Clutch hits lead ETSU to 11-5 victory over Wofford
Stephen Douglas drove in five runs Friday night against Wofford
Stephen Douglas drove in five runs Friday night against Wofford

Friday, April 09, 2004

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Apr. 9, 2004) -- A two-out grand slam by freshman left fielder Stephen Douglas (Kennesaw, Ga.) in the top of the seventh broke open a tight game as East Tennessee State defeated Wofford, 11-5, Friday night at Russell C. King Field in Spartanburg, S.C. The Terriers has cut the Buccaneer lead to 6-5 prior to Douglas' blast. Freshman righty Brandon Summey (Kingsport, Tenn.) tossed four innings of scoreless relief for his first collegiate save. He allowed one hit while striking out two and not walking a batter. The Buccaneers (15-19, 6-10 Southern Conference) took a 4-0 lead in the top of the second. Sophomore right fielder Shane Byrne drove in three runs with a bases-loaded triple. Douglas then plated Byrne with a double down the right field line. The Terriers (10-16, 3-10) got a run back in the bottom of the second. David Dufour led off with a double and eventually came home on a run-scoring groundout by Stephen Johnson. Wofford closed within 4-2 in the third on back-to-back doubles by Tony Carbone and Steve Casey. The two-bagger by Casey came on a 3-0 pitch. The Terriers tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run single by Carbone, his third hit of the game. He also had two RBI. ETSU quickly retook a 5-4 lead in the top of the fifth when senior shortstop Andy Howdeshell (Maryville, Tenn.) led off the inning with his fifth homer of the year, a solo shot to center. A two-out, run-scoring single by junior third baseman Justin Clear (Lafollette, Tenn.) later in the inning extended the Buccaneer advantage to 6-4. Dufour doubled for the second time in the game with one out in the bottom of the fifth. He then scored on a two-out single by Johnson, his second RBI on the night. It brought the Terriers within 6-5. Howdeshell and freshman first baseman David Yates (Douglasville, Ga.) both had three hits for the Buccaneers. ETSU sophomore starter Jeremy Hall (Gray, Tenn.) picked up the win (5-5), allowing five runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out one. Wofford starter Jarrod Rampey (3-4) surrendered six runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked six. The Terriers and Buccaneers will also meet in 1:30 p.m. single games tomorrow and Sunday at Russell C. King Field.
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