

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May 11-13 in Cookeville — Location: Richmond, Ky. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Jason Stein 2011 record: 21-36, 11-13 — SID Contact: Steve Fohl — SID Phone: (859) 622-1253 E-mail: steve.fohl@eku.edu — Web: www.ekusports.com — Last meeting: 2011, (W, 6-5)

EVANSVILLE PURPLE ACES (Tech leads series 4-1)

March 9-11 in Cookeville — Location: Evansville, Ind. — Conference: Missouri Valley — Head Coach: Wes Carroll 2011 record: 28-25, 7-13 — SID Contact: Lizzie Barlow — SID Phone: (812) 488-1152 E-mail: eb153@evansville.edu — Web: www.gopurpleaces.com — Last meeting:

ILLINOIS STATE REDBIRDS (Tech leads series 2-1)

Feb. 24-26 in Cookeville — Location: Normal, Ill. — Conference: Missouri Valley — Head Coach: Mark Kingston 2011 record: 36-18, 13-8 — SID Contact: John Twork — SID Phone: (309) 438-5746 E-mail: jdtwork@istu.edu — Web: www.goredbirds.com — Last meeting: 2008, (L, 8-5)

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JACKSONVILLE STATE GAMECOCKS (Tech leads series 20-18) April 5-7 in Jacksonville — Location: Jacksonville, Ala. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Jim Case 2011 record: 36-23, 14-9 — SID Contact: Greg Seitz — SID Phone: (256) 782-5279 E-mail: gseitz@jsu.edu — Web: www.jsugamecocksports.com — Last meeting: 2011, (L, 9-7)

KENTUCKY WILDCATS (Kentucky leads series 8-1)

Tradition of Excellence

March 6 in Lexington — Location: Lexington, Ky. — Conference: Southeastern — Head Coach: Gary Henderson 2011 record: 25-30, 8-22 — SID Contact: Brent Ingram — SID Phone: (859) 257-3838 E-mail: brent.ingram@uky.edu — Web: www.ukathletics.com — Last meeting: 2011, (L, 11-8)

LIPSCOMB BISONS (Tech leads series 35-27)

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Feb. 28 in Cookeville, May 15 in Nashville — Location: Nashville, Tenn. — Conference: Atlantic Sun — Head Coach: Jeff Forehand 2011 record: 19-36, 10-20 — SID Contact: Jamie Gilliam — SID Phone: (615) 966-5166 E-mail: jamie.gilliam@lipscomb.edu — Web: www.lipscombsports.com — Last meeting: 2011, (W, 12-9)

MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS (MTSU leads series 105-63-1)

MISSOURI STATE BEARS (First meeting)

Feb. 17-18 in Lubbock, Texas — Location: Springfield, Mo. — Conference: Missouri Valley — Head Coach: Keith Guttin 2011 record: 33-23, 11-9 — SID Contact: Eric Doennig — SID Phone: (417) 836-4586 E-mail: eric.doennig@missouristate.edu— Web: www.missouristatebears.com — Last meeting: First meeting

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March 20 in Murfreesboro, April 24 in Cookeville — Location: Murfreesboro, Tenn. — Conference: Sun Belt — Head Coach: Steve Peterson 2011 record: 18-37, 9-21 — SID Contact: Leslie Wilhite — SID Phone: (615) 904-8115 E-mail: wilhite@goblueraiders.com — Web: www.goblueraiders.com — Last meeting: 2011, (L, 6-5)


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May 4-6 in Cookeville — Location: Morehead, Ky. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Jay Sorg 2011 record: 10-39, 6-16 — SID Contact: Andrew Goetz — SID Phone: (606) 783-5481 E-mail: a.goetz@moreheadstate.edu — Web: www.msueagles.com — Last meeting: 2011, (L, 11-4)

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MURRAY STATE RACERS (Tech leads series 68-66-1)

March 30-April 1 in Cookeville — Location: Murray, Ky. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Rob McDonald 2011 record: 19-32, 9-13 — SID Contact: John Brush — SID Phone: (270) 809-7044 E-mail: john.brush@murraystate.edu — Web: www.goracers.com — Last meeting: 2011, (W, 10-8 )

