Tennessee Tech Preview

Western Michigan University Broncos take on the Tennessee Tech University Golden Eagles at Averitt Express Baseball Complex in Cookeville, Tennessee. Tennessee Tech is the defending Ohio Valley Conference Champions. They are lead by senior catcher Mike Meihls. Mike was named the 2001 OVC Tournament MVP.

Common opponents between the Golden Eagles and the Broncos include: Akron (TTU swept the 3 game series), Indiana/Purdue-Ft. Wayne (TTU played a 4 game series and going 2-3 with weather canceling the 2nd game), Bowling Green (BGSU won the only game), and Kentucky (their game was cancelled, while the Broncos split the 2 game series). The Broncos and Golden Eagles are scheduled to play a 3 game set with a double header slated for Saturday, March 30, starting at 1:00 p.m. The final game is scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m.

Weather Outlook:

Saturday, March 30 Cloudy 62°F 42°F

Sunday, March 31 Rain 54°F 42°F

Records:

Tennessee Tech: 11-11 (1-2 OVC) (Last game, 17-5 win over Tennessee Temple.
Western Michigan Broncos: 6-6 Overall (0-0 MAC)(Last game, U of M cancelled due to snow. Previous action, a 4-3 win over the Michigan State Spartans)

Next Home Game:

The Western Michigan University Broncos will open their 2002 home schedule on April 5, 2002 with a 2p.m. start time against the Miami Red Hawks.

Star Players:

Tennessee Tech:
Ben Shannon is hitting .418 with 33 hits in 79 at bats.
Ben Downs is pitching with a 2.48 ERA with a 3-1 record. In 29 innings pitched, he has allowed 21 hits, while walking 13, striking out 32 and allowing on 8 earned runs.

Western Michigan:
Tim Frankhouse is hitting .479 with 23 hits in 48 at bats.
Tyler Grinnell has a 0.00 ERA. In 6.2 innings pitched he has surrendered 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 4 walks. He has struck out 13 batters.

Brad's Pitch:
Unfortunately at the time of this press release Brad was unavailable for comment. Brad is with the team preparing for a 1p.m. start time Saturday afternoon.

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