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Taylor, Chesney, Freeman highlight Bucs in fall scrimmage

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Skole announces game times for this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2013) – Senior two-way player Clinton Freeman (Jonesborough, Tenn.) continued with his strong efforts this past weekend on the diamond in the ETSU Blue-White scrimmages.

Freeman, who has tossed five scoreless innings this fall, threw three scoreless frames along with striking out eight consecutive hitters this past weekend. At the plate, the all-conference selection went 4 for 8 with a home run, two walks and two RBI.

Joining Freeman with solid outings on the mound were senior Will Chesney (Knoxville, Tenn.) and freshman Jamin McCann (Kingsport, Tenn.). Chesney scattered two hits and struck out one in two innings, while McCann allowed a pair of hits in three scoreless innings.

At the plate, sophomore Jeremy Taylor (Fayetteville, Ga.) continued to impress as the Buccaneer outfielder went 6 for 10 with a stolen base and three runs scored. Through two weekends of scrimmages, Taylor is hitting .667 (12-18) with four stolen bases and eight runs scored. Meanwhile, freshman Gage Downey (Franklin, Tenn.) and sophomore Trey York (Knoxville, Tenn.) also put up stellar numbers this past weekend. Downey went 6 for 9 with an RBI and four runs scored, and York was 5 for 8 with a double, walk, RBI, and three runs scored.

Head coach Tony Skole is pleased with the work being put in this fall, but he wants to see his team continue to make improvements in the weeks ahead.   

"We had another productive weekend of scrimmages,” said Skole. “I saw some really good things, but there were also some areas where we must make improvements. Our guys are playing extremely hard, but we must become more consistent in some of our execution.”

The Blue-White scrimmages continue this weekend as the Bucs play Friday at 3 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m., at Thomas Stadium. The scrimmages are free and open to the public.

“This weekend should be exciting and I'm eager to see our guys compete with great intensity on Friday and Sunday,” said Skole.

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