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Tenn. Tech baseball

Post by A_1985_grad » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:40 pm

Tech is 34-5 (17-1 OVC), ranked in the top 25 and broke Murray State's record for winning streak, as they've won 26 in a row as of April 25.

How'd they get so good?
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Post by HoptownRacer » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:45 pm

They've been consistently good since the early part of this decade. If you look on the OVC website their offensive stats are off the charts. Pitching and defense is top 3 in the league, too.
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Post by HoptownRacer » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:48 pm

The Racers won't enjoy that kind of success until we get an indoor facility for year round training.
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Post by HoptownRacer » Sun May 27, 2018 8:24 pm

The land for sale on 121 across the street from Reagan Field would make an excellent spot for an indoor training facility for football, soccer, baseball, and softball.
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Post by A_1985_grad » Sun May 27, 2018 10:10 pm

Got to feel for TTU, ranked in the Top 20 much of the season, only to fall in the OVC Tournament to a decent Morehead team. Good for Morehead, who'll take the OVC's bid to the regionals against a Top 10 team on its home field and be an overwhelming underdog to advance.

I wouldn't be surprised if Tech were left out of the field altogether. Deserves to be in, but the OVC has been down this road many times before.
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Post by A_1985_grad » Mon May 28, 2018 11:55 am

Turns out Tech and Morehead both get in. Fairness and logic prevails!
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Post by HoptownRacer » Wed May 30, 2018 6:48 pm

As long as Jax State and peay got their azzes beat I'm good... 8)
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Post by smidge34 » Thu May 31, 2018 7:51 am

Yeah and EKU too.
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Post by runningracer » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:09 pm

As the story goes, there was an offer, a few years ago, for a million to purchase that property from an interest with a Clarksville, TN auto business, and it was turned down. I don't see the university having that kind of cash lying around at the present for what it wouold take to obtain that property.
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Post by BigD21 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:42 pm

Murray State baseball is in need of a huge upgrade, baseball facility is lousy
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Post by A_1985_grad » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:36 pm

Tech had eight guys drafted this week. The OVC had 16, but no Racers.
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Re: Tenn. Tech baseball

Post by bred22 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:12 am

HoptownRacer wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:45 pm
They've been consistently good since the early part of this decade. If you look on the OVC website their offensive stats are off the charts. Pitching and defense is top 3 in the league, too.
Tennessee Tech is very good this year. Probably the best ever in the OVC. Everybody talks about their offense but there defense is very good and three pitchers were drafted this week.

However, they have not always won since the early part of this decade. Matt Bragga was hired in 2004 and had losing seasons his first four years. As a matter of fact, he had a significantly lower winning percentage his first four that what Kevin Moulder had at Murray State. Beginning in the 2008 season, Tech has had winning records in 8 of the 11 seasons including this year. He had a good surge from 2008 to 2010 but then had a couple of bad years in 2011-12. Also had a losing record in 2015. However, he has had 4 40+ wins seasons since then including the 50+ wins they will finish with this year.

The draft could put them into a rebuilding season next year. They lose 4 of their position starters and Pitcher OY to graduation and possibly could lose three more juniors to the draft including two pitchers. They will return the OVC Player of the Year, who, by the way, had a miserable NCAA in Mississippi. Hope he can break out of his slump in Texas!
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