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SOUTHEAST MISSOURI REDHAWKS (SEMO leads series 40-20)

April 20-22 in Cape Girardeau — Location: Cape Girardeau, Mo. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Mark Hogan 2011 record: 34-22, 14-8 — SID Contact: Nick Seeman — SID Phone: (573) 651-2294 E-mail: nseeman@semo.edu — Web: www.gosoutheast.com — Last meeting: 2011, (L, 6-1)

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SIU EDWARDSVILLE COUGARS (First meeting)

April 13-15 in Cookeville — Location: Edwardsville, Ill. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Amanda Levens 2011 record: 28-24, 0-0 — SID Contact: Joe Pott — SID Phone: (618) 650-2860 E-mail: jpott@siue.edu — Web: www.siuecougars.com — Last meeting: First meeting

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (Tennessee leads series 63-30-1)

Tradition of Excellence

March 13 in Knoxville — Location: Knoxville, Tenn. — Conference: Southeastern — Head Coach: Dave Serrano 2011 record: 25-29, 7-23 — SID Contact: Cameron Harris — SID Phone: (865) 974-1212 E-mail: charris@utk.edu — Web: www.utsports.com — Last meeting: 2010, (L, 9-3)

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS (First meeting)

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Feb. 18-19 in Lubbock — Location: Lubbock, Texas — Conference: Big 12 — Head Coach: Dave Spencer 2011 record: 33-25, 12-15 — SID Contact: Scott Lacefield — SID Phone: (806) 742-2770 E-mail: scott.lacefield@ttu.edu — Web: www.texastech.com — Last meeting: First meeting

UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS (Tech leads the series 34-14)

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March 23-25 in Martin — Location: Martin, Tenn. — Conference: Ohio Valley — Head Coach: Bubba Cates 2010-11 record: 20-36, 10-13 — SID Contact: Ryne Rickman — SID Phone: (731) 881-7632 E-mail: rrickman@utm.edu — Web: www.utmsports.com — Last meeting: 2011, (W, 8-7)

VANDERBILT COMMODORES (Vanderbilt leads series 21-18) March 27 in Nashville — Location: Nashville, Tenn. — Conference: Southeastern — Head Coach: Tim Corbin 2011 record: 54-12, 15-11 — SID Contact: Kyle Parkinson — SID Phone: (615) 343-0020 E-mail: kyle.parkinson@vanderbilt.edu— Web: www.vucommodores.com — Last meeting: 2011, (L, 11-2)

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The Golden Eagles will face Missouri State, Texas Tech, Central Michigan and SIU Edwardsville for the first time in the 2012 season. 2012 opponents are in bold.

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Southeast Louisiana......0-1 Southeast Missouri...20-40 Southern Illinois............0-2 Southern Miss...............1-5 Southern Tech...............3-1 Southwestern...............1-0 Stetson..........................0-3 Tennessee.........30-63-1 Tennessee-Martin...34-14 Tennessee State........35-17 Tennessee Temple.........7-0 Tennessee Wesleyan....10-4 Toledo...........................8-5 Trevecca......................22-9 Troy State......................3-6 Union............................1-3 Valdosta State...............3-1 Valparaiso.....................9-7 Vanderbilt............18-21 Virginia.........................0-1 Virginia Tech..................0-1 Wake Forest..................1-1 Wayne State..................5-4 West Florida..................2-2 West Georgia.................1-4 West Virginia Tech.........3-0 Western Carolina.........1-10 Western Illinois.............2-3 Western Kentucky.....42-52 Western Michigan.........1-4 Winthrop.......................0-2 Wisconsin-Eau Claire.....3-0 Wisc.-Milwaukee...........0-1 Wisconsin-Parkside.......1-1 Wisconsin-Stout............2-0 Wittenberg....................3-2 Wofford.........................2-0 Wooster........................0-1 Wright State..................5-0 Yale...............................3-2 Youngstown State.........5-1

