Wednesday, March 07, 2007
(Mar. 7, 2007) - Trailing 12-6 entering the bottom of the ninth inning, the Bucs scored six unearned runs to tie the contest, and freshman Justin Tramble (Marietta, Ga.) singled in senior Justin Aughey (Davie, Fla.) in the 11th inning as ETSU posted an improbable 13-12 come-from-behind victory over Appalachian State Wednesday evening.
"I've been around college baseball for 19 years, and this is the greatest comeback I've ever seen," said head coach Tony Skole.
The Bucs (10-5) started their unlikely rally when junior Anthony Russell (Waldorf, Md.) reached on a one-out error in the ninth inning. Freshman Tanner Moore (
Aughey drew a leadoff walk in the 11th inning, and Allen singled into left field to put runners at the first two, setting the stage for Tramble's heroics.
The Mountaineers (8-5) jumped out to a 4-0 lead, with four first inning runs off ETSU starter Ryan Howe (
The Bucs scored three times in the bottom of the sixth, highlight by sophomore Troy Mendez's (Roswell, Ga.) two-out, two-RBI double, again cutting the deficit to a single run, but the Mountaineers appeared to put the game out of reach with four seventh inning runs, combined with scoreless defensive efforts in the seventh and eighth frames.
Senior Caleb Glafenhein (
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