The Motlow Bucks have an opportunity to make a significant move in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) standings this weekend when they face conference leader Columbia State in a three-game series at the Driver Baseball Complex.
Friday’s nine-inning opener is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and Saturday’s doubleheader will start at noon. There is no admission charge for Motlow athletic events. Fans can follow Motlow athletic events in progress on Twitter by following @MoltowSports.
The Bucks (18-11, 3-6) are coming off a 12-2, 20-10 sweep of Martin Methodist on Monday, raising their home record to 14-4 for the season. Motlow has won 17 of its previous 23 contests since opening the season with a 1-5 record.
Motlow has been led offensively by Phenix City, Ala. sophomore power hitter Tyler Murphy, who is currently tied for fourth in the nation with nine home runs and 25th in the nation with 29 runs batted in. Murphy also leads the Bucks’ regulars with a .471 batting average and a slugging percentage of .914.
Murfreesboro freshman Cory Mitchell has been hot at the plate recently, raising his batting average to .442. Mitchell is tied for 25th nationally with 10 doubles and has driven in 18 runs. His slugging percentage of .814 is second on the team.
The Bucks have been led on the mound recently by Tullahoma redshirt freshman Jacob Honea, who sports a 3-0 record and leads the starting pitchers with a 2.91 earned-run average. Honea was honored as the TCCAA Pitcher of the Week last week.