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Maryville...................24-10 McMurray......................3-0 Memphis.....................7-23 Mercer...........................8-8 Miami (Ohio).................7-6 Mid-Continent..............2-0 Middle Tennessee...63-105-1 Milligan.......................11-2 Millikin..........................8-1 Mississippi.....................0-1 Mississippi State............0-4 Missouri-Rolla...............2-0 Morehead State....64-38 Murray State.....68-66-1 New Orleans..................0-2 Nicholls State................0-2 North Alabama.............0-8 N.C. Asheville..............5-10 N.C. Charlotte................1-3 Northeast Illinois...........1-0 Northern Illinois............1-0 Oakland........ ................3-0 Oglethorpe....................2-0 Ohio..............................1-2 Ohio Dominican............1-2 Ohio State.....................0-1 Ohio Wesleyan..............2-0 Olivet............................1-0 Otterbein....................11-4 Pensacola Jc..................1-2 Pensacola Navy.............0-1 Pittsburgh.....................1-0 Principia........................2-0 Purdue..........................1-2 Ripon College................4-0 Saginaw Valley..............2-0 St. Joseph’s....................2-0 St. Louis........................3-1 St. Peter’s......................5-2 Samford......................6-20 Shorter..........................0-2 Somerset.......................2-0 South Alabama.............0-1 S.C. Aiken......................0-2

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Dayton...........................1-1 Drexel............................1-0 Eastern Kentucky...72-55 Eastern Illinois.....21-30 Eastern Michigan..........2-4 East Tennessee.....46-41 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...20-18 Kent State.....................0-1 Kentucky................. 1-8 Kentucky Wesleyan.......3-0 Kenyon..........................2-0 King College..................2-1 Knoxville College...........2-0 Lincoln Memorial........24-9 Lipscomb..............35-27 Louisiana State..............0-3 Louisville.......................7-6 Marietta College............4-3 Marshall........................1-2

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Adrian...........................2-0 Akron........................... 4-1 Alabama...................... 2-5 Alabama A&M.......... 3-0 UAB............................ 5-21 Alabama-Huntsville..... 0-1 Albion College.............. 2-0 Alma College.................1-3 Appalachian State.........5-9 Augusta........................2-2 Austin Peay..........68-80 Bellarmine....................1-3 Belmont...............31-28 Berea College................4-1 Berry.............................2-3 Birmingham So.............2-2 Bluffin...........................2-0 Bowling Green..............0-2 Boston College..............0-1 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.............1-2 Coll. Of Charleston.........1-1 Columbia State..............1-1 Columbus......................1-6 Covenant.......................1-1 Creighton......................0-3 Cumberland..............11-15

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Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell, now in his 11th 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

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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

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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.


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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 has two daughters, Katey (15) and Meaghan (10).

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Mark Wilson’s first six 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. Wilson is currently serving an appointment on the NCAA Leadership Council through April, 2011. It gives the Ohio Valley Conference, TTU and Wilson a voice in a variety of strategic decisions that can affect intercollegiate athletics. Wilson, 41, has led Athletics to several milestone accomplishments during his first six 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 three 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 and locker rooms, and new lights at Tucker Stadium. Most recently, Athletics opened a spacious, new basketball office complex in Eblen Center and construction is underway on an new Athletic Performance Center on the western edge of campus. Additional building plans call for a new 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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To learn more about what Cookeville, Putnam County and the Highlands have in store for you, make your first stop the Highlands Visitor Center, which is located at 470-A Neal St. in Cookeville and is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Or visit us online at MustSeeCookeville.com or CookevilleChamber.com.

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Dr. Lance Jasitt Tammie McMillan Assistant A.D./ Assistant A.D./ Academics Business

Ben Shannon Leveda Birdwell Dr. Jeff Roberts Rob Schabert Facilities and Corporate Sales Faculty Athletics Assistant A.D./ Representative Sports Information Events & Marketing

Baseball Matt Bragga

Basketball (M) Steve Payne

Basketball (W) Sytia Messer

CC & Track Tony Cox

Football Watson Brown

Soccer Daniel Brizard

Softball Tory Acheson

Tennis (M) Kenny Doyle

Volleyball John Blair

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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 studentathletes. 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 30 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian recently received his second degree from Tech, this one in Environmental Geology. Meagan is a senior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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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.


