Tennessee Tech (12-36) took the early lead with a run in the bottom of the first. With one out in the inning, Scott Dunham reached first on a bunt single. After advancing to third on a single by Corey Kemp, Dunham would cross the plate on a sacrifice fly by Clint Alexander.
The Bucs (27-17) quickly took the lead with three runs on two hits in the top of the third. Junior right fielder Shane Byrne (
The Golden Eagle made a bid to tie the game in the bottom of the third. Alexander reached on a two-out double and Brandon Selvog then hit a ball to deep left-center field. But junior left fielder Steven Calicutt (Spartanburg, S.C.) leaped over the wall to rob Selvog of a two-run homer and end the inning.
But Tennessee Tech rallied to take a 5-3 lead with four runs on five hits in the bottom of the sixth. Britt Clubb hit an RBI double while Phillip Hatch and Matt Mihoci hit RBI singles. The final run of the inning came as Adam Black stole home on the front end of a double-steal with Mihoci swiping second.
That was how the game would end as Tennessee Tech reliever Justin Fields pitched three effective innings of relief to earn his first save of the season.
Golden Eagle starter Brandon Bornstein earned the win (1-2), allowing three earned runs on six hits is six innings of work. He struck out four while walking three in the victory.
ETSU reliever Jonathan Stoudt (
Black led the Golden Eagles at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Selvog and Kemp also went 2-for-4 in the victory.
The Bucs return to the diamond Thursday afternoon at as they host Davidson in the opener of a key Southern Conference series from