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 200 students in athletics, including athletes, trainers, managers and cheerleaders, and the overall GPA of the department has climbed steeply in the past seven 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 students. Student-athletes devote many hours to practice, conditioning and training in an effort to be the best they can be. These hours are not required by non-athletes in the student body, and these extra demands can compete 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 student-athletes to maximize their academic potential.

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...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2009...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009................................Taylor Askew, Football 2010......................................Lee Henry, Baseball 2010..........................Chad Oberacker, Baseball 2010...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2010.............................................Josh Simer, Golf 2011...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2011............................James Norman, Football 2011.............................. Corey Watson, Football 2012.............................Molly Heady, Basketball Total honors since1985.......................110

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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

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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 2009..........................................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2010....................................................... Josh Simer, Golf

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Tennessee Tech University student-athletes have achieved Academic All-America honors 36 times since 1976.

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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.

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Chip Pugh is in his fifth year as Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning head coach. He oversees the physical development of student-athletes in all 14 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 (Ohio) College, where he also worked as an assistant football coach. Additionally, during his two years at Marietta College he also served as a campus minister to the college. Pugh is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association. He also holds the Club Coach certification through USA Weightlifting. He is a Level-I certified CrossFit trainer and conducts personal training classes open to the public using the CrossFit methods. Chip and his wife, the former Nicole Carey, were married July 29, 2000. They live in Cookeville, where they are active in sprint triathlons and CrossFit. The couple has one daughter, Rory Love Pugh, born October 16, 2010.

Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning program features:

u Strength and conditioning coaches u A wide variety of workout stations at the new Athletic Performance Center u A comprehensive obstacle course u Nutrition analysis u Complete conditioning regimen

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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 workouts should be highly organized b) The workouts should be short in duration c) The workouts should be extremely intense The following are recommendations for athletes concerning days and times of strength trainig (including warmups): * In-season: 3 days / week; 30-40 minutes/workout * Post-season: 3-4 days / week; 45-60 minutes/workout * Pre-season: 4 days / week; 50-60 minutes/workout

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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, thus making it harder to “fold” under pressure.

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Katie Sutherland, Softball Amadi McKenzie, Men’s Basketball Allison Price, Women’s Basketball John Jackson, Football Blair Bowens, Women’s Basketball Kelechi Odu, Football Kaleigh Gates, Softball Elijah Muhammad, Basketball Tacarra Hayes, Women’s Basketball Dustin Dillehay, Football

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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. Dan Bailey

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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.

By taking advantage of expert instruction, Golden Eagle student-athletes are afforded every opportunity to maximize their athletic potential

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Train using ground-based, multi-joint lifting versus machine lifting Most athletes participate in stand up power sports using many muscle groups at once. The emphasis of training should be on total body athleticism and flexibility rather than having body weight supported by a machine and forcing isolation of just one muscle group. By incorporating ground-based lifts and exercises that focus on the total body, the athlete becomes more prepared to use their whole body in sport skills.

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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.

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s p o rt s m e d i c i n e Responsible for providing medical coverage, recognition and treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation for all 14 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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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.

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football teams. He holds membership in several regional associations, Jake Fox, a graduate assistant and is also a member of the National athletic trainer at the University of Athletic Trainers’ Association. Tennessee at Chattanooga for two years, became an assistant athletics trainer at Tennessee Tech University RANDI KAPLAN-in 2010. Fox earned his masters deBuilding her professional resume gree in clinical exercise physiology with positions at the University of while at Chattanooga, receiving it Maryland Eastern Shore, Newberry in May. A native of Canandaigua, College and Niagara University, N.Y., Fox earned his Bachelor of Randi Kaplan joined the Tennessee Jake Fox Adam Graham Randi Kaplan Jessica Vaughan Science degree in Athletic Training Tech Sports Medicine staff in January from East Carolina University where 2012. A native of Salisbury, Md., Kahe worked with the football, volplan received her bachelor’s degree leyball and baseball teams, and also with high school teams in the area. He served in biology from the University of Albany in 2004 and went to graduate school at the as a graduate assistant in athletics at Chattanooga for two years. Prior to beginUniversity of Buffalo. She graduated with honors from the combined BS/MS program ning his collegiate studies, Fox had more than 10 years of service in the U.S. Army, in June 2007 and was BOC certified in July. She was an Athletic Training Intern at spending his time on active duty as a paratrooper and combat medic. He was in Niagara University for one year, then spent three years Operation Iraqi Freedom II from 2003 to 2005. For the next three years, from 2007 to 2010, Randi was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Newberry College. In 2010, she was selected as Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, a position she held until joining the Golden Eagle ADAM GRAHAM -Sports Medicine staff. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Adam Graham joined the Sports Medicine staff in 2011 as assistant athletic trainer. (NATA) in addition to the College Athletic Trainer’s Society, the Maryland Athletic A graduate of Western Carolina with a master’s degree from West Virginia, Graham Trainer’s Association and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainer’s Association. is a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., and a 2008 graduate of Western Carolina with a

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bachelor’s degree in athletic training. As a student athletic trainer, he worked with the Catamount football and women’s basketball teams. During his time as an undergraduate, he also spent one summer in an internship position with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, working with the Bradenton Pirates in the Gulf Coast League. He also served in volunteer positions at the North Carolina State High School cross country and wrestling championships, and the Kentucky Bluegrass Games. As part of the WCU Athletic Training program, Graham had a stronghold on the department’s annual honors, winning the Outstanding Sophomore, Junior and Senior awards. After graduation, he spent one year in an internship position at Georgia Tech where he worked primarily with the Yellowjacket football team. His coverage also included working with the cross country and track teams, and the cheerleading squad. During 2010-11, Graham worked toward his master’s degree and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at West Virginia University. His coverage with Mountaineer teams was with the baseball, cross country, track and

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Jessica Vaughan joined the Tennessee Tech athletic training staff in October 2011. A native of Camano Island, Wash., Vaughan did her undergraduate work at Washington State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training. From there, she attended graduate school at Seattle University, where she earned a Master of Sport Administration with a concentration in Leadership. While at Seattle, Vaughan served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer working primarily with baseball and men’s and women’s track and cross country. In her summers, Vaughan worked with the Bellingham Bells, a collegiate summer baseball team in Bellingham, Wash., which plays in the West Coast League. Vaughan resides in Cookeville.


Physical Therapy for Student-Athletes TTU/CRMC Golden Eagle Sports Medicine 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, and is also open to members of the community.

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Eric Tarsi is the physical therapist for the TTU/CRMC Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Therapy Center. Tarsi comes to Cookeville with nearly 10 years experience in sports medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation, most recently having worked for a year in Nashville at Lean Physical Therapy. Prior to that, he spent a year in the Monterey/ San Jose region of California as a traveling physical therapist, working mainly in home health and acute care. A native of Kingsford, Mich., Tarsi graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2002 with his M.S. in Physical Therapy after completing his undergraduate degree at GVSU in Health Sciences. Tarsi is engaged to Katie Reber; the couple resides in Cookeville and plans to marry in June of 2012. To make an appointment, Tarsi will be reached at the center by calling (931) 783-2463.

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 student-athletes 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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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.

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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.

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Heading into his 30th year on the Tennessee Tech athletics staff, Rob Schabert is assistant athletics director for sports information and broadcasting. He joined the Tech staff on Sept. 8, 1982, and has been going full-speed ever since, working not only in publicizing Tech’s studentathletes and staff but also in promotions and marketing for the athletics department. In September 2008 he was inducted into the Hall of Distinction at Minnesota State University (Mankato). An active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), he has attended the organization’s annual workshop in 29 of his 35 years in the profession. He has served on numerous CoSIDA committees, including Ethics, Academic All-America and Writing, and he currently serves on the Olympic Liaison Committee. In 2004, he was voted winner of the university’s Outstanding Professional Award, and in July 2005 was promoted to his current title. A tireless worker, Schabert has won dozens of national publications and writing awards, including “Best in the Nation” from USA Volleyball for his annual media guide six times. Schabert, 55, has established several programs within the department. He created the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 1987 and initiated the President’s Awards program in 1991. He also established the Woman of the Year/Man of the Year awards along with the Outstanding Male and Female Athlete awards. He is active in the TTU Sports Hall of Fame selection process and serves as the emcee of the annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Schabert has promoted the selection of numerous Tech Academic All-Americans and is extremely active in promoting both the academic and athletic accomplishments of Tech’s student-athletes. Another wing of his operation is the day-to-day production and operations of the vast Tech athletics web site, TTUsports.com. Rob and his staff also serve as the hosts to all media attending athletics events on campus. Over the past several years, many of the interns who have worked for Schabert have moved into full-time positions in the Sports Information profession at a wide variety of colleges and universities, including Appalachian State, UAB, Xavier, Idaho, Texas State and the University of New Mexico. A Minnesota native who learned the trade under the guidance of his father, Bob (a long-time Minnesota Sportswriter), Rob earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University in 1977, spent one year in the Minnesota Twins public relations office, and was SID for five years at Mankato State University. He was a charter member of the St. Cloud chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalist. In 2002, Rob was a volunteer with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee as a member of the Press Operations staff. Rob and his wife, Joan, have two grown children who are also in the public relation business -- Matt (Morehead State sports information) and Kristen (U.S. Army public affairs). They also have one grandson, Jacob.

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Sports Information Assistants Nick Burns, 26, joined the Tennessee Tech Sports Information staff in July of 2010 and is in his second season on the staff. He is the primary contact for volleyball, women's basketball and baseball, and the secondary contact for tennis. A native of Bloomington, Minn., he is a 2007 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a public relations emphasis. As an undergraduate, Burns was a reporter for the campus newspaper covering the men's and women's track and field and golf teams and writing feature stories. He also worked in the school’s athletic communications office helping with gameday services and writing. From 2007 to 2009, Burns was a graduate assistant in the MSU athletic communications office, serving as the primary contact for the volleyball and women's basketball teams for two seasons, and the softball, men's and women's track and field and tennis teams for one season. He produced publications, was the in-game statistician for all Maverick home events, updated the athletic website and filled in as guest host of the weekly Maverick Magazine radio show. During the 2008-09 women's basketball season, Burns served as the primary contact when the team won the Division II NCAA National Championship in San Antonio. He has also worked at the WCHA Final Five. Tommy Dillard, 25, joined the Tech Sports Information staff in July after serving as sports editor of the Murray Ledger & Times. Dillard served as the beat writer covering Murray State athletics and coordinated coverage of the university as well as several high schools. He was also responsible for page and section design, photography and web site maintenance. At Tech, Dillard will handle several aspects of media relations for the athletics department, including the production of publications, press releases and human interest articles. He will serve as the primary sports information contact for the soccer and men’s basketball teams, as well as the golf, cross country and track teams. Prior to being named the sports editor of the newspaper in Murray in 2010, Dillard served three years as assistant sports editor covering local high school athletics. He has also worked for the Associated Press, covering Murray State home athletic events as well as non-sports-related work. Dillard has earned numerous awards from the Kentucky Press Association. A native of Germantown, Tenn., Tommy graduated from Murray State in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He married the former Elaine Kight on June 11. Brandon Goodwin, a 2010 graduate

of Tennessee Tech, has returned to his alma mater to work with the TTU Sports Information staff. He will work in new media, coordinating social media efforts, blogs, and radio and video broadcasts. A native of Lenoir City, Tenn., Goodwin, 23, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and pre-law with an emphasis in sports media. During his tenure at TTU, Goodwin served as sports editor for The Oracle, Tech’s weekly student newspaper, where he covered each of Tech’s then 16 intercollegiate teams. He also held the title of assistant sports editor of The Eagle, the TTU yearbook, and was a disc jockey on WTTU 88.5 fm in Cookeville. Goodwin worked as an undergraduate student in the sports information department from 2007-2010 while attending Tech. His responsibilities ranged from writing and designing media guides to public address and radio broadcasts. He serves as one of the voices of the Golden Eagle Sports Network, providing sideline color and information during football broadcasts.


Why we're the Golden Eagles

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 mascots in the early 1980s that was dubbed ‘the purple chicken” by Tech students.

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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 14 sports on the NCAA Division I level, and students can attend all regular season athletic events absolutely free!

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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.

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For nearly 100 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

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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.

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Hall of fame Since its creation in 1975, the TTU Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 159 members, whose photos and biographies are featured in the Hall of Fame Gallery in Eblen Center.

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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 (1940-98)--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 (1969-04)--Academics

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 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 David Mays.............................................1974-1999 Marynell Meadors..................................1970-1986 Bobby Nichols........................................1963-2008 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

2008 Inductees Chris Hedman (1986-90)--Tennis Mark Maberry (1994-97)--Baseball John “Shakey” McClellan (1964-07)--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

2005 Inductees Leonard “Sonny” Allen (1951-54)--Football Scott Baerns (1985-88)--Baseball David Mays (1974-98)--Baseball Coach

2010 Inductees Steve Hawkins (1984-87)--Baseball Diane Seng Haynes (1996-00)--Basketball, Volleyball, Track Brandy Henry Kleeman (1999-00)--Softball Gene Palmer (1956-60)--Cross Country, Track

2006 Inductees Shawn Monday Smith (1986-90)--Basketball Cecilia Ramsey Fisher (1988-91)--Basketball Angelo Volpe (1987-00)--President Melanie Gray Walker (1991-95--Golf Bill Worrell (1981-06)--Basketball Coach

2011 Inductees Ralph Broyles (1959-60)--Football Chad Evitts (1997-00)--Football Angie Duncan Hyche (1984-87)--Volleyball James “Red” McMilan (1958-61)--Football Esra Bayburt Roan (1994-98)--Tennis

2007 Inductees Dr. Thurston Banks (1973-06)--Administrator Stacy Hughes Britt (19866-89)--Softball Dr. David Larimore (1976-06)--Administrator Eddie Scott (1951-54)--Football, Track Ryan Weeks (1986-89)--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.


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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) 2010 - Teresa Craig (Volleyball) 2011 - Brooke Mayo (Soccer)

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) 2010 - Josh Simer (Golf) 2011 - Kelechi Ordu (Football)

Outstanding Male 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) 2010 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball) 2011 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball) and Leah Meffert (Volleyball)

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) 2010 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) and Chad Oberacker (Baseball) 2011 - Zac Swansey (Basketball)

Tech Athletics staff members have won many honors and awards since 1986 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 Sytia Messer - Women’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year, 2011 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

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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 the Year - 2009 OVC Coach of the Year - 2010 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

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In the Spring, Tennessee Tech held Grand Opening for its brand new, state-of-the-art Athletic Performance Center for Golden Eagle student-athletes. The 25,000 square-foot facility will benefit every Golden Eagle student-athlete. Considered as the finest such facility in the Ohio Valley Conference, the APC features 10,000 square-feet for the new strength & conditioning room and 10,000 squarefeet for indoor practice facility. At an estimated cost of $2 million, the facility is located west of the softball complex close to Pine Ave. To help Tech’s student-athletes by providing support for the purchase of equipment, please contact Kevin Bostian, Associate Athletic Director for Development, either by phone (931-372-3929) or email him at: KBostian@tntech.du.

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The new Athletic Performance Center provides Tennessee Tech student-athletes with an indoor practice facility to use year-round, providing them the opportunity to work on every aspect of their game 12 months a year.

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Two of America’s most picturesque lakes can be found within a short drive of Cookeville. Dale Hollow Lake is just to the north, while Center Hill Lake (shown here) is just south of town.

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The Cookeville area enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, perfect for the abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. January: average high 53F, average low 38F, July: average high 89F, average low 67F Annual average precipitation: 51 inches Annual average snowfall: 8 inches

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CLOSE TO EVERYBODY: Tennessee Tech is less than a day’s drive from almost half of the USA. Mileage to Tech: Nashville (78), Chattanooga (95), Knoxville (102), Atlanta (210), Birmingham (238), Louisville (247), Cincinnati (250), Memphis (289), Indianapolis (357), Tallahassee (397), St. Louis (399), Detroit (525), Cleveland (529), Chicago (547), Orlando (646), New Orleans (648), ESPN Studios (933)

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Tennessee Tech University Athletics Mission Statement

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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.

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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.


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The 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament will be held at Pringles Park in Jackson, Tenn., home of the Double-A Jackson Generals. Format: The top six teams from the OVC will compete in a double-elimination tournament beginning May 23. Tickets: Call the Tennessee Tech Ticket Office at 931-372-3940

t t u i n t h e o v c T o u rn a m e n t OVC Regular Season Championships: 5 -1949, 1955, 1956, 1997, 2010 OVC Tournament Champions: 3 - 1997, 2001, 2009 All-Time Record in the OVC Tournament: 23-20 Tech players named to the all-Tournament Team: 30 Tech players named tournament MVP: Mark Maberry (1997) Michael Meihls (2001) AJ Kirby-Jones (2009)


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vs. Missouri State # 12 p.m. vs. Missouri State # 12 p.m. at Texas Tech 4 p.m. at Texas Tech 10 a.m. at East Tennessee 2:05 p.m. Illinois State 3 p.m. Illinois State 1 p.m. Illinois State 1 p.m. Lipscomb 3 p.m. Dayton 3 p.m. Dayton 2 p.m. Dayton 1 p.m. at Kentucky 3 p.m. Evansville 3 p.m. Evansville 2 p.m. Evansville 1 p.m. at Tennessee 6 p.m. Central Michigan 3 p.m. Central Michigan 1:30 p.m. Central Michigan 12 p.m. at Middle Tennessee 6 p.m. at UT Martin (OVC) 6 p.m. at UT Martin (OVC) 2 p.m. at UT Martin (OVC) 1 p.m. at Vanderbilt 6 p.m. Murray State (OVC) 6 p.m. Murray State (OVC) 1:30 p.m. Murray State (OVC) 1 p.m. at Jacksonville State (OVC) 6:30 p.m. at Jacksonville State (OVC) 6:30 p.m.

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April 7 April 10 April 11 April 13 April 14 April 15 April 18 April 20 April 21 April 22 April 24 April 27 April 28 April 29 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 8 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 15 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 23-27 June 1-4 June 8-11 June 16-27

at Jacksonville State (OVC) 1 p.m. at Belmont 5:30 p.m. Alabama A&M 6 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville (OVC) 6 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville (OVC) 2 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville (OVC) 1 p.m. Belmont 6 p.m. at Southeast Missouri (OVC) 3 p.m. at Southeast Missouri (OVC) 1 p.m. at Southeast Missouri (OVC) 1 p.m. Middle Tennessee 6 p.m. Eastern Illinois (OVC) 6 p.m. Eastern Illinois (OVC) 2 p.m. Eastern Illinois (OVC) 1 p.m. Morehead State (OVC) 6 p.m. Morehead State (OVC) 2 p.m. Morehead State (OVC) 1 p.m. at Clemson 5:30 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky (OVC) 2 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky (OVC) 1 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky (OVC) 12 p.m. at Lipscomb 6 p.m. Austin Peay (OVC) 6 p.m. Austin Peay (OVC) 2 p.m. Austin Peay (OVC) 1 p.m. OVC Tournament NCAA Regionals NCAA Super Regionals NCAA College World Series

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2012 Tennessee Tech Baseball